Wandering Chicken: Travel

By Todd Merriman | And I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has been the crux of the problem.

Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £28 a night, they’re affordable, too<p>The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh Kood – are the eastern-most islands in …

Thailand

The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2018

Browse most travel-focused Instagram feeds or peruse popular where-to-travel lists, and you’ll likely be presented with the usual suspects: Paris, …

Europe

Where to go on holiday in 2018 – the hotlist

Looking for inspiration for your travels? Browse our 40 fabulous destinations around the world from capitals of culture to palm-fringed beaches, remote wildernesses to a new museum at the Pyramids<p>default

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9 Unexpected (But Amazing) Dive Sites in the U.S.

Many travelers flock to warm tropical shores for a chance to scuba dive among the world’s most vibrant coral reefs. There’s hardly an experience that …

Scuba Diving

15 Hotels to Travel for in 2018

Courtesy of Adare Manor<p>Take your afternoon tea in the Gallery at Adare Manor, which was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.<p>These lodgings …

Hotels

10 Destinations That Won't Break the Bank in 2018

Did you spend all your money on presents for <i>other</i> people over the holidays and forget to treat yourself? Well, lucky for you, fare aggregator Kayak has found 10 destinations that won't set your bank account back too much this year. Hotel and airfare are relatively cheap at all of these hotspots, …

Stevie Nicks

Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

<i>With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso.</i>Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work -- or so we've heard from our many …

Beaches

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

5 Warm-Weather Destinations Where No One Will Find You

As winter sets in across the northern hemisphere, a good portion of the world is completely oblivious to polar vortexes and icy windchills. This year, instead of visiting the overcrowded beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean, why not head further afield in search of culture, beauty, and adventure? …

South-east Asia

Are These the World's Best Beaches?

December is almost here, which means one thing—holiday travel season. Each year without fail, we seek to escape blustery winds and snow in favor of sun and sand, the perfect getaway to ring in the new year. And just in time, Flight Network has rounded up a list of the best beaches around the world …

Beaches

A Booklover's Guide to Seattle, the New UNESCO City of Literature

Photo courtesy of the Sorrento Hotel<p>The fireside lounge at the Sorrento Hotel is the perfect spot to lounge with a book—especially during the hotel's …

11 of the World's Most Historic Villages You Can Still Live In Photos

According to a report issued by the World Health Organization, the world's urban population accounts for roughly 54 percent of the total global population, up 34 percent from 1960. That means of the roughly 7 billion people, nearly 4 billion inhabit major cities such as New York, Paris, and Tokyo, …

The Best Cities in Europe

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

Europe

16 Ghost Towns That Are Coming Back to Life As 'Scattered' Hotels

While exploring the countrysides of Italy, Cyprus and even China, I’ve stumbled on dozens of abandoned villages seemingly left behind by …

Travel

9 Best Mountain Towns in America

There are few vacations more head-clearing than a mountain getaway. Between the blasts of crisp alpine air and the breathtaking scenery—dense …

Forests

Why the Atacama Salt Flats Are Like Nowhere Else on Earth

In northern Chile, a short drive south from the local capital of San Pedro, you'll find one of the world’s most alluring treasures: the Atacama Salt …

South America

The River Cruise Guide to South America: The Allure of the Amazon

It’s easy to see why South America is one of river cruising’s most popular destinations: you’ll get access to some of the continent’s …

South America

A spirited trip through Kentucky bourbon country

It's an oft-cited fact that Kentucky is home to more barrels of bourbon than people, and this little bit of trivia is emblematic of the symbiotic relationship that exists between humans and bourbon in the Bluegrass. While bourbon doesn't legally have to be made in Kentucky, the state is responsible …

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'Hidden Iceland' Trips Take You Where the Crowds Aren't

A new travel company says you can explore Iceland without having to share it with tourists.<p>Think back to, say, a decade ago, when the average American knew Iceland as the land of Björk, Sigur Rós, and hard-to-pronounce volcanoes. Despite it only being a five-and-a-half-hour flight from the east …

Iceland

The Top Travel Destinations for 2018

At the end of each year, travel experts across the globe publish much-anticipated lists that aim to excite readers about upcoming travel trends. Our …

List-Worthy

18 Places to Go in 2018

It’s never easy to decide which destinations to feature in our annual Where to Go list. When you’re a traveler, there are always reasons to go</i> …

18 Best Places to Travel in 2018

There's a phrase we like to use at <i>Traveler</i> to describe certain destinations: "It's having a moment." It comes up a lot—that near-impossible-to-pin-down, can't-put-our-thumb-on-it logic as to why you should visit somewhere, now. We feel an urgent need to get to Antarctica; to visit the Azores before …

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Europe

Ten Off-Beat Places To Visit On Your Ultimate US Road Trip

By Charli MooreThere’s no better way to take in the scenery and the culture of the United States than by taking cross-country road trips. You’ll get …

National Parks

8 Awesome Fishing Trips Around the World

Whether you’re an expert angler or a fair-weather fishing fan, a fishing trip is a great way to relax along the water with friends or family -- …

Fishing

8 Secret European Villages…Not in Europe

Who wouldn’t want to take an Insta-perfect holiday to a quaint European village? Pretty much no one; after all, there’s a reason films like <i>Under the</i> …

Europe

Fiji always feels like an old friend

With a loud crack, Coconut Joe deftly whacked a fresh green coconut with his machete, slipped a straw in the opening and handed it to me.<p>“Bula!” he shouted, and the gathered staff enthusiastically launched into a Fijian welcoming song outside the open-air lobby of the new Kokomo Private Island …

The Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

Medieval stone walls, sky-high towers, bridges arching over glittering moats—castles display some of the greatest architectural achievements in the world. And there's no better place to see proof of that than in Europe, from the stone fortresses of the Scottish highlands to the storybook lookalikes …

Europe

World’s 11 Most Magical Snowy Cities

A fresh coating of snow tends to beautify just about any city, but some become truly magical during the chillier months of the year, bringing a …

Europe