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14 Things We Love About Italy

Italy is a top travel destination for cyclists for good reason: challenging hills, temperate climate, mouth-watering cuisine and fascinating history all make for an unforgettable holiday. Year after year, our self-guided bicycle vacations in Italy continue to be Pure Adventures' top-selling tours. …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Endless Summer: 4 American Islands That Are Warm NOW

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Mark Sullivan, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These four U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer -- …

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Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

5 Reasons to Go to San Diego

With an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, terrific hotels and eats, and 70 miles of coastline, there’s never a bad time to visit San …

10 Castles from Around The World That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales (PHOTOS)

It's no wonder that almost every fairy tale takes place in a far away land in a beautiful castle. There's just something magical about these structures' massive size and architectural features like turrets, spires and drawbridges that will forever recall Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.<p>Although they …

5 of Michigan's Most Enchanting Waterfalls

When you visit the Wolverine State no matter where you are, you're never more than 85 miles from a lakeshore, or six miles from a natural water source. If that's not enough to get Michigan on your list of must-stop places this summer, then consider this: the state borders four of the five Great …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

The 5 Best BBQ Joints In Chicago

For the smokiest, sauciest and most tender meat in town, taste-test the tried-and-true barbecue favorites in Chicago.<p>Whether it's Texas or Memphis-style, these are the five best 'cue joints in Chicago and beyond.

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Top 10 Hotels With the Best Views of July 4th Fireworks

Independence Day fireworks are a great American tradition -- so why stay home to watch the festivities? We've compiled a list of the Top 10 Hotels with the Highest "Boom Factor," offering the best vantage points -- from pools and rooftop bars to balconies, beaches and even bathtubs -- to watch the …

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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

The 5 Most Romantic Waterfront Resorts in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Couples take note: It's not necessary to leave the country to experience some of the world's most romantic hotels. We love exotic locales, but those looking for something closer to home can find some truly decadent escapes right in our own backyard. Our five favorite picks all have lovely …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.<p>06.02.13 4:45 AM ET

15 Incredible Beachfront Hotels In The US And Caribbean

The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send you home rested and relaxed - and hopefully with a tan!<p>Where you stay, however, can make a big difference on just how fabulous your beach trip is.<p>That's why we've found the 15 most …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …