Fodor's Travel

19 Things you need to survive any airplane journey

There’s no high quite like booking a plane ticket to a place you’ve never been before. But at some point after booking that ticket to Southeast Asia, you have to actually get on the plane and spend somewhere between 15 and 35 hours crammed into a flying metal fartbox. A bad flight can...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2:29 PM

The Kentucky Derby Is Not Just a Race: 10 Reasons to Go!

For two weeks at the end of April (or in the case of 2018, into the first week of May), all of Louisville, Kentucky suddenly bursts into bright colors, oversized hats, life-sized painted horse statues and horse racing-themed cocktail parties. Even local schools are closed to celebrate the horse...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:41 PM

Here's your guide to the ideal Croatia vacation beyond Dubrovnik

Game of Thrones may have put Dubrovnik on the world’s tourism agenda, but Croatia has been building up its tourism infrastructure for years. Chief among the amenities is the country’s highway system — most of the freeways have been constructed within the last 15 years. And with...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:06 PM

Spain's Lanzarote is the low-key star of the Canary Islands

Travelers often overlook the Canary Islands, the idyllic, sun-drenched archipelago slung off the African coast. Boasting year-round summer temperatures and miles of unsullied nature, the Canaries deserve a spot on any Spanish itinerary—provided you know where to go. Head to Gran Canaria or...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:21 PM

10 Museums That Take Celebrity Obsession to the Next Level

From the museum dedicated to Britney Spears’ childhood bedroom to Ernest Hemingway's Florida bungalow where his cats are the stars now, these quirky celebrity museums belong on any off-the-beaten-path bucket list. The Kentwood Museum The Kentwood Museum in Louisiana is for the diehard...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:54 AM

Find natural healing and peace at the world's best hot springs

Hot tubs are fine, but imagine soaking in a natural hot spring under blue skies, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, with steam forming white clouds. The mineral-rich waters of these geothermal wonders will soothe aching muscles, ease rheumatism and might even prove to be a fountain of youth! From...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:30 PM

Dreamy ideas for where to film the Call Me By Your Name sequel

Elio and Oliver weren’t the only ones to fall in love in Call Me By Your Name. The swoon-worthy setting of its Italian villa is responsible for booking more than a few plane trips. You can practically feel the sensuality dripping from the screen as scenes showcase the warm, small town in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11:41 AM

17 best things to do on Hawaii's Big Island

Forget Westeros — the Big Island of Hawaii is the real land of ice and fire. Filled with natural beauty, adventure and spectacular contrasts, there's plenty to see and do all over the island.   A post shared by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (@...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:46 PM

How to spend 48 hours in Memphis: Best attractions and food

It may be the historic birthplace of blues, barbecue and rock ‘n’ roll, but Memphis feels anything but antiquated. Nestled next to the mighty Mississippi River, this mid-Southern city is a hotbed of culture that seamlessly blends history with what’s hot in the culinary, art and...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:32 PM

The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean

Amp up the number of likes and followers to your Instagram account when you post shots from these postcard-perfect locales in the Caribbean that prove tropical paradise is more than a pretty beach (but don’t worry, we’ve got a beach on the list, too). These are a collection of one-of-a...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:28 PM

Will Travel For Cats: The Best Destinations for Cat Lovers

For the cat lover who also loves to travel, a number of interesting and unexpected destinations provide furry love as well as cultural understanding. The Coliseum The Italian word “gattare” is slang for “crazy cat lady,” and to see le gattare in action, visit the Coliseum...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 7:46 PM

Endangered, crowded, unsafe: Destinations to avoid in 2018

We believe that this world is worth exploring, but we’re also stewards of this land. This planet offers an abundance of majestic vistas and fascinating culture that we recommend you seek out often. But this world is also more than a static viewing point — as travelers, we are witness to...

Friday, December 22, 2017, 6:36 PM

The Best Things To Do in Scotland

For a fairly small country, Scotland packs in a lot of appeal: an exhilarating history, rich culture, jaw-dropping scenery, and great liquor, to name just a few of its charms. While everyone is familiar with Scotland’s classic images — the ancient castle perched atop a hill, heather-...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:26 PM

A Wine-Lover’s Guide to Bike Tours Around the World

Exploring a new destination by bike is a travel trend that isn’t going away anytime soon, and we’re certainly not complaining about it. Add some wine to the mix and you’re well on your way to a truly spectacular escape. For intrepid travelers, there are plenty of options that...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:32 AM

No Kids Allowed: 11 Resorts That Are Only For Adults

Goodbye, responsibility. Hello, adults-only vacation at these sophisticated resorts. Monastero Santa Rosa At Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, a cliffside 17th-century convent has been turned into a secluded 20-room luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Salerno. The full...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:23 PM

Christmas has nothing on these holidays around the world

You’ve gotta admit, Christmas has some pretty strange rituals. You bring a tree into your house? Hanging giant socks on a chimney to wait for a stranger to break in and fill with gifts? But that’s nothing compared to some of the other holidays celebrated around the world. These...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:51 PM

These Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bars Will Warp Your Reality

Whether you prefer your elixir stirred with a wand or heated with a Bunsen burner, smokey like a cauldron or bubbling out of a beaker, we’ve rounded up a list of otherworldly establishments that will enchant and mystify you. Teleport, apparate, or fall down the rabbit hole into to these...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:57 PM

Put these pretty pink destinations on your travel bucket list

Cotton candy-hued lakes and beaches are not as rare as one might think. Here’s where to find pretty waters and soft pink sands in that perfect shade of millennial pink. Balos Bay Legend has it that the sand at this Greek beach is pink due to the blood of thousands of Turks who died in...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:22 AM

The Most Disturbing Urban Legend From Every State in America

Urban legends are spooky, modern folklore often used as cautionary tales or to explain random events (and more often the case, for entertainment). Told all across the United States, these legends often feature monsters and mysteries deeply entwined with the histories of their hometowns. Here's...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:16 PM

9 Experiences to Pair With Wine in California's Sonoma Valley

What wine pairs best with smoked salmon and Alfred Hitchcock? You can only find out in the Sonoma Valley, where the terroir is just a little bit different. Spend a Night in the Wild West Sonoma was gold rush country before it was wine country, and the region’s downtown plaza still has many...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:43 PM