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The World's Weirdest Museums

If the internet has taught us anything, it's that none of us are alone in our interests. Even if they seem idiosyncratic, chances are someone has been fascinated enough to collect them into a musem-worthy display. These 15 museums, including one dedicated to Bigfoot, prove there’s truly...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:18pm

10 Bars and Restaurants That Will Take You Back in Time

Let’s be honest, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty weird year. So why not vacation in another one? These bars and restaurants are portals to another time and place. Travel to colonial times and drink Thomas Jefferson’s home brew, or play arcade games in the '80s. Whether you...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:53pm

10 Best National Parks to Visit This Spring

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to experience nature than in some of our magnificent national parks? This year, plan a trip for April 15-16 or 22-23, when all park entry fees are waived in honor of National Park Week. We’...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:55pm

9 Gorgeous Spring Blossom Festivals Around the World

Ah, springtime: When nature takes a box of crayons to drab, gray winter. The world (well, the northern hemisphere) blooms March through May, offering blossoms so beautiful they're worth a trip halfway around the world.Matsumae Koen Park Cherry Blossom FestivalWhen:Late April to mid-MayThesakura(...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:00am

World's Biggest St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone's a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explainwhy elaborate St. Patrick's Day celebrations can be found across the globe every year. Outside of Ireland, some of the biggest March 17 events are held in the U.S., but all of these...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:00am

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin or Miami come to mind. And while it’s true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00am

Ultimate Things to Do in Southern Thailand

Krabi and Trang offer an authentic and laid back Thai experience without the hoards of tourists. These Southwestern Thailand hotspots may be less traveled than better-known (and crowded!) Phuket, but that's all the more reason to make this your next vacation destination.Thailand's Largest Swimming...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:47am

Everywhere you can legally get high in America

Once upon a time it seemed like a pipe dream that marijuana would be recreationally legal in the United States. Colorado and Washington voters were the first, making it legal to get high without a prescription in 2012. Following the 2014 and 2016 elections, cannabis reached a new high, becoming...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

World's 10 Best Trips for Wine Lovers

There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s great wine regions, where stunningly beautiful vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages available. And while more and more wine destinations seem to sprout up every year, some places will...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:49pm

Europe's Best Hot Springs Spas

When the days get short and the nights get cold, there's nothing like a good long soak in a hot bath — with 50 of your closest friends. Europe's hot springs have been making wintertime feel like a summer beach party since the days of the ancient Greeks, but nowadays they're often housed in posh spa...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 5:00am

10 U.S. Islands Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues

Who says you need a passport to escape to an island in wintertime? As the countdown to warmer weather begins, now is the perfect time to escape to any number of American islands that will banish your cold-weather woes. Besides being conveniently located, these islands are often budget-friendly, too...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:00am

10 Places to Go in the Netherlands Outside of Amsterdam

From its Golden Age to the modern era, the Netherlands is a country whose laid-back atmosphere and understated beauty have long made it a rewarding but sometimes overlooked European destination. Amsterdam is often the first and sometimes only stop for visitors, but beyond the picturesque capital...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00am

Fodor's Go List 2017

From natural wonders to up-and-coming hot spots, here are 25 places to inspire you to travel in 2017.Antigua and BarbudaWith a recent airport overhaul, strategic location, many beautiful beaches (one for every day of the year, the ads boast) and new UNESCO World Heritage Site—the exquisite walled...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:50am

Back in the USSR: 15 Reasons To Go To Georgia

Georgia is so far off the tourist track that if you mention you’re headed there, you’ll probably get an earful on peaches and Savannah, not the tiny country sandwiched between Europe and Asia that shares the same name. But now more than ever, in-the-know travelers are buzzing about its many unsung...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:56am

America's Coolest Winter Festivals

Snow-covered mountains and frozen lakes remain part of the landscape well past New Year's in northern regions across the continent, and residents who live in chilly locales opt to venture out to enjoy the weather rather than hole up indoors. Festivals and carnivals featuring ice sculptures, sled...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:46pm

8 Cool Cruises to Unusual Places

Cruises are an easy way to enjoy full itineraries and special excursions without dragging around all your luggage. They can also be the best way to a hard-to-reach destination, or even several of them, in a single vacation. And where else can you capture the romance and nostalgia of old-fashioned...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

How to See the Best of Bangkok in One Day

Electric and chaotic, Bangkok is teeming with a dizzying variety of sights and activities. But what should you do if you're in the city only for a short time? Here are our suggestions for quintessential Bangkok experiences that can all be done in one day.Visit a TempleThe Grand Palace and Wat Po...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:03am

World's 10 Coolest Ice Hotels

With the first flurries of snow come all manner of winter adventures. This season, we're going beyond skiing and snowshoeing to check-in for the night at an ice hotel. These magnificent structures are created entirely from ice and packed snow, and feature truly outstanding meltable art, in the form...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:15pm

9 Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Families

We've all heard that the family who plays together stays together. Even if a clan contains all types — from shredders to spa-lovers — the slopes can offer wintry entertainment for everyone, with varying activities and skill levels . At these resorts, there's plenty to enjoy for kids of all ages...

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:40pm

Where to Go for Thanksgiving 2016

Why spend another Thanksgiving watching football on the sofa and eating the same old turkey when you could be using the long weekend to explore the world? Whether you want to experience the holiday in a different way or laze on a warm beach and forget about it altogether, late November can be a...

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:52pm