La Piazzetta shows its best side after the day-trippers have left Capri town.

The 6 Most Scenic Spots in Italy

From the north to the south, here are six places where the visual splendor of Italy can't be matched.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
Antoni Gaudí's intricate mosaic work is featured extensively throughout Parc Güell.

Barcelona Walking Tour: Gaudi's Parc Guell

How to discover one of the world's most unique architectural sites, one step at a time.
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Books reach to the rafters on rickety shelves inside Shakespeare and Company, an acclaimed English-language bookstore in Paris

A Tour of Literary Paris: Where Famous Writers Lived and Worked

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers in the Latin Quarter, the Marais, Montmartre, and Montparnasse.
The iconic Flatiron Building in New York City.

New York City's Flatiron District: On the Rise

New hotels and restaurants are popping up in New York City's Flatiron District. Here's a closer look at the top restaurants and the best places to stay.
The Paris Opera, designed by Charles Garnier as a "monument to art, to luxury, to pleasure."

Affordable Opera Options in Paris

You can find affordable ways to listen to arias by visiting one of these Paris bars and restaurants.
Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory.

London Day Trips: Museums and Gardens

From the halls of Oxford to the hills of Hampstead Heath, nine museums and gardens worth adding to your London itinerary.
Montmartre, Paris.

Paris Walking Tour: Insider's Guide to Montmartre

Even though bohemian Montmartre is a tourist destination, there are still ways to explore this Paris neighborhood like a local.
Cyclists in front of the Acropolis, Athens

World's 10 Best Historic Cruise Ports

Check out these 10 cities in Europe, Asia, and North America that are close enough to the cruise docks to warrant a day trip.
A gate leads to Washington Mews.

Walking Tour: Charming Streets of New York City

Take a break from the New York City traffic, and stroll along these quiet streets in old Manhattan.
Portland's favorite slogan.

The Weird and Wonderful in Portland, OR

Is Portland still the quirky, offbeat city it claims to be? We take a guided tour on the wild side.
Snappy Lunch in Mayberry, NC.

Southern Food: 10 Restaurants off the Eaten Path

The best places to grab a meal and local culture in Georgia, North Carolina, and more southern states.
West Lake, Hangzhou.

10 New Ways to Do China's Greatest Hits

While you're checking off the country's big-ticket attractions, you'll need to take a break from the tourist trail. Here are excellent alternatives.
UNA Hotel Vittoria, Florence. Photo: Alberto Ferrero/UNA Hotels and Resorts

Florence, Italy's Best New Neighborhood

The former working-class, artisan's borough is a place you'll still meet Florentines and share in fun, food, and even a dash of Renaissance culture.
Steps overlooking the Rhine River, Dusseldorf. Photo: Dusseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

5 Things You Don't Know About Dusseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf, a city that straddles the Rhine River, brims with designer shops, cool bars, and whimsical architecture.
Chicago city skyline reflected in the "Bean."

Great Architectural Pilgrimages: 15 Sites to Visit

From Angkor Wat to suburban Connecticut, we've rounded up 15 inspiring sites for people who love buildings.
Vicenza rooftops. Photo: Consorzio Vicenza è

Italian Villas: 10 Architectural Wonders in Vicenza

The finest examples of Palladian architecture can be found in northern Italy's Vicenza province. See centuries-old villas, bridges, and basilicas.
West Pier in Brighton.

10 Great Side Trips from London

From Cambridge to Bath, London is surrounded by opportunities for superlative day trips rich in English history and heritage.

Upper Pacific Suite Deck at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur. Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/Post Ranch Inn

12 Coastal Hotels With Stunning Shore Views

Book one of these luxury hotels, charming inns, and beachfront cabanas for restorative views of the bay, beach, ocean, or shore.
Sundance instructor assists a guest in creating their first piece of pottery. Photo: Adam Brown/Sundance Resorts

One-of-a-Kind Resorts: Best Places to Do What You Love

Whether you enjoy cooking, golfing, or swimming, each of these resorts combines your favorite hobby with your love of travel.
Horse Guards.

Best of Royal London for Free

There cannot be a city in the world with more free things to do than London. Here are eight of our favorite free picks for your royal fix.
Ashford Castle, County Mayo. Photo: Courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World

Ireland's Most Historic Castle Hotels

Each of these eight castle hotels in Ireland has been restored to its former glory. Check in for an authentic history lesson while relaxing in comfort.
A statue of Queen Boadicea near Big Ben.

11 Exceptional London Experiences

When you get sick of chasing the royal wedding carriage, step into one of these top London sights.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William, Scotland. Photo courtesy Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Scotland's Most Charming Castle Hotels

Live like royalty for a night at one of these Scottish castle hotels and manor houses.
The Sydney Opera House reflected in a puddle during a summer sunrise.

Best of Sydney: 15 Favorite Moments

From the harbor to the beaches of Manly, here's what to love about Australia's biggest city.