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.
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.
French cooking class.

Cooking Classes Abroad: Travel for Taste

Learn how to replicate your favorite meals by enrolling in cooking classes in Paris, Barcelona, Florence, and seven other cities around the world.
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Margherita Pizza at Barbuzzo in Philadelphia. Photo: Jason Varney

10 Best New Urban Restaurants

From Los Angeles to New York City, here are some of the hottest new restaurants to make a reservation.

Best Cruises for Beer Lovers

Each of these cruise lines is raising the bar with craft brews, beers on tap, and local choices that reflect the destinations on your cruise itinerary.
Conchinita pibil, pit-baked pork, is a Yucatan specialty.

Best Mexican Food: A Dish-by-Dish Tour

Sample some of Mexico's best tacos, carnitas, shrimp cocktails, and other treats in our culinary tour.
Couple walking through the Waipio Valley. Photo: Tor Johnson / The Hawaii Tourism

10 Reasons to Visit the Big Island, Hawaii

Sunbathe on a green-sand beach, stargaze from a mountaintop observatory, snorkel with sea turtles, and enjoy more unforgettable moments on Hawaii's Big Island.
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.
Snowboarders in Park City, Utah. Photo courtesy Park City Mountain Resort

5 Best Snowboarding Resorts in the U.S.

Since not all ski slopes are ideal for snowboarders, true enthusiasts will want to check out these best places to snowboard in California, Colorado, and Utah.
Quinoa Nut Burger Platter at Radha Yoga & Eatery in Vancouver.

10 Best Cities for Vegetarian Travelers

From Vancouver to Singapore, these 10 cities around the world cater to vegetarians who love to eat and travel.
Finds from the Mediterranean Sea and Albufera lagoon abound at Valencia's expansive Mercado Central.

Valencia's Coastal Cuisine: Spanish Cooking at its Best

Get a taste of Spain's Mediterranean coast with these six culinary adventures in Valencia.
Forage, a Los Angeles eatery that offers simple dishes made from local produce. Courtesy Forage

Agritourism: How to Eat Local in Los Angeles

Some Los Angeles residents are transforming urban space into farmland as a way to bring homegrown food back to the city.
Partying at the Paris Theater on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

5 Great Party Destinations

Whether you're planning a girlfriend getaway or a bachelor party, save your energy for nightlife in Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, New York, or Montego Bay.

Oceania's Marina: A Cruise Ship Fit for Foodies

Among all the diversions and swanky amenities, Oceania Cruises' "Marina" has the only hands-on teaching kitchen at sea.
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.
A glimpse into the facility at Rhode School of Cuisine, Marrakech. Photo: Courtesy Rhode School of Cuisine

Cooking Schools and Culinary Vacations: 9 Top Cities

Learn how to make a chocolate soufflé in France, pasta in Italy, and more classics at these top cooking schools around the world.
Evening at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

America's Best Public Markets

Eat and shop like a local at one of these public markets in Seattle, Philadelphia, D.C., and seven other U.S. cities.
A glass-enclosed rooftop bar and the East Terrace at Salon de Ning provide year-round views from the 23rd floor of The Peninsula New York.

New York City's Best Year-Round Rooftop Bars and Terraces

A little winter chill can't stop the party at these New York City rooftop bars and terraces.
A chic hotel room

The Heat Is on Miami

While in many parts of the world autumn is making itself known with cooler climes and falling leaves, in Miami, things are just heating up.
Las Vegas New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Celebrations Around the World

Details and photographs of New Year's Eve festivals and events in Berlin, Rio, London, Sydney, Vegas, and more cities.
Yarra river in the city of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's Hot New Neighborhoods

Melbourne seems to constantly reinvent itself. Here's a mini-guide to its latest incarnation.
Wine bottles stacked at the Cascina Monsignore Farm

Exploring Italy's Piedmont Region

Piedmont offers a little bit of everything: Culinary delights, outdoor activities galore, a bounty of natural beauty, and history.
The Seine, Quai D'Orleans, Ile Saint Louis.

13 Favorite Paris Moments

From the Eiffel Tower to the streets of Montmartre: a baker's dozen worth of don't-miss sites for your next Paris trip.
Vineyard at sunset in Chianti, Tuscany

Favorite Sights and Experiences in Tuscany and Umbria

Get ready to discover some of the best of both known and hidden in Italy's Tuscany and Umbria.
Classes in session at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

16 Top Spots for Food and Wine Lovers

Discover not just fine dining establishments but some of the best local markets, cooking schools, seafood shacks, and vineyards.