Hollywood may take years to create a film, but Shoot Out throws down the gauntlet with a challenge to make your own movie in 24 hours.

10 Epic Worldwide Events and Festivals

Don't miss these classic (and a bit wacky) events and festivals around the world.
Bali sunset on Seminyak beach

Bali's Best Bites

The food in Bali is as memorable as the sunsets. Savor these five spots, which range from traditional local cuisine to Mexican.
Strings of lebkuchen (gingerbread necklaces) make perfect souvenirs.

10 Oktoberfest Traditions

Oktoberfest is more than just beer. Raise a glass to these 10 traditions that draw travelers to Munich every fall.
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Gather bunches of lavender at the New Oak Ranch.

Agritourism: From Farm to Table in Ojai, CA

Ojai, a tiny town about an hour north of Los Angeles, brims with farms, citrus groves, lavender fields, and 100-year-old olive trees.
Cantuccini, a type of almond biscotti that's said to originate from the Tuscan town of Prato.

Eat, Pray and Love Across Italy

Where to eat and drink your way around Italy, as inspired by the book and film Eat, Pray, Love.
Dim sum is like tapas

What to Do in Hong Kong: 10 Favorite Things

From Buddhist temples to goldfish markets and western culture to Chinese tradition, Hong Kong is the ultimate cosmopolitan destination.
Early morning at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

The World's Best Markets and Bazaars: 11 Top Cities

Where to shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in Paris, London, Cairo, and eight other global destinations.
There's nothing like a fresh crepe with Nutella in Paris.

The World's Best Street Food: 12 Top Cities

Some of the world's most authentic cuisine is found in food stalls in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Paris, and nine more cities, where eating on your feet is part of the travel experience.
A close-up at the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall in Munich.

The World's Best Cities for Beer

You can learn a lot about a place by how the locals pour pints and drain bottles, and there's no shortage of great beer in these 14 top beer-drinking cities.
Ruins of the original Orval Abbey.

Eat and Drink at Monasteries Around the World

From the French Alps to Kentucky bourbon country, here's an unfiltered taste of heaven.
Piazza San Marco at night, Venice.

Best Italian Sights: 7 Favorite Piazzas

A look at how piazzas in six different cities embody the best of the distinctive Italian way of life.
Bread on a rack in a bakery

8 Views of Modern Egypt

Egypt may very well sit on the continent of Africa, but its identity is part African and part Middle Eastern, and the people are as diverse as the land.
A street musician strums for tourists strolling Temple Bar's lively cobblestone streets.

What to See in Ireland: 7 Best Moments

Here are seven moments that are always pitch-perfect, no matter how many times you've been there.
Afternoon tea at the Milestone Hotel

London's 10 Best Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea is one of London's greatest rituals, and the city's restaurateurs jostle with each other for tourist business. But some tea rooms are steeped in more tradition than others. Here's where to take the best tea in London.
Downtown Atlanta at night.

10 Cities That are Suddenly Exciting Thanks to Generation Y

As cities like New York and L.A. get more expensive, recent graduates are taking their business—and their exciting youth culture—elsewhere. Follow them to your next travel destination.
joey chestnut eating alongside sonya thomas at the buffalo wing competition

10 Extreme Eating Contests Across the United States

The next time you travel, check out the professional eaters at festivals and restaurants across the USA. From Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island to The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans, these exhilarating contests are best witnessed live in action.
View of Pienza and Surrounding Countryside Hills in Tuscany

How to See the Best of Tuscany—Beyond Florence—in One Week

Florence may be a must-see Italian gem, but the hill towns of Tuscany, rich in culture and history, promise equally unforgettable Italian experiences. Explore these Tuscan treasures one Piazza at a time with this thrilling week-long itinerary that includes museum touring, wine tasting, and of course, window shopping through mazes of medieval cobblestone streets.
A man standing outside a jamon shop in Spain

Eat This Here! Where to Find the Best-Tasting Versions of 10 Beloved Foods

Roasted chicken tastes better in France and the mangoes of India are the best in the world. In fact, we'd say these two food items, and the other eight on our list, are so delish they're worth a special trip. Read on.

Image by Instagrammer @muradosmann

The 25 Best Travel Instagram Accounts

Instead of sifting through thousands of travel Instagrams, check out these talented photographers and adventurers to spark an idea for your next trip.
Shopping in SoHo, New York City. Photo: Courtesy Trump SoHo

15 Top Girlfriend Getaways

From cooking classes to spa vacations, each of these inspiring trip ideas caters to groups of women traveling together.
A girl holds a fried tarantula

The World's Scariest Foods

Would you be willing to try guinea pig in Peru or fried tarantulas in Cambodia? Keep an open mind—and mouth—and take a look at some of the world's most exotic specialties.
L.A. Metro carriage in the subway

Los Angeles without a Car: 10 Superb Attractions

The authors of L.A. Adventures celebrate the city with 10 authentic sights that, incredibly, don't require driving to reach.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade turkey and pilgrims

Where to Go for Thanksgiving This Year

When the traditional Thanksgiving at home feels too routine—and this year you aren't feeling like spending forever cooking a turkey—we've found the perfect escapes for that long weekend. Some are cheap, some perfect for large gatherings, and some are just the ultimate Turkey Day destinations.
Stranaha House Fort Lauderdale

What to Do in Fort Lauderdale (That Isn't the Beach)

When you're passing through South Florida for the cruise port or on a vacation, there's a lot more to do in Fort Lauderdale besides the beach.
American food road trips are a growing trend.

10 Great American Food Trail Road Trips

Chart a road trip through the bounty of the United States. These 10 delicious food vacation trails wind through the regions producing the best of America's flavors, including wine, bourbon, cheese, barbecue, and ice cream.