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.
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.
Tierra del Fuego landscape.

15 South American Island Escapes

Escape from the continent on to one of these 15 islands filled with wildlife, beaches, and tranquil waters.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Sunset on Malaysia's Sarawak. Photo: Heidi Sarna

8 Reasons to See Malaysia's Sarawak by River

A river cruise in Southeast Asia offers an intimate look at a region that's only accessible by boat. Pandaw Cruises is also waiving the single supplement for Frommers.com readers on select sailings.
View from the fort at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde.

Island Hopping the Cape Verde Islands

What to see and where to stop in the distinctive West African archipelago.
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.
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Chicago's Art Loop: Picasso, Miro and More

The Loop has been an exciting place to view public art for over a century, with colorful mosaics and towering works.
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On Location: Visiting Robin Hood's Nottingham

Robin Hood co-stars Britain's ancient oak forests and Wales unspoiled beaches. Here's how to visit.
The main street of Tombstone, Arizona, is where all the action takes place.

Classic Cowboy Towns and B and Bs

Rediscover the Old West by relaxing at a cozy B&B and exploring what these former mining towns have to offer.
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.
Hats for sale on Middle Caicos.

7 Best Souvenirs From the Caribbean

Find seven of the most authentic gifts to take home -- island mementos that are wonderfully made and made locally
Exterior of Ayasofya in early evening.

What to See in Istanbul: 5 Byzantine Beauties

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia usually gets all the attention. Here are a few other architectural wonders that deserve a second look.
St. Peter's Basilica fronting St. Peter's Square

Best Italian Churches: 9 Amazing Cathedrals

Nine buildings that capture the best of Italy's standard-setting religious architecture.
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.
Vernazza and the other Cinque Terre towns can be reached on foot, by train, or by sea.

The Very Best of Italy

Tour the fabulous scenery of the Amalfi Coast, hike the Cinque Terre, drive through Tuscany's vineyards, and see more of Italy