Interior of the ruins at the Rock of Cashel.

Best Celtic Ruins and Ancient Sites in Ireland

From the wonders at Newgrange and on to the Rock of Cashel, how to explore 5,000 years of Irish history in five easy stops.
The Winchester Cathedral.

8 Best Historic Sites Near London

It's a treat for the traveler that the some of England's most important settings are no more than an hour outside the capital.
Home of Anne Hathaway in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Best Literary Sites Near London

Five escapes that will bring you closer to Shakespeare, Austen, and three more legends.
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Warwick Castle.

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
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.
Sunset at the Italian Gardens in Hyde Park.

How to See the Best of London

With London's abundance of sights, how much can you see in just one trip? Plenty. Here's a two-day tour that won't leave you exhausted.
One ideal alternative hike to the classic Inca Trail is the <strong>Mountain Lodges of Peru</strong> or MLPtrek (tel. <strong>011/511-421-7777</strong>; <strong><a href="http://www.mountainlodgesofperu.com" target="_blank">www.mountainlodgesofperu.com</a></strong>), which gives hikers a feel for the Inca Trail without being quite so rough. This new hike follows a string of ancient Inca roads and mule trails for about 40-miles eastward to Machu Picchu (versus the western-bound route of the classic trail), and hikers following this route stay in four comfortable Mountain Lodges along the way. You can book directly with Mountain Lodges of Peru; a number of leading adventure travel operators also offer the trip, throwing in private tours and airfare for a bit more money. <strong>Backroads</strong> (tel. <strong>800/GO-ACTIVE</strong>; <strong><a href="http://www.backroads.com" target="_blank">www.backroads.com</a></strong>) is one highly recommended MLP operator. It's known for both its personal service and its dedication to small group sizes; this photo shows half of an average group setting off on a hike.

Hiking to Machu Picchu

When the classic Inca Trail gets booked up there are thankfully other ways to hike to Machu Picchu.
A woman rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park located outside Eugene, Oregon

5 Ways to Hike and Climb Around the World

We've looked around the world and found five climbs and hikes that may just lead you to a destination you've never considered before.
Tabacon Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica.

The World's Best Hot Springs

When you really need to escape, seek out the therapeutic qualities of these hot springs for some rest and relaxation.
Open air art in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Open-Air Art

Philly is loaded with art in unlikely places. Here are five spots worth seeking out.
Port on the island of Capri, Italy

Walking Tours That Put a Spring In Your Step

Strap on your most comfortable shoes, and sign up for a walking vacation this spring.
St. Peter's Basilica fronting St. Peter's Square

5 Literary Walks Around the World

Join one of these literary tours to discover how classic landscapes helped shape the stories we know and love.
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.
Yellow plate, Athens

13 Favorite Athens Experiences

From the Acropolis, to cozy cafes, to neighborhood markets -- where to see the best of an ancient city.
Elvis (okay...his wax replica) hasn't left the building at Madame Tussaud's, and there are lots of other famous people keeping him company.

Best of Las Vegas: 14 Favorite Moments

Vegas is designed to keep you entertained, satisfied, satiated, and distracted from the real world outside its glittering borders. Here's how they do it.
Leather goods are plentiful, well-crafted bargains in the San Lorenzo market.

7 Ways to Shop Across the World

Where to find the best goods and how to get the best deals at seven global shopping destinations.
People sitting around a water feature in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village.

Favorite New York City Experiences

8 great things to do that'll let you stretch a New York minute into a lifetime of memories.
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.
White carriage waiting for passengers in the old harbor of Chania, Crete

Singles Vacations in Stunning Destinations

Looking for someone who shares your passion for travel? Look no further than a singles vacation.
Las Vegas

How to Save in Expensive Cities

How to get the most out of New York, Paris, London, and five more great cities while spending the least.
Get a grip on a loop in the Tokyo Metro.

The World's Best Subways: 10 Top Cities

Blend in with the locals by mastering the subway systems in Tokyo, London, Dubai, and seven other cities around the world.
Biking near Lachine Canal (Rue de la Commune) in Montreal.

How to See Montreal on Two Wheels

Montréal has made its streets inviting to cyclists, giving another reason to visit this vibrant and incredibly green city.
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.
It's no surprise that more travelers are turning to Twitter (<strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com" target="_blank">www.twitter.com</a></strong>) to find deals and stay on top of travel trends. Some&nbsp;tweeters are geniuses at saving you money on airfares, and we're not just talking about a few dollars&mdash;some of these accounts come up with deals you only fantasize about. Seriously.

Twitter Airfare Deals: 6 Accounts to Follow

Follow the leaders: These six tweeters can save you big money on your next flight.
Aerial view of an orange overcast London through a rain speckled glass pane

How to See the Best of England in One Week

Make the most of your time in England with our week-long itinerary. Through short bursts of travel, we'll take you through the best of London and then on to such storied locales as Windsor, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon. History, nature, art—the best way to experience England.