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.
Exterior of the Louvre.

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Museums in Paris

Paris is filled with wonderful, smaller museums that are not to be missed.
Jivamukti's space is a combination vegan cafe, boutique, and yoga school. Courtesy Jivamukti Yoga Center

New York City's Best Yoga Studios

To get a closer look at some NYC neighborhoods, skip the bus tour and sign up for a yoga class instead. Try one of these classes for a small fee -- or better yet, for free.
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Dingo at Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland. Courtesy Tourism Australia © Photographer: Lincoln Fowler

5 Best Outdoor Adventures in Australia

From kayaking to driving cattle, you're sure to find an outdoor vacation in Australia that fits your style.
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.
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.
Huge, hard shelled tortoises waddle across the mud near a pond at Butterfly Ranch, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

11 Endangered Places to See

Eleven picks that make up a carefully chosen list of spots for eco-conscious travelers and the culturally curious.
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.
Shred the surf or just settle in the sand for the perfect shoreline experience at Kauai's Poipu Beach.

What to Do In Hawaii: 12 Ways to Get Wet

Get the most out of Hawaii with our highlights of the best beaches and water sports on the islands.
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.
Warwick Castle.

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
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.
The Forum, Rome- Italy

Frommer's Favorite Experiences in Rome

Frommer's authors share their top memories of historic sights, restaurants, artists, and more in the eternal city.
12 ways to travel and make a difference

12 Ways to Travel and Make a Difference

From caring for orphans, to assisting endangered species, to organizing sporting events, you'll find an inspirational adventure that matches your interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.