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Hotel Jerome and its historic facelift.

For your European tour, ski Val Thorens and sleep at Altapura

Hunker down in a fully outfitted private cottage and brace yourself for stunning views of the country's wild majesty.

El Cosmico is Marfa's roadside oasis

This Italian lodge boasts modern design without sacrificing retro mountain fun.

Unwind to the sound of the Snoqualmie Falls, just a half-hour drive from Seattle.

A simple escape with top-notch surfing and hiking.

Modern with a rustic edge, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is an adventure oasis in a country better known for chaos.

Those Big Sur views were big money to begin with, but they're even richer paired with amenities like these.

Tearing yourself away from this villa for an adventure will be hard, but so worth it.

The Raas Jodphur wraps old and new India in luxury

Treehouse meets spa in one of Portugal's lush, mountainous nature parks.

Take in the views of Monte Fitz Roy after taking on the challenges of Patagonia.

Before work beats you down, escape to Oaxaca for vibrant parties, famous waves, and this beautiful beach refuge.

The country's latest luxury resort is surrounded by natural drama—from the night sky to the lava fields. Turns out, it's a pretty great place to unplug.

An architectural oasis in the Arizona desert.

Stay in a lodge that would make even Buddhists take back the material world

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a naturalist's heaven in Volcanoes National Park

Channel your inner voyageur at the Burntside Lodge in Minnesota

Spend the summer nesting at the Tree Sparrow House in Cornwall

Seriously. Abbey Road Farm Bed and Breakfast offers an idyllic farm experience (plus llamas) in the outdoorsy paradise of Carlton, Oregon.

On the Mount Rushmore of flight travel FAQs, this one sits between, “How do I get a free upgrade?” and “Where the blank is my luggage?” Although far from an exact science, picking the right time to book is now less of a guessing game thanks to new metrics and…

You may have found him in the pages of search books, but the fun doesn't have to end there.

Unless your idea of a great pre-flight drink involves an ersatz Irish pub or a sports bar with 18 light beers on tap, then you likely agree that America’s airport bars tend to be serviceable at best. Not that there’s anything wrong with slamming a Coors before takeoff, but a…

We’ll start by stating the obvious: with the 2014 FIFA World Cup about a week away, now is not really the best time to book your trip to Brazil so you can brag afterward about seeing soccer’s big dance in person. But you already know that—and you…

From long flights to backpacking treks, one of the ugly universal truths of travel is a condition known as stanky bottom. Toilet paper is no match for this. In fact, it often exacerbates the problem, causing chafing and other issues. When stanky bottom strikes—and strike it will—you’re going to need…

Though tourism is El Salvador’s fastest-growing industry, its long history of gang violence and civil unrest has put it on the State Department’s travel warning list. Its capital, San Salvador, has one of the highest murder rates in Latin America, due primarily to bloody wars carried out…

I could care less about luggage-sorting robots or Facebook kiosks. But high-tech bells and whistles that actually elevate my hotel stay? Yes, please. Be sure to book the following forward-looking lodgings whose amenities go well beyond the usual gimmickry.  Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel | (Ted…

It’s a new golden era for outdoor baseball—one in which Major League ballparks go out of their way to evoke a sense of place. Some do this by bringing the outside in. Safeco Field, home to the Seattle Mariners, features exposed steelwork—a nod to the freight trains that rumble nearby.

Are we trolling here? Of course we are. But that’s not all we’re doing. As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight. But…

It used to be, you could get tasered for riding your bike to the airport. Thankfully, the great urban two-wheel boom has seen dedicated lanes and other cycling infrastructure added to airports worldwide. Thus, it’s no longer that strange (or seemingly suspicious—sheesh!) for a cyclist to pedal…

The Internet should make booking a trip easier. If only. Let’s not forget that today’s web is first and foremost a marketplace—and the market for travel-booking and search sites is crowded, which can make planning your next journey a little daunting. On one side, you have online travel agencies such…

The business of skiing looks a lot like the music industry these days, with giants such as Vail Resorts buying up ma-and-pa operations, and independent outfits joining forces to fight the bigs—all driven by a strength-in-numbers mentality that seeks to sell more tickets (often at discounted rates) to…

Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water—and occasionally out of it. This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms (but you knew that already). Let’s get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question. Damien…

Call it the Top Chef effect or the Michael Pollanization of America—a thoroughly modern preoccupation with where our meals come from, how they’re cooked, and who’s cooking them. A happy by-product of this national obsession is food tourism, whether you’re more inclined toward a tasting tour of Oaxaca’s legendary moles…

How light do you want to go? Unlike backpacking, which values economy above all else, multi-day canoe trips can bear more weight depending on the length of the journey and how badly you want filet mignon that first night. I go to the Boundary Waters each May…

Maybe you’re looking to visit New York on the cheap. Or perhaps the incongruous notion of camping in a seething, belching metropolis is right in your wheelhouse. Whatever’s driving your urban cowboy fantasies, you’ll be glad to know that it is, in fact, possible to sleep under the stars in…

Whether a byproduct of the “eat local” movement or simply an evolution of taste, beer is now fetishized like wine.

Tom Rosenbauer caught a bonefish on his first try. If you know anything about the notoriously elusive saltwater species, you know this is as impressive as it is unlikely. Rosenbauer was fishing off Christmas Island, near Indonesia, at the time. He was feeling pretty proud of himself—until…

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