Forget airline storm delays and baggage fees. The best way to travel this winter is by hitting the open road.

Instagram readers share epic outings for the new year

Research almost any travel destination and you'll probably wind up on travel-industry Goliath, where passionate people praise and denounce everything from romantic getaways to cockroach-infested hotel rooms. But who can you trust?

These 9 open-air tubs are worth traveling for.

Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.

The classic VW camper gets a futuristic upgrade.

Control your sustainable energy on the go with a smartphone app

Tow this ultralight camping trailer with a motorcycle.

Gas is cheap and flying is not. The dollar is strong, so tourists will be flocking to Europe—leaving domestic destinations blissfully uncrowded. The result: stay local and the country will be yours.

A cooler that does double duty as an air conditioner.

Bring your creature comforts wherever the road takes you.

Among the benefits to hitting the trail in winter? No mosquitoes. But there are more!

Sometimes, technology can actually help you get off the grid.

Mountains, water, and Incan myths collide in this Peruvian playground.

Think you know a deserving lodge, guide, or service? Show us your best.

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington's Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn't do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.

They've put in the time up in the air, and some of them tell others how to see the world for a living. We asked them: What's the one piece of travel advice everyone should know?

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