Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Caribbean's Best: 10 Favorite Moments

Dance in Anguilla's beach bars, relax on a secluded beach in Antigua, and find more Caribbean island adventures and experiences.
Plane at Yellowstone National Park

When Weather Interrupts Your Trip: 6 Things to Do

How to react when weather makes a mess of your flying plans.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
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Giant tube sponge and a diver in the waters of Roatan, Honduras.

Central American Islands: 11 Amazing Escapes

Eleven sparsely populated beaches, one-of-a-kind reefs, and secluded sights perfect for adventuresome visitors and low-impact leisure travelers alike.
Find your own magic carpet at Bazar Ben Allal in the carpet souk, Criée Berbere.

Best of Marrakech: 13 Favorite Moments

From the medina's medieval jigsaw to Hivernage's hedonistic clubs, Marrakech has a spirit that's impossible to bottle.
Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui)

Cliff Diving and Cliff Jumping: 9 Peak Places

Oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world where you can go over the edge.
Evening view of the Tower of London, seen from across the River Thames.

The Royal River: Life Along the Thames

What the River Thames lacks in length, it makes up for in history and pageantry.
Neptune is the central figure in Rome's Trevi Fountain, the construction of which took 30 years.

On Location in Italy, India, and Bali

Visit the gelateria and pizzeria made famous by the movie version of Eat, Pray, Love (out on DVD on Nov. 23), plus find more ways to experience India and Bali.
A view of the Placa, the main street of the Croat city of Dubrovnik. Also visible is the Franciscan Monastery

The World's Most Walkable Cities

From Paris to Melbourne, put on your most comfortable pair of shoes and explore the 10 most pedestrian-friendly cities around the world.
Skydiving over Interlaken, Switzerland.

9 Skydiving Adventures: Thrills on High

See the world from up above in nine stunning destinations from Guam to Switzerland.
The schooner Timberwind.

Tall Ship Adventures Bring Small-Scale Pleasures

See what it's like to cruise aboard a tall ship in Maine, Canada, Alaska, and the Caribbean.
Colorado River

Top 10 Whitewater River Rafting Destinations

Dip your paddle in the rushing water at any one of these 10 rivers and your workaday worries will rapidly disappear.
La Piazzetta shows its best side after the day-trippers have left Capri town.

The 6 Most Scenic Spots in Italy

From the north to the south, here are six places where the visual splendor of Italy can't be matched.
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.
Adventurers re-energize themselves aside the soothing and spectacular Manoa Falls.

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Hawaii

Postcard-worthy paths in Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island.
Park City, Utah, dates back to 1868. Photo courtesy Park City Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

9 Warm-Weather Ways to See Park City, Utah

Long after the snow melts, Park City offers hiking, golf, biking, plus great music, film, and Olympic training for everyone.
Sheep on a green pasture

Green New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most pristine places on earth, but it's also steeped in sophisticated cultural attractions.
Explore isolated Na Pali Coast State Park

Best Hawaiian Coastal Walks and Hikes

Put on your hiking boots, and you'll discover a new view of paradise.
People relaxing at a park along the river, Basel

10 Best River Cruises

What's the difference between cruising on the Rhine and Rhone? Check out these 10 best river and barge cruises to find out.
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 road through the Opal Fields to Coober Pedy.

10 Best Adventures in South Australia's Outback

South Australia's Outback can seem overwhelming, so we've narrowed it down to these top outback travel experiences.
The pace of life is a little slower in Italy's deep south; here, the coast near Taormina, Sicily.

Sicily's Best Beaches

Sicily has more sandy beaches and dramatic coastline than almost any other region of Italy. Here are 6 beaches not to miss.