Up-to-the-Minute Online Tool Finds Wisconsin's Best Fall Foliage

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/11/2017, 10:45 PM

New England states get all the attention when it comes to fall foliage, but there are other leafy places worth peeping during Pumpkin Spice Latte season. One of the best in the Midwest is Wisconsin, where vivid displays in spots like the Kettle Moraine State Forest (pictured above) provide beautiful backdrops for scenic drives, waterfall hikes, and stops at orchards in small farm towns. Travel ...

Wildflowers Now in Bloom at Chile's Atacama Desert, the Driest Place on Earth

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/01/2017, 12:00 AM

The driest place on earth is currently blanketed in purple wildflowers. Northern Chile's Atacama Desert typically gets a measly 0.6 inches of rain in an entire year. Nevertheless, every five to seven years—usually along with El Niño weather patterns—multitudes of beautiful mallow flowers fill the arid landscape with a surreal expanse of color. It's like finding a botanical garden on Mars (it so h...

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20 Beautiful Instagram Accounts By Beautiful Travelers

Call them your travel Instababes. We’ve chosen 20 hot Instagram users who go beyond the usual vacation images—and who do it in a language that sociual media rewards: by being as gorgeous as their adventures.
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War on Smartphones: Two Tourist Cities Where Using Your Phone Could Cost Dearly

By Jason Cochran

In one popular vacation town, you'll be fined for using your phone in a crosswalk. In another, tourists face a plague of smartphone snatchings.

Central Park is a stunning break from New York City's urban landscape.

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.
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Then-and-Now Pictures of Movie Locations, from Hitchcock to Pee-wee

The smartphone app ScenePast, which helps travelers bridge time at the places they visit, compiled before-and-after images of filming locations of beloved movies made in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. What's in those spots now?
Chicago buildings overlooking the Chicago RIver

A Tour of 12 Architecture Icons in Chicago

Clustered along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, the buildings in this midwestern metropolis include record holders, exemplars of design, and creations dreamed up by some of the biggest names in 20th- and 21st-century architecture. Let’s go on a virtual tour of our favorites.
Hogwarts Castle, Universal Studios Hollywood

The New Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood—In Pictures

Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles has built America's newest Harry Potter theme park area. Take a tour before it even opens.
Instagram fail: your feet at a beach

Let's Stop Posting These Kinds of Travel Instagram Pics NOW

No, no, no! Stop that! People, we can all Instagram much better than this. From hot dog legs to aerial coffee shots, we must all pull together as travelers to fix these awful Instagram habits. Good taste and decency depend on it.
Leaning Tower of Pisa Shot

20 Ridiculous Shots of Tourists "Holding Up" Pisa's Leaning Tower

We've all seen the classic snapshot of tourists "holding up" Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. But when they're photographed from a different angle, the extreme dorkishness is hilarious.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas: A Photo Tour

An inside look at Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas.
A camera and crane sit outside of Parliament on the set of director Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, a Focus Features release.

That Wasn't a Set: Classic Movie Locations Around the World

"Suffragette" was the first movie to shoot on location in London's Houses of Parliament. Here are some other films that got access to some of the world's most iconic landmarks.
The London Eye's 10th Anniversary, 2010

The London Eye: Weird and Wonderful Pictures Through the Years

The London Eye turned 15 in 2015—although Londoners weren't sure about it when it was constructed, today it has come to help define the city's skyline. And as a city icon, it has often been costumed for special occasions and pressed into strange service.
Viking Sea under sail

The Viking Sea: A Photo Tour

A photo tour of Viking Cruises' second oceangoing ship, the intimate Viking Sea.