Yoga-Infused All-Inclusive Vacations That Add Relaxation to Adventure

By Erica Bray

Spa holidays and wellness retreats aren’t the only ways to weave yoga into a vacation. A growing number of tour companies are pairing it with all-inclusive sightseeing itineraries. See the world while getting to know yourself.

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 Last Great Classic Beach 'Hood in Los Angeles (And Why You're Going to Love It)

By David Landsel

Headed to Los Angeles? Make time for one of its best hidden gems—one that's not going to stay hidden for much longer.

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8 Views of Modern Egypt

Egypt may very well sit on the continent of Africa, but its identity is part African and part Middle Eastern, and the people are as diverse as the land.

Idaho White Water Rafting Where Smartphones Cannot Reach You

By Erica Bray

It’s a rare thing in our always-connected digital world to not know what’s going on beyond our own eyesight. But it happened to me in the middle-of-nowhere Idaho.

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On Safari in Namibia

A country of harsh deserts, dramatic dunes, and abundant parkland, it enthralls visitors not only with its wildlife, but with the quality of its experiences.

Endangered Animals In Rwanda

By Frommer's Staff

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Green New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most pristine places on earth, but it's also steeped in sophisticated cultural attractions.

When are the National Parks' Free Entry Days in 2016?

By Jason Cochran

The United States' National Park Service peppers the calendar with days during which no entry fees are charged by the government. The NPS's grants free entrance on the following days in 2016.

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.

Reliving The Oregon Trail: Rinker Buck's Pioneering Journey

By Ashley DuBois

Arthur and Pauline Frommer chat with Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, to discuss his incredible experience traveling the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon like the original pioneers.

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

Frommer's Favorite Experiences in Oahu

Our top twelve memories of Oahu: Buy cheap leis, surf Waimea, sun on Waikiki, hunt down flea market bargains, and more.

When is the Best Time to Cruise?

By Simon Duvall

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for when to sail: It depends on your own personal priorities. Whether you’re looking to avoid the rough seas or score a bargain deal, there’s a time of year that’s best for you. If you’re looking for low prices, shoulder season — the time between peak and low season — is a great option, but it may come with trade-offs like rainy weather or fewer wildlife sightings. Check out our breakdown of the best time to cruise based on destination, weather, and price:

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.

Gas, Food, Lodging, Payola: Why You Can't Trust Those Highway Signs

By Jason Cochran

Signs along the Interstate tell you which restaurants and hotels are nearby—but how did those signs get there?

Overwater Bungalows in Moorea, French Polynesia

10 Extraordinary Islands

See 10 of the most magnificent islands around the globe -- from tiny isles to island nations, and from the well-trod to the totally uninhabited.

7 Popular Tourist Traps — and Where to Go Instead

By Bob Payne

Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.

A woman rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park located outside Eugene, Oregon

5 Ways to Hike and Climb Around the World

We've looked around the world and found five climbs and hikes that may just lead you to a destination you've never considered before.

Pauline Frommer's Top Budget Destinations for Summer 2008

By Pauline Frommer

Despite the record high prices, there are still plenty of places, both in the U.S. and abroad, where travelers can enjoy beautiful beaches, outdoor adventures, wine tastings and spas, and unique cultural experiences--without breaking the bank.

Vineyard at sunset in Chianti, Tuscany

Favorite Sights and Experiences in Tuscany and Umbria

Get ready to discover some of the best of both known and hidden in Italy's Tuscany and Umbria.

Prepping for a Hike Along the Appalachian Trail

By Jason Sheftell

Stretching from Maine to Georgia through 14 states and over 2,100 miles, the Appalachian Trail is as historic a trek as any other national park walk east coast or west.

The Valle d'Aosta (or Aosta Valley), in Italy's far northwest, is perfectly laid out for a multicenter European ski safari.

7 Days, 7 Resorts: Skiing Italy's Aosta Valley

The Valle d'Aosta (or Aosta Valley), in Italy's far northwest, is perfectly laid out for a multicenter European ski safari.

Watch the Feathers Fly on Birding Vacations

By Charis Atlas Heelan

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18 Adrenaline Adventures

Adventurous ideas from daredevil sports to hair-raising haunted houses to and wacky and obscure festivals and races.

Float On: Good News on Affordable Summery Houseboat Rentals

By Maureen Clarke

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