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.
Skree Skiing from the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Best Parks in Kenya and Tanzania

From high mountain peaks, to crystal-clear waters, to vast African plains: here are five parks that will take your breath away.
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Photo courtesy DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.

10 Ways to See Yosemite Without the Crowds

You already know you want to see Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Here are 10 more ways to experience Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Potala Palace, seat of the Dalai Lamas.

7 Legendary Lady Explorers

From Antarctica to Iran, these seven journeys shattered the glass ceiling of exploration.
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.
Yoga at the New Age Health Spa in the Catskills, NY. Courtesy New Age Health Spa

Health Retreats: 5 Ways to Shape Up

Skip the gym. Massages or other spa treatments are included in these active vacations in Hawaii, Mexico, Vermont, New York's Catskills, or British Columbia.
Adventurers re-energize themselves aside the soothing and spectacular Manoa Falls.

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Hawaii

By Pamela Wright, David Thompson, Michael Tsai & Diane Bair

Postcard-worthy paths in Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island.
Tierra del Fuego landscape.

15 South American Island Escapes

Escape from the continent on to one of these 15 islands filled with wildlife, beaches, and tranquil waters.
Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory.

London Day Trips: Museums and Gardens

From the halls of Oxford to the hills of Hampstead Heath, nine museums and gardens worth adding to your London itinerary.
Death Valley National Park, CA.

Death Valley National Park: Spring in the Desert

Hiking around a 3,000-year-old crater and walking on a salt flat are just a few of the memorable things to do in California's Death Valley National Park.
A rock climber in southwestern Colorado. Courtesy Matt Inden/Weaver Multimedia Group

6 Exhilarating Colorado Adventure Getaways

From camping in yurts to ice climbing, each of these Colorado adventures delivers just the right amount of adrenaline.
Couple walking through the Waipio Valley. Photo: Tor Johnson / The Hawaii Tourism

10 Reasons to Visit the Big Island, Hawaii

Sunbathe on a green-sand beach, stargaze from a mountaintop observatory, snorkel with sea turtles, and enjoy more unforgettable moments on Hawaii's Big Island.
A courtyard on Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Tim Grafft/MOTT

Best Places to Stay: Cape Cod, Nantucket, and More

Where you stay on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket can set the tone of your vacation. Use this guide to help find the best spot for your trip.
Chicago city skyline reflected in the "Bean."

Great Architectural Pilgrimages: 15 Sites to Visit

From Angkor Wat to suburban Connecticut, we've rounded up 15 inspiring sites for people who love buildings.
Ancient ruins of The Treasury, archaeological site in Arabah-Petra, Jordan

Seeing is Believing: 11 Views of Jordan

From the desert to the beach, learn why travelers can't get enough of Wadi Rum, Petra, and these other best views of Jordan.
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.
4-mile beach in Port Douglas, Australia.

5 Affordable Eco-Friendly Resorts

These five affordable resorts embrace the concept of sustainable tourism, so you can enjoy a guilt-free vacation without paying a fortune for the privilege.
Port de l' Arsenal Genius of Liberty on top of Colonne de Juillet in Place Bastille, Paris

Paris Walking Tour: Backstreets of the Bastille

Lace up your shoes and go back in time in one of Paris' most distinctive neighborhoods.
Cantuccini, a type of almond biscotti that's said to originate from the Tuscan town of Prato.

Eat, Pray and Love Across Italy

Where to eat and drink your way around Italy, as inspired by the book and film Eat, Pray, Love.