Books reach to the rafters on rickety shelves inside Shakespeare and Company, an acclaimed English-language bookstore in Paris

A Tour of Literary Paris: Where Famous Writers Lived and Worked

By Zac Thompson

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers in the Latin Quarter, the Marais, Montmartre, and Montparnasse.
West Lake, Hangzhou.

10 New Ways to Do China's Greatest Hits

While you're checking off the country's big-ticket attractions, you'll need to take a break from the tourist trail. Here are excellent alternatives.
UNA Hotel Vittoria, Florence. Photo: Alberto Ferrero/UNA Hotels and Resorts

Florence, Italy's Best New Neighborhood

The former working-class, artisan's borough is a place you'll still meet Florentines and share in fun, food, and even a dash of Renaissance culture.
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View from the fort at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde.

Island Hopping the Cape Verde Islands

What to see and where to stop in the distinctive West African archipelago.
Ashford Castle, County Mayo. Photo: Courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World

Ireland's Most Historic Castle Hotels

Each of these eight castle hotels in Ireland has been restored to its former glory. Check in for an authentic history lesson while relaxing in comfort.
Horse Guards.

Best of Royal London for Free

There cannot be a city in the world with more free things to do than London. Here are eight of our favorite free picks for your royal fix.
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.
Steps overlooking the Rhine River, Dusseldorf. Photo: Dusseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

5 Things You Don't Know About Dusseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf, a city that straddles the Rhine River, brims with designer shops, cool bars, and whimsical architecture.
West Pier in Brighton.

10 Great Side Trips from London

From Cambridge to Bath, London is surrounded by opportunities for superlative day trips rich in English history and heritage.

Vicenza rooftops. Photo: Consorzio Vicenza è

Italian Villas: 10 Architectural Wonders in Vicenza

The finest examples of Palladian architecture can be found in northern Italy's Vicenza province. See centuries-old villas, bridges, and basilicas.
Dock and crystal clear waters in Cancun, Mexico

The Very Best of the Yucatan Peninsula

The best places to visit, the best hotels and restaurants, plus must-see, one-of-a-kind experiences on the Yucatan Peninsula and Tabasco and Chiapas.
The down-home North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum traces the rich history of Hawaii's native sport.

Best Hawaiian Sights: 9 Favorite Moments

Here are nine sights -- from the USS Arizona to the top of Mauna Kea -- you'll likely return to again and again.
Home of Anne Hathaway in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Best Literary Sites Near London

Five escapes that will bring you closer to Shakespeare, Austen, and three more legends.
Brightly coloured beach huts in a row on Brighton seafront, England

Best Family Trips from London

By Christi Daugherty with Jill Emeny

Unforgettable castles, beaches, and charming villages are easily accessible by train, bus, or car -- and close enough to be part of your London itinerary.
Bali sunset on Seminyak beach

Bali's Best Bites

The food in Bali is as memorable as the sunsets. Savor these five spots, which range from traditional local cuisine to Mexican.
12 ways to travel and make a difference

12 Ways to Travel and Make a Difference

By Frommer's Staff

From caring for orphans, to assisting endangered species, to organizing sporting events, you'll find an inspirational adventure that matches your interests.
Hollywood may take years to create a film, but Shoot Out throws down the gauntlet with a challenge to make your own movie in 24 hours.

10 Epic Worldwide Events and Festivals

Don't miss these classic (and a bit wacky) events and festivals around the world.
Each winter surfers are chewed up by 60-foot swells at

Twenty Words Every Hawaii Visitor Should Know

By Marcie & Rick Carroll

You can get by with an "aloha" and a mumbled "mahalo," but to understand what's really going on, you need to know a few basic words.
Port on the island of Capri, Italy

Walking Tours That Put a Spring In Your Step

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Strap on your most comfortable shoes, and sign up for a walking vacation this spring.
St. Peter's Basilica fronting St. Peter's Square

5 Literary Walks Around the World

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Join one of these literary tours to discover how classic landscapes helped shape the stories we know and love.
Exterior of Ayasofya in early evening.

What to See in Istanbul: 5 Byzantine Beauties

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia usually gets all the attention. Here are a few other architectural wonders that deserve a second look.
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.
Hats for sale on Middle Caicos.

7 Best Souvenirs From the Caribbean

Find seven of the most authentic gifts to take home -- island mementos that are wonderfully made and made locally
Woman standing in Singapore

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

By Jennifer Polland

Singapore is a mix of cultures, but everyone stops to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Leather goods are plentiful, well-crafted bargains in the San Lorenzo market.

7 Ways to Shop Across the World

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Where to find the best goods and how to get the best deals at seven global shopping destinations.