Strings of lebkuchen (gingerbread necklaces) make perfect souvenirs.

10 Oktoberfest Traditions

Oktoberfest is more than just beer. Raise a glass to these 10 traditions that draw travelers to Munich every fall.
Gather bunches of lavender at the New Oak Ranch.

Agritourism: From Farm to Table in Ojai, CA

Ojai, a tiny town about an hour north of Los Angeles, brims with farms, citrus groves, lavender fields, and 100-year-old olive trees.
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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.
Early morning at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

The World's Best Markets and Bazaars: 11 Top Cities

Where to shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in Paris, London, Cairo, and eight other global destinations.
A close-up at the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall in Munich.

The World's Best Cities for Beer

You can learn a lot about a place by how the locals pour pints and drain bottles, and there's no shortage of great beer in these 14 top beer-drinking cities.
Ruins of the original Orval Abbey in Belgium

Eat and Drink at Monasteries Around the World

By Madeline Scherb and Talia Cohen

From the French Alps to Kentucky bourbon country, here's an unfiltered taste of heaven.
Yarra river in the city of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's Hot New Neighborhoods

Melbourne seems to constantly reinvent itself. Here's a mini-guide to its latest incarnation.
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.
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.
Classes in session at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

16 Top Spots for Food and Wine Lovers

Discover not just fine dining establishments but some of the best local markets, cooking schools, seafood shacks, and vineyards.
Wine bottles stacked at the Cascina Monsignore Farm

Exploring Italy's Piedmont Region

Piedmont offers a little bit of everything: Culinary delights, outdoor activities galore, a bounty of natural beauty, and history.
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.
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.
Las Vegas New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Celebrations Around the World

Details and photographs of New Year's Eve festivals and events in Berlin, Rio, London, Sydney, Vegas, and more cities.
A chic hotel room

The Heat Is on Miami

While in many parts of the world autumn is making itself known with cooler climes and falling leaves, in Miami, things are just heating up.
The Pan Am Experience stewardesses

In Los Angeles, Party on Pan Am Airways Like It's 1973

By Jason Cochran

The Pan Am Experience is a lavish airplane-set dinner party that serves to remind you how sumptuous the high life was nearly a half century ago.
View of Pienza and Surrounding Countryside Hills in Tuscany

How to See the Best of Tuscany—Beyond Florence—in One Week

By Stephen Brewer & Donald Strachan, Photo Editing Margaret Daly

Florence may be a must-see Italian gem, but the hill towns of Tuscany, rich in culture and history, promise equally unforgettable Italian experiences. Explore these Tuscan treasures one Piazza at a time with this thrilling week-long itinerary that includes museum touring, wine tasting, and of course, window shopping through mazes of medieval cobblestone streets.
A glimpse into the facility at Rhode School of Cuisine, Marrakech. Photo: Courtesy Rhode School of Cuisine

Cooking Schools and Culinary Vacations: 9 Top Cities

Learn how to make a chocolate soufflé in France, pasta in Italy, and more classics at these top cooking schools around the world.
La Encantada Vineyard at Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards. Photo courtesy Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

10 Best California Wineries with a View

Savor the vineyard views from these top wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara's wine country, and other California wine regions.
A girl holds a fried tarantula

The World's Scariest Foods

By Marc Lallanilla

Would you be willing to try guinea pig in Peru or fried tarantulas in Cambodia? Keep an open mind—and mouth—and take a look at some of the world's most exotic specialties.
A man standing outside a jamon shop in Spain

Eat This Here! Where to Find the Best-Tasting Versions of 10 Beloved Foods

By Amarelle Wenkert

Roasted chicken tastes better in France and the mangoes of India are the best in the world. In fact, we'd say these two food items, and the other eight on our list, are so delish they're worth a special trip. Read on.

joey chestnut eating alongside sonya thomas at the buffalo wing competition

10 Extreme Eating Contests Across the United States

By Ashley DuBois

The next time you travel, check out the professional eaters at festivals and restaurants across the USA. From Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island to The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans, these exhilarating contests are best witnessed live in action.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade turkey and pilgrims

Where to Go for Thanksgiving This Year

By Ashley DuBois

When the traditional Thanksgiving at home feels too routine—and this year you aren't feeling like spending forever cooking a turkey—we've found the perfect escapes for that long weekend. Some are cheap, some perfect for large gatherings, and some are just the ultimate Turkey Day destinations.
Stranaha House Fort Lauderdale

What to Do in Fort Lauderdale (That Isn't the Beach)

By Jason Cochran

When you're passing through South Florida for the cruise port or on a vacation, there's a lot more to do in Fort Lauderdale besides the beach.