The Ahwahnee/Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

The Best National Park Lodges in the U.S.

By Carrie Havranek

Staying in national parks like Yellowstone National Park offers visitors old-school examples of sustainability and beauty and easy access to trips and tours.
Lava entering the Pacific Ocean, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Courtesy Tom Pfeiffer/www.volcanodiscovery.com

Hawaii, Costa Rica and More Volcano Vacations

Volcanoes aren't always bad news -- sometimes they can be the highlight, not the curse, of your trip. Join one of these hiking trips for incomparable views.
a bike sits on a bridge overlooking the Amsterdam canals

Europe's 10 Best Cities for Cycling

Planners have pushed hard to make Paris, Amsterdam, London, and other cities more bicycle-friendly for both residents and visitors.
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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.
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 main street of Tombstone, Arizona, is where all the action takes place.

Classic Cowboy Towns and B and Bs

Rediscover the Old West by relaxing at a cozy B&B and exploring what these former mining towns have to offer.
Dingo at Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland. Courtesy Tourism Australia &copy; Photographer: Lincoln Fowler

5 Best Outdoor Adventures in Australia

From kayaking to driving cattle, you're sure to find an outdoor vacation in Australia that fits your style.
Explore isolated Na Pali Coast State Park

Best Hawaiian Coastal Walks and Hikes

Put on your hiking boots, and you'll discover a new view of paradise.
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

10 Remote Island Vacations

Ten perfect remote island vacations from Polynesia to the Caribbean and beyond.
Safari Land Farm and Guesthouse is near the towns of Ooty and Masinagudi, in the Nilgiris Biosphere. It is 150 miles, or a five-hour drive from Bangalore. Courtesy Safari Land Farm and Guesthouse

Strangest Places to Stay: 5 Tree Houses, Caves and More

From tree houses and caves to converted planes and trains, these creative lodging options can turn any ordinary stay into a memorable experience.
Huge, hard shelled tortoises waddle across the mud near a pond at Butterfly Ranch, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

11 Endangered Places to See

Eleven picks that make up a carefully chosen list of spots for eco-conscious travelers and the culturally curious.
Just 15 minutes from Waikiki, a short hike along the Manoa Falls Trail takes you into a lush tropical rainforest.

Best Hawaiian Hikes: 6 Fit for the Family

By Pamela Wright, David Thompson and Michael Tsai

Put on your hiking boots and you'll discover a new view of paradise.
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.
Small bush plane

On Safari in Namibia

By Anthony Woods, Mark Nadeau, and Olivia Lyons

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.
Sheep on a green pasture

Green New Zealand

By Jennifer Reilly

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

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
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.
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.
Tabacon Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica.

The World's Best Hot Springs

By Charis Atlas Heelan

When you really need to escape, seek out the therapeutic qualities of these hot springs for some rest and relaxation.
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.
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.
Temples of Bagan, Myanmar

5 Snappy Photo Safari Trips

From the Grand Canyon to the Sahara, visit some of the world's most pristine sites and learn how to frame perfect shots in a hands-on photography workshop.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tour

18 Adrenaline Adventures

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