Dingo at Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland. Courtesy Tourism Australia © 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.
Small bush plane

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.
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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

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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.
Shred the surf or just settle in the sand for the perfect shoreline experience at Kauai's Poipu Beach.

What to Do In Hawaii: 12 Ways to Get Wet

Get the most out of Hawaii with our highlights of the best beaches and water sports on the islands.
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.
Interior of the ruins at the Rock of Cashel.

Best Celtic Ruins and Ancient Sites in Ireland

From the wonders at Newgrange and on to the Rock of Cashel, how to explore 5,000 years of Irish history in five easy stops.
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.
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

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

When you really need to escape, seek out the therapeutic qualities of these hot springs for some rest and relaxation.
The idyllic countryside of Montalcino, Tuscany.

Great Italian Escapes

Veer off the tourist track with the help of one of these intimate tours, and you'll discover quaint villages and rugged coastlines. What are you waiting for?
Port on the island of Capri, Italy

Walking Tours That Put a Spring In Your Step

Strap on your most comfortable shoes, and sign up for a walking vacation this spring.
Temples of Bagan, Myanmar

5 Snappy Photo Safari Trips

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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.
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.
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.
The Seine, Quai D'Orleans, Ile Saint Louis.

13 Favorite Paris Moments

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Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

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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.
Sheep on a green pasture

Green New Zealand

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