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.
Sunset at the Italian Gardens in Hyde Park.

How to See the Best of London

With London's abundance of sights, how much can you see in just one trip? Plenty. Here's a two-day tour that won't leave you exhausted.
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.
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A woman rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park located outside Eugene, Oregon

5 Ways to Hike and Climb Around the World

By Charis Atlas Heelan

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.
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.
People sitting around a water feature in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village.

Favorite New York City Experiences

8 great things to do that'll let you stretch a New York minute into a lifetime of memories.
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.
Warwick Castle.

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jivamukti's space is a combination vegan cafe, boutique, and yoga school. Courtesy Jivamukti Yoga Center

New York City's Best Yoga Studios

To get a closer look at some NYC neighborhoods, skip the bus tour and sign up for a yoga class instead. Try one of these classes for a small fee -- or better yet, for free.
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.
Map of Provence

The Art Lover's Tour of Provence

Provence and the Cote de Azure helped change the art world. Here's how to plot a course through its most impressive milestones.
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
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.
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.
Open air art in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Open-Air Art

By Carrie Havranek

Philly is loaded with art in unlikely places. Here are five spots worth seeking out.
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.
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.
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.