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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warwick Castle.

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
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.
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.
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 detail of the statue of Queen Boadicea near Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) in London.

Best Free Things to Do in England, Scotland and Wales

By Ben and Dinah Hatch

Discover how to get the most out of your free time in Britain without spending a pound.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exterior of the Louvre.

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Unknown Museums in Paris

By Jacquelin Carnegie

Paris is filled with wonderful, smaller museums that are not to be missed. How could you have overlooked these?
There's nothing like a fresh crepe with Nutella in Paris.

The World's Best Street Food: 12 Top Cities

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Some of the world's most authentic cuisine is found in food stalls in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Paris, and nine more cities, where eating on your feet is part of the travel experience.