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  • 7 Must-See Secluded Islands

    If you have favorite beaches on Maui, Jamaica, and St. Barths, it's time you escaped to lesser-known isles. From the Cook Islands to Maine, these are the best of the islands you haven't been to.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on February 14, 2013 at 12:26:45 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Into the Outback at Uluru, Australia

    Rugged and remote, the Australian Outback is not for the faint of heart. But for those willing to put in a little work, what you'll find is all reward—stunning backdrops and fantastic adventures.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 11, 2013 at 11:10:14 AM EST in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • World's Best All Inclusives for 2012

    We've gathered the best of the best in all-inclusive hospitality just for you. Check out our picks from Tasmania to Alaska and everything in between!

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 07, 2013 at 3:15:27 PM EST in Hotels
  • What to Wear: Sydney, Australia

    Angling for a sojourn Down Under this winter? Well, you better know what to wear. Sydney's burgeoning fashion scene is no joke, so take a serious gander at our fashion picks for day and night.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on December 07, 2012 at 4:45:31 PM EST in Style
  • Splurge vs. Save: Glamping

    It used to be that camping was just tents, s'mores, and the great outdoors. Now, there are tons of plush glamping destinations around the world, like these worthy splurges and reasonable saves.

    Posted by Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb on November 15, 2012 at 4:50:01 PM EST in Outdoors, Trip Ideas
  • Bike Sharing Programs Around The World

    North America may be slow on the bike sharing uptake, but the rest of the world has already fallen for its charm and convenience. Here, a roundup of many cities where bike sharing is well under way.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on October 03, 2012 at 10:20:18 AM EDT in Outdoors, Travel Tips
  • Swank QT Hotel Opens in Sydney

    Sydney has a plush new landing pad—QT Sydney. The chic, colorful hotel honors the building's former tenant (Gowings department store) with its Gowings Bar & Grill, just one of a few choice eateries within.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on September 19, 2012 at 11:54:11 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • Qantas, Emirates Partner for Kangaroo Route Service

    A partnership was announced yesterday between Qantas and Emirates, effectively ending Qantas' long relationship with British Airways. The move means greater convenience and other benefits for travelers.

    Posted by Seth Miller on September 06, 2012 at 4:00:18 PM EDT in Airlines, News
  • Cunard to Circumnavigate Australia in 2014

    Back by popular demand, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will circumnavigate Australia in February 2014. The ship will stop in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (among other ports), and will make a bonus stop in Bali.

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on August 14, 2012 at 10:18:06 AM EDT in Cruises, News
  • Exclusive Deal at Australia's Luxe Southern Ocean Lodge

    We are excited to bring you an exclusive, deal at one of the most stunning and secluded hotels in Australia—the Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Take a look.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 12, 2012 at 5:13:08 PM EDT in Deals, Hotels
  • Design Hotels Opens First Property in Sydney

    Set to open in the iconic Sydney building that once housed Gowings department store and the State Theater, the QT Sydney is Design Hotels's latest sleek, vibrant property worldwide.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on June 01, 2012 at 10:20:52 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Today's Top Headlines: May 4, 2012

    From Spirit Airlines' much-hated announcement this week to Karl Lagerfeld's chic take on a hotel pool, here are the top headlines we're reading this morning.

    Posted by Nicole Campoy on May 04, 2012 at 11:19:28 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • 10 Perfect Girlfriend Getaways

    Nothing beats a getaway with the girls, whether you hit a nearby foodie haven like Portland for the weekend or make it a far-flung jaunt to scope out the big five in Kenya or sip champagne in Australia.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on April 30, 2012 at 5:22:42 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • Exceptional Amenity Kits from First-Class Flights

    It might not be the top reason to splurge on a first-class plane ticket, but scoring one of the luxury amenity kits that get handed out in that exclusive cabin is certainly a perk. Here's a rundown on four of the best airline kits, brimming with enough indulgent goodies to make even an extra-long flight extremely comfortable.

    Posted by Rachel Felder on April 12, 2012 at 11:01:42 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • 10 Best Spa Trips for 2012

    Emerge from the long winter with a wellness-inspired pick-me-up—set out for a rejuvenating getaway with one of these 10 best spa trips around the globe. From mountain escapes in the forests of New Hampshire and New York to traditional Thai massages in exotic Bangkok to a Great Barrier Reef-neighboring oasis Down Under (and beyond), our list of top spa trips offers a variety of tempting destinations wide and far that are primed for some well-deserved R & R.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 27, 2012 at 2:15:35 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Spas
  • Top 10 Places to Travel this Spring

    From chic new hotels to can't-miss art events, the season's top destinations are blossoming with fresh experiences. Whether you'd like to revel in the music at Prague's spring music festival, taste wines near the vines in Paso Robles, or mingle with Tuscan locals before the summer crowds arrive, these trips are sure to brighten your season.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 14, 2012 at 2:00:46 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • 10 Top Kid-Friendly Hotels

    The prospect of traveling with children can indeed seem daunting, sometimes so much so that the very idea of it keeps families from leaving home altogether. Rest assured, there's hope out there yet for your next kids-inclusive vacation, thanks to these 10 family-friendly hotels that offer plenty of fun for the kiddies, without skimping on the amenities for adults.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 14, 2012 at 11:42:40 AM EST in Hotels, Family
  • 13 Lessons Learned from Fodorites' 2011 Trip Reports

    Reading trip reports from other travelers can be an invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. They're often great for gathering information on topics such as what to expect when you land, where to find top hotels and the best under-the-radar restaurants, and when to book ahead for must-do activities. Essentially, it's all about the experience of what worked—and perhaps even more importantly, what didn't.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 05, 2012 at 2:54:51 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • On the Radar: Australia's North Queensland

    Many travelers head up to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, but the region north of Cairns offers a chance to experience tropical rain forests and Aboriginal culture. Take the cable ferry across the Daintree River, and you'll see a spectacular part of the country that most casual visitors miss.

    Posted by Doug Stallings on November 02, 2011 at 4:31:41 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • View beautiful coves and exclusive towns on Sydney's favorite coastal walk.

    The Bondi-to-Bronte Coast Walk is a lovely 3½-km (2-mi) cliff walk, popular with just about everyone in the eastern suburbs. Signage explains the flora and Aboriginal history, and the area is the venue for the hugely popular Sculpture by the Sea outdoor art display (held every October and November).

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 07, 2011 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: Arches National Park, denalinationalpark, Vatican City