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  • 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