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  • Best Summer Road Trips for 2012

    No matter your starting point, there are ample opportunities to hit the road this summer from coast to coast. Pack up the car, instead of the carry-on, and take one of our top summer road trip picks.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on May 21, 2012 at 2:08:27 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas
  • New Ivy Hotel Adds to Chicago's Boutique Scene

    Chicago's boutique-hotel boom continues with the newly opened Ivy Hotel. It caters an urban eco-chic crowd with Lexus hybrid cars to get from spot to spot and iPads for check-in.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on May 15, 2012 at 2:03:17 PM EDT in Hotels
  • Six Last Minute Mother's Day Deals

    Don't scrounge for a reject card at the pharmacy or rifle through the candy section this year. Make your last-minute Mother's Day gift count with one of these six sweet deals.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on May 03, 2012 at 4:31:49 PM EDT in Hotels, Events, Deals
  • Feast on Bold Delicacies to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, Dos Equis is testing the limits of your appetite and your will with the 10-day, multi-city Feast of the Brave taco truck competition.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on May 01, 2012 at 5:06:40 PM EDT in News, Restaurants
  • Five Must-Go Classical and Jazz Music Festivals this Summer

    Get those picnic baskets and bottles of wine out. It's time to hit the great outdoors for the annual bevy of summer music festivals that take the country by storm, from Tanglewood to the Hollywood Bowl.

    Posted by Alyssa Kim on April 24, 2012 at 2:08:46 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • Enjoy Free Concerts at Chicago's Millenium Park this Summer

    There’s a lot to see AND hear at Chicago’s Millenium Park this summer.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 09, 2012 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • World’s Best Museum Gift Shops

    Putting in the time to peruse stands at local markets can certainly unearth some winning on-the-road finds, though it often seems that most vendors are selling the same forgettable tchotchkes. The best place to search out memorable, quality items tied to your travels is oftentimes found in museum gift shops. Since you likely already plan to wander the halls of a local museum or two, tacking on a stop in the gift shop could easily take care of your souvenir needs in one easy shot. You’ll definitely want to spend a bit of time—and money—in our five favorite museum gift shops, outlined below.

    Posted by Karina Martinez-Carter on March 19, 2012 at 2:52:16 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Arts & Culture, Shopping
  • 5 Hotel Tours for Architecture Buffs

    For architecture enthusiasts, there's nothing more gratifying than a tour of a revered building, guided by an informed insider. Some hotels offer architectural tours—typically led by a hotel’s concierge, an in-house historian, or an outside expert—that offer behind-the-scenes glimpses into a hotel’s heyday, from Mid-Century Modern at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho to Art Deco at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton. We’ve rounded up five architecture-themed hotel tours here that rank tops, and best of all, you don’t have to spring for a room to sign up for one—non-hotel guests can simply call ahead to reserve a spot.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on March 13, 2012 at 5:53:04 PM EDT in Hotels
  • Save Up to 50% Off with Kimpton Chicago Hotel Deal

    Chicago’s blustery winter weather is on the way out, which makes this killer offer even better. In honor of the city’s 175th birthday, all four of Kimpton’s Chicago hotels are offering discount rates for just $175/night for 175 days—plus party bags.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on March 09, 2012 at 2:10:52 PM EST in Deals, Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • Best Stateside St. Patrick's Day Events

    Cities countrywide are flaunting their Gaelic glory in the form of parades, parties, and pub crawls in the coming week. From the longest-running Patty’s parade in Boston to a New Orleans-style celebration and more, here are the top 5 places to shamrock it out stateside this year.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on March 07, 2012 at 2:53:02 PM EST in Trip Ideas