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  • Top Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve

    The year 2011 is almost upon us so we've rounded up nine cities around the globe that celebrate the New Year with style. Find your perfect party, from family-friendly affairs to all-night debauchery to classic celebrations.

  • Britain's Best Harry Potter Film Sites

    Would-be witches and wizards have been heading to film sites around Britain that capture the magical Potter world since 2001, when the first of the six previous movies opened. Each movie pieces together many locations, but you can visit some that truly capture the fantastical richness of Harry's world. Here are top spots to explore if you're happily seeking Harry in Britain.

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on November 16, 2010 at 11:14:02 AM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Coba, Atlantic City
  • Great Britain: Save with sightseeing passes or memberships

    These shave the high price of visiting castles, gardens, and historic houses. Some, including the Great British Heritage pass and the English Heritage’s Overseas Visitor pass, are for specific amounts of time from a week to a month. The National Trust’s pass must be purchased before your trip. If you’ll be spending time in Scotland, look into the Historic Scotland’s Explorer Pass or the National Trust for Scotland’s Discovery Ticket. The VisitBritain Web site ( has information about these and other discounts; match what the pass or membership offers against your itinerary to see if you’ll save money.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 10, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Scotland: Beware the midge

    Pack some insect repellent to deter this tiny biting fl y if you’re traveling in the Highlands and islands in summer; the Highland midge is a force to be reckoned with. You might want to set out on a hike after a windy spell, when the creatures have been temporarily beaten back. Antihistamine cream is helpful in reducing swelling of bites you do get.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 22, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Scotland: Research bringing your own clubs

    Call the golf course and your airline for details. Airlines may not necessarily treat golf clubs as typical luggage, and you may have to pay an extra fee or follow packing instructions in order to bring them over on your flight. When you book your tee time, which you should do in advance, ask about clubs. It might be best to rent them.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 27, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • 9 Great Festivals to See in 2010

    There's no shortage of vibrant festivals around the globe that cater to every taste, from revered spiritual celebrations to more bizarre activities such as wife-carrying competitions. Chances are there's at least one festival somewhere on earth dedicated to any peculiar hobby you may enjoy.

    Posted by Lola Akinmade on March 02, 2010 at 12:12:26 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Cairo, Tips
  • 10 Foolproof European Attractions for Kids

    We traveled all over Europe, and learned an important lesson: in order to travel with kids, you've got to think like a kid. Save the cathedrals and museums for another trip. Here are ten European attractions that your kids will love.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on September 15, 2009 at 4:58:25 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: aswan, mediterranean, Bath, Halifax