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  • Best Hotel Ice Skating Rinks

    Hotels and resorts often transform into winter wonderlands to attract guests during the chilly season, but because decorations in the lobby only go so far, many properties have hopped on the pop-up ice skating rink trend. Whether staying at swanky urban spot in New York, or a mountain getaway in Vail, we've rounded up our favorites from around the world.

    Posted by Cathleen McCarthy on February 03, 2012 at 4:14:20 PM EST in Hotels
  • Editors' Pick: Best Slideshow Photos of 2011

    On the last day of 2011, we thought looking back at our favorite slideshow photos would inspire travel in the year to come. Collectively, we journeyed to dozens of destinations, and our snapshots span the globe—from Italy's beautiful gardens along the Amalfi Coast, to Switzerland's charming countryside, to Hawaii's incredible natural wonders.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on December 30, 2011 at 5:06:05 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Photos
  • Great Scenic Train Rides in Europe

    Whether it's a loop ride on a steam train or a practical means for getting from Amsterdam to Brussels, Europe is full of train routes with amazing scenery. Thanks to the amazing Fodor's community, we've compiled some great train trips by country.

  • Skip the plane and travel Europe via high-speed train.

    Some national high-speed train systems, which see trains traveling at an average speed of 125 mph, have begun to link up to form the nucleus of a pan-European system. On a long journey you still have to change trains a couple of times, as the national railways jealously guard their prerogatives. France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany are among the nations offering this service. Remember that this service requires reservations, and doesn't come as cheaply as conventional rail service.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 23, 2011 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: airlines, news
  • Save Vs. Splurge on Switzerland Skiing

    Though Switzerland's mountain resorts are glorious destinations year-round, there's something special about a snowy retreat. In addition to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, there are a wonderland of other snow-inspired activities—plus spas, shopping, and local food and wine to warm you. Here are some tips to plan your Swiss mountain resort trip, whatever your budget.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 19, 2011 at 12:01:45 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Switzerland's Top Ski Resorts

    Slopes? Scene? Whatever your priorities, there's a Switzerland mountain resort for you, with dramatic Alpine views and charming villages guaranteed. And now is the perfect time to plan your winter wonderland trip to take advantage of early-booking discounts.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 29, 2010 at 10:55:35 AM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Maryland, News
  • Europe: Know which currency you’ll be using

    Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden, and Switzerland, although part of the European Union, are not part of the monetary union, and therefore each uses its local currency.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 28, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: bonaire, telaviv
  • Switzerland: Pack smart

    Bring a warm sweater. Even in July and August the evening air grows chilly in the mountains. And bring a hat or sunscreen, as the atmosphere is thinner at high altitudes. Glaciers can be blinding in the sun, so be sure to bring sunglasses, especially for high-altitude excursions. Good walking shoes or hiking boots are a must, whether you’re tackling medieval cobblestones or mountain trails.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 20, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Switzerland: Take it easy up high

    Limit strenuous excursions on the first day at extra-high-altitude resorts, those at 5,248 feet and above. Adults with heart problems may want to avoid all excursions above 6,560 feet.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 24, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Spies of the Balkans To Europe! Book Giveaway

    With the launch of Fodor's To Europe!, we're giving away 5 copies each week of a popular Random House book set in Europe. This week's giveaway is Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst. To enter, read the details below.

    Posted by Amy D on June 15, 2010 at 9:00:00 AM EDT in New at Fodor's