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  • Top 8 Destinations in Oscar-Nominated Films

    A really good film will take you places, sending you not just on an emotional or intellectual journey, but also transporting you to the film’s locale, thanks to its strong sense of place. From this year’s list of Academy Award-nominated films, travel takes a front-seat view, transporting you from the Hawaiian tropics to small-town Mississippi, and from exotic Bangkok to the old train stations of Paris and London. Read on for a roundup of some of this year's most transporting film locations.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on February 20, 2012 at 3:31:12 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
  • A Taste of Thailand: Top 5 Thai Food Experiences

    Discovering the national cuisine of a distant land is the highlight of any foodies' trip. Here is a roundup of some of our not-to-be-missed food experiences in Thailand.

    Posted by Maggie Kelly on August 30, 2011 at 10:10:22 AM EDT in Restaurants
  • Can't handle the heat? Choose your dishes wisely in Thailand

    Ask for your dishes mai phet ("not spicy"). Thai food can get really spicy—know what you're in for. (Phet means spicy.) Skip the nam pla if you’re on a low-sodium diet. This fish sauce is used instead of salt, and is added just as commonly.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 15, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Mount Kilimanjaro, shenandoahvalley, Shenandoah Valley
  • Thailand: Carry toilet paper or a small package of tissues

    It's rarely provided in older buildings or in rural areas, where you still may find squat toilets. Often a bucket is placed under a tap next to the toilet; you are expected to fill the bucket with water and flush out the toilet manually. Note that Western-style facilities are usually available in the main tourist areas and are the norm in hotels.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 17, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • Thailand: Choose your dishes wisely

    Ask for your dishes mai phet ("not spicy"). Thai food can get really spicy—know what you're in for. (Phet means spicy.) Skip the nam pla if you're on a low-sodium diet. This fish sauce is used instead of salt, and is added just as commonly.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 16, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Thailand: Don't assume that Thais eat with chopsticks

    Unless they're eating Chinese dishes, Thais use a fork and a spoon.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 13, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • Thailand 101: 8 Essential Experiences to Choose From For Your First Trip

    If you're visiting Thailand for the first time, it could easily overwhelm you: it is has a diverse ecological landscape to navigate, many eons of complex culture and history to understand, and a highly evolved tourism industry to serve travelers of every kind. So what should you focus on when planning your trip? Here's what the experienced local writers suggested in Fodor's Thailand, one of our newest full-color titles.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 26, 2009 at 2:15:39 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: British Virgin Islands, Transportation
  • The World's Stinkiest Foods - And Where to Try Them

    Along with the universal emotions of love, hurt, and happiness shared by all cultures around the globe, there is another thing that ties us together: it's our bizarre love of smelly foods (how did you guess?). From fermented herring to vegetables that smell worse than boiling Brussels sprouts, we've gone in search of the world's stinkiest—yet surprisingly tasty—delicacies.

    Posted by Lola Akinmade on July 07, 2009 at 12:01:56 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: caymanislands, ecotravel

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