Fodor’s Week in Travel: A Toast to Spring

As we count down down the days until spring, the next couple weeks kick off the season with plenty of upcoming festivals, fun, and some fantastic options for a last-minute winter getaway. Check out great restaurants in Austin next week at the SXSW Festival, and make sure to celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Orleans with our insider's guide to Mardi Gras. And, while winter's still here, we're suggesting fine fare for après-ski celebrations in the French Alps and last-minute trips to US islands for an easy escape.

Where to Eat at This Year's SXSW Festival

The festival kicks off next week on March 7, and it's a great time to check out Austin's hot foodie scene. Find out where to eat at this year's SXSW.

Insider's Guide to Mardi Gras 2014

Party like a local in New Orleans this year with our insider's guide to Mardi Gras 2014. You'll find parade-watching tips, our top picks for some great eats, hotel recommendations, and more.

Europe's Best City Escapes for Spring

European cities reach their highest appeal in spring, when warmer weather offers vistors the perfect opportunity to explore and walk scenic streets. Start planning your trip to Europe's best city escapes for spring.

10 US Islands Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues

From Hilton Head to Key West, book a last-minute, budget-friendly escape to these 10 US islands where you can beat the winter blues.

6 Great Ski-In, Ski-Out Restaurants in the French Alps

Nearly every resort in the French Alps offers at least one can't-miss eatery right off the slopes. Toast a round of après-ski drinks at these 6 great ski-in, ski-out restaurants.