Fodor’s Week in Travel: Expert Advice

We know that our readers travel just as much as we do, so we're always looking for the best new destinations to put on your radar. Heading to South Africa? Check out our guide to exploring the country's desert region. Making a fall sojourn to Paris? Beat the crowds at Versailles and visit Vaux-le-Vicomte instead. Head out on your next vacation armed with the best insider information in our weekly roundup.

Road Trip Planner: South Africa's Karoo Region

For something truly unusual, head inland from either Cape Town or Port Elizabeth to explore stunning wilderness with our road trip planner to South Africa's Karoo region.

Why You Should Visit Vaux-le-Vicomte, Versailles' Magnificent Precursor

If you've already been to Versailles and want to see something similar, or are looking to visit a chateau without the crowds, read up on why you should visit Vaux-le-Vicomte, Versailles' Magnificent Precursor.

Drink Lover's Guide to Vancouver Island

This quiet island off the coast of British Columbia is the perfect respite for wine lovers, beer enthusiasts, and caffeine fiends. Enjoy the best the island has to offer with our drink lover's guide to Vancouver Island.

10 Hotels With Hands-on Food Experiences

Foodies looking to get inside the kitchen and see the action up close should head to one of these 10 hotels with hands-on food experiences.

Top 10 Luxury Ranches Around the World

These hotels may be ranches, but the bespoke accommodations mean you'll hardly be roughing it. For an outdoorsy vacation that comes with all the amenities of a big-city hotel, check-in to one of these top 10 luxury ranches around the world.

15 Essential Tech Gadgets for Travelers

Finally, wherever you're headed, you'll want to make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your vacation. Don't leave town without these 15 essential tech gadgets for travelers.