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Insider's Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The Crescent City is prepping for Mardi Gras—which ends with Fat Tuesday on February 21—and so can you. It's not too late to book a room for the long Presidents' Day weekend leading into the festivities (we checked). Or jet further afield to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival. Whichever you choose, we've got the scoop on where to eat, stay, and play.
Plan your New Orleans trip »
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Fodor's Best of Europe Survey
Participate in our first-ever Best of Europe survey! We want to know your favorite places in Europe, from picturesque towns to vibrant cities.


Where to Stay and Save this Presidents' Day Weekend
There are still discounts—and rooms available—for holiday weekend travel, February 17–20. Check out our top picks for beach vacations, ski trips, and urban getaways.


Best New All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts
These 3 swanky resorts boast everything from butlers who make spa and dinner reservations, to pool concierges who schlep cocktails and snacks to your floating chaise lounge.

Technology Tips  

Top Tips for Traveling Abroad with Your Smartphone
With the latest smartphones on the U.S. market, you don't have to shell out the price of a companion ticket to use the features that make these gadgets so, well, companionable.

News Roundup
In Our Forums: Will the Costa Disaster Affect Cruising? | Top 5 Boutiques in New York's West Village | The Days of Hidden Fees to End for Airline Passengers
Smart Travel Tip of the Day
Try this tip to photograph one of the most famous churches in Paris
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