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What to Do in Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral stands above the city. ©WienTourismus / W. Hofmann

Return to Vienna: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

After years away, our writer returns to find that Vienna has changed, but the city of old is not hard to find.
Historic hotels like Hotel del Coronado are rich with stories -- including ghost stories. Photo by Hotel del Coronado

The Late Check-Out: Haunted Historic Hotels

There’s something to be said about rubbing shoulders with kindred spirits on vacation, especially if you share a fondness for historic hotels.
Use your smart phone to find an affordable place to stay while traveling. Flickr/CAFNR

5 Ways to Find an Affordable Room for the Night

Need a place to stay? Here’s how to use your smart phone to land a unique and affordable room for the night, from couch surfing to working for a room.
Veteran Rob Jones and his brother, Steve, in Springfield, MO.

First Person: Why One Hotel Guest Didn’t Have to Pay a...

Wounded veteran Rob Jones biked 5,200 mi. to raise money for the charities that helped him. Hotels across America came together to help make that dream come true.
The Warm Springs Inn and Winery is a six-suite mansion that was built in 1917. Photo courtesy Warm Springs Inn and Winery.

Where to Stay in Washington: 5 Top Bed & Breakfast Inns

On your next trip to Washington State, skip the hotel and opt for a more intimate setting in one of our five favorite bed and breakfasts.

Chill Digs: A Stay at the Québec City Ice Hotel

Where else can you sleep on a bed of ice in a hotel made entirely of snow?
Relaxing on the beach at the Playa Gran Caribe in Cancun, Mexico. Photo courtesy Gran Caribe

Cancun and Playa del Carmen: What’s New at Mexico’s Top Destinations

These two Mexican destinations have long been a favorite for beach lovers. Here's how they are changing -- and where to stay while you're there.
Teton Mountain Range Photo by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

5 Questions: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the entry point to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. What do you need to know when visiting Jackson Hole? We asked a local expert.
Stagecoach taxi on Main Avenue. Photo by Jack Bohannan.

Outdoor Adventure in the Old West: Durango, Colorado

After taking the train to Durango, Colorado, a traveler finds mountains, rivers and music in this unique Old West Mining Town.
Split

Split, Croatia: A New Vibrancy

Split, Croatia is booming, both for residents and for travelers. This vibrant city builds on its unique history to create a popular modern destination.
The Winter Palace was built in 1886.

King Tut and the Winter Palace Hotel

After discovering King Tut's tomb, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon went to the nearby luxurious Winter Palace in Luxor. You can too.

Live Like a Local: 12 Unique Homestays

Looking for a unique place to stay on your travels? Check out these unusual homes where you can stay with a local.
Harintons Hotel. Photo courtesy of Haringtons

Stay in Style: The UK’s Best Boutique Hotels

Wondering where to stay in the UK? Here are some of the most unique and best boutique hotels in the UK.
Designed by Marjolein Vonk and Maurizio Perron, this treehouse suite comments on the shift in society towards a new perspective on luxury where status is no longer defined by expensive designer goods, but by having the resources to afford a sustainable, slow lifestyle. Photo by Asaf Kliger, icehotel.com

A Visit to Sweden’s ICEHOTEL

Sweden's famous ICEHOTEL is now in its 27th season, and has a unique design each winter. Here's why it's so popular.

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