The 15 Best Things to Do in Helsinki

Of the five Nordic countries, Finland might be the least familiar to travelers. While hordes have descended upon the Scandinavian capitals of Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen — and Iceland’s Reykjavik, of course — Helsinki is still somewhat of an under-the-radar gem. But the small capital city is one of the most alluring destinations in Northern Europe, offering...

20 Best Things to Do in the Dominican Republic

One of the most geographically diverse countries in the Caribbean and the second largest in size, the Dominican Republic boasts an incredible range of scenery. Beyond its renowned beaches and over a thousand miles of coastline, you’ll find mountain ranges, offshore islands, lakes and waterfalls, offering plenty to do outdoors. As diverse as the landscape are the culture and...

15 Top Things to Do in Doha

The capital of the small state of Qatar, a gas and oil-rich country in the Middle East, Doha is cosmopolitan metropolis stretching inland from a nearly circular bay lined by a promenade walkway offering the perfect sunset location. Until a few years ago, Qatar was known mostly as a tax-free location for foreign workers...

The Best LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations of 2019

It's that time of year again where rainbow flags, stickers, and T-shirts are found in every direction you turn in honor of World Pride month. And while June is a month dedicated to celebrating, LGBTQ pride should be recognized all year long—and all over the world. In spirit of the season, we chose the top gay-friendly destinations...

San Francisco’s Best Rooftop Bars

With its notoriously cold summers and a sea of microclimates that can change at the drop of a hat, San Francisco has not always been known for its al fresco offerings. This has been been changing over the last decade or so, however, especially in the case of the city's rooftop bars and lounges. Creative minds have found their...

The Top 7 Attractions of Egypt’s Nile Delta

The Nile Delta starts just downriver from Cairo, at the point where the River Nile splits into two main distributaries (the Damietta and the Rosetta). On its journey to the Mediterranean Sea, it brings water to a vast area of arable land that has been farmed for at least 5,000 years. In fact, the fertile land of the Delta was the source...

Best Places to See Fall Color in the Pacific Northwest

The fall colors in the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington may vary from year to year depending on weather conditions, but you're always in for a vibrant view on your autumn trip to the region. Warm, dry falls — which often occur in the Pacific Northwest — produce breathtaking hillside panoramas, but the occasional rainy autumn can cut the foliage season...

Train Tours: See Fall Foliage in New England

When it comes to getting the most out of your trip to New England to witness the spectacle of autumnal colors that overwhelm the region's many forests each fall, there's no better way to relax while taking it all in than taking a train ride through the countryside. Fortunately, many train companies in New England offer special fall foliage tours of the...

Your Trip to Munich: The Complete Guide

Munich, located in the South of Germany, is the capital of Bavaria and the gateway to the German Alps. München, the city's native name, is derived from the Old German word Mönche ("monks") and traces back Munich’s origins as a Benedictine monastery during the eighth century. Then, Bavaria was ruled for more than 750 years by the kings of...

The best beaches in Costa Rica

You don’t have to love the beach to love Costa Rica, but – with nearly 300 of them hugging the country’s coastline – it certainly helps. People come from all over during the November-April dry season to experience the surf, saunter and sun this tropical Central American land has on offer. So, where should you park your towel? Here’s our run-down of the best...