Although it’s known for its sunshine, celebrities and laid-back attitude, L.A. offers a lot more variety for anyone willing to do more than just scratch the surface. Then again, the sun, celebs and lazy days on the beach are pretty nice too.
This eco-paradise is the perfect place to embark on a Central American safari, and if you plan well, you can even have the monkeys mostly to yourself
In this former cattle ranching capital, the West is still as wild as ever, but that doesn’t mean every meal needs to be prepared over a campfire
Japan’s third city may not have the gloss of Tokyo or the timelessness of Kyoto, but it’s second to none in terms of its food, energy and an unflagging sense of fun
The vibrant, eccentric, doggedly authentic capital of Tennessee is in the midst of a massive makeover; thankfully, the city’s many old-time charms remain very much intact
Don’t let the endless vistas of rugged wilderness fool you—the Last Frontier can be tamed. All you need is a plane, a helicopter, a boat or a train. Preferably all four.
As the world increasingly retreats into an echo chamber of car horns and email alerts, it’s nice to know that somewhere in the middle of the Pacific there’s a whole nation of smiling, slightly salt-frosted people deftly navigating speedboats around idyllic islands, pausing to lop the tops off of coconuts or admire a well-formed brain coral.
Shanghai is a 21st-century boomtown, a glittering, nonstop celebration of economic success. Yet there are hidden pockets of the city’s former life here, made all the more precious by the neon glare around them.
This German auto hub offers gearhead thrills alongside lush green spaces, hearty food and cultural surprises
To discover the heady charms of the sultry Philippine capital, you’ll need to navigate the chaos of mototaxi rides and a relentless nightlife scene—and eat a lot of garlic rice
This charming lake town in Canada’s Okanagan Valley is that rare outdoor-sports haven that doesn’t skimp on more sedentary pleasures
A paradise for snorkelers and beach bums, this tiny Central American country has even more to offer those who venture off the beaten path
Putting both wealth and vision to work, the capital of Qatar has risen from desert backwater to sophisticated hot spot for global tourism
This Caribbean nation proudly celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012—but with its sublime landscapes, sensational food, riotously fun nightlife and vibrant culture drawing a new generation of appreciative visitors, the best is yet to come
Jerusalem may have the gravitas, but Tel Aviv—home to progressive art, ambitious cuisine and a rip-roaring nightlife scene—has the fun
Japan’s capital is a place of unfathomable size, endless variety and constant movement, but just below the surface of this futuristic megalopolis is a surprising and delightful sense of calm
Follow in the footsteps of sultans in Turkey’s vibrant port city
With its seamless blend of shrewd commerce, uncompromising luxury and countercultural abandon, all set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, Washington’s capital of cool is a study in complementary contrasts
It is one of the biggest, most interesting and most happening cities on earth. And with the Olympic Games returning, now’s the ideal time to rediscover London in all its polish, pomp, grit and glory.
A place of deep history and staggering views, one of UNESCO’s first World Heritage cities has been flying under travelers’ radar for a long time. But thanks to a growing economy and a renewed focus on preservation and development, that’s about to change.