A brown stone bridge crossing blue ocean water to a small island near Biarritz, France with lush greenery on a sunny day.

Day Trips from Bordeaux

With its winemaking heritage, thriving art scene, exquisite architecture, and phenomenal food, Bordeaux – the largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet – is full of French culture. And the good news is it gets even better when you explore the wider Gironde area. To truly experience it, travelers need to get outside of the city and visit...

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Clyde Arc and the River Clyde illuminated at night in Glasgow.

Day Trips From Edinburgh

The centuries-old charms of Edinburgh don’t fade. It’s impossible to fight off the Scottish capital’s infectious energy from the moment you set foot on its cobbled streets. Every winding street, quaint nook and medieval cranny offers a new adventure for the intrepid explorer. Whether you’re scaling an ancient extinct volcano or dipping your toe into the country’s history at the...

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The Hotel Negresco in Nice, France, at night

Where to Eat and Stay In Nice

France has never been short of fantastic places to eat, whether it’s a Michelin-féted gourmet extravaganza or a simple neighborhood bistro. Nowhere is this truer than in Nice, where you’re spoiled for choice. There’s a warm welcome in the hotels too, from up-to-the-minute boutiques to classic rooms that will leave you feeling pampered. Our line-up of the best restaurants and...

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A Guide to Nice’s Neighborhoods

It would be easy to visit Nice and stick to the Promenade des Anglais or the Bay of Angels, but that would be doing this diverse gem a disservice. One of the pleasures of a trip to Nice lies in uncovering its fascinating collection of neighborhoods. Each has its own unique atmosphere, and to get the complete picture it’s worth...

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Colorful houses perch on a dramatic clifftop in the Cinque Terre region of the Italian Riviera

Day Trips From Venice

When you’re submerged in Venice’s water-based travel, life beyond gondolas can be unimaginable. But there are plenty of ways to adventure beyond the canals. Whether you’re hankering for a trip from Venice to Rome, Florence, or even outside of Italy, you’ll find a whole host of options are possible. Venice to Rome Yes, you can actually ‘do’ Rome in a...

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St Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace at the forefront of the city skyline

Venice’s Top 10 Attractions

Built across 118 islands, the Floating City is an urban wonder of the world, where canals replace streets and gondolas act as the most romantic taxi imaginable. Known affectionately in Italy as La Serenissima (meaning ‘most serene’) Venice is a fantastic place decorated with magnificent architecture that you have to see to believe. You’ll need a checklist to make sure...

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Detroit’s downtown skyline shines beneath the sunlight as its reflection hits the water on a bright afternoon.

What to Do with a Free Hour in Detroit

If you’ve found yourself in Motor City with a few spare moments to fill, you won’t have to look far for a quick-yet-rewarding activity. Even if your visit is short, you’ll notice right away this city is undergoing a Renaissance – which means there are exciting attractions around every corner and an entrepreneurial energy that will have you wishing you...

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What to Do with a Free Afternoon in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, or simply “NOLA,” as it’s fondly called, has a reputation for being one of the most unique cities in the world. If you find that you only have a free afternoon to spend in the Big Easy, but you'd still like to have an adventure, have no fear. Check out this guide to three local favorites and...

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Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city

Edinburgh’s Top 10 Attractions

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world and when you’ve experienced its dramatic hilltop castles, breathtaking lochs and wild beaches, you’ll find it hard to disagree. Nowhere is the beauty of this dramatic country more apparent than in its capital city Edinburgh, where history seeps from every street. The gothic architecture, stunning surroundings and one of...

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Edinburgh Neighborhoods Guide

Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, boasting architecture that ranges in grandeur from neoclassical to gothic. The city’s many parks and hills offer spectacular views and relaxation, while there’s a feast of cultural and historical attractions waiting to be discovered outside of the center. Tourists may flock to the Old Town to visit Edinburgh Castle and wander...

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