Trudging up a lush mountainside to a remote village, plunging through a swift-moving river in the footsteps of elephants and cruising Bangkok's gleaming luxury malls—with each step, I walked into different worlds, each one beautiful, all in Thailand.
Driving the 100-plus miles that link the Florida Keys' limestone and coral islands ranks as one of America's epic road trips. Some would rather experience it on two wheels instead of four.
Dozens of majestic ships will be sailing North Atlantic waters this summer, visiting ports along the St. Lawrence River for weeks and gathering en masse in Quebec City from July 18-23.
The annual bash is practically synonymous with Rio de Janeiro. But it's also a big deal in the Caribbean, which, despite popular belief, isn't one homogeneous destination.
As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than a winter escape. But if you've got more than beaches on your mind, there's plenty of upside to a brief, cool visit that avoids the crowds and heat of summer.
A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation's most sophisticated is on target to open in the spring after surviving a financial setback that had threatened to derail the project.
Slovenian tourism officials recently brought chef Ana Ros (pronounced ROSH) to New York to showcase her culinary talents at a time when tourism in the tiny country is booming, up to nearly 3 million tourists a year in a country of 2 million people.
National Park of American Samoa, 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, is spread over parts of Tutuila, Ta'u and Ofu. It attracted 13,892 visitors last year, about what Yosemite gets in a summer day.
Lake Lucerne winds through the Alps with a series of bends, S-curving around towering mountains like slalom skiers carving into snow thousands of feet above. But even though skiing gets all the glory in wintertime Switzerland, a ferry ride on the lake can also be a welcome diversion for a traveler with a few hours to spare.
A little more than a decade ago, Don Parrish of suburban Chicago looked at a world map and declared, “I want to see everything.”