With peak season winding down and airfares and hotel rates (and summer temperatures) beginning to drop, September is the perfect time to visit the City of Light. Leave the throngs ... More
Looking to avoid the midsummer crowds in Florence and Pisa? Hit off-the-radar places like Siena, Maremma, and Lucca in July for music shows and festivals on local piazzas. More
July is winter in Australia, when prices are traditionally lower (like the Qantas Aussie AirPass, $999 for round-trip fare from the United States plus three domestic flights) and c... More
Cancún's area code is 998; the Riviera Maya's is 984. To call local numbers from the United States, dial 011-52 before the area code. More
Travel light and leave the nonessentials at home.
Blend in. Don’t dress like an affluent tourist.
Trust your instincts. If something smells fishy, it probably is.
Ask your hotel ... More
The thefastertimes.com/travel runs up-to-the minute travel headlines, unusual stories (an essay on hotel reviews as social commentary), exclusive book excerpts from writers such as... More
Always put valuables in the safe, every night, and put your toothbrush on top the last night, so that you remember to empty the locker in the morning of checkout. -2009 A-List Agen... More
The Web site of Washington’s tourist board (www.washington.org) is updated daily to showcase special events. If you’re planning to hit any or all of the 19 national museums in the ... More
Tourism New South Wales (the state that Sydney’s part of) runs www.us.sydney.com; it has comprehensive listings of sights, attractions, and hotels around the city as well as outlyi... More
Run by the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.visitseattle.org has information on attractions, tours, and activities around the city. The site for a glossy local monthly, w... More
Check the city's official tourism Web site (www.santafe.org) for the usual descriptions of and links to attractions and accommodations. Santa Fe's edgy and informative alternative ... More
The Web site for the city’s visitors’ bureau (www.sfcvb.org) has good hotel listings, as well as a useful events calendar. The San Francisco Chronicle’s site (www.sfgate.com) is a ... More
www.romaturismo.com: The multilingual official site of the Rome tourism board has downloadable maps and brochures, lots of information on exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural ... More
Check out www.travelportland.com, the city and surrounding area’s official tourism site, for details on where to go and what to do. The super, free newsweekly Willamette Week (www.... More
• www.azcentral.com: The Web site of Arizona Republic, the major daily newspaper, offers extensive entertainment listings.• www.phoenixnewtimes.com: This alternative weekly’s Web s... More
The city’s tourism authority (8723 International Drive; 407-363-5872; www.orlandoinfo.com) has a storefront visitors’ center with a knowledgeable staff and unbiased information. Ki... More
The Web site for the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce (www.nantucketchamber.org) has up-to-date information on all major events and attractions on the island, including special events... More
The official Montreal Tourism Web site, www.tourisme-montreal.org, is filled with great information on local news and events. For news from the English-language press, check out th... More
For the uninitiated, skyways are blissful winter saviors—climate-controlled glass walkways connecting buildings in both downtowns. Downtown Minneapolis has an eight-mile system lin... More
The Web site of the Minneapolis tourist board (www.minneapolis.org) features up-to-date information on both Minneapolis and St. Paul events and attractions. Check City Pages (www.c... More
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Maine Office of Tourism: www.visitmaine.comPortland Press Herald: pressherald.mainetoday.comDowneast Magazine: www.downeast.comMaine Living: www.meliving.comMaine Foliage Informati... More
www.lacvb.com, operated by the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, has tons of information on sightseeing, dining, and lodging options around the city. The Los Angeles Time... More
The main London Visitor Center near Piccadilly Circus at 1 Regent Street is open every day; check out the Visit London Web site at www.visitlondon.com to download free info before ... More
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