fodors.com12 Best American ‘Music Cities’ That Aren’t NashvilleNashville, Tennessee, earned the nickname “Music City” for fostering some country music legends, but there are many other places in the U.S. that have left their mark on American music, like Cleveland, Minneapolis, Richmond, and Jacksonville. Other cities may be recognized today for their live music venues and festivals, but these were the original music destinations.
fodors.comHow to Avoid Getting Eaten by a Bear in AlaskaIf you're traveling outdoors in Alaska on your next vacation, whether on a road-trip or a shore excursion from a cruise, watch out for bears. They're everywhere and they can be dangerous. But these helpful tips and tricks will allow you to stay safe and stay clear and ensure you're not eaten or attacked by a bear.
fodors.com13 Far-Flung Vacation Spots Where You Can Get By on EnglishYou don't need to learn Hungarian to visit Budapest or Spanish to visit Belize. Although English is not the first language for many of these destinations, it's widely spoken. So, don't worry if you haven't mastered Romanian on Rosetta Stone or Swedish in Duolingo, you should be just fine to get around or order a beer.
fodors.comPolish Hipsters Are Obsessed With Kitschy Soviet-Era Milk Bars–Here’s Where to Go to Join ThemThese Polish hipsters are reviving the once government-subsidized “milk bars”—canteens which served, and still serve, cheap and hearty meals meant for all the country’s comrades: Mercedes-driving businessmen and lowly professors alike—and trendy bars that have risen from the ashes of once-Soviet historical landmarks. That Poles today have a fondness for a turbulent period whose retro, kitschy aesthetic they are eager to celebrate is an irony not lost in these reinvented haunts. Here are 12 of the best spots across Warsaw and Krakow where you can relish in this blissfully irreverent Polish trend—while it lasts.
fodors.com11 Reasons Why Tel Aviv Is Israel’s Coolest CityCompared to Jerusalem, a place that orients itself more toward religion and the ancient past, life in Tel Aviv is lived further outside of those spheres of influence and instead focuses on the future. With non-stop nightlife, bustling open-air markets, pristine and easily accessible beaches, a remarkable culinary scene, lots of sunshine, and loads of activities, people in Tel Aviv are religiously enjoying life.