fodors.com15 Totally Bizarre Spa Treatments Around the WorldThere’s a time and a place for a regular ol’ Swedish massage, but these bizarre treatments found at spas around the world can give you a signature sense of place while helping you recover from a long journey. From pearl scrubs to snake massages, these 15 weird spa treatments are utterly bizarre.
fodors.comBuenos Aires’s Best Tango Show Is in Its Funkiest HotelTango in Argentina has the distinction of being both one of the country’s most revered traditions and one of its most cringe-inducing tourist traps. Ask anyone to name the top things they most associate with Buenos Aires, and chances are the tango is high on that list. But ask any modern porteño (Buenos Aires local) and you’ll find that despite the dance’s ubiquity, most locals consider it strictly a tourist’s sport. Very few know how to dance it, and many avoid the nightlife spots advertising themselves as milongueros (tango dance halls). So what’s a tango-loving tourist to do?
fodors.com10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to JordanJordan is a Middle Eastern country that might not be on your travel radar--but it should be. From the ancient ruins of Petra to the modern malls and hipster cafes of Amman to the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, Jordan packs in a lot to experience in a country that’s about the size of Maine. Jordan’s granite mountain peaks and otherworldly deserts should be at the top of your bucket list--and we have travel tips on what to pack, what to do, and what to expect. Here’s everything you need to know about how to visit one of the most peaceful countries in the Middle East.
fodors.comEast By North East: Syrian-Newfoundland Food Fusion Is Revitalizing TraditionsThe shared values of community and food bridge the seemingly different cultures of Syrians and Newfoundlanders--especially when it comes to food. Home pickling, cheese making, and myriad baking endeavors--skills reminiscent of Newfoundland’s more self-sufficient past--matched with a devotion to fresh produce make for a match of culinary styles.
fodors.comShould You Go Here: Bali’s Abandoned Plane AttractionIn Bali, Indonesia, there are two abandoned 737 Boeing airplanes. They've become bizarre things to do as they're part of a simple mystery: Why are they here? But, should you waste your time away from the jungles or beaches or hotel pools just to look at an old plane in a field?
fodors.com7 Reasons You Need To Go To Buenos AiresBuenos Aires is famous for architecture, wine, impossibly glamorous locals. Sophisticated and sultry, Buenos Aires is every bit a Latin American city but with a heavily international vibe. Italian and Spanish influences combine with Latin American traditions in hip restaurants, interesting shops, and a vibrant nightlife scene, making Buenos Aires a Latin American city unlike anywhere else in the world.
fodors.com17 Ice-Cream Farms From Coast to CoastIt’s not a road trip without ice cream. Riffing on the farm-to-table trend, these farms dish up cones and cups of ice cream crafted from milk sourced from cows or goats who live on the property. In some cases, production is so micro you likely won’t find tubs or pints in the frozen-food aisle of any grocer. Note that most hold seasonal hours, staying open only during the warmer months. From California to Connecticut, here’s where to go for your next ice-cream cone. You already know about Ben & Jerry’s—meet 17 others.
fodors.com10 Beautiful Beaches Where the Sun Won’t Completely Murder YouIf you're looking to get some sun, where better to go than the beach? However, if you like the idea of a beach, but aren't crazy about the sun...that's frustrating. But, wait! Don't fret because we've got good news: You CAN have a shady beach. These 10 locations have shade aplenty, so pop a squat under one of their massive palm trees and close your eyes.
fodors.comWhere to Weekend: Discover Ireland’s “Wildest” CountyWondering what to do in County Clare? From the rocky reaches of The Burren region to the towering heights of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare is home to some of Ireland’s most striking natural landscapes. And yet the ruggedness of the land is balanced beautifully by the welcoming comforts of the eateries, accommodations, and the locals, making Ireland’s west coast the perfect place to spend a long weekend.
fodors.comThese 11 Hokey Tourist Attractions Are Actually Worth Your TimeThe world is full of strange sites, roadside attractions, and gimmicky stores. But many of them, though hokey, are really fun places to see, especially while on a road trip. These 11 in particular, though absurdly hokey, are actually wonderful sites to visit, whether as a stop on a roadtrip, or a final destination.
fodors.comWhere to Weekend: LA’s Sexiest “Staycation” Is Not Where You’d ThinkTucked away in its hills is the massive Four Seasons Westlake Village, home to a 40,000-square foot spa and wellness facility, the California Health & Longevity Institute. Though it sounds like an extension of a Scientology reeducation camp, this enormity of a hotel compound is less Sea Org and more sanitarium. More than just a hotel and health club, the Four Seasons Westlake Village functions as an amorous escapade dedicated to total-body rejuvenation (even insofar as reconstruction). Grab your partner and book a weekend stay--but don’t plan to leave the hotel.
fodors.com12 New Roller Coasters to Try in 2018Summer of 2018 will have 18 new roller coasters opening at amusement parks around the world. We’ve put together our favorites and let you know which theme parks you need to head out to, including Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn coasters at Six Flags and the Wicker Man ride at Alton Towers.
fodors.com10 Beauty Products You Should Never Travel WithoutFrom the perfect lipstick to a miniature mascara, these products will help you look your best no matter where you are. Looking great when you travel can be a difficult task. While it’s tempting to just give up makeup altogether when you’re traveling, this list of beauty essentials will ensure that you have just enough makeup for a night out, a formal meeting, or a casual day at the beach.