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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Inle Lake, Myanmar

As I entered the wide expanse of Inle Lake at the end of a narrow feeder channel, two fishermen appeared on either side of my Abercrombie & Kent longboat, performing what I could best make out as a slow-motion, over-the-water ballet with conical baskets and oars for props—all while balanced on the bows of their boats. It was absolutely enthralling. Until that moment, I’d been thinking that visiting a lake in Myanmar was rather beside the point. Bagan’s legendary pagodas had beckoned

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Inle Lake, Myanmar

As I entered the wide expanse of Inle Lake at the end of a narrow feeder channel, two fishermen appeared on either side of my Abercrombie & Kent longboat, performing what I could best make out as a slow-motion, over-the-water ballet with conical baskets and oars for props—all while balanced on the bows of their boats. It was absolutely enthralling. Until that moment, I’d been thinking that visiting a lake in Myanmar was rather beside the point. Bagan’s legendary pagodas had beckoned

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Inle Lake, Myanmar

As I entered the wide expanse of Inle Lake at the end of a narrow feeder channel, two fishermen appeared on either side of my Abercrombie & Kent longboat, performing what I could best make out as a slow-motion, over-the-water ballet with conical baskets and oars for props—all while balanced on the bows of their boats. It was absolutely enthralling. Until that moment, I’d been thinking that visiting a lake in Myanmar was rather beside the point. Bagan’s legendary pagodas had beckoned

Top 10 Places to Go for Spring 2015

Spring break may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean travel has to halt until summer. There are festivals to enjoy and races to cheer on, and those migrating whales up north aren’t going to watch themselves. Why not gather a little inspiration for summer vacation while you’re taking advantage of travel’s fairest season? These ten spots are especially suitable destinations for spring 2015. By Kathleen Squires 

Food Lover's Guide to Bangkok

With a homegrown cuisine marked by intensity and balance, a hotbed of international flavors, high-quality local products, and a population that’s absolutely fanatical about food, Bangkok has always been high on the hit list for food lovers. Currently home to the San Pellegrino 50 Best top restaurant in Asia (the Indian-inspired Gaggan), “the Big Mango,” as Bangkok is known, offers everything from incredibly tasty street food to the cuisine of

6 Must-Have French Beauty Products

As spring weather slowly approaches and lightweight, colorful fashions make their way out of storage, it’s time to take stock of your skin’s condition. From the intense wind chill and constant sniffles of this past winter, you might not be feeling your personal best. Quicker than you can say “Mon Dieu,” here are six French beauty essentials that will have you feeling chic in no time. New York City’s C.O.

10 Products and Services Every Super Traveler Needs

There are travelers and there are “super travelers,” the savvy ones who are constantly booking new flights and always on the go. These are the frequent flyers who use priority lanes, know exactly which seat to book on each type of aircraft, and essentially feel at home in an airport. For those already at that level, or anyone aspiring to get there, this list will help you reach that super status.

Inside Washington, D.C.'s Red-Hot Dining Scene

The nation’s capital has become a culinary hot spot in recent years, with top chefs from around the world making their marks on the city. As a result, D.C. is eating up all they have to offer and still wanting more. But it’s not only the celebrity chefs who dominate the food scene here; local favorites are also taking charge and keeping the district’s food fanatics more than satisfied. Each chef has mastered

Vote for Fodor?s in the Webby People?s Voice Awards

We’ve been nominated for two Webbys. Now we need your vote to help us win! Fodor’s Travel Phrases has been selected as a 19th Annual Webby Awards nominee in two mobile categories: Travel (Handheld Devices) and Travel (Tablet & All Other Devices). Fodor’s Travel Phrases is an essential app for every traveling situation, so leave the phrasebook and dictionary at home. With Fodor’s Travel Phrases, all you need to converse abroad is

10 Best Safaris in the U.S.

An African safari may be on most people’s travel bucket lists, but for wildlife viewings closer to home (and at a fraction of the cost), consider an American safari. Thanks to a handful of stateside safari parks, it’s possible to see zebras and giraffes roaming vast grasslands from an open-air vehicle. For something less structured, consider a self-guided drive through South Dakota to view buffalo, or just pick a prime