5 Reasons Smaller Cruises Might Be Right for You

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Bigger isn’t always better—especially, for certain types of travelers, when it comes to cruise ships. While large cruise lines do offer some amazing amenities—from Broadway-style productions to lavish spas to sprawling ice-skating rinks—sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. We talked to some industry experts who agree: If any of the below apply to you, consider booking your next sail on

Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

Every traveler’s bucket list should include viewing the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. And while scientists predicted that December 2013 would be the peak of the current solar cycle, and thus the best time to see the northern lights, recent celestial activity suggests that this winter will offer plenty of viewing opportunities as well, with earlier-than-expected sightings in August as far south

Top 5 Whale-Watching Spots in New England and Atlantic Canada

Want a whale of a tale to tell? For nature lovers, very little compares to the thrill of coming up close to these gentle giants of the sea. Thankfully, you needn’t venture to the other side of the planet to ensure an exhilarating encounter, with the coastal waters of New England and Atlantic Canada teeming with humpbacks, pilots, finbacks, minkes, and many more of these beautiful behemoths. Here, we’ve rounded

20 Ultimate Things to Do in Chicago

The Windy City, the City of the Broad Shoulders, the Second City—there’s a reason Chicago has so many nicknames: this is a city of multitudes. That also means there’s a lot to do here, from fine dining to award-winning local theater to cultural gems like the Art Institute of Chicago. Needless to say, it’s impossible to do everything, but there are some experiences that simply shouldn’t be skipped over. Whether

Santa Fe's Top 14 Experiences

From Native American cultural attractions to its burgeoning dining scene, Santa Fe offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip.

How to Spend a Perfect Week in Haiti

Forget everything you think you know about Haiti, and disregard any disturbing images you may have seen in the news. This resilient Caribbean nation is ready for curious, open-minded travelers to once again experience its vibrant Creole culture and stunning natural beauty. Five years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Haiti is striving to rebuild by redeveloping its tourism industry. (Though often disregarded as a destination, this country was formerly a Caribbean hot spot with the

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Indianapolis

As the host of the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, it’s hard to link the city of Indianapolis with anything other than racing. But the city is thriving, and it offers travelers an abundance of options to fill up a visit: Museums and art galleries line the streets, the restaurant scene is booming, and there’s a collection of monuments and memorials that are comparable to those found

Fall 2015 Guide to Chicago

The City of the Big Shoulders, as poet Carl Sandburg once famously dubbed Chicago, is flaunting some serious culture cred this fall with openings of boutique hotels, restaurants from celebrity chefs, and a major arts event. Fans of fall foliage won’t want to miss a brand-new hiking trail, too, snug in the heart of the city. Never before has the Windy City been this prepped to be a style setter.