2007 Greatest Hits

A little bit hip and a little bit homey, America's 10 Coolest Small Towns guarantee a fun detour on your next road trip…. In Scouting Report 2007: The Best Places You've Never Heard Of, we asked 10 people who explore for a living to reveal their favorite, unexpected discoveries…. The Cool List: Best New Thrills spotlights the year's 10 best new attractions, seat belts required…. And in Dream Trips 2007, we take you from the Sahara to Mount Fuji, and a few amazing places in between.
Slide Shows
Rated R True Stories: Rated R
These stories from our readers prove that travel is stranger and funnier—and in some cases bawdier—than fiction.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Calling all Muggles: We put together a guide for travelers to Harry Potter’s world, in the event you find yourself boarding the train at Platform 9¾.
The Adventures of Bud Travel
Bud Travel 10 Tips to a Sexy Hotel Room
Here are 10 relatively simple ways to give your hotel room a romantic makeover. Watch the slide show: Our correspondent, seduction artist Bud Travel, shows how it's done. Plus:
Leftover Loot
Since 9/11, the TSA has collected tons of items at security checkpoints. What happens to all that stuff? Here's how to buy TSA contraband.
Practical Matters
Be flexible 105 Supersmart Travel Strategies
Essential travel tips from our editors, including how being flexible can help you get the best deal, plus how to avoid lines, pack better, tip appropriately, and more.
Solo Travel: One for the Road
Experienced solo travelers share some tips for doing it right. Plus, find out who's friendly to solo travelers.
Hotels We Love
Anemomilos Apartments on Folegandros, Greece 50 Totally Charming Hotels
for Under $150

Chic, stylish, boutique—blah, blah, blah. What we want in a hotel is that unique mix of warmth and personality. In other words, we want it to be totally charming. Here are our picks, from Argentina to Vietnam.
Confessions From the Travel Industry
Our experts—an airline executive, a Vegas massage therapist, a baggage handler, a pedicurist—tell all.
Best of the Blog
© José Luis Gutiérrez/iStockphoto Question of the Week
In answer to our weekly question, you've shared your knowledge on travel destinations near and far. Now tell us: What's your travel resolution for 2008? Is it a new adventure, a return to your favorite place, an urban exploration, or a journey to a remote destination? Share your thoughts! Plus: Revisit some of our most popular blog entries:
A DIY Project Runway Tour
Our guide to all things Project Runway: great fashion boutiques, bars, and activities in New York City. Plus: An interactive map!
Great Travel Reads
The Savudrija lighthouse A View With a Room
The spectacular coast of Croatia is studded with centuries-old lighthouses. Eleven of them have vacation rentals that allow guests to play keeper for a week.
Gift Ideas
Ecoist coin purse20 Gifts from New York City Museums
It's easy to overlook the museum gift shop, yet many have evolved into destinations for carefully curated, striking objects that you won't encounter at your local shopping mall. Here's our pick of unique affordable gifts under $50.
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