2007 Scouting Report
We asked 10 people who explore for a living to reveal the places that they've recently "discovered"--in other words, the best places you've never heard of (and, frankly, neither had we). Go now, before the rest of the world catches up.
• Meet the Experts
• Expert's Travel Tips
Hush-hush Europe: La Cerdanya
Straddling France and Spain, the region of La Cerdanya is where Europeans go when they want peace and quiet and really good jam.
• Barcelona Menu Decoder
We decided to send two travelers somewhere they knew nothing about...and we weren't telling them where until the day before they were leaving.
Buzz Worthy: Montenegro
The former Yugoslavia has one more secret up its coast: Montenegro is a newly independent country that's small in size, but big on the next-destination map.
• Montenegro Slide Show
Inside Knowledge: Hotel Chains
Many Americans don't realize that there's a world of hotel chains beyond Marriott and Motel 6.
Road Trip: 10 Coolest Small Towns
A little bit hip and a little bit homey, these up-and-coming towns guarantee a fun detour on your next road trip. You'll be browsing the local real estate pages before you know it.
• Real Estate Slide Show
40 Best Vacations
From a Tanzanian game reserve and untouched Incan ruins to a wealth of adventure tours, here are the Real Deals right now.