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The 15 Dreamiest Hotels in France (That Aren’t in Paris)

Each one of these swoon-worthy hotels sets its own fairytale scene.

There’s no doubt that Paris can fulfill some of the most romantic dreams with its centuries-old facades and cobbled paths leading to palace hotels. These include the left bank’s iconic art deco Hotel Lutetia, dating back to 1910, and storied hotel Ritz Paris at Place Vendome, embodying French art de vivre with its Belle Époque décor. But journey outside of the City of Light to discover the dreamiest star-studded properties set on regal estates and discreetly tucked into historic towns and cities.

10 of History’s Greatest Con Artists

Here’s the best to have ever played the confidence game.

There’s something inherently intriguing about con artists. The ability to manipulate the people around them into volunteering their money based on little more than their faith in the person currently in the process of pulling the wool over their eyes isn’t exactly a quality we’d want to find ourselves on the wrong end of. But there’s a reason that these fraudsters are anointed with the lofty moniker of “artist”—there’s something almost admirable about the audaciousness—the confidence—it takes to tell a lie so well people can’t help but give you money for it.

Fodors Editors Are Planning Their Post-Vaccine Vacations

Where travel editors are going after a year of not traveling.

At Fodor’s Travel, a year of lockdown has been more than just a bummer, it’s been a lifestyle change. While traveling is always a luxury, for some—like travel editors and writers—it’s also a job. While the Fodor’s team was used to spending their time exploring new locations to help travelers, 2020 presented a challenge: write about travel without ever leaving your home. Like everyone wanting safety and normalcy, we waited with bated breath for mass vaccine distribution, and now it’s here. So, after a year of stagnation, where do our editors want to explore first? From family reunions in “weird” places to recreating vacations past, these are the trips they’re looking to take post-vaccine.

8 Last-Minute Spring Break Destinations for LGBTQIA+ Travelers

It’s about time for some sun in the queer-friendly sand.

Even in 2021, it’s tough to suss out a spring break destination that’s legitimately openhearted to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. To make matters worse, last year was one of the most damaging in recent memory, and being cooped up with that energy for so long can really start to take a toll. Now that we can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel with vaccine deployment underway, we’ve rounded up a few welcoming destinations if you’re looking to safely (and responsibly) get away from it all for a few days because, well, has 2021 been that much better than 2020? INSIDER TIPOnce again, travel responsibly in these uncertain times.