The PureWow Travel Guides

Because you wouldn't be caught dead in a tourist trap

Sydney: The City by the Sea

The hell with cabs and subways. In Sydney--which boasts the world’s largest natural harbor--public ferries are the absolute best way to travel. Simply get yourself an Opal transit card, load it up with cash, then hop aboard one of the 28 boats that trace the city. You’ll find culture and beauty in every direction, with the wind in your hair and lapping waters at your Sperry-clad heels. Read more.


Ooh, the Dollar Is Really Strong in Australia Right Now

9 reasons to head down under

Why You Might Save Money by Flying First Class

Treat yo?self

The 14 Most Instagrammable Spots in the World

Your friends will heart every pic


Bangkok: A Food Lover's Paradise

Kaffir lime, lemongrass, chili, mint, coconut milk…with staple ingredients like these, how could your food not taste fantastic? But in Bangkok, cooking and eating truly goes above and beyond. Read more.



21 Reasons You Should Go on Vacation

You deserve a break

How to Pack a Carry-On Bag Like a Celebrity

Leave your neck pillow at home, for starters

8 Stylish Essentials Every Modern Traveler Needs

Like chic shades...and a portable coffeemaker for in-flight java



Milan: Where Fashion Trends Are Born

When dreaming of Italy, you might first turn to the wines of Tuscany…or the ruins of Rome...or the beaches of the Amalfi Coast. But if Milan isn’t on your radar, you’re making a big mistake. Namely because beyond the industrial façade and busy corporate hustle lies one of the most thriving fashion meccas in all the world. As they say, if Jay-Z runs New York, then Giorgio Armani runs Milan. Read more.



The Very Best Way to Pack Your Sneakers in a Suitcase

So they don?t stain your blouses

These 7 Cities Are Total Time Warps

But in a good way

Follow These Steps Not to Get Ripped Off When You Travel

Because that would seriously suck



The Seychelles: Honeymoon in Paradise

Nothing says "honeymoon" quite like the Seychelles. Or at least that's what the Clooneys, Salma Hayek and Will and Kate made clear after they tied the knot. The 115 islands off the east coast of Africa--with their postcard-perfect beaches, tropical forests and obscenely luxurious accommodations--practically ooze with romance. Read more.



The Most Incredible Beaches In the World

9 spots to put your wanderlust in overdrive

You Can Now Turn a Selfie into Your Passport Photo

Big news for frequent flyers

17 Reasons You Should Live in a Bungalow

Therapeutic voyeurism, right this way


Shanghai: Old World Meets Modern Marvel

Neoclassical buildings juxtaposed against sci-fi high-rises. Doddering grandmas alongside hip fashionistas. Rickety dumpling carts around the corner from Michelin-starred restaurants specializing in molecular gastronomy. Shanghai is truly a mash-up for the ages. Read more.


Exactly What to Pack for Every Type of Vacation

Because you don't need stilettos in Belize

Quiz: What Your Last Vacation Says About You

And where you should travel next

12 Ways to Make Your Plane Ride More Comfortable

Yes, coach can feel like first class


Paris: The City of Scents

The whiff of croissant from an early-morning patisserie, the floral gardens of the Tuileries, the luxe perfumeries that dot the Champs-Élysées…the scents of Paris are as heady as its style and culture. Read more.


Why Taking a Trip to Paris Is Better Than Buying a Flat Screen

According to a new study

25 Things You Must Do When Visiting Paris

There?s more than just wine and cheese

10 Ways to Pretend You're in Paris (in New York)

Where to shop, eat and indulge, inspired by the City of Light


Cape Town: The Design Capital of the World

With classical architecture from the Dutch and Brits, a jaw-dropping landscape and a thriving cosmopolitan culture, this South African hot spot is truly the best of both worlds. Read more.


These Countries Have the Best Weather in the Whole Entire World

From the sunniest days to the starriest nights

This Easy Trick Will Prevent Clothes from Wrinkling While Traveling

It involves a pillowcase

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-the-Radar European Destinations

Book a trip now


Explore New York City Like Beyoncé, Adele and J.Law

You’ve already done the New York City tourist stuff: Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, all the essentials. Been there, done that. Yawn. Now it’s time to explore NYC like a celebrity. Read more.


28 Things You Must Do When You Visit NYC

The ultimate vacation checklist

The 7 Secrets Of Super-Smart Packers

Shower caps and pill packs, y'all

17 Ways to Escape New York

Where to go, how to get there and what you need to take along