Our travel guides, which are curated by Travel + Leisure editors and a network of local correspondents, highlight the best hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and things to do in the world’s most exciting destinations. Tinuy-an Falls is in the forest of Bislig City. The road was narrow, rough and unwinding. Our driver had to be careful in driving as some local children were playing in the street. Most tourist destinations fall into the trap of wanting to offer only the comforts that one would find back home. Everywhere around the world, one finds the ubiquitous chain stores, fast food outlets, mundane malls and streets overcrowded with camera toting tourists. I am here to assure you that Lviv offers an exotic and unique adventure that has not yet been “Westernized”. All of the suites at this hideaway high above the Aegean Sea have plunge pools that seem like they’ve been carved into the side of a cliff, with jaw-dropping views of the neighboring islands. Upon embarking on a road trip in India where you hire a car and driver, don’t forget that you’ll need to tip your driver. My boyfriend and I managed to overlook the tipping thing as we planned a 10-day trip through Rajasthan, India but our loss is your gain because we wanted to make sure that we did the right thing when we tipped.

Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, guest rooms at this cutting-edge property are clean-lined and spacious, with expansive views of Shanghai’s glittering skyline. Part of the boutique Swire Hotels group, it’s known for its intuitive service that’s simultaneously gracious and cool. Not once did we and other group members feel endangered. The streets were busy with tourists, natives, and school children going or coming from school. Life in Israel for the most part, was business as usual. There’ll be more trips to Israel, God willing, and travel insurance this time we’ll be going with the kids, and maybe, some friends. @travel_man1971 – I bet you will have a memorable trip too. Israel is really a great place to visit. Catering to active and adventure-minded travelers, Wanderlust Caribbean is an all-inclusive boutique hotel that offers adventure travel vacation packages in Dominica. Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, Dominica is known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” and is ideal for explorers, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers interested in active and multi-sport travel.

Towering above the skyline, the Shard is a Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper just steps from London Bridge. Its lofty perch — beginning on the building’s 34th floor — gives guests magnificent views from some of the highest hotel rooms in the city. There’s no doubt that visiting the Underwater Observatory was one of the highlights of our tour of Israel. Another was when I found out that the body of water I was filming, from the window of the Prima Music Hotel where we lodged, was actually The Red Sea. Yes, the Red Sea of the “Moses divided the Red Sea bible story! That, for me, was the icing on the cake. One of the most beautiful and well-known sites in Amsterdam is the canal that runs through the city. Lined with trees and classic architecture along the street side and a slew of gorgeous boats docked and bobbing in the water, the canal is the heart of Amsterdam. What lots of people don’t realize is that many of these attractive houseboats are actually floating hotels for rent. Do a Google search for Amsterdam houseboats and you’ll discover a variety of interestingly decorated and designed houseboats for rent.