Getting away from the crowds and exploring a city from a different vista can add an extra angle to your trip. Hotel bars can have eye watering prices, but Jo Fitzsimons shares 10 bars that have views worth blowing the budget for.
We love learning at BootsnAll, and we know you do, too - so here are our favorite "how to" articles from 2011, with tips about everything from extreme road-tripping to RTW travel to clothing-optional resorts.
Looking for the perfect spot to get down on one knee & propose to that special someone - but don't want to pick from the usual places? Vanita Pathman has some ideas for offbeat (but still wonderful) destinations you might want to consider.