Napa by Katie Hammel
Katie Hammel

For nearly two weeks in early October, a series of wildfires—the deadliest in California history— swept through the famed wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. As the smoke clears, the region is still reeling from the devastating loss of life and the destruction of thousands of homes. During the... Read More

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Bar at Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est in France
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With 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getaways for the New Year. Here are five deals that’ll inspire you to get up and go in January and February. From $81: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est (Paris, France) This isn’t your grandma’s Holiday Inn. Located in Paris’ 10th... Read More

Chef Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione could use a vacation. But not for the reason you might think. Though the Michelin Star chef and partner at LDV Hospitality is certainly busy — he just opened his second New York outpost of American Cut and is already planning to open another, in Atlanta — Forgione says travel is crucial to his creative process.... Read More


Bicycling through wine country may have a few unexpected challenges — but it comes with oh-so-many rewards. Never been on a wine country cycling adventure? These six tips can get you on your way. ... Read More

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Brosseau Wines, Monterey County, Northern California
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As darling as the wine regions in Napa, Sonoma, and even Santa Barbara are, their acclaim has led to high lodging prices and steep tasting-room fees. It’s not uncommon to plunk down at least $250 a night for an average hotel and pay $15-$20 at each tasting room. If... Read More

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visiting vineyard in winter low season

My favorite time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma are the months of January, February and March. It’s not uncommon to be the only one in the tasting room (hello, library and reserve pours!) or be invited to the cellar or winemaking facility to meet the winemaker. Why?... Read More

Miraval Arizona 2

What’s your preferred stress-buster: pampering at the spa, or hopping on a pair of skis or surfboard? With this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we say you’ll afford to do both. We found deals for surfing in Southern California, skiing in Telluride, spa-ing in the Arizona desert... Read More

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Napa Valley - James Daisa - 620

Napa and Sonoma both offer great wines, great food, and incredible experiences, but because there’s so much to do in each county that visitors usually focus on one or the other. Which is the best option for you? Here’s a guide for how to choose. ... Read More


The storied Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland is celebrating its 90th birthday with the launch of an exclusive partnership with Virgin Balloon Flights to become the only Scottish hotel to offer guests hot-air balloon rides. For £2,100 ($3,595) groups of between ten and 16 can book a sunrise or sunset ride and... Read More

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California Wine

What beats a glass of Pinot Noir? How about a Pinot Noir with a view? In the California wine tasting rooms we’ve rounded up below, the views might be just as good as the wines. From a grove of redwood trees in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley, to a wharf... Read More

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Hotel Healsburg Spa

While the rest of us are busy planning our sun-filled spring break, a few travelers – perhaps wisely – are weighing their options and thinking of ways to save on a quick, rejuvenating getaway that won’t involve too much hassle. For west coasters, this is as easy as getting into your... Read More

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Best Restaurants in Napa Valley

Narrowing Napa Valley’s restaurants down to a few must-try options is nearly as impossible as singling out a handful of the region’s best wines. We couldn’t include all the worthy contenders, but you can’t go wrong with these five: 1. La Toque Chef Ken Frank heads this Michelin-starred restaurant where diners create... Read More

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By: Kate Sekules For a brief few months each year, warm weather, long days, and generous vacation time opens up a world of travel possibilities. Whether you enjoy climbing the top of remote mountains, exploring breathtaking river gorges, or biking quiet backcountry roads, we’ve selected 10 spectacular outdoor adventures that... Read More

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iStock InternationalFew can resist the lure of road trips once summer rolls around

By: Becca Bergman With summer around the corner, the open road beckons. In that spirit, we present our favorite American road trips from coast to coast. Some are well-known destinations and others are off the beaten path. Several are steeped in history, while a few pursue remote, wild beauty. Best... Read More

Hnm River Sized

Why not combine a stay in California’s beautiful Napa Valley with a visit to this year’s Festival del Sole, which showcases world-class music, dance, food, and wine from July 13 to 22. With this exclusive ShermansTravel offer, you will receive 25 percent off your stay at the historic Napa... Read More