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Even though flying is the main mode of transportation for many travelers, the U.S. still holds onto the romanticism and sense of adventure that is often associated with rail travel. Several historic railroad services still operate daily trains that connect North America — some even enticing passengers with unique vacation packages.... Read More

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Santa Barbara beach/flickr/Damian Gadal

At 70 degrees and sunny nearly every day of the year, Santa Barbara is known as California’s playground for the rich and famous. Oprah, Ellen, and Brangelina all have weekend homes here (although the status of the latter may be in question) to get away from the bustle and smog of... Read More

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Music is striking a chord in the lodging industry — from the open mic nights at Hotel RL to in-room record players at The Redbury in Miami. But that’s only the beginning. For the music-obsessed, these seven hotels will make you feel like you’re with the band. Jaz in the City Jaz in the City, which opened in late... 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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Santa Barbara

There’s no denying that Santa Barbara, one of the most beautiful towns on California’s central coast (and perhaps the entire United States), comes at a cost. But while you might not be able to stay in Montecito, or dine at San Ysidro Ranch, it’s still possible to experience the... Read More

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iStock InternationalDiscover where the leaders of the free world get away from it all with these presidential vacations

No matter what your mother told you, chances are you’re never going to be President of the United States – after all, only 43 men to date can make the claim. So where on earth does the leader of the free world go for a little R & R?... Read More

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While we tend to think most of romance around Valentine’s Day, our favorite romantic getaways are guaranteed to rekindle a long-standing romance, or kick a new one up a notch, all year long. Whether you choose to cuddle up on a gondola ride in Venice; snuggle under a blanket... Read More

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iStock InternationalA close-to-home safari reveals some pretty amazing wildlife

Craving an exhilarating expedition that’ll get you face-to-face with wondrous wildlife right on their own turf? There’s no need to trek to the wilds of Africa or the Amazon (and empty out the lion’s share of your savings in the process) – these vast and great United States offer... Read More

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By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff For one glorious season each year, America’s beaches come into full bloom. To help you pick a great destination for a bit of summery respite – and to enlighten you to the country’s great diversity of sun and sand – Sherman’s Travel spoke to experts... Read More