Winter


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By: Thayer Walker The Sierra Nevada mountain range runs through California like a 250-mile snowcapped spine, with the area around 22-mile-long Lake Tahoe, straddling California and Nevada, as its winter sports epicenter. Other ski areas dot the Sierras, but the Tahoe region is the shining star of the range, with... Read More

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3, 2, 1 . . . Happy New Year! Whether counting down to 2013 at tried-and-true celebrations like New York’s annual Times Square extravaganza, or by eating a grape for every stroke of midnight in Barcelona, your adrenaline is sure to be racing as 2012 winds down at our... Read More

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Photos.comWinter offers bargains in stunning coastal Maine

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity. But in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places... Read More

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Peak ski season is in full swing, with a winter wonderland welcoming enthusiastic snow-lovers to carve out many of the world’s best slopes. But the exhilaration needn’t end when the pistes close: Let your hair down under that ski hat and discover our favorite après-ski scenes around the globe... Read More

Omni Mount Washington Resort

There’s a certain magic known only to those who spend time out on the slopes, found in those glorious moments of carving out solitary paths through a snow-clad winter wonderland – it’s only natural to want to pass that enchantment on to the brood. Of course, the littlest ski... Read More

Stowehof Inn

We surveyed 10 popular U.S. winter resorts and uncovered deep savings at budget ski hotels that are just a hop, skip, and schuss from the slopes. Most tout nightly rates that hover between $100-150, and a couple go even lower than that: A cozy bed at the chalet-chic Stowehof... Read More

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As oil prices continue to fluctuate, airlines are consolidating flights, cutting unprofitable routes, and using smaller planes. Though domestic flights have been cut as much as 14 percent between June 2007 and June, translating to fewer seats for sale and less desperation on behalf of the airlines to fill... Read More

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Whiteface Lake Placid

By: Alexander Basek When those big, fat flakes start falling, it’s time to pull all the warm clothes out of storage and get ready for some winter activities. But if you’re not a skier, there’s no need to feel left out. Bundle up and head out into the snow with... Read More

Hosting the Olympic Games is a prestigious honor that cities around the world compete for with as much stamina and finesse as any world-class athlete. But just as with the sporting events they hope to celebrate, there can only be one winner, and when it comes to choosing a... Read More

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PunchStockEscape to top winter destinations like Belize and Banff to beat the blues

Brrrr. When Old Man Winter comes to town, it’s easy to get down. But a visit to any of our favorite places to beat the winter blues will have you forgetting about the slush, snow boots, and dreary days of the long, dark season in no time. This year... 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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Los Cabos Tourism BoardSpend a weekend playing jet-setter at these quick winter getaways

It doesn’t matter if the pages of your passport are filled with stamps or if you’ve got a shiny new one just waiting to take a trip, because a quick winter getaway is the perfect excuse to break it out. Sure you could head to the local ski resort... Read More

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The Caribbean isn’t exactly known to be cheap, but you can stretch your dollar pretty far on certain islands – even when traveling during the winter high season. Popular hot spots like the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and others offer great value in terms of easy access... Read More

Given the hundreds of picture-perfect, palm-dotted, beach-fronted islands that speckle the Caribbean Sea, it’s little wonder that these turquoise waters provide haven to a higher number of pleasure cruise ships than anywhere else in the world. Though many islands are too small or underdeveloped to support cruise ship ports... Read More

Coeur des AlpesZermatt, Switzerland boasts great skiing and cozy boltholes like Coeur des Alpes

By: Becca Bergman Lots of ski resorts offer diversions for nonskiers, but these places stand apart as compelling destinations in their own right. Whether the draw is cultural or culinary, or an exceptional spa, no one is left out. The skiing isn’t too shabby either. Preview our favorite wintry destinations... Read More