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For some women, packing for a one- or two-week vacation can be a tug of war. The desire to pack light competes with the temptation to fill a jumbo suitcase with a variety of outfits and accessories, plus some “maybe” ensembles (those that may or...

Between huge resorts and cruise-ship crowds, Nassau welcomes millions yearly For many American travelers, the ease of a nonstop flight to Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, makes it an obvious choice for a sun-soaked vacation. But it may not be the best choice if...

Clues and packing tips abound, but the destination remains a mystery until the last minute. To surprise her husband-and herself-33 year old Britni Vigil signed on for a 3 day trip with Pack Up and Go, a tour operator trafficking exclusively in surprise trips, as in...

There is no disputing that Colorado’s Vail Mountain is a spectacular spot to ski. The jewel in the Vail Resorts portfolio boasts expansive terrain with seven Back Bowls, meaning you can ski for days without repeating a run. The sophisticated eateries, swanky hotels, luxurious spas and shopping...

Detox vacations, the fancy kind with chlorella infused menus, structured fitness programming and hifalutin spa treatments can set you back thousands of dollars. Happily, you don’t need to visit a luxury resort to purify the body and recharge the spirit. A DIY wellness getaway, essentially...

In Dalston, a dynamic pocket of East London, an edgy arts scene blooms amid repurposed factories, side streets sprinkled with tiny shops, tucked-away public gardens and colorful outdoor markets catering to longtime Afro-Caribbean and Turkish communities. Cool kids and chess-playing old-timers commune over thick Ethiopian...

Go Here, Not There: Magnificent Mile vs. Hyde Park Shops surround the famed Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (Kim Karpeles/Alamy Stock Photo) Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has blue chip shopping, museums, swanky steakhouses and Navy Pier, the popular tourist attraction. Eight miles south, Hyde Park offers...

October 25th, 2018 In the city center, just a 15-minute walk from the cobblestoned alleys of the Old City of Jerusalem, trendy restaurants and boutiques — even coffee bars that double as late night performance venues — have blossomed, their youthful, often tattooed clientele a curious...

While there may not be a playbook for handling pint-size petulance at 32,000 feet, pediatric behavioral experts offer insights into how to avoid, or at least contain, that next temper tantrum. By Amy Tara Koch Flying with small children is an event often fraught with tension. Children...

Family time may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of terrifying downhill runs like Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Highland Bowl in Aspen, Colo., or the Big Couloir at Big Sky, Mont. This is precisely why so many...