Patricia Doherty

Patricia Doherty

After a few careers, I found one that perfectly combines my love of travel, writing, new places, new people, wine, food, and everything I enjoy. While I'm happy to live in Southern California, I'm always packed and ready to go.
If you're going to invest in a new suitcase, make sure it's from one of these brands.
Visit Antarctica, the Galápagos, and more on these adventure cruises.
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Travelers in the New York area can now take advantage of economical fares on Newark-to-Paris flights.
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New materials and styles lighten the load for travelers with these light but sturdy carry-ons, checked bags, and luggage sets.
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows — Hotel Miramar when it opened 100 years ago — counted Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy among its guests.
Editor's Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure. A winter vacation is a great cure for the letdown that often comes after the holidays and the "winter blahs" that start as the season seems to drag on. Where to go is the question, with so many options and, in some destinations, attractive prices. In other locales, it's high season with prices to match, but worth every dollar to travelers who want to escape to a warm, sunny place. Everyone has a different goal when it comes to winter vacations. Some want to ski or at least savor all that goes with a snowy environment, like cozy fireplaces, hot cocoa, mulled wine, crisp air, and mountains draped in white. Others want to lounge in the sun and swim in warm tropical waters. Here are our top 14 winter vacation ideas for destinations around the United States. Please note that some events and offerings may have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, so check before planning your trip. Related:The Best Places to Travel in January
New ways to get to know Puerto Rico, from food to history, by horseback and boat.
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Just minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a destination in its own right.
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Their rooftop pool and lounge is the new see-and-be-seen spot in Los Angeles.
There's still time for one more beachfront vacation, even after Labor Day.
Food tours are an introduction to both cuisine and culture.
You can enjoy your vacation and stay healthy at the same time.
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These are the best places to travel this November.
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Now that a job isn't limiting when and where you travel, you can take advantage of every season and spend plenty of time enjoying the outdoors. Resorts that offer a range of activities are perfect for guests who want to enjoy their favorite hobbies and then try something new. By spending a full week or two in one place you'll have time to learn and practice a new skill. For most active travelers, the ideal destination has everything in one place or nearby, allowing you to settle in before you get out and explore. That was our goal in compiling this list of resorts — most of which include dining options, a variety of outdoor activities, and all the amenities that make a stay comfortable and luxurious. Once you arrive you can take your time to get acquainted with the landscape and then choose to stay busy or take it easy based on your mood. Related: Expert-approved Savings Tips to Make Traveling a Breeze  As an added bonus, most properties offer convenient transportation, so you can get by without a car, and several are located near national parks.