Secret Hotels of California Wine Country
You don't have to spend a fortune to visit the fanciest farmland in America. We've found a crop of lovely, family-run inns in Napa, Sonoma, and beyond for less than $200 a night.
River Cruising in Eastern Europe
Cruise ships are now larger--and have more attractions--than some small nations. But there's also a subtler way to sail: river cruising. Marilyn Holstein explores Germany, Austria, and Hungary while drifting slowly along the Danube.
Cruise Checklist (PDF)
My Brooklyn in Better Than Yours
Manhattan? Fuhgeddaboudit. These days, the most interesting part of New York is across the East River.
3 Brooklyn Walking Maps
The Cool List: The Best New Thrills
We celebrate the best new thrills, from over-the-top water attractions and interactive art to North America's first bridge climb and New York City's best view.
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Web Smart: Booking Cruises Online
Buying a cruise used to be kind of like sailing in uncharted waters. A new online tool helps you get your bearings.
Road Trip: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
The area is gorgeous, remote, and quirky--where the people prefer ATVs to cars, and menus feature meat pockets and Paul Bunyan-size cinnamon rolls.
40 Best Vacations
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