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Trip Tips: 6 US National Parks to Visit in 2016

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates its Centennial. April 16 to 24, 2016 makes it even more enticing to visit one of the 400 parks with free admission. To narrow down the choices, here are six picks across the country with corresponding plush accommodation for those who don’t care to camp.

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Spotlight: Kimpton Style in the Sunshine State

Through a dedication to personalized service and the boutique feel of their 60 plus locations, Kimpton Hotels have been building quite the reputation in the hospitality world. Combine this with a little rest and relaxation in the Sunshine State and it’s easy to see why their Florida locations have been earning rave reviews. We take a closer look at Kimpton’s Kiwi Collection portfolio in Florida.

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The List: Spring Break Fun in the Sun

Sun and water—be it ocean or pool—makes the quintessential Spring Break combo. Whether it’s Southern California, Florida or another warm weather staple, a week spent drinking cocktails and rubbing shoulders with beautiful people is the perfect tonic for the winter blues. Covering all the old favorites, we line up nine choice destination hotels for Spring Break.

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The List: Chasing Winter Sun in the Sunshine State

While those in more northern climes are putting on winter tires and wrapping up warm, the locals in Florida are putting on another layer of sunscreen and wrapping themselves in a beach towel. It’s all too easy to picture one’s self relaxing under a swaying palm in the middle of December and the Sunshine State offers the perfect venue for a winter escape. Read on as we share some of our favorite winter sun destinations in Florida.

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Trip Tips: The Lowdown on Snow at 10 Major Ski Resorts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Ski season. Yes, Christmas too, which is really just a time-off opportunity so one can hit the slopes. With the resorts open and the snow starting to accumulate, here’s the 411 on who’s got the biggest base and most runs open, from Aspen to Zermatt, not to mention where to rest those ski legs for the night.

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The List: 9 Hotels to Give Thanks for this American Thanksgiving

The annual pilgrimage of millions of Americans to reconnect with family and friends approaches, aka Thanksgiving. Coupled with Black Friday shopping, it’s one of the best opportunities of the year to take a little break from the daily grind. Read on as we provide inspiration for some quintessentially American Thanksgiving escapes.

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The List: 9 West Coast Weekend Getaways

No matter the season, one doesn’t need a rubber arm to be convinced of the merits of a West Coast weekend getaway. However, with fall ticking toward winter and temperatures becoming brisk, this is the time of year when the left coast really shines. Read on as we list some of our favorite hideaways.

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Trip Tips: Wine and Dine at Whistler’s Cornucopia

Whistler showcases its finest food and drink at the annual Cornucopia event, held every November (this year’s dates: November 5 to 15). Dubbed a “festival for the indulgent and the connoisseur,” guests experience gala dinners and wine tastings; participate in culinary and drink demonstrations; and, learn from industry professionals in interactive seminars. Herein, a palate plan of action.

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Insider’s Guide: Art Basel Miami Beach

Elizabeth Davey, head women’s designer for clothing label Kit and Ace, frequents art fairs with her artist husband, Andrew Dadson. With the 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach less than two months away (December 3-6, precisely), we called on Davey to share her intel. Herein, her tips to making the most of it, and Miami.

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The List: 7 Spots for Storm Watching

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again—it often makes for a better story—and for those types there’s storm watching. Herein, seven spots across the globe where Mother Nature tends to put on a show.

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