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  • Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

    Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

    If you're heading to New York's Catskills this summer, get out your leg warmers and expect to have the time of your life. August marks the 30th anniversary of "Dirty Dancing," the 1987 movie set in a fictional Catskills lodge and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The area is celebrating...

  • Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

    Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

    Oh yes, our family remembers the Catskill Game Farm well. Thanks to the miracle of cherished, vintage, 16-mm movie reels, we revisit those day trips to a must-go family vacation destination in Catskill, N.Y., reliving the sights of gentle but determined deer nosing their way into the baby carriage...

  • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

    A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

    NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

  • Holi 'festival of colors,' from India to Chicago

    Holi 'festival of colors,' from India to Chicago

    Holi is the Hindu "festival of colors," celebrated in the spring throughout India and Nepal. In recent years, the festivities have spread to other parts of the world, including Lemont, Ill., where people gathered at the town's Hindu Temple on Sunday.

  • 10 best spring break locations

    10 best spring break locations

    Depending on your class schedule, spring break is either around the corner or slated for next month. Either way, you may be trying to decide where to spend your vacation. Lonely Planet has the answer with their list of best spots for U.S. travelers.

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  • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

    New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

    Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

  • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

    Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

    Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

  • Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

    Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

    Vermont ski resorts say they no longer panic at the prospect of mild, snowless winters thanks to other winter sports and activities many have added to broaden their appeal. Many of these destinations have diversified. From ice skating to snow cat adventures to water parks, northern resorts offer...

  • Where To Ski In The Berkshires

    Where To Ski In The Berkshires

    You don't have to travel far for a satisfying skiing or snowboarding experience. The Berkshires, close to Connecticut, is home to several downhill ski areas that boast new amenities and a throwback feel. And after a nearly snowless winter last year, the ski areas are preparing for a great season....

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  • New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

    New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

    When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

  • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

  • Killington Launches Ski Season With World Cup Competition

    Killington Launches Ski Season With World Cup Competition

    After a winter that wasn't, New England ski resorts begin the new season hopeful and prepared, with a major international ski competition to kick things off. Killington Resort in Killington, Vt., will host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Thanksgiving weekend, the first World Cup racing event in the...

  • A Visitor's Guide To Arlington Cemetery

    A Visitor's Guide To Arlington Cemetery

    Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place for thousands of American soldiers and others who have served and sacrificed, isn't just about the history of war. Yes, the rows and rows of white headstones tell war stories across the generations, honoring young soldiers killed in action as well...

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