10 Things Americans Should Know About Traveling to Alberta, Canada

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Considering how close Canada is to the United States, it’s no surprise that the provinces of our northern neighbor are popular destinations for many Americans. And if you’re looking for a getaway that offers breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations and an endless variety of outdoor activities, the answer is Alberta. Alberta, just north of Montana and […]

The ’96 Hour Sale’ on big-time skiing (and Jamaica) vacations—now with 48 hours to go

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The weather may be warming, but fortunately ski season is still in full swing out west, where the snow continues to fall generously on its famously world-class terrain. Even more fortunately, a collection of the regions’s finest resorts—including Vail, Beaver Creek and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly—is making one last ski weekend out west a little easier […]

Smugglers’ Notch: Vermont’s high-octane, family-friendly activity campus

Smugglers' Notch, high-octane and family-friendly Vermont escape

Smugglers’ Notch (Smuggs) is a legendary ski resort in Northern Vermont. This self-contained walkable mountain village is continuously rated one of the top ski areas in the US—and when you consider that it’s famously kid-friendly, you have a winning combo. Children have room to roam the slopes, numerous activity areas from an indoor playground to ice […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 30, 2013

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 3-night stay at the small luxury hotel of your choice in the U.S. from Vineyard Vines Win one of three amazing ski vacations in Montana, Alaska, or Norway  from Warren Miller Entertainment […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pack Hand Warmers

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Pack Hand Warmers Traveling somewhere cold this holiday season? If you’re headed to the East Coast, into the mountains or even to Europe to experience the Christmas markets, it’s imperative to be prepared for that frigid cold air. Besides the obvious, like dressing in layers and wearing a heavy coat, consider packing some hand and […]

Travel App of the Week: Ski & Snow Report

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It’s almost December, which means it’s officially ski season in the northern hemisphere! And before you hit the mountain, check out Ski & Snow Report, a free app for iPhone (download link for iPhone here) and Android (download link for Android here) that lists the ski and snowboard conditions at more than 2,000 ski resorts […]

Travel Product of the Week: Aquaviz

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Do you wear contact lenses and find it a problem when you snorkel, scuba or ski or snowboard? If so, check this out: Aquaviz has created a line of sports masks made specifically for lens-wearers. The company boasts a only-one-of-its-kind approach and offers a custom prescription insert that can be moved between the Aquaviz dive, swim […]

Liftopia offering its biggest ever pre-season sale on ski and snowboard lift tickets across the country

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Liftopia, the single largest retailer of lift tickets and mountain activities online (and on mobile), is getting things revved up for ski season with their Red Hot End of Summer Sale—their biggest ever. A staggering 67,000+ deals are available at 70 ski resorts, and tickets are as much as 81% off (which works out to […]