Smart Traveler

  Lake Willoughby, Vermont Looking for a fall foliage getaway that’s both affordable and not jammed with tour buses? I’ve scoured the country for 10 of the most affordable fall foliage towns, places you might not have heard of but offer staggering fall color without the crowds and the hiked-up

Vail Resorts has just launched EpicMix, which combines aspects of social media and a GPS into the ski experience.  It seems like a natural for those even mildly obsessed with Twitter and Facebook so I asked Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz for more details.

By Mary Alice Kellogg SpaWatcher looked forward to The Spa at Trump SoHo opening, particularly since the buzz promised a heady Moroccan ambiance. Could this newest entry in the Manhattan relaxation sweepstakes revive memories of  SpaWatcher's  weekend taking the waters with Rick and Isla in Casablanca?

By Mary Alice Kellogg SpaWatcher is pleased to note that two new — and radically different –  spas have bloomed in New York this spring. One is an intimate oasis, the other an opulent  blockbuster we'll explore in Part Two of Spa and The City. The first to open is

  So there I was, at the Delta Airlines counter in the nicest of CDG’s international terminals, E, and trying desperately to get back to the US. Because I had excess baggage, I had called ahead to get the skinny. The I got to the counter with my four tiny

Here’s a new search engine site that you may just have to bookmark. It’s called InsideTrip and it claims to be the most “advanced flight rating technology for consumers.” It’s been in beta for two years and it finally launched on May 20, offering what they call “TripQualitySM.” What that

By Mary Alice Kellogg For those who think that the American Revolution and contemporary exfoliation are clashing concepts, SpaWatcher is here to say they are not. A visit to the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg proves the point. Colonial Williamsburg — 301 landmarked acres encompassing 88 original and 500 reconstructed historic

  A converted stable in Winchmere Hill, London. Planning a trip to London this year? Think about renting an apartment for your stay. An apartment or house provides a lot more space than a hotel room. And it’s almost always a better value. There are hundreds of apartments for rent

  Zurich Airport. By Ed Wetschler It's a good thing Zurich is such a swell town: If you're a world traveler, you inevitably spend time here. For starters, its airport and railroad hubs make it a gateway to other places in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, and the Austrian Alps, which —

This view for $99 a night via craigslist? Photo by Karen Glenn. Interested in renting a one-bedroom cottage with a pool in West Palm Beach for $85 per night? Or maybe a two-bedroom apartment in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco for $150 a night? Or perhaps a studio