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Best North Carolina skiing

North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful mountain chains in the eastern United States. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains are plenty of wonderful places to hit the slopes every winter. The best North Carolina skiing is found in mid-winter on a sunny afternoon or a mild, snowy …

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8 winter wonderland homes with a wow factor

Ahhhh, winter. If you’re daydreaming about gliding through a snowy landscape or ice-skating under twinkling stars, we have you covered. All of these luxury homes are located in places that come alive during the winter, from swank ski towns to remote mountaintops. But these homes offer much more than just a place to warm up. …


The 10 most amazing beaches along the colorful Florida Keys

You don’t have to be a “parrot head” or a pugilistic author to experience the place that drew in both Jimmy Buffett and Ernest Hemingway. The colorful Florida Keys are for everyone! From families looking for some of the country’s most amazing snorkeling spots to singles looking for a street party in paradise, read on …


How to make your holiday gathering 87% more festive

Maybe we don’t have hard science to back that up, but what we do know is that a destination holiday can combine your favorite traditions with the fun of exploring someplace new. We also know you’ll like not having to rearrange and deep clean your house! Plus, with the perfect size house or cabin, no …


How to save your holiday dinner by planning a getaway

Holiday dinners are the perfect time to begin planning your next family vacation. Unless your cousin Rachel won’t stop talking about her gluten allergy. Don’t let your challenging family members spoil your vacation planning! Use these stealthy tactics to keep them on track.


Family reunion reboot: 6 luxury homes for relative harmony

Do family reunions give you a warm, cozy feeling? Do you think of tossing a football with your cousins on a spotless green lawn, or sitting around a campfire with wise elders? If so, you win. Your clan is Norman Rockwell perfect. For the rest of us—whose family gatherings feel more like a messy Adam …


QUIZ: Build your dream vacation home and we’ll tell you where you should travel

Construct your perfect vacation rental and we’ll tell you where your next trip should be.


7 places you need to visit right now for spectacular foliage

We’ve found seven gorgeous properties that offer the perfect place for “leaf peeping.” Take a much-needed break from the grind and savor the season—go for a walk in the woods or jump into a pile of leaves. Or stay in, read a book, and enjoy a steaming cup of cocoa by the fire. Whichever property …

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4 parkside cottages for a perfectly peaceful Vancouver vacay

Nestled in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver is a metropolitan city with easy access to natural wonders. If you’re looking to maximize your adventure time in the city, here are 4 cottages near pristine parks.


QUIZ: Do you know the secrets to truly chilling out?

Looking for a peaceful pause? It’s time to regain your chill, and here’s how to do it.