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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 …

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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.

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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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These 6 beach towns are hidden gems in the off-season

Not every beach vacation is about bathing suits, crowds and sunburn. A change of season brings out some of the undiscovered best in beach towns along these favorite sandy stretches.

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20+ ways to go hard before crossing the fall finish line

We fell hard for fall this year. Can you blame us? These are C R A Z Y times, so your trusty HomeAway editorial staff’s coping mechanism was to go all out exploring unexpected autumnal adventures. Consider it a “best of” wrap-up to a season desperately in need of distractions. Spoiler alert: We also started …

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5 reasons you are so freaking obsessed with fall

#SweaterWeather, amiright? It’s OK to obsess over autumn! Go ahead and love fall for all these wonderful reasons.

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7 quirky and outrageously fun fall activities you never knew existed

Haunted houses, corn mazes, Halloween parties and apple-picking excursions have their welcome places on our fall itineraries. But sometimes we adventurous travelers are in the mood for something a little— … unexpected. Whether it’s a regional cooking class or an, ahem, erotic Victorian fetish party, these less-conventional fall events are sure to shake up your …