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News Stories by Jess Moss

  • Long Weekend in Hawaii...from the East Coast

    Long Weekend in Hawaii...from the East Coast

    Think a long weekend in Hawaii is an impossibility for East Coasters? Think again. With direct (and affordable) flights from NYC, four days in Oahu is easier than you think. Next stop, paradise.

    Posted by Jess Moss on March 01, 2013 at 2:13:57 PM EST Tagged: Hawaii, Oahu, Itinerary
  • Perfect Girlfriend Getaway to Nashville

    Perfect Girlfriend Getaway to Nashville

    If you're in need of a ladies' weekend, check out our ready-made itinerary in downtown Nashville, complete with Southern cooking, cowboy boot shopping, and live country music.

    Posted by Jess Moss on February 26, 2013 at 5:06:03 PM EST Tagged: Nashville, Tennessee, Restaurants, Shopping, Bars, Music, Itinerary
  • Top 12 Things to Do in Switzerland

    The birthplace of skiing offers travelers much more than slopes and chalets. From art to food to outdoor adventures, fall is a fantastic time to visit this small country, when airfare and hotels are less expensive, crowds are gone, and changing foliage is a colorful addition to lake and mountain vistas. &em>By Jess Moss&/em>...

    Posted by Jess Moss on January 27, 2013 at 12:00:00 AM EST
  • Gagosian Gallery Challenges Travelers to "Spot" Damien Hirst

    Spotted: a travel challenge. Art lovers who gallery hop to every Damien Hirst show on right now at the Gagosian Gallery's eleven international locations will receive a signed spot print with a personal dedication from Hirst.

    Posted by Jess Moss on January 26, 2012 at 12:34:44 PM EST Tagged: Art
  • 5 Top Tips for Viewing Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

    This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 26 to April 10 and marks the 99th anniversary of the trees' residence in Washington. If you're one of the flower-peeping visitors flocking to D.C., here are some tips for making the most of your cherry blossom experience.

    Posted by Jess Moss on March 18, 2011 at 11:49:16 AM EDT
  • Great Travel Gifts Part II: 6 Great Books for the Holidays

    Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, preparing for airport delays, or curling up by the fire to stay warm, we've picked our favorite new books for this holiday season. From stunning photos to tales of epic journeys, these reads are sure to get you in the traveling spirit.

    Posted by Jess Moss on December 07, 2010 at 11:06:14 AM EST Tagged: Community
  • 5 Great New Travel Reads for Fall

    Fall is just around the corner, and it's time to hit the books! Here's our selection of hot new titles that should be on every traveler's back-to-school list.

    Posted by Jess Moss on August 26, 2010 at 2:00:48 AM EDT
  • Top 10 Reasons to Visit Minneapolis

    To many Americans, Minnesota is just another state in flyover country, somewhere between the East Coast and the Rockies, up there near Canada. But there's much more here than moose, mittens, and snow, and Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place for a weekend—or longer—escape.

    Posted by Jess Moss on July 07, 2010 at 11:12:37 AM EDT Tagged: Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Where to Be in 30 Days: July Fourth in Washington, D.C.

    Celebrating Independence Day in the nation's capital is an unforgettable experience. Washington knows how to throw a birthday party, and despite the city's sometimes stifling summer heat and humidity, thousands of people don red, white, and blue and join in the festivities. This year the Fourth falls on a Sunday, but the whole weekend is packed with events, and many of them are free.

    Posted by Jess Moss on June 02, 2010 at 8:15:13 AM EDT Tagged: Washington DC
  • What We're Reading Now

    Spring is here, which means that many of us are in the throes of planning our summer travels. Whether you're going to Europe or your local shady park bench, you'll need a good book to take with you. In this installment of What We're Reading we've checked out some hot new titles, traveling from a charming English village to the railroads of the Wild West; from Paris to Los Angeles to Africa, Asia, and South America. Here are our picks to inspire your next trip, or to simply bring along for the ride.

    Posted by Jess Moss on April 27, 2010 at 2:17:47 PM EDT
  • Exploring Kaua'i: 5 Reasons to Get Off the Beach

    With over 50 miles of sandy shores—more than any other Hawaiian island—Kaua'i is a beach bum's dream. It's easy to give in to "Hawai'i time" and spend your trip relaxing at spots like Hanalei Bay (pictured) on the North Shore. But you'll miss out on some of Kaua'i's most exciting activities if you're parked on the sand the whole time. Here are five ways to get off your beach towel and experience some of the island's top adventures.

    Posted by Jess Moss on February 17, 2010 at 5:50:53 PM EST Tagged: Escapes, Hawaii, Kauai
  • What We're Reading

    It's time for holiday shopping, and books make excellent gifts! Here's our roundup of some of the year's popular fiction and nonfiction titles, all perfect presents for globetrotting friends and family.

    Posted by Jess Moss on December 02, 2009 at 8:49:37 AM EST
  • What We're Reading Now

    The mercury is rising, and we've taken a look at the hot new books on the market. Once again, our list of favorites has us globetrotting: from Down Under to Spain to South America to the Caribbean to Mexico, with some bizarre journeys to top it off. Fodor's Editor Jess Moss weighs in.

    Posted by Jess Moss on August 12, 2009 at 5:02:44 PM EDT Tagged: Brazil
  • What We're Reading Now

    Summer's just around the corner, which means it's time to load up on some great reads. We've checked out the latest travel tales and picked out a selection that will transport you to every continent—and beyond! Fodor's Editor Jess Moss weighs in.

    Posted by Jess Moss on April 29, 2009 at 11:46:53 AM EDT
  • What We're Reading Now

    There probably just isn't enough time to hit all the spots on your to-visit list. For that reason, we sorted through some recent books and travelogues to bring you the very best of armchair travel. Beware: these are sure to spark your wanderlust! Fodor's Editor Jess Moss weighs in, after the jump.

    Posted by Jess Moss on January 07, 2009 at 1:09:25 PM EST