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  • 5 Craft Distilleries in Mountain Towns

    Plenty of mountain towns have craft breweries, but many now boast craft distilleries, too. Here are five such distilleries, where you can stop in for a tour and a taste of some good 'ole homegrown hooch.

    Posted by Jill Fergus on January 09, 2014 at 11:30:27 AM EST in Wine & Cocktails
  • 8 Ski Resorts for All Types of Travelers

    Whether you're looking for a high-adrenaline adventure out on the slopes, the best spots for après-ski, or relaxing spa facilities for post-ski recovery, there's a perfect ski resort out there for you.

    Posted by Erin Gifford on November 19, 2013 at 11:32:48 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • 5 Reasons to Visit the Okanagan Valley This Fall

    As if its pastoral painting-quality rolling hills and lakes weren't enough to entice you to visit this fall, the Okanagan Valley had to plan the Fall Wine Festival. Now you have to go.

    Posted by Alexis Korman on August 29, 2013 at 4:33:24 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • 10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

    Do you dream about going snout-to-snout with a bear, or at least observing a bear from a safe and responsible distance? These 10 trips come with bears, rays, bison, and more!

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on July 26, 2013 at 11:30:10 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Five Adventures on Canada's West Coast

    We love a luxe getaway as much as the next person. But sometimes, adventure calls. And these land-and-sea adventures, from easy to hard, are all within a stone's throw of Vancouver.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on July 26, 2012 at 10:35:31 AM EDT in Outdoors, Trip Ideas
  • 10 Perfect Girlfriend Getaways

    Nothing beats a getaway with the girls, whether you hit a nearby foodie haven like Portland for the weekend or make it a far-flung jaunt to scope out the big five in Kenya or sip champagne in Australia.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on April 30, 2012 at 5:22:42 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • 5 Best Resorts for Ski Trips this Season

    While the lack of snowfall across the U.S. and Canada has made this year's ski season less than ideal, a host of resorts are riding all-time highs when it comes to new amenities and adventures. From zipline tours, to a free fall waterslide, to old-fashioned sledding, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy on and off the mountain.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 25, 2012 at 2:28:20 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Top Hotels for Digital Detox

    Sometimes it takes an intervention program to sever the smartphone tether, so here are our favorite retreats that require forfeiting your little handheld addiction and making the conscious decision to purge.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on October 14, 2011 at 5:52:24 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • White Hot Winter Ski Deals

    Even though the formal start of winter is two full months away, now is the time to grab incredible early-season ski deals. Resorts across North America are rolling out tons of packages, and we've gathered the best so you can plan to hit the powder fast.

    Posted by Matt Villano on October 14, 2011 at 10:38:02 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Storm Watching in British Columbia

    Though long considered one of B.C.’s most sublime summer environments, Tofino has managed to transform the hostile winter of Vancouver Island’s west coast into both a surfing and storm-watching destination between November and March. No one's really sure when the concept of "bad weather" morphed into "good weather," but on the tourism-friendly Pacific Rim, nasty storms are usually considered quite fine indeed.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 15, 2010 at 4:52:11 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Canada, asia
  • Vancouver: Dust off your hiking boots and kayak paddle

    British Columbia is an outdoorsy person’s paradise; there are activities galore, from walking in Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver to kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, zip-lining, you name it. Make sure to bring good shoes, maybe even an extra pair—it definitely gets damp on the West Coast.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 19, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips, Travel Tips Tagged: vienna, Asia
  • 9 Best Reasons to Visit Post-Olympics Vancouver

    If you've caught any of the 2010 Winter Olympics television footage, you've seen the gorgeous Whistler mountain vistas and the vibrant Vancouver cityscapes, and heard about the now infamously temperate climate. Once the torch moves on, Vancouver should be extremely high on your list. Here are nine more reasons to visit Vancouver and Whistler in the coming months.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on February 17, 2010 at 9:15:02 AM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Vienna, seychelles
  • Top 10 Family Destinations for 2010

    A sluggish-but-slowly-showing-signs-of-recovering economy won't stop families from traveling in 2010—but we're definitely looking for value in the trips we plan. That means we're shopping for great deals and seeking locales that appeal to toddlers through teens all at once—and in some instances, they might be trendy destinations we see on TV or the big screen.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on December 16, 2009 at 2:20:27 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Comedy, theater, Theater, harlem, Harlem, jazz, Jazz, galleries, Galleries, aquarium