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Fabulous Fall Getaways

Festivals, Cruises, Deals and Halloween Events Worth the Trip

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Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Food Festival
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Fabulous Fall Getaways

Escaping from the everyday during fall is one of travel’s greatest secret pleasures: the perfect climate, right ratio of visitors to locals, meals that celebrate the harvest bounty, and off season prices that make it truly affordable.—Family Travel Forum Sept 2017

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Romantic Lake Como for the 99 Percent

We didn’t really need George Clooney to tell us Lake Como is romantic.

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Romantic Lake Como for the 99 Percent

Greta Garbo made the point in 1932 in the movie “The Grand Hotel.” And so did the 19th century composer Franz Liszt who declared that “the story of two happy lovers” should be set there. Lake Como is the ideal setting for a fairy tale wedding, a honeymoon, an anniversary celebration, possibly even a proposal.

Lake Como, ringed by stately Italian villas the color of faded terra cotta and burnt ochre, is touted as a playground of the rich and famous. Celebrities are spotted at Villa d’Este, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, or the villa of a Russian oligarch. But does one have to be rich to take a romantic getaway at Lake Como? Actually, no!—Everett Potter’s Travel Report

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USA Rocks First World’s Fair of Food

Food takes starring role at Expo Milano 2015

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USA Rocks First World’s Fair of Food

Midway through Expo Milano 2015, the USA Pavilion, which opened in May, had welcomed 2 million visitors, making it one of the most popular destinations at the first world’s fair of food.

“We expected 2 to 3 million visitors,” says pavilion president Dorothy Cann Hamilton. “But now it looks like it will be 3 to 4 million. Overall the food-themed world’s fair has received over 8 million visitors and expects 20 million by the fair’s end on October 31.

Written with Meryle Evans
—USA Today

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What is Couples Season?

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What is Couples Season?

Couples season is that blissful time of year when adult couples can safely travel without encountering throngs of children.—About.com

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An Insider’s Guide to LGBT Prague (Condé Nast Traveler)

On the occasion of Prague's annual Pride celebrations, we tapped the operator of one of the city's leading LGBT culture tours for a closer look at the Czech capital's emerging LGBT scene.

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An Insider’s Guide to LGBT Prague (Condé Nast Traveler)

Prague is a picturesque city beloved by photographers—and by Condé Nast Traveler readers, who voted it their sixth favorite city in the world last year. And while much of Prague’s art and architecture is several centuries old, its attitude is decidedly progressive, particularly when it comes to LGBT rights. The city is home to August’s annual Prague Pride, which was first held in 2011; and the long-running, multi-city Mezipatra Queer Film Festival that serves as both showcase and gathering place for international artists each fall. Traveler asked Czech native and Prague4Gay tour-company owner Petr Prokopík about how his home city has changed, his favorite places, and why heterosexual travelers love learning about LGBT life.—Conde Nast Traveler

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How One Luxury Travel Brand Is Winning Over the LGBT Market (Condé Nast Traveler)

The booming LGBT travel market is getting louder all the time. Belmond’s new LGBT Sales Director Tom

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How One Luxury Travel Brand Is Winning Over the LGBT Market (Condé Nast Traveler)

For decades, same-sex couples have exchanged vows both legally and in commitment ceremonies, and companies that welcomed their nuptials, honeymoons, and anniversaries are enjoying a special kind of brand loyalty. Now, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26th ruling in favor of national marriage equality, the thriving gay and lesbian wedding market just got an even bigger boost. Belmond’s luxury properties (formerly Orient-Express) were among the early supporters of both LGBT travel and the same-sex destination wedding market. —Conde Nast Traveler

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Long Weekend in South Lake Tahoe (Fodor’s)

Recreation, dining and nightlife give this scenic destination universal appeal.

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Long Weekend in South Lake Tahoe (Fodor’s)

South Lake Tahoe is a city with two faces. Technically, it’s a California leisure destination with stunning natural scenery and year-round outdoor recreation, but it also shares a border with Stateline, Nevada, home to casinos and nightclubs, qualifying as distinctly indoor recreation. The good news is that a long weekend here brings the best of both worlds, making a mini-holiday feel ample. Even better, Tahoe is now an easy-access playground for East Coast travelers, thanks to JetBlue’s new nonstop flights between New York’s JFK and Reno-Tahoe International Airport.—Fodors.com

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