Americans leave an average of four vacation days unused every year, says a study by Expedia. That's boring. Don't be boring. Instead, take one of these close-to-home vacations…
Pining for a romantic European winter but don’t want the hassle and expense of a seven-hour flight? Hop on a jet to Francophone Quebec City—you’ll be there in less than two hours from New York or Philadelphia and ready to explore the cobblestoned streets and seventeenth-century architecture without a trace of jet lag.
The "warm island breezes" and "clear waters" make these islands a "heaven" for sailing enthusiasts, our readers say. Charter a captained vessel or go bareboating if you're feeling independent, and then "dip in and out of remote coves and snorkeling spots with ease." Make sure to check out the "lovely beaches" at Jost Van Dyke, the "volcanic islands" at Tortola, and the Baths at Virgin Gorda, a "must-see."
For a "fun blend of British, American, and Caribbean Culture," Bermuda is the place to be. It offers "endless activities: historical sites, golf, scooters, superb shopping and dining, museums, gardens, perfumeries and aquariums, too." Go for a snorkel, or explore the many private coves to truly experience the island's "lovely scenery," which is highlighted by the "pink sand beaches and aqua blue waters."
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As Italy was rocked by three strong earthquakes in an hour on Wednesday, the country and the Balkan Peninsula will face more heavy rain and snow this week.
The 58th Presidential Inauguration will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. in damp, overcast conditions.
A storm with rain, ice and snow will continue to affect the northwestern United States into Wednesday with wet and wintry travel.
Warmth will continue to build over much of the eastern United States into next week, ahead of what could be a major snowstorm for parts of the Central states.
Germany will endure its longest stretch of cold weather so far this season.
Soaking rain will elevate the flood threat over the southern United States late this week, followed by a severe weather threat this weekend.