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Every parent deserves to escape the grind of parenting. This assignment for Travel + Leisure was one of my favorite projects. Instead of my usual quest for compelling family getaways, I foraged for 20 perfect parent getaways to revive fatigued moms and dads. Sans offspring. My...

I don’t need much of a reason to head to LA for a few days. Especially in the middle of a Chicago winter. So, after a brief chat with my husband (don’t we need a parent getaway?) we packed our bags and headed west armed with a...

  TRESS SUCCESS CHI Escape Professional Cordless Curling Iron Ideal for traveling and on the go styling. Comes with Car and wall charger. Farouk.com, $110 PACK LIKE A PRO Pack-It Specter™ Cube Set Three ultra lightweight cubes that keep your clothing organized. EagleCreek.com, $30 TWEEN DREAM Music Muff Headphones Trendy earmuffs with audio technology that can...

If you are looking for an adventure in 2016, here is your ultimate resource. Once a year, Travel + Leisure creates the Where to Go in 2016 Master list, a cheat sheet of hot spots around the globe that are capturing the attention of plugged-in...

She’s boisterous, beautiful, and so dynamic that prolonged exposure to her charms is known to weaken the senses. New York City is a siren. Give her a few days and she will seduce you with her beguiling brand of grit and glamour. Pick your passion....

Sometimes, a mom has to exit stage left. Organizing lives, keeping house, wiping butts and noses and producing science fair volcanoes with precision and a smile sucks the hours from one's day. As a card carrying member of the supremely stressed syndicate, I grow resentful that...

It was a slight bitch to get there, an early morning flight, connection, customs. But, when I arrived at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula,  84 degree temps and a welcome margarita put the kabosh on irritation. At first glance, I was in...

Often, smaller is better, at least when it comes to tackling New York City’s cultural institutions. Sure, you should experience the mega museums – the Met, MoMA, Whitney, Guggenheim, American Museum of Natural History – but there are alternatives: smaller spots that supply a rich...

We visited Angor Wat in 2001. It had recently been opened to the public and was virtually empty, save groups of monks, their colorful robes blowing in the wind. There were no rules, no guards, no cordoned off areas. . .In fact, our guide Bug encouraged...

There are a slew of “lifestyle” newcomers-stylish hotels at an affordable price- sweeping the nation. But, How can you tell if the lodgings that you are considering will live up to the hype? I worked with a team of T+L editors to decode the hype. Read...