Yes, it gets some snow. Okay, a lot of it. But the newly hot city in Upstate New York — full of sports enthusiasts, restaurateurs and makers — knows exactly what to do with itself in any kind of weather.

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A New Orleans City Council member has released a long-awaited proposal that would ban short-term rentals of whole houses in the city’s residential areas

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At the fifth president’s estate near Charlottesville, which is next door to that of the third president, you can opt for a contemplative tour.

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Why you should visit Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s largest city welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews and a hearty dose of Midwestern niceness.

What is ‘green travel,’ anyway? A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly vacation planning.

Experts offer tips on choosing earth-friendly modes of transportation, hotels and activities.

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Computer-based language instruction is on the rise. Here’s what you need to know.

The company waives fees and covers insurance for homeowners who participate.

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Delta Air Lines will bar emotional-support animals on long flights

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The agency has created a checklist for use before and during your trip.

Millions in Southern states brace for a harsh wintry storm that’s bringing immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads or deadly floods.

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With a diminishing population of locals and few outside visitors, this is not Nassau.

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The island abounds with opportunities to enjoy fresh food, contemplation and exercise.

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The island has reached pre-storm levels for cruises and flights, and about 75 percent of hotels are open.

A family sailing vacation goes better when kids — and parents — have friends along for the ride.

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Historical homes, diverse eateries and lakefront acreage are among its attractions.

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Twitter can be a good way to reach companies when you have a complaint — up to a point.

Repeat offenders risk expulsion from certain areas of Italy’s capital city.

The chief of police in Paris has condemned protest-related rioting in the French capital as unprecedented and unacceptable violence

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The chief of police in Paris has condemned protest-related rioting in the French capital as unprecedented and unacceptable violence

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Utah leaders are resigned to the fact that they are likely to never be repaid the nearly $1 million the state spent in 2013 to keep the state’s popular national parks open during a government shutdown

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In British Columbia, heavy snow, light crowds and every kind of skiing imaginable.

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