The CalMac ferry services 35 islands and mainland cities across 200 miles of Scotland’s west coast.

  • Liza Weisstuch
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Travelers have been left stuck abroad, desperately trying to get home amid a slew of cancelations, while others are scratching plans to see loved ones in other countries — for many the latest in a series of pandemic-induced travel frustrations.

“Pass the Butterworms,” an essay collection by travel writer Tim Cahill, taught me that the best trips are a combination of purpose and place.

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The CalMac ferry services 35 islands and mainland cities across 200 miles of Scotland’s west coast.

  • Liza Weisstuch
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Travel section reporters and editors will answer reader questions live Monday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

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Airline flight changes, packing light and hitting the road for Thanksgiving

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Visitors can still trace Eleanor of Aquitaine’s legacy in two rapidly changing locations: the city of Poitiers and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.

  • Mary Winston Nicklin
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The laid-back region offers a less-expensive, less-crowded tasting experience.

  • Karen Gardiner
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With almost two years of disrupted travel behind them, vacationers are placing a premium on certainty.

A pandemic-era respite in Portopetro, a quiet fishing village on the southeast coast of Mallorca.

  • Bob Drogin
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Extensive new trails added to the U.S. Bicycle Route System in five states are an infrastructure boon for bicyclists.

Researching the history of genever, the traditional Dutch spirit flavored with juniper, led the author to bars, distilleries, museums — and windmills.

  • Liza Weisstuch
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Taschen’s lavishly illustrated “Great Escapes USA: The Hotel Book” showcases 45 resorts in 14 states.

  • Rebecca Powers
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Whether you are an accomplished skier or new to the sport, the key to staying safe is to know your limits.

  • Bailey Berg
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“There’s a lot of misinformation floating around right now about coronavirus testing.”

Backcountry skiing requires specialized gear and a thorough understanding of avalanche hazards and how to navigate them.

  • Rachel Walker
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“Just ski the snow that’s in front of you”: Ski-movie star Dan Egan helps a family down the path to skiing enlightenment in Big Sky, Mont.

  • John Briley
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Fat biking is at its best when ski conditions are at their worst: “Instead of a bad ski day, you can have a good day riding a bike.”

  • Dina Mishev
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Integrating landscape and action is among the keys to successful ski photography.

  • Erin E. Williams
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With more condos, reasonable restaurants and activities for the kids, families can have convenience without sacrificing quality on the slopes.

  • Bailey Berg
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If you have the budget and forethought, there is an itinerary out there that’s right for you.

The Virginia city, rebuilt after burning to the ground during the Revolutionary War, displays an array of styles.

  • James F. Lee
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Grand Mesa’s Palisade Plunge offers 32 miles of white-knuckle pedaling.

  • John Briley
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