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Best International Winter Vacations

Winter never seems too bad at first. But after a while, when the cold prevents your car from starting and the snow turns to gray, this season starts to get the better of us. Don't worry: U.S. News has come up with a list of vacation destinations to help you defeat your seasonal doldrums and cure the wintertime blues. Vote for your favorite spots to help solidify next year's ranking.

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Why Alaska is the Best Cruise Choice for Younger Travelers

Cruising, in general, has a reputation for being a form of travel tailored more toward the older, retired set; cruising in Alaska even more so. But with many of the state’s most beautiful sites only reachable by boat, it’s the perfect way to see America’s last frontier, even for the younger folks. We found a recent cruise from Seattle up through the Inside Passage to be anything but akin to a week in a nursing home. We were met with adventurous fellow cruisers, made some great inter-generational friends, and found a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.