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Your ideal winter vacation is waiting . . . in Phoenix?

A new, scientific-ish study says Arizona is the country’s hot spot for vitamin D.

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New winter sports gear worth checking out

Ski and snowboard gear continues to get lighter and more versatile, plus more inclusive. Here's a look.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Despite a reality TV makeover, this Berkshires motel is not quite ready for its close-up

The Magnolia Network show "Inn the Works" followed Lindsey Kurowski as she renovated a 1959 motor lodge from an eyesore to a polished jewel. At least, that’s the way it looked on TV.

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Holiday splendor in the Brandywine Valley

Stunning at any time of year, these elegant Gilded Age estates and gardens pull out all the decorative stops for the holidays. And the area is a manageable six-hour drive from Boston.

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Rajesh Bose on India, eating anything on vacation, and packing light

We caught up with the actor, who will appear in “Life of Pi,” at the American Repertory Theater Dec. 4-Jan. 29, to talk about all things travel.

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Double-billed by Avis for a van returned after hours

When Robert Cipriani returned his Avis minivan, he expected to pay $1,770. Instead, Avis charged him twice. What happened, and how can he get his money back?

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Some of those ‘best’ lists are just the worst

For many so-called “best” lists, it often comes down to quantity over quality, data over human dealings. And if you dig into the reports a little, you’ll eventually learn that.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Cookies and crafts in N.H., art in Worcester, and a superhero’s view of New York City

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