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  1. Leaves, mountains, ice cream and cheese: What's not to like in Burlington, Vt.?


    If I loved Burlington, Vt., during a visit with my daughter when the high was 37 degrees, I feel completely comfortable recommending the city as a great destination for fall, when it's considered one of the top leaf-watching spots in the world.

    Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont is the sixth-oldest college established in New England.
  2. The drama, wealth and beauty of Italy's Lake Como


    COMO, Italy

    At first glimpse of Lake Como, we were smitten.

    The quiet, charming village of Varenna hugs a forested hillside in the midlake area of Lake Como. The town’s steep, stone-stepped lanes are dotted with shops and restaurants.
  3. Here's what you need to know about taking a cruise to Cuba



    It was to be a starter cruise. A quickie cruise. A get-your-feet-wet cruise for my 10-year-old niece, departing out of Tampa and meandering in a desultory fashion to Cozumel, Mexico, a no-there-there destination I'd already visited a couple of times. (Okay, there's Señor Frog's, but I'm a grownup, so …

    An outdoor deck on the Carnival Paradise affords a sweeping view of the cruise port in Havana.