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Best College Towns 2010

It's no surprise that San Francisco, New York, Washington and Boston lead the list of best metropolitan areas for college students, along with San Jose, California, for mid-size towns and Boulder, Colorado, for small college towns. But what's particularly useful in this new 2010-2011 College Destinations Index is the detailed analysis of 360 metropolitan areas with 12 measures most appealing to students -- not the institutions themselves or the Chamber of Commerce. Topics like Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Quality of Life, Arts and Leisure, cost of living and Professional Opportunities. Helpful, too, is that the learning environment is assessed according to objective... Read more →

Eat, Sip, Shop: Girlfriends in Paris

Eat, pray, love your hearts out, Julia and Elizabeth. Undistracted by men -- though we love them -- the girlfriends are off to Paris for a week. As the wise yogi once told me (actually I think she was a buyer in the Eileen Fisher department at Macy's), a good scarf, purposeful flair and proper enthusiasm for food and wine are what it takes to have des vacances incroyable in the City of Light with the gals. Expect the unexpected! That is the theme for the Womantraveler. Read more →