travelgirl magazine - escapes for women

Fall 2015

Head to Switzerland with our list of 5 things to do in Lausanne, learn why one couple finds Vegas a romantic destination and soothe your soul with three getaways in the desert. Move beyond New Orleans with our list of three incredible Mardi Gras celebrations outside the Big Easy and tie on those hiking boots and hit the trails with best hiking destinations from our readers.

TG Alley takes to Costa Rica, San Diego, Scandinavia, Vermont and Wisconsin. Husband-and-wife Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna grace our cover, and share what Harry's response to being named Sexiest Man Alive and why he changed his mind about Lisa being on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Enjoy the issue!

you know you're a travelgirl if…
Three different airlines have replaced your luggage in the last six months.


"So forget the prim, pricey resorts of Bora Bora and the mass-tourism of Hawaii. Kick off your flip-flops in the Cooks and discover what the South Pacific is really all about."

From "Cook Islands, Not Just for Lovers," by Amanda Castleman
tg main itinerary
26 TravelgirlCover Couple: Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin
Q&A with a real housewife and sexiest 
man alive
30 Publisher's Choice:
The allure of riverboat cruising
34 5 Things to Do in: Lausanne
Palaces, vineyards and the Olympic Museum
36 Travel Far: the South Pacific
The call of the Cook Islands
46 Travel Now: New Mexico

Mastering the slopes after a nine-year hiatus

54 Hotel Review: Caesars Palace
One couple uncovers the romantic side 
of this iconic Vegas resort
58 Travel Now: Sand and Sage
From rustic to deluxe: 3 desert 
getaways to soothe the soul
tg side trips
10 reflections from the road
  letter from the editor-in-chief
12 on the road again
  letter from the publisher
14 tg alley: stuff we love
  US fall getaways, bike tours, Costa Rica, fitness wear
20 advance notice
  Mardi Gras celebrations
40 readers' choice
  best hiking destinations
44 savvy six
why we love St. Thomas
62 you know you're a travelgirl if...
64 final thought

"It's skiers' paradise in the midst of winter, and during March and April, the weather's so balmy you can brave the slopes in a bikini and cruise on a snow base that remains deep from the accumulation of winter storms."

From "Under the Radar: New Mexico's Spectacular Slopes," by Carole Jacobs