Weekend Getaway Guide

Need a quick escape? Find great gear, destinations, and travel tips to help you make the most of your mini-vacation.

Pack and Go

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 14 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

9 Travel-Ready Clothing and Accessory Picks

Arrive at your next destination in style with smart picks made for the (airport) runway.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 13 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

7 Blissful Ideas for a Spa Weekend

Whether you’re seeking a burst of adventure, a quick detox, or a girls-only trip, these spas will leave you refreshed and renewed.

5 Creative Weekend Getaway Ideas

Why book a flight to a touristy beach resort when you can try one of these off-the-beaten-path weekend escapes?

6 Great Travel-Size Beauty Products

Toss these in your purse to ensure you look pretty and polished on-the-go.

10 Things Every Traveler Should Do

Whether you’re trekking to an exotic locale or revisiting an old haunt, get more pleasure from your vacation with these pointers.

How to Decode a Travel Brochure

Travel expert Rick Steves shares insider tips on cutting through the clutter of travel brochures.

Organize Your Vacation Photos

How to keep your getaway snapshots in easy-to-locate order.

If You Could Reward Yourself for a Weekend, What Would You Do?

Readers tell us how they would give themselves a pat on the back.

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How To Pack a Weekend Bag

For weekend trips, packing right means packing light. Watch this video to learn how to pare down to travel essentials―and how a few key, versatile items will give you plenty of on-the-spot choices.

7 Dressed-up Makeup Bags

Cosmetics bags as pretty as the makeup you stash in them.