Where to Travel in 2023: 6 of the Best Places to Visit This Year

Whether you’re looking to wander the streets of a new city exploring buzzy restaurants, bars and shops, or if you’re looking for an island getaway to escape from your daily routine, here are Better’s top picks for destinations both near and far to visit this year. Wherever you travel, consider how you can give back […]

Travel with Purpose: 10 Perfect Getaways for an Active Family Vacation

Grandpa wants to play golf, the cousins want to swim and you want to go for a scenic 40-mile bike ride — so how do you decide where to go for this year’s family vacation? From South Carolina to Alaska and Hawaii and everywhere in between, these resorts and adventures cater to active, multigenerational families, offering something […]

Wilmette Native Taylor Sweitzer Reaches the Everest Summit, Completing the Explorer’s Grand Slam

Wilmette native Taylor Sweitzer has conquered the Explorer’s Grand Slam, a prodigious challenge to reach the North Pole, South Pole, and the highest summits on each of the seven continents.  Sweitzer, a 2012 New Trier graduate, completed the feat in May 2021 after summiting his last remaining peak: Mount Everest. Fewer than 100 people have […]

Squaw Valley Gets Reinvented as Palisades Tahoe — Why This Is the Where You Should Be Skiing This Season

As fresh as the powder on KT-22, the Tahoe resort formerly known as Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has a new, more socially sensitive moniker: Palisades Tahoe. In 2020, after acknowledging overwhelming evidence that the word “squaw” was derogatory and offensive, management decided that the resort’s name should be changed.  The new name and logo, which […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Travel in 2021

After a year of unprecedented restrictions, and despite the rise of the delta variant, people have been taking to the skies and roads in droves. Pent-up demand has people within the United States clamoring for a vacation and the opportunity to make up for missed holiday time with family and friends last year. But that […]