Grapefruit League Still Alive and Well

If you’re a long-time Reds fan, you might be a little nostalgic for the days when you could pile in the back of the family station wagon and head south to Florida for a combined spring break vacation and Cincinnati Reds spring training. Whether you saw games in Tampa, Plant City or Sarasota, you probably remember the intimacy and informality of a spring game. But while the Reds are marking their 10th spring training out west in Arizona, you may still be making those family vacation drives to the sunshine state, just without the Reds stop. Never fear, there still is plenty of baseball to be had in the Grapefruit League.

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Traveling with the New York Times

Being a travel writer sounds like one of the best jobs in the world—in fact, New York Times 52 Places Traveler Jada Yuan says she hears that all the time. Yuan left 17 years at New York Magazine behind when she joined The Times as its 52 Places Traveler, reporting about every destination on The Times’ “2018 52 Places to Travel” list.

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Escape to New York City for Buffett and SJP

First, the shows.
“She came down from Cincinnati…”
ou don’t have to be a Parrothead to know the first lines of the Jimmy Buffett classic “Fins,” telling the story of a Cincinnati girl who heads to Florida for a little sunshine and ends up staying. Well, that’s the general premise of the Buffett Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” now playing at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in the heart of Times Square.

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Santa Barbara/Montecito, open for business

The streets are still covered in dust, and cars remain caked in mud. But the main streets are cleared, shops are open and vehicles are moving through Montecito, the idyllic Pacific Coast community two hours north of Los Angeles on Highway 101 that has seen more misery in two months than most areas see in two decades.

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Touring India

There are bucket list items—skydiving, attending the Super Bowl, running a marathon—and then there are bucket list trips, like the one Sara Vance Waddell and her wife, Michelle Waddell took over the holidays to India and Nepal. The trip combined their love of Indian food with Michelle’s birthday and included a friend, Reeta Brendamour, whose parents were from India and who still has relatives there.

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