WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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184 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 tripadvisor.com journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far Travel Sites to Get You Where You're Going A L L I S O N I J A M S S A R G E N T writer excursions not twenty years ago, when winter's gray monotones would burrow deep into our collective bones, travelers hungry for color and warmth would know exactly what to do: call their travel agent. This easy hand-off had huge advantages: a seasoned professional would cull thousands of flights, hotel options, car rental agencies, and, within a few days, call back with a tailored vacation designed exclusively for you. The internet's revolutionary shake up of this customary routine has decimated the concept of travel agents and guide books, bringing powerful new tools to consumers with infinite choices on prices, deals, and destinations. With this advent, the consumer is crowned king. Travel websites have exploded in scope and reach, giving travelers mega-sites that cover the earth to micro-sites that deliver a smaller slice of the travel continuum. "There is almost too much information," notes Wellesley resident Gillian Kohli. Wellesley and Weston travelers are no different than the rest of the population in 184-192_WWMa14_excursions_travel_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 1:36 PM Page 184

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