Travel + Leisure has a new Weekend Getaway tool ( www.travelandleisure.com/weekend-getaways) to help you plan your next escape, even if your travel style is fickle. Take the kids or a lover, or leave both at home and take an adventure-laden journey all by yourself.
What's hot: The fast and easy three-step process. Travel planners don't get tripped up on a huge website that takes you to a bunch of destination pages. With the T+L Weekend Getaways tool, you just plug in your base location; so far, the site lets you choose from Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe, N.M. Next, select how far you want to go -- two, four or six hours. Last, choose your trip type: romance, family, affordable or adventure. Your search will return three possible trips with suggestions on where to stay and eat and what to do. There's even a Google map and, of course, links back to Travel + Leisure for more info on its picks.