Key West, Miami Beach are most popular winter destinations


Smathers Beach in Key West is one of the spots sure to be overrun by tourists this winter.

They’re coming, Key West and Miami Beach.

The tourists, that is. They’re eyeballing us and making their reservations and all too soon will be clogging highways, restaurants and beaches. We know it’s good for business after a tough year, but we’re already weary.

TripAdvisor has just released its Top 10 Most Popular Winter Destinations for Americans list, and Key West and Miami Beach are among the top five highest trending destinations. No surprise here: Tripadvisor reported tourists wanted to come here in

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TN Smokies towns ranked among most popular 2020 travel spots


Two towns in the Smoky Mountains were named “trending destinations” in 2020.

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Two of the trendiest U.S. travel destinations are nestled near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a new report finds.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee ranked among the places that saw positive traveler ratings go up the most in 2020, Tripadvisor said Tuesday in a news release.

While some of the data was collected before the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism website said travelers showed increased interest in venturing to outdoor places following the introduction of coronavirus-related restrictions.

As COVID-19 continues its spread, health

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