Great escapes: Local travel destinations

Those looking for a summer vacation don't need to take time away from work, or even travel for more than an hour to have fun and achieve full relaxation. Travel expert Jean Newman Glock, director, global relations for Connoisseur Travel, says there are some great destinations close by. "This is a region of world-class spas, wine and family opportunities," she says. So the next time you get the itch to travel, forego the plane tickets and venture in your own backyard.