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When you get the opportunity to get away, what’s your favorite destination? An isolated beach, such as Ocracoke, NC? Or where history lives – Gettysburg, maybe? Perhaps you’re energized by city attractions, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Lots more ideas are just a click away.

Travel: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

Busch Gardens gives visitors the feeling of traveling to Europe without such unpleasantries as the expensive Euro, French snobbery, and...

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Travel: Hilton Head

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Travel | 1 comment

This part of the Southern coast is beautiful, historic, and sometimes, exclusive. With Charleston (Great American Things, June 7, 2009) 95...

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Americana: The Plaza Hotel

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: The Plaza Hotel

When I made my first visit to New York City as an adult, I had a list of the sights I wanted to see as a first-timer. Like most people, I...

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Travel: Cedar Point

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Travel | 2 comments

  Why is Cedar Point usually mentioned as one of the top amusement parks in America? Maybe because it’s the only one that has...

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Architecture: Hotel del Coronado

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Architecture, The Arts, Travel | 1 comment

  The “Hotel Del,” as it’s colloquially known, isn’t just one of Southern California’s inspired...

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Sports: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Sports: Pro Football Hall of Fame

  It’s unfortunate that professional football (then the American Professional Football Association) had its origins in Canton,...

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Americana: Cheyenne Frontier Days

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: Cheyenne Frontier Days

  You don’t have to love the sport of rodeo in order to enjoy Cheyenne Frontier Days. But it helps. Billing itself as “The...

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Travel: Stowe, Vermont

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Stowe, Vermont

  Sometimes you have to chuckle at the writers on Wikipedia. Take this entry about one of the premier ski destinations in New England:...

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Travel: Manteo, NC

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Travel | 1 comment

Manteo is the primary town on Roanoke Island, nestled inside North Carolina’s Outer Banks. You may know about its history — Sir...

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Travel: Georgia Aquarium

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Georgia Aquarium

Ever been snorkeling or scuba diving? Seeing the wide variety of marine species up close and in their natural habitat is hypnotizing and...

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