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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: Kauai

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Kauai

  While all of the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago are beautiful and have their own attractions, Kauai might just be the most...

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Travel: Florida's Overseas Highway

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Travel | 3 comments

To me, building bridges is one of man’s most amazing feats. To build the infrastructure underwater needed to support traffic is...

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Travel: Central Park

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Central Park

  When Central Park was established back in 1857, New York City’s population had begun to move northward from the downtown area....

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Travel: St. John, USVI

Posted by on Dec 11, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

  (Originally posted April 30, 2009) The marketing theme for the U.S. Virgin Islands used to be “America’s Caribbean.” So while...

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Travel: San Antonio River Walk

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

  San Antonio is too large to be a “well-kept secret.” And yet, it has that feel. Ask people about it, and they’ll...

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Travel: Small Towns (2)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Travel | 4 comments

  A year ago, I featured some of America’s best small towns as Great American Things. Even then, I realized that there were so...

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Travel: The Ahwahnee Hotel

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in History, The Arts, Travel | 1 comment

    As you can see by the tags for this entry, the Ahwahnee Hotel earns its way on this list in several ways. It’s a great...

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Travel: Santa Fe

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

  Okay, here’s a trivia fact sure to win you a bar bet: Santa Fe, N.M. is the highest state capital above sea level. (Cheyenne...

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Food: Peter Luger Steak House

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in Food, Travel | Comments Off on Food: Peter Luger Steak House

  There are lots of world-class steak houses in New York City. Some are new and innovative, such as The Strip House and BLT Prime....

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Travel: Vermont Route 100

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Vermont Route 100

    Route 100 in Vermont is one of America’s most scenic highways. Especially during autumn, when the maples are bursting...

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