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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: San Diego Zoo

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: San Diego Zoo

Living on the East Coast, my initial exposure to the San Diego Zoo has been through Joan Embery, bringing exotic animals to the Tonight ...

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Travel: Napa Valley

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Napa Valley

It goes without saying that the Napa Valley in California is an American wine lover’s paradise.  People come for the colorful,...

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Travel: Grand Teton National Park

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Grand Teton National Park

  In this roughly 40-mile long range of the Rockies, you’ll see nine peaks over 12,000 feet high, the highest being (no surprise)...

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Americana: Gateway Arch

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010 in Americana, The Arts, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: Gateway Arch

No trip to St. Louis would be complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River. Although it seems as if it’s...

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Travel: Sedona, Arizona

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Travel | 2 comments

When the sun rises and sets, the rock formations around Sedona seem to glow in the most beautifully vivid shades of red and orange. Caused...

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Travel: Georgetown

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Georgetown

There are lots of great things to see and do if you make a visit to Washington, DC. You’ll see breathtaking monuments and...

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Travel: Faneuil Hall, Boston

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Travel | 2 comments

Get to Faneuil Hall early, before the cacophony of commerce kicks up, and you can almost hear the history echoing around its walls....

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Food: Gullah Cuisine Restaurant, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in Food, Travel | 2 comments

With all the wonderful restaurants to choose from in the Charleston, South Carolina area, it would be easy to miss this way-out-of-the-way...

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Travel: Mackinac Island

Posted by on Jun 27, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

First, let’s make sure to get the pronunciation right. Call it MAK-in-aw. Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron, in the straits...

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Sports: Fly Fishing in Montana

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 in Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Sports: Fly Fishing in Montana

Where’s the best place in America to enjoy fly fishing for trout? Ask a hundred sportsmen, and you may get a hundred different...

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