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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: Rockefeller Center

Posted by on Feb 3, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

On your first visit to New York City, it’s a must. Rockefeller Center is the very heart of midtown Manhattan, encompassing 19...

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Travel: Beale Street, Memphis

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Beale Street, Memphis

You can eat ribs on Beale Street. You can shoot pool on Beale Street. You can definitely see and be seen on Beale Street. But most of all,...

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Travel: Venice Beach

Posted by on Jan 10, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

Technically, Venice Beach is…a beach. It has the Pacific Ocean, three miles of sand, and palm trees. But in reality, the beach is a...

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Travel: Yellowstone National Park

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Yellowstone National Park

The first American National Park, and arguably still the greatest. It’s located primarily in Wyoming, though it extends into parts of...

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Travel: Big Sur

Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 in Travel | 2 comments

Big Sur stretches along the central coast of California and isn’t a town, but a roughly identified region covering 90 miles of...

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Travel: Small Towns (1)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Travel | 3 comments

For the first time, this is a multi-part selection, although part two may be months away. There are simply too many great small towns in...

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Travel: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009 in Travel | 5 comments

You’ll find Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea)...

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Travel: New England in Autumn

Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Travel | 1 comment

I don’t know why there needs to be much explanation of this, except to say that there are lots of places that are beautiful in the...

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Americana: Gettysburg

Posted by on Oct 9, 2009 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: Gettysburg

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” President Abraham...

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Travel: Greenwich Village

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Travel | 2 comments

The first several times I went to visit New York City, I wanted to be close to the places I came to see – Rockefeller Center, the...

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