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North America

Miami Arts and Culture: More than Sun and Sand

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Posted in Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Florida, History Tours, Sightseeing, United States of America

Modern skyscrapers on the Miami River in downtown Miami (Credit: Jerome Levine) Miami is probably best known to tourists as a popular cruise port and gateway to the sandy beaches of greater Miami Beach. But over the last decade, the downtown area of the city has been transformed into a
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A City of Politics and Playfulness

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Canada, Ontario, Sightseeing

Parliament Hill in Ottawa After visiting Canada’s party city of Montreal and its astonishingly beautiful neighbor, old Quebec, I was expecting to find Ottawa a little dull. I imagined the capital city to be dour and intellectual – a place with museums on every corner where you nod wisely at
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Catch the Spirit in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, Luxury, Mexico, Wine Tours

El Arco at Lands End in Los Cabos (Credit: Jerome Levine) From Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, hotels and restaurants are showcasing wine and spirit experiences. If your liquid memories of Baja, Mexico are limited to cheap tequila shots or six-packs of Corona, it’s time to return
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Southwestern Michigan’s Wine Country Delights the Senses

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, United States of America, Wine Tours

Napa Valley in California; Tuscany in Italy; The Rioja region in Spain; and….Michigan? While the aforementioned destinations are top of mind as a wine lovers paradise, don’t overlook this lesser known but beautiful hidden gem just 90 minutes out of Chicago. Round Barn Winery in Baroda All up and down
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Splashing about in Thrilling Indoor Water Parks

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Planning, Rafting, Romance, Scuba, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America

Fun water characters by Nadia Ali   The best thing about summer has got to be splashing about in water, after all, who doesn’t like getting wet when the days are balmy and hot. While many kids and adults look forward to the seasonal opening of the summer water parks
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Bypass Border Hassles With a Quick Getaway to Baja California via Tecate

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, Destinations, Mexico, Wine Tours

Baja California’s raw beauty and stunning contrasts draws visitors year-round. Most common is the entry point at Tijuana, just south of San Diego. While convenient to accessing the area’s coastal towns of Puerto Nuevo, Roasarito and Ensenada, the border crossing is large and somewhat confusing, and drivers need to be
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There’s More to Las Vegas than Casinos…

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, Las Vegas, Nevada, North America, United States of America

Casinos? Ca’seen them. Yes, the megalith casinos keep getting bigger and bigger and they will likely always be the top draw for Vegas visitors. But when you are suffering from casino fatigue, and can’t take even one minute more of the atmosphere of smoke, sweat and desperation, take a look
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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Seeing Providence, Rhode Island by Gondola

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, North America, United States of America

Leaning back in our comfortable, padded seats, sipping on cold bottles of water, and watching the scenery of the city slide by on either side of us, we decided we had happened upon possibly the most comfortable and unique way to see a city. In a gondola. No, we were
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Where to Eat, Stay, and Play During the Daytona 500

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Florida, United States of America

The Daytona Beach Welcome is right at the Speedway, which happens to be next to the airport. With the Daytona 500 coming up the weekend of February 19th, most eyes in the Florida city will be on the racetrack, but that’s far from the only thing to do
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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Posted in Historical travel, United States of America, Virginia

There they are, on full display in front of you: George Washington’s legendary false teeth, looking more like Johnny Rotten’s. The uppers aren’t that worse for wear, but the lowers have gaps that one could drive a truck through. But they are not made of wood as many believe. The
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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5 Beach Resorts that Work for All Ages

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Family Travel, Mexico, Uncategorized

Dreams Riviera Cancun Pool Dreams Riviera Cancun Riviera Maya, Mexico
Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Cancun is another world in Riviera Maya. Among the resorts nestled in their own private kingdoms, Dreams Riviera Cancun is one that offers something for everyone. Tropical gardens align the land while
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