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United States of 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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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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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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AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Hawaii, Holiday Travel, Luxury, Romance, Uncategorized

Ahi Lele (which translates to dancing/jumping fire) is a must-see! After living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i for the better half of last year, I had the privilege of experiencing many jaw-dropping cultural performances from local artists, musicians and dancers. Because Kauai is the type of mind-blowing place
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

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Posted in Destinations, Historical travel, Planning, United States of America

A shaded forest with dappled sunlight dancing between the trees; a clear stream that cascades over a severe, silver rock face; a certain hush, save the occasional bird and the crunching of leaves underfoot, and there, in the middle of it, a house like a no other, rising from a
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20 Years After Terror Attack, Oklahoma City Museum Undergoes Expansion

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Posted in Historical travel, North America, Uncategorized, United States of America

A lot has happened since the pictures of devastation from the usually quiet municipality of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA made headlines 20 years ago. Heart-wrenching images of a bombed office building and broken bodies, the kind we are used to seeing from the Middle East and not the American Midwest,
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Choo Choo! A Scenic Trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad

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

Lounging back on the comfortable love seat of the First Class railroad car on the train, I popped a chocolate brownie in my mouth. There was a sumptuous spread of food on the table before me and someone was strolling around taking drink orders. I could not be more comfortable.
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Happy 100th Birthday to San Diego’s Famed Balboa Park

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Posted in California, Uncategorized

Balboa Park, just outside Automotive Museum. A century ago, the world came to San Diego – an amazing feat, considering that much of the world did not know San Diego existed. The occasion was the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Its purpose was to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. In
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