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Around the World: Get ready. Get set. Start Shopping!

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Before you go racing off to that crowded mall to treasure hunt for your favorite travelers’ seasonal gifts, consider the variety of wonderful items that are available on line. 

Browsing the holiday catalogs of online purveyors is like discovering a treasure trove of travel gadgets and accessories. You’ll find ...Read more

Around the World: Visiting Tule Lake, Manzanar and Rohwer Historic Sites

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There can be no doubt that travel leads to greater understanding of different cultures and the human condition. It can also dramatically reveal the consequences of regrettable human behavior – of intolerance -- throughout history.

Unfortunately, American travelers do not need a passport to witness the consequences of intolerance. We have ...Read more

Around the World: Thanksgiving at Historic Old Sturbridge Village

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Among the many quaint colonial towns in Massachusetts, Old Sturbridge Village – or OSV, as it’s known to locals, offers a unique opportunity to step into history and experience colonial lifestyle, especially at Thanksgiving.

OSV is a living museum, a place where you can connect with American history while exploring ...Read more

Around the World: Surprising Syracuse, Focal Point of Inventions and History

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- This entrepreneurial city situated in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes District is full of civic pride and invention. In fact, Syracuse boasts that through the years its clever citizens have invented more patented items than smarties living any other US metropolis.

If you’ve ever used a ...Read more

Around the World: Prepare for Holiday Travel Delays and Cancellations

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As the year end travel holiday travel rush gets underway, prepare yourself for increased delays and cancellations in air travel. Flights are filled to capacity with passengers eager to get home to spend holidays with their loved ones, or those who intend to grab a quick and much needed getaway before their annual quota of ...Read more

Around the World: Chicago’ Family of Great Museums

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Chicago has a fabulous collection of world-class museums, many of which are conveniently clustered along picturesque Lake Shore Drive or situated in other neighborhoods easily reached by public transportation.

Focusing on everything from fine and applied art to science and technology, this extraordinary array of ...Read more

Around the World: Celebrating Veterans Day in Washington, DC.

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Of course, parades and memorial events are scheduled nationwide during the three-day Veterans Day weekend beginning on Friday, November 11. You can find celebrations in your home town or a nearby city, but Veterans Day’s best known events are in staged in Washington, DC. A visit to the nation’s capital will reward you with a ...Read more

Around the World: Exploring Suffolk County in the Fall

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New York City is certainly one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but it can also be exhausting. Visitors who
aren’t accustomed to the constant hustle and bustle might just need a break – as many stressed residents do.

If exhaustion begins to interfere with enjoyment, follow native New Yorker to one of...Read more

Around the World: The ‘Old West’ Side of Newfangled Las Vegas

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The Vegas Strip, otherwise known as Las Vegas Boulevard, is a galactically alluring destination. In fact, it is so bedazzled with bright lights and glitter that you can see it from outer space.

The glitter is undoubtedly what draws tourist from around the world to their ultimate fantasy playground, a glamorous place ...Read more

Around the World: See New England’s Fall Foliage By Boat

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If you’re hankering for a doable get away during this humdrum before the year end holidays, think about seeking out and seeing the glories of Fall foliage. And, for the best Fall foliage, think about New England.

Mother Nature‘s annual change of palette takes place in wilderness areas around the world, but few ...Read more

Around the World: December Cruising is Fun, Cheap and Accessible

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If you’ve been saving up to go on your dream cruise, this December is a great time to
sail away. Fact is, there are some incredible cruise deals to be had, so if you’ve got
the money, get up and go--even if you’d originally planned to wait until after the holidays. Cruising is tremendously relaxing and great fun--...Read more

Around the World: Enjoy Oktoberfest!

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If you pass by your local Hofbrauhaus and hear boisterous celebratory sounds echoing from within, you’re more than likely brushing up against Oktoberfest, the annual fall revelry for those who love great beer and food and camaraderie.

Oktoberfest is a popular tradition that originated in Germany--or, to be more ...Read more

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