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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1
Iceland 2
Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1
Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1
Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Saxony, Germany
Scotland 1
Scotland 2
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1
Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Wales
...we didn't know about
Wales

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Burren (Dispatch #14)

a dolmen at The Burren

The Palladian Traveler ventures back to the days of fearless Celtic warriors to search for some "stones to take you home" as he files his latest dispatch from the monochromatic moonscape known as The Burren.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Film Review: "My Hero Brother" – A Tribute to the Human Spirit

a scene from the documentary 'My Hero Brother'

I just spent five days attending the Santa Barbara Film Festival and for the most part, the features, animated shorts, and documentaries were quite professional and compelling. That said, "My Hero Brother," a documentary that was particularly outstanding, told the remarkable and inspiring story about a group of Down syndrome young men and women who go on a two-week trek through the Himalayas with their non-Down syndrome siblings.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Boulder’s Sunrise

Rosie's Rock at The Boulders

The enormous Sonora Desert, a colossal 120,000 square miles of splendor that spreads like a great tapestry of textures and colors across international boundaries from Arizona into the State of Sonora in northern Mexico is one of North America’s grand, untrammeled natural treasures. The complex, sun-blessed region of bright dry heat, brilliant low-hanging stars, and long, ever-changing shadows that shift with the sun as they drape like endless silhouettes across craggy walls, mountain ridges and hidden canyons, is a vibrant land with tales to tell.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Traveling with Beautiful Boots and a Bison Backpack

Bison Redwood Backpack

People often asked about my favorite travel apparel and gear. This happened to me at the airport recently. One question came as I was putting back on my clothes after going through the TSA checkpoint striptease. Before leaving the area, I heard a soft voice say, "hey, I really like your boots. Where did you get them?" Looking up, I found a uniformed employee staring at my feet.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Cliffs of Moher (Dispatch #13)

the Cliffs of Moher

The Palladian Traveler gets precariously close to the edge as he files his latest dispatch, filled with killer frames, from a perch atop a rocky cliff along the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Buckingham Palace – It's THE Most Popular Tour in Great Britain (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)

Buckingham Palace exit
Is it more momentous for a Brit to do the Buckingham Palace tour than say an American or indeed any other nationality? Yes, I know that's an odd question, but if you grow up – as I did – in London back in the 1950s, getting inside Buckingham Palace was the stuff of dreams. Hence my surprise at touring BP in 2005.

Bev Cohn's travel blog
Up Close and Personal With Charles S. Cohen of the Award-Winning Cohen Media Group: Part 2

Charles Cohen

Charles S. Cohen's Cohen Media Group has established the reputation of acquiring, producing, and/or distributing some of the finest foreign films, many of which have been submitted for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award. His ability to build his vast film library stems from the wealth acquired through his real estate family business. President and CEO of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, he helms one of the country's most important commercial real estate companies.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Eugene Chaplin Introduces Chaplin's World Museum in Vevey, Switzerland

Charlie Chaplin and the Chaplin Museum
Lake Geneva/ Matterhorn Region and Switzerland Tourism recently blew into Los Angeles with the most esteemed guest, Eugene Chaplin. A man of remarkable lineage, he is the fifth child of Oona O'Neill and Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, the grandson of playwright Eugene O'Neill, the brother of Geraldine Chaplin and father of actress/model Kiera Chaplin.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Remembering The Great Famine (Dispatch #12)

the Great Famine Memorial, Ennistymon, County Clare

The Palladian Traveler pays his respects at a roadside memorial dedicated to the nearly one-million victims of An Gorta Mor.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Charles S. Cohen of the Cohen Media Group to Host Film Series on KCET and Link TV: Part 1

Jennifer Connelly

The Cohen Media group is synonymous with producing, directing, or distributing high-end, award-worthy foreign films. Although there are American films in their vast library, it's the foreign films that have received the most critical acclaim. In yet another exciting project, Cohen has partnered with KCET, and will host a series of ten films he curated from his vast library of over 700 films, many of which have been restored to their original condition.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
Cheshire Cat Inn Delivers a Homey Retreat in Santa Barbara

Carlsbad sign
One thing that I love about traveling is a chance to meet new people from places far and near. This seems to happen more frequently when we stay at a B&B designed to encourage conviviality and conversation. We made a delightful discovery this past weekend when we stayed at the Cheshire Cat Inn, upon the recommendation from a good friend of mine. Although it was a wet, wild, and windy weekend, staying in a cozy B&B provided a welcomed retreat from the rain.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Along the Banks of the River Shannon (Dispatch #11)

the River Shannon

The Palladian Traveler hustles down to the banks of the River Shannon just in time to capture the "golden hour" with his lens and then caps his photo shoot at the best watering hole in Limerick.

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Skip Kaltenheuser's travel article
Rat in Mi Kitchen

If the as yet unverified and unsubstantiated report on Russian spies with Trump scandals in their pockets turns out to be even half true, I’ll be gobsmacked. It would be hard to comprehend that when Trump – a global traveler with insights into the underworld and anything-goes weasels like Roy Cohn – was traveling in Russia he didn’t quickly grasp that many hotels, loaded with hookers with mobster supervisors, would have rooms wired for surveillance.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Yes, YOU Too Can Drop in on Buckingham Palace!

Buckingham Palace room
Have you ever watched a TV show and been startled, even stunned, when you realized that what you were watching took place in your lifetime? Not only that, you remember it so vividly it almost seems as if it were yesterday. All of these thoughts came roaring into MY mind as I watched, riveted, to a cable TV series called "The Crown." It's about the life and times of England's Queen Elizabeth from when she ascended to the throne after the death of her father.

Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Exploring Venice: Lost and Found. And Special Finds. Repeat.

Venice street musicians
Walking home to our apartment in Venice, we share a wave through the window with the owner of Baba, our local osteria. Leaving for a day of sightseeing, a cup of my favorite pistachio gelato awaits me despite the early hour. At the Bar Dugole, we relax after a day of sightseeing and order the regular: vodka for my husband and Amaretto for me.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Dingle Peninsula (Dispatch #10)

sea gull at the Dingle Peninsula

The Palladian Traveler follows in the footsteps of David Lean, the heralded British director known for his epic films, as he frames some colorful shots of his own around the Dingle Peninsula.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Provence: As Much a Mood, a Spirit as a Destination

Christmas card
"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" goes the song. Robert Goulet sang it and Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis, too, and it surely comes to mind when you stand on a bluff in the Luberon of Provence and stare across at the little hill village of Gordes. The view is the best part; the village's interior itself is not dramatic and stands as a warning of what contemporary popularity can do to the simple homes of 12th century working people.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
NOLA: New Orleans, Louisiana

19th century building, Stuttgart, Germany
Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, the Garden District, the streetcar (now a bus) to Desire, the jazz clubs, the beignets at the Café du Monde and breakfast at Brennan’s come to mind when you think of New Orleans. But that’s not all there is to this unique American city, filled with treasures both culinary and cultural.

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Ringo Boitano's travel blog/review
Paradise on Earth: The Romance of Tahiti and Her Islands

aurora borealis lights up the night sky near Fairbanks
The first thing you notice is the fragrance. The intoxicating perfume of the tiare flower announces to your senses that you are in a magical place, overflowing with tropical vegetation and soothing trade winds. It is the same fragrance that the English seamen on the HMS Bounty also first encountered; but they came, not for flowers, but for breadfruit, intended as a new food staple for their slaves in the West Indies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

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Show ’Em the Love, Get ’Em Home

Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but there’s still time to play matchmaker to loyal dogs and cats simply hoping to find true love. Please share their stories on social media – or even bring one home to your place.

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Wanderu – Amazing Deals for Last Minute Travel

Wanderu is an amazing new app to find and book bus & train travel across North America & Europe. You can book the best deals on the go with the official Wanderu app, featured as "Best New App" by the iTunes App Store & Google Play.

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The TSA Has Been Spying on You (And Worse)
Courtesy SmartTravel

An unsettling report from the ACLU details patterns of dubious tactics from the TSA. The report is based on the TSA’s own materials, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, which “show the evolution of the behavior detection program and make clear the extent to which it is a program of surveillance of unsuspecting travelers based on unreliable indicators."

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CNN’s Best Cruise Ships of 2017

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The Best Cities in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast more than 100,000 votes for their favorite cities in the world.

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Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips
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Sure, average gas prices are already $3.97, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, and climbing toward the highest recorded average of $4.11 that crippled travel back in 2008. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your summer road trip.

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The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a New Look

Officials in France have announced that the country's most famous site will get a bulletproof glass wall around it as a safety measure.


Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Has Nearly Tripled Since 2015, According to Southern Poverty Law Center

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How to Survive a Road Trip
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Planning for a road trip can be overwhelming. It’s hard to anticipate what you’ll need along the way – and what will slow you down. But if I had to boil down what’s in my car to the top 10 essentials, here’s what would make the cut.

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Your Cruise Offerings for February from Joni Notagiacomo ACC – CruiseOne

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Eulogy for Chantal Akerman
1950 - 2015

A video essay by Scout Tafoya.

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Keukenhof 2017 – For a Late Valentine’s Day Vacation

Will you be visiting Holland in spring? Then be sure to visit Keukenhof, where you will experience the gorgeous views of blooming Dutch tulips and other flowers for which Holland is known for around the world.

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Vogue's Top Travel Picks for 2017

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Condé Nast Traveler’s 10 Last-Minute Getaways

From quick island escapes to a romantic night in wine country, here are some of the best last-minute getaways in the U.S. & the Caribbean.

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A Book Review: D-Day Through German Eyes
By John Clayton

D Day Through German Eyes book cover

As a longtime travel journalist, and someone who was born in London back in the days when Great Britain was fighting for her life and because I've always been, well, "mesmerized" by various aspects of the Nazi "military machine," I found this unique, intriguing, fascinating book totally awesome.

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The Budweiser Ad That Has People Talking

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Random Acts of Canine Kindness

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Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after organizing a protest at an Utah puppy mill.

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Pure Norway – See It and Believe It

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Deb's poetry break

Something
By George Harrison

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know
You stick around and it may show
I don't know, I don't know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how


George Harrison
1943 – 2001

"The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then is getting out of them."

Known as the quiet Beatle, he cut an indelible impression with musical virtuosity, lyrical guitar playing, and his beautiful introspective songs.

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10 Ways to Get Mugged on a Vacation
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The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2017

For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play, gathering new data, and asking more and better questions of a greater number of expats.

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The 5 Rules of Reclining Your Airplane Seat
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Rule #1: (The Golden Rule) Look Back
You have the right to recline. But why wouldn’t you give the courteous half glance backward to let your rear neighbor know that you’re about to encroach on what little space they already have?

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Dear Heather

We Are All Terminal – We Just Don’t Know Our Expiration Date

Addressing the elephant in the room about your own death is something most couples avoid doing together and it is a big mistake.

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8 Best Airlines for Free Stopovers
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The secret to getting two vacations for nearly the price of one? Free stopovers. A lot of major airlines offer free or low-cost stops in hub cities to flyers continuing on to other end-point destinations.

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10 Best Winter Spa Retreats
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SnapTravel’s On-Demand Hotel Deals

Get 30-50% off hotels with exclusive pricing over SMS or FB Messenger.

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Montréal in Two-Minutes

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10 Fashion Faux Pas for Travelers
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Just because you’re living out of a suitcase doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionably (and appropriately) dressed for every occasion.

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5 Reasons to (Re)Visit Berlin in 2017

New concert halls, museum opening, urban garden show and ease of travel with new nonstop flights are just some more reasons put Berlin on your 2017 travel list.

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10 Walking Shoes You Won’t Be Ashamed to Wear in Public
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Women Helping Women: A Trip to Zambia With Gloria Steinem
Courtesy CN Traveler

"Initially we were focused on what they didn't have here. But we came to discover what they did have." "Swaahaa..." Jennifer Sundeen, a preternaturally youthful 47-year-old with Stevie Nicks–wild blond hair and a serpentine arm cuff, calls out to a group of 50 local high school girls who sit behind desks at the rural Chitende Secondary School in the Lower Zambezi.

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10 Strange Laws from Around the World
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From a stiletto ban in Greece to the pinball crackdown in South Carolina – give travel a unique flavor.

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Grüezi. Bonjour. Buongiorno. Allegra.

In winter, everyone is #INLOVEWITH SWITZERLAND as you can do all you want – but don’t have to. You’ll find both action and relaxation on superb pistes, in boutique cities and at gorgeous accommodation.

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Top 25 Most Interesting Webcams

Selected from hundreds of nominees by a panel of EarthCam producers, EarthCam announces the most unique and compelling webcams of the year.

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Welcome to TAW Travel Jobs, Your Source for Finding the Top Jobs in the Travel Industry

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.

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Worldwide Vacation Rankings

U.S. News Travel's Best Vacations rankings identify the top destinations by region and vacation type.

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Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends Animal Society'swork is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.

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The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks.

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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Chocolates for Valentine's Day

chocolate for Valentine's

The tradition of proffering offerings of love on Valentine's Day goes all the way back to the early 1400s. During the Victorian era, chocolate became the confection of choice for a Valentine’s Day offering with many believing it contained aphrodisiac properties. Others thought that the Valentine chocolate phenomenon was just a clever scheme developed by confectioners to promote products in the seasonal lull between Christmas and Easter.

The story of chocolate begins thousands of years B.C. in the regions we now know as Southern Mexico and Central America. The ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations discovered and cultivated a tree bearing unusual fruit with vibrant colors that produced seeds so valuable that it was considered to be a gift from the gods.

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Traveling Blues Features (partial list) – blues aficionado Tim Mattox writes about the blues:
Honeyboy Edwards
John Hammond
Eddie Vinson
Willie Dixon
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
Dennis Jones
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The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
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Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite
Phil Gates
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm
Nathan James
The 44's
Anthony Gomes

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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