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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.

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

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Costa Rica's Green

Costa Rican volcano

Sitting at an umbrella table in downtown San Jose overlooking the Plaza de la Cultura is like a page out of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." The plaza is laid out in a maze of stalls where passive vendors sell sparkling silver jewelry by the trayfull, hand-carved clay masks, colorful Guatemalan belts, area rugs, and hammocks perfect for a midday siesta. Three men play an old wood marimba over the buzz of the crowd while a steaming plate of Gallo Pinto (rice and beans) is served to an elegant lady who was performing with her guitar and who is chummy with everyone from the shoeshine man to the waitresses..

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Richard Gere and Joseph Cedar Discuss "The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer"

a scene from the documentary 'My Hero Brother'

Richard Gere is one of America's acting treasures. He has an uncanny knack for selecting scripts with the most interesting characters. Included in some of his vast body of films are "American Gigolo, "An Officer and a Gentleman," "The Cotton Club," "Internal Affairs," "Pretty Woman," "Primal Fear," "Unfaithful," and "Chicago." Joseph Cedar, writer and director of the critically acclaimed "The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer," was born in New York City but when he was five, his family moved to Israel where he was raised.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Quiet Man (Dispatch #17)

sunset at Galway Bay

The Palladian Traveler follows in the footsteps of some Hollywood icons as he goes "on location" in Cong to pay his respects to his all-time fave movie.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Would You Believe She Can Carry 800 (Yes, 800!) People!

Emirates Airbus A-380
As she came around the corner we could not believe how big she was. Massive, and yet incredibly beautiful – almost elegant in fact. Her lines were so symmetrical she seemed to blend into a classic example of astonishing good looks. The other fact that amazed all of us was how quiet she was. We felt sure that with the obvious overwhelming power she evidenced, she'd be extra loud. It's a cliché, but she was as quiet as a church mouse – or "as quiet as dreaming trees."

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Tim Mattox's travel article
John Nemeth Doubles Down

Nemeth and Deanna Bogart performing at Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico

John Nemeth is a busy guy. He and his band, the Blue Dreamers, tour constantly and rarely leave the road. But when they do it's just long enough to feed the heads of their rabid and enthusiastic fan base. Personally, I've witnessed multiple Nemeth shows in both intimate and festival settings and not once have I ever seen a patron stagger away without a face full of grin. So when word came down that a new recording was in the works, my grin got wider.

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Deb Roskamp's travel photo blog
Tahiti and Her Islands

Tahiti

Just their names (pronounce each vowel!) conjure up romantic images: Tahiti Nui, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Ra'iatea, Taha'a. Her people are gentle; the air, tiare-perfumed. Warm lagoons, majestic peaks, tropical fruits from the land and bounty from the sea all tantalize the senses. Paradise! As near as can be found on planet earth. And, in my experience, the finest way to explore her is on a ship designed for that single purpose.

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Brom Wikstrom's travel blog/review
The Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria

a villa in the village of Bessano, Umbria, Italy
I sometimes wonder what I was thinking about taking a wheelchair to the Italian hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria. It was a given that the ancient cobblestones would punish my wheels mercilessly and that the transportation would be a challenge to put it mildly, not to mention the currency exchange. The language barrier however would not be a problem as my wife Anne lived in southern Switzerland for a few years and speaks Italian fluently.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Journey to the Bottom of the Globe: Exploring the White Continent of Antarctica

nguins on  shore as writer's cruise ship passes by, Antarctica
As a travel journalist I am constantly asked what are some of my favorite travel experiences. The list is endless. But there is one destination that seems to raise the most eyebrows. That destination is a cruise to Antarctica. Sadly, that cruise line I was on is no more, but today there is a plethora of cruise lines that offer similar packages. Here's a look back at my Antarctica cruise.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Cedar Hill: Frederick Douglass' Home is as Imposing as the Man who Lived There

Cedar Hill, Washington DC
Having recently received a misguided shout-out from the president during Black History Month – Frederick Douglass has done an amazing job... – it seems a good time to revisit the cultural icon's legitimate place in history. And a visit to his home in Washington, DC – surely a place the current president might want to consider visiting himself – would be a good place to start.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Piped Inside Ashford Castle (Dispatch #16)

sunset at Galway Bay

The Palladian Traveler enters into a world of regal elegance wrapped in Irish charm as he files his latest dispatch from inside one of the Emerald Isle's most storied fortresses.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Nevis Island: An Island Alexander Hamilton Would be Proud OfÖ

ruins of a sugar mill on Nevis Island
A few years ago, the fact that an island was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton would have elicited very little excitement. But now since the advent of the hit Broadway musical "Hamiliton," Nevis is all of a sudden a must-see destination. The very first line of the musical leads you here: "How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean… " That spot would be Nevis. But more on that later.

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Skip Kaltenheuser's travel article
Bring Carnival Redemption to Washington. Please.

a float of Trump in Nice, France

An American expat pal in Hong Kong sent me a picture in the South China Morning Post of Jeff Sessions swearing in under oath. My friend asked, “Are we really to become the laughing stock of the planet?” My favorite social barometer, carnival across different cultures, gives us the edge. Last week, Basel, Switzerland completed Fasnacht, a carnival starting at 4 AM the Monday after Ash Wednesday.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Chuuk + Wrecks = Scuba Divers' Paradise

WW2 Japanese tank at the bottom of Chuuk Lagoon
As we dropped down to 25,000 feet I saw one of the most extraordinary panoramas I'd ever been lucky enough to witness. The majesty of it all and the stunning vistas that lay below and before me were spectacular. It was as beautiful as spring's first rose, and it made me understand why so many pilots on commercial jetliners love their job; they get to see so many awe-inspiring sights from the cockpit. My view was that of a vast vista of the Pacific.

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Masada Siegel's travel blog
Travelís Triumph over Terrorism

Masada Siegel skydiving
After a three-month adventure seeking beauty in the world, many thoughts race through your mind, especially when you have quit your job, run out of money, and have no clue what comes next. However, a philosophical discussion on the meaning of life with a perfect stranger is not one of them.

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Gary Singh's travel blog/review
Monte Verità: In the Footsteps of Anarchy

Chiara's Rainbow, Monte Verita, Switzerland
Just as I reach the end of a squiggling, multicolored path, an acorn plummets from an oak tree above me. It lands at my feet, just as the path culminates at a mandala of Venetian glass, eight feet in diameter. On the worn-out front lawn of Monte Verità, the Mountain of Truth, this path, Chiara's Rainbow, evolves through the colors of the spectrum – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and finally violet – before arriving at the mosaic mandala where psychic energies supposedly prevail. The falling acorn brings me to the present moment.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Discovering Art, Culture and Cuisine in Lancaster

Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, Lancaster

Lancaster has always been one of those cities that I pass through on the way to some other destination. But last week was different. I finally took the time to explore the place and wow, was I surprised! I discovered a downtown full of charm, culture, cuisine and community spirit. My recent getaway began when a friend and I drove about 60 miles north of Los Angeles toward the Mojave Desert and checked into the Towneplace Suites Lancaster.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
The Island of Nevis: Come to Relax; Stay to Re-Energize

monkeys om Nevis Island
Large resort hotels. Check. Three to four cruise ships a day. Check. Beach bars galore. Check. Extensive nightlife. Check. Chain restaurants. Check. High end jewelry and clothing stores. Check. Casino Gambling. Check. Those are just a few of the things you won't find on the Caribbean island of Nevis. And all the more reason to go there.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Galway Bay (Dispatch #15)

sunset at Galway Bay

The late Bing Crosby crooned about it, but The Palladian Traveler, with tears in his eyes and a lump in his throat, is there along the rocky shore to see the sun slowly go down on Galway Bay.

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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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Ruth J. Katz's travel article
The Corinthia Lisbon: A Sybarite's Dream

the Terrace Garden at the Corinthia Lisbon

I was kind of bedraggled and despite the fact that it was just before noon, I was ready for a nap. However, when I heard how fabulous the hotel's spa was, I opted for a long and leisurely deep-tissue massage and knew that afterwards I could collapse on a lounger. What I had not anticipated was that the spa is a veritable water park, with an extraordinary hydrotherapy circuit pool and seductive sensory showers.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Boulderís 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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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Happy SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy

We have designated April as the month to think of those who suffer from great misfortune. Here are some of our favorite charities.

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Best in Travel: The 2017 Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Picks Winners

SmarterTravel spent six months and enlisted eight subject experts to select their Editors’ Choice winners. Expect a few surprise.

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TIME CAPSULE CINEMA

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
A Ballad about Capitalism
121 minutes
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Directed by Robert Altman. Screenplay by Robert Altman and Brian McKay. Based on the novel "McCabe” by Edmund Naughton.

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy

In Robert Altman’s stunning opium-dream-of-a-movie, Warren Beatty plays John McCabe, an entrepreneurial drifter and gambler, who stumbles upon an Old West mining camp in the Pacific Northwest and establishes a saloon and brothel. Julie Christie plays a Cockney madam who blusters her way into McCabe’s life, and runs the whorehouse for him, making it a successful enterprise.

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The Best Airport Perk You’re Not Using
Courtesy Christine Sarkis, SmarterTravel

It’s cheap and it saves time. Why aren’t more people taking advantage of this perk?

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Ten Ways to Get a Better Airline Seat

1. Join a frequent flier program
2. Buy your tickets early
3. Consider purchasing a better seat
4. Select your seat when you book
5. Confirm your seat at check-in
6. Get to the airport early
7. When in doubt, ask
8. Be specific
9. Keep the agent informed if you have a medical condition
10. Kindness counts


Famous Quotations About the Economy

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
— FDR

Never spend your money before you have earned it.
— Thomas Jefferson

If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
— George Bernard Shaw

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
— Mark Twain

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
— FDR

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
— Benjamin Franklin

I find that because of modern technological evolution and our global economy, and as a result of the great increase in population, our world has greatly changed: it has become much smaller. However, our perceptions have not evolved at the same pace; we continue to cling to old national demarcations and the old feelings of 'us' and 'them'.
— The 14th Dalai Lama


The 10 Airlines Most (and Least) Likely to Bump You
Courtesy Tim Winship, SmarterTravel

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Beatle Beat Trivia

Give Peace a Chance was recorded on June 1, 1969 in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. Written by John Lennon and originally credited to Lennon/McCartney, the recording session was attended by dozens of celebrities.

QUESTION: Name the ones who were NOT there:

a. Petula Clark
b. Bobby Darin
c. Donovan
d. Timothy Leary,
e. Tommy Smothers
f. Ringo Starr
g. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The answers are revealed at the end of the column.


Gold Locket Recovered from Titanic Wreckage on Display

It's been exactly 105 years since the fateful events that led to the sinking of the Titanic. The public just got its first look at a gold locket owned by first class passenger Virginia Clark. Alex Wagner reports.

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Celebrity Cruises Reveals Celebrity Edge

The team at Celebrity Cruises recently arrived in Los Angeles, showcasing a first look at the transformational Celebrity Edge, whose dramatically expanded staterooms, ship-climbing Magic Carpet platform and stunning suites set a new standard for modern luxury travel.

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Free Plane Tickets, Anyone? JetBlue Is Giving Away 1,000 of Them!

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Come and Experience the Swiss Flow!

Sparkling lakes, cascading streams, sinuous rivers, spectacular waterfalls, refreshing fountains – wherever you go in Switzerland, to the mountains or the cities, you will encounter water, the essence of life.

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Agent Writes that Americans Justifiably Hate Their Airlines

In an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, travel agent Blake Fleetwood of Cook Travel in New York suggests that the recent United Airlines incident – in which a passenger was dragged off the plane for refusing to be bumped – is the manifestation of an airline industry problem – that passengers are treated like cargo.


Cuba Abierta
Courtesy Tom Stieghorst, Travel Weekly

When President Obama began chipping away at the decades-old Cuba embargo, the biggest industry winner was the cruise sector. But even as 172,000 passengers plan to set sail for the island this year, new realities are dulling the excitement.

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10 European Airlines Rated on Value: Buy Low, Fly High

1. Norwegian Air
2. Wow Air
3. EasyJet
4. Ryanair
5. Wizz Air
6. FlyBe
7. airBaltic
8. airberlin
9. Vueling
10. Pegasus Airlines


Made Here, Buy Here: What You Can't Leave Paris Without

How do you narrow down the universe of beautiful and delicious things to buy in Paris? Start with this list.

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Is Capital One's Venture Rewards the Best Travel Card on the Market?

See if you agree.

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Exploring Canada

Planning a trip to such a vast and diverse country can present you with a bewildering array of choices. Frommers scoured all of Canada in search of the best places and experiences, and here we share our very personal and opinionated choices.

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Walkable Cities in America

Can you get there on foot? Walk Score, a Redfin product, measures the walkability of addresses throughout the United States. (Type in any address to see its walkability score).

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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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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
Courtesy Travel and Leisure

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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Random Acts of Canine Kindness

Cedric

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

Dog Quotations


Deb's poetry break

Song of the Open Road
By Walt Whitman

1
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)

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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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SnapTravel’s On-Demand Hotel Deals

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

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10 Strange Laws from Around the World
Courtesy SmarterTraveler

From a stiletto ban in Greece to the pinball crackdown in South Carolina – give travel a unique flavor.

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Traveling Boy

Being on the ground in over 180 countries means you get the full story.


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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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's work 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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Beatle Beat Trivia Answers

B. Bobby Darin
C. Donovan
F. Ringo Starr
G. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Travel recipe of the month

Costolette di Vittelo Milanese: Veal Chops Milan-Style

Costolette di Vittelo Milanese

My grandmother originally hailed from the hills in the province of Genova. As an Italian-American family living in Seattle, Sunday dinners at her house were blessed with a bounty of homemade regional dishes, such as pesto, ravioli (served only at Christmas), focaccia, polenta, stuffed zucchini, and so much more. My step-grandfather was born in the region of Lombardia, just on the other side of the border from Switzerland. To please him (and us), she often times would serve local dishes from his region that would include risotto, Osso Buco, and, above all, Costolette di Vittelo Milanese (circa 716 AD).

Though oftentimes confused with Wiener Schnitzel (cutlets Vienna-style) – and in some kitchens almost identical – Costolette di Vittelo Milanese is considered a dish brought from Milan to Vienna by Marshal Radetzky in 1857. Another version is that it was simply passed on to the Viennese as a result of one and a half centuries of Austrian rule.

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SOUTH AMERICA
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Amazon Adventure
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ASIA
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Cappadocia
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China
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Corregidor Island
Emirates Airlines
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Iligan City, Philippines
Japan 1
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Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Jalalabad Photos
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul Photos 1
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Krabi, Thailand 1
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Langkawi, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
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Petra, Jordan
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Qufu, China
Taiwan
Taj Mahal, India
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Thailand 1
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Yangtze River, China


AFRICA
Morocco
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Namibia 3
Uganda 1
Uganda 2
Uganda 3


AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
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New South Wales, Australia
New Zealand
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Tahiti
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ANTARCTICA
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CRUISES
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SS Lane Victory
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4 Historic Hotels
Aviation Legend: The B17
Favorite Travel Photos
Feasting on Bugs and Grubs
Great Escape
Interesting Travel Photos: Questions
Interesting Travel Photos: Answers
Islands Part 1
Islands Part 2
Islands Part 3
Islands Part 4
Learning English
Queen Mary
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Spirits of the World
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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
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
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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