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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

Traveling Boy's 3 Things feature
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3 Things question

What are some of the “things” or activities that the people of Monaco do for fun?

3 Things answer

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This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Camille Cussac, PR & Communications Manager, Monaco Government Tourist Office.

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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 Of…

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
Travel’s 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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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Lake Charles’ Family-Size Low-Key Mardi Gras

dressed-up for the Mardi Gras
The Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, the second largest in Louisiana, does not need parents there to avert their children’s eyes. This is family entertainment and children are very much part of it. The main office of the Lake Charles CVB has costumes from last year’s Mardi Gras but it also has figures to fascinate little ones from country boys fishing for their dinner to alligators who have already fed and are rubbing their stomachs.

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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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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
A Taste of Savory, Sumptuous Solvang

Hotel Corque, Solvang

Maybe it was the handmade sweets at Ingeborg's Chocolate Factory, or the boutique luxury at Hotel Corque. Or was it the wine and friendly atmosphere at Wandering Dog, the comforting, cuisine at Chomp, or the town's Danish-inspired architecture? Whatever the reason, Solvang has a special way of putting me in instant vacation mode.

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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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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.

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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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All large political doctrines are rich in difficult problems – problems that are quite above the average citizen's reach. And that is not strange, since they are also above the reach of the ablest minds in the country; after all the fuss and all the talk, not one of those doctrines has been conclusively proven to be the right one and the best.

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Happy SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy

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

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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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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 'Trump Slump' – A Devastating Drop in Tourism to the United States

Experts across the travel industry are warning that masses of tourists are being scared away from visiting the United States, and the loss of tourism jobs could be devastating.

By Arthur Frommer
Courtesy Frommers.com

Though they may differ as to the wisdom of the move, the travel press and most travel experts are of one mind: They are currently drawing attention to an unintended consequence of the Trump-led efforts to stop many Muslims from coming to the U.S., pointing to a sharp drop in foreign tourism to our nation that imperils jobs and touristic income.

It's known as the "Trump Slump." And I know of no reputable travel publication to deny it.

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Peter Sellers takes us on a hilarious tour of British accents. PS: That’s him doing all the accents.

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Mount Etna, Europe's Largest Active Volcano, Erupts on Sicily

Bright lava lit up the night sky on the Italian island of Sicily recently as Mount Etna erupted for the first time this year. Etna, which sits at 3,330 meters (10,926 feet), is also the highest volcano in mainland Europe, and typically erupts several times a year, according to Reuters.

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Take the Road Less Traveled through northern Greece

You'll have another chance to travel with Leftheris Papageorgiou this fall, with an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Alexander in northern Greece, explore less traveled traditional villages in the Greek Alps, trail Odysseus to the island of Ithaka, and finish on Captain Corelli's Kephalonia.

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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
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Winston Churchill's Family Helped Re-Design This London Luxury Hotel

If you're going to renovate a luxury London hotel, there's no better inspiration to turn to than one of the most famous Brits of all time: Winston Churchill. The five-star Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill, which has bared his name since 1970, just reopened after a multi-million-dollar refurbishment and it now pays even greater homage to the former prime minister. And since they couldn't consult the bulldog politician himself on the design process, they turned to his family for the first time to make sure every detail was spot on. And the staff places a fresh rose in the Churchill statue's lapel, just as his wife Clementine did every day.


Carnevale di Venezia, Rio Carnival and New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017 in Review

Carnival is a tradition that takes it name from the Latin term "carnem levare," which translates to "remove the meat" – a reference to the holiday's timing, as Carnival ends just before Christians' fasting for Lent begins.

Here's 2017's most famous celebrations:

masked participant at the Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia – 2017

Carnevale di Venezia allows people in various classes to mingle without inhibition, wearing masks and partying without regard to gender or religion.

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Rio Carnival – 2017

dancers at the Carnival Rio

Samba, the traditional music of Brazil that is synonymous with Carnival, is played almost entirely throughout the festivities.

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New Orleans Mardi Gras – 2017

street parade at the New Orleans Mardi Gras

The streets of New Orleans were filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads.

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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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Norwegian Air Announces New Routes from U.S. to Europe, With Fares from $65

Norwegian Air has announced dirt- cheap fares across the Atlantic on flights launching this summer out of less-traveled airports in the Northeast to points in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. But if you want to snag a deal, you'll have to act fact: tickets priced at $65 one-way (taxes included) are now on sale, and as is usual with these teaser deals, the supply will be limited.

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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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Dubai to Build the World's First Rotating Skyscraper by 2020

Dubai's skyline already features the world's tallest building and a five-star hotel located on its own island, but the city is set to get yet another distinctive structure in 2020: the world's first rotating skyscraper.


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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Unexploded 500-pound World War II Bomb Found in UK Harbour!

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Scientists Dig Up Earth's Oldest Fossil

This newly discovered fossil is 3.77 billion years old.

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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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Acclaimed Wildlife Film Makers Join One Ocean Expeditions to Antarctic and Canadian Arctic

Award-winning wildlife film makers, Karen Bass and Neil Nightingale, will be joining One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) on three of its forthcoming small ship adventure cruises, to offer expert advice and personalized workshops for passengers wishing to enhance their holiday videos.

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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.

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Deb's poetry break

Three on March

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
– Charles Dickens

"I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might
Become your time of day... daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes...
O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend,
To strew him o'er and o'er!"

– William Shakespeare

"It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before...
There is a blessing in the air,
Which seems a sense of joy to yield
To the bare trees, and mountains bare,
And grass in the green field...
We from to-day, my Friend, will date
The opening of the year.
Love, now an universal birth,
From heart to heart is stealing,
From earth to man, from man to earth:
– It is the hour of feeling"

– William Wordsworth

Send Deb your favorite travel poems. mail Deb



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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

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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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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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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
Amazon Jungle
Chile
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Peru 1
Peru 2
Peru's Amazon

ASIA
Camiguin Island, Philippines
Cappadocia
Caramoan, Philippines
China
China Photos
Corregidor Island
Emirates Airlines
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Iligan City, Philippines
Japan 1
Japan 2
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Jalalabad Photos
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul Photos 1
Kabul Photos 2
Krabi, Thailand 1
Krabi, Thailand 2
Langkawi, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
Nepal
Petra, Jordan
Philippine Dolphins
Qufu, China
Taiwan
Taj Mahal, India
Terra Cotta Warriors, China
Thailand 1
Thailand 2
Yangtze River, China


AFRICA
Morocco
Namibia 1
Namibia 2
Namibia 3
Uganda 1
Uganda 2
Uganda 3


AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Indian Pacific Railway
Marquesa Islands
New South Wales, Australia
New Zealand
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Tahiti
Tahiti Photos


ANTARCTICA
Antarctica
Antarctica Slideshow


CRUISES
Azamara Cruises
Azamara Baltic Sea Cruise
Allure of the Seas
Carnival Paradise Cruise
Oasis of the Seas
River Cruise
SS Lane Victory
Three Value Cruises


SPECIAL FEATURES
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
River Cruise vs. Ocean Cruise
Spirits of the World
Soft Adventures
Travel Photography


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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
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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