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HIKING ALASKA

America’s Northernmost State Offers Some of the Most Spectacular Trails in the World

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N0- HASSLE FLYING

New Baggage Security Rule Will Make Security Checks Faster, Easier for Travelers

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HALLOWED GROUND

Special 180-Mile Trail Honors American War Patriots With Veterans Day Emphasis

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SPACE SHIP TRIP

Florida Visitors Can Meet Dozens of Astronauts, Check Out Final Rocket Launcher Site Nov. 2

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REST STOP HAZARDS

Vacationers Need to be Aware That Danger Can Lurk Along U. S. Interstate Highways

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WOOLY WORM TIME

North Carolina Mountain Town Music-Arts-Crafts Festival Features Weather Prediction Creatures

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HIDDEN COSTS

Tips to Help Travelers Avoid Getting Ripped Off on Their Next Journey, Nationally or Internationally

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FALL COLORS

America is Ready to Put on its Annual Leaf Showcase: Here’s Some of the Best Viewing Places

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BEWARE OF MEXICO

U. S. Issues Warnings About Possible Beatings, Murders, Hijacking, Thefts In Several Areas

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APPLE BUTTER TIME

Bluegrass Music, Boiling Butter Highlight Shenandoah National Park Festival in Virginia

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A GEORGIA GEM

Brasstown Valley One of America’s Best Full-Service Resorts/Spa/Golf Locales

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WELCOME VISITORS

New American Travel Promotion Causing Concerns for Canadian Officials

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OLYMPICS TRAVEL TIPS

Get Ready For Tickets, Hotels, Food, Transportation for the 2012 London Games

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CELEBRATING PATRIOTISM

Virginia Beach June Event Rated Among Top Summer 2012 Programs In U. S.

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TYBEE GROWS UP

Georgia Coastal City Near Savannah is Now a Popular Beachfront Locale

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PYRAMID ECLIPSE

5-day festival Aligns With Rare Solar Eclipse in May on Shores of Pyramid Lake on Sacred Paiute Tribal Land

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BOOKS FOR THE ROAD

More People Finding Relaxed Reading a Great Way to While Away Those Travelling Hours

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BILOXI BOUNCEBACK

Hurricane Katrina Is Now Only a Bad Memory As Region Regains Position as a Top Gulf Coast Tourist Attraction

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WHAT TO TAKE

Here’s a Guide For Those Who Can’t Quite Get Their Travel Gear Down Just Right

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SAFETY ABROAD

Rental Apartments, B&Bs, Often Safer Than Hotel Stays Overseas, Say Some Experts

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MINI-CRUISING

Small Ships Offer Dozens of Worldwide Ocean Travel Opportunities

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CELEBS TO SEE

. . . And Technology You Just Can’t Seem To Be Able To Travel Without Over The Holidays

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FOOTHILLS RAINBOWS

East Tennessee Roadway Offering Fantastic Leaf Views in November

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BIRDS AND LEAVES

October is Prime Time For Bird Watching, Leaf Ogling in New England

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COLORADO SNOW

Rocky Mountain Ski Areas Offer Millions of Dollars in Changes, Updates for 2011-2012 Season

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AIRLINE HELP

New Map Offers Travelers A Quick Way to Consider Alternative Less Congested Airports

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FROZEN NORTH AWAITS

Antarctic Dream offers One-Time 14-Day Expedition Crossing Antarctic Circle

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PLEASURES OF PASCO

Florida Community Home Of Great Ecological Wonders, Bigtime Marlin Fishing, Backwater Exploration and Old Florida Vistas (Sidebars: Saddlebrook A Golf/Tennis Mecca; Hands-On Giraffe Ranch Offers Camel Rides, Eco Delights)

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TRAVEL BOOSTS JOBS

New Visa System Plan Could Help Foreign Visitors and Boost U. S. Economy

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A TOUGH ROAD

Ken Mink Details Pain and Passion Of Becoming the World’s Oldest College Basketball Player In New Autobiography

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AN AMERICAN SAFARI

Unique Adventure Offered On Idaho’s Wild And Scenic Salmon River This Spring

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PINK & GREEN

New Orleans Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day Join For Highlights of Colorful March Hues

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FIVE FOR LESS

Not All World Travel Locations Will Bust Your Budget: Here’s A Few That Offer Reasonable Costs

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EASIER TRAVEL

Travel Association Suggests New More Sensible ‘Friendly’ Rules For Air Travel Security

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BUCKET TRAVEL LIST

United States Top Destination For Those Travel Dreamers In Canada

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ON THE ROAD

Plans For Highway Upgrades Welcomed By Travel Industry

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HEAVENLY HELENA

Montana Capital One Of America’s Most Ideal Cities With Recreation, History and Beauty Galore

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DOLLYAID

Country Music/Film Star Helps Flood-Stricken Nashville Recover Its Tourism Lustre

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A VIEW FROM ON HIGH

Firms Combine To Provide Travelers Intimate Look at Destinations Around the World

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WORLD COMING TO U.S.

Data Shows America Again Top Tourism Site For International Travelers

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ARROW TARGETS

Here Are Some of the Best Places Around the World to Check Out Cupid This Season

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HISTORY IN THE SAND

Saudia Arabia Opening Heritage Palaces To Travelling Public

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NEW WINE COUNTRY

North Carolina Mountains Sparking A Grapes Revolution In High Country

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BLUE RIDGE HAVEN

Western North Carolina Region Harkens Back to a Simpler, More Relaxed Time In America

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AHHH, SAN FRANCISCO

America’s Most Incomparable City, Ecompassing The Best Of All Locales From Around The World

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HIGH COUNTRY GOLF

Western North Carolina Mountains Provide Temperate Climate, Lots Of Postcard Vistas

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ANIMAL LOVERS TRIP

Fall Journey to Southern Utah Combines Critter Aid With Lots Of Personal Human Pampering

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DANGEROUS BEACHES

Florida Shark Bite Capital Of The World; Tips On Staying Safer When Venturing Into The Ocean

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BIKE TRAIN

Canadian Vactioners Can Now Combine Bike And Train Trips As Part Of New Ontario Area Adventures

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JACKSON HOLE

A Reader’s Guide To Seeing Wyoming Tourist Locale On The Cheap: Plenty Of Bargains Are There

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HOT SPRINGS IS HOT

Arkansas Resort City Offers Multitude of Attractions, Including Mountains and Lakes

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HOOPS HEAVEN

New Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City Adds Numerous Visitor-Pleasing Hands-On Games

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SILVER & SNOW

Utah’s History of Downhill Success First Began With Rough and Ready Miners Digging Inside Snow-Laden Mountains

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INDOOR GOLF?

Tunica, Ms. Mega Project Calls For Multi Casinos, Hotels and Climate-Controlled Links Along the Mississippi River Near Memphis

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ALL ABOUT ABE

Small Town On Kentucky-Tennessee Border A Storehouse Of Info On President Lincoln

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MOUNTAINEER RAILWAY

Dillsboro, N. C., Has Dozens of Specialty Rail Trips Along River, Lake, Forested Blue Ridge Mountains

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HIGH HAMPTON

North Carolina Mountains Home Of One Of World’s Most Interesting And Scenic Historic Hotels

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A CAROLINA GEM

Jackson County, N. C.: Land of Beauty, Quaint Villages, Brooks And A Haven For Geocachers

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BOONE & BOULDERS

Pineville-Middlesboro Area of Bell County, Ky., Has Come A Long Way Since Being Hit By Asteroid

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GUNS, GOLF, SKIING

Maggie Valley In Western North Carolina Mountains Has Varied Entertainment Venues

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NEW SOUTHERN STAR

Beachside Resort in Key West, Fla., Brings Luxury, Elegance To Legendary Southernmost U. S. City

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A WORLD OF HORSES

Lexington, Ky., Is Like a Disneyland Of Equine And History In Big, Beautiful Bluegrass Country

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HOWLING TIME IN TENN

Kingsport Park Offers An Up Close And Personal Look at Wolves, Lots Of Other Wildlife

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SOUTH’S SHOWPLACE

Savannah, Ga., Has Unparalled Combination of Beauty, History In Unique Riverfront Setting

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SKI SOUTH

Weather Is Key, But N. C. High Mountains Offer Best Possibilities For Snow Fun And Games

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BEAUTY OF BELIZE

Central American Country Has Evolved Into One Of World’s Most Eco-Friendly Nature Hotspots

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MICKEY, MINNIE & ME

Disney Caribbean Cruise Keeps Kids, Adults Happy, Busy As Beach-Buzzing Bumblebees

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THE NEW ‘IN’ ISLE

Grenada Getting Huge Development Boost Toward Becoming A Blooming New Star Of The Caribbean

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SOUTHERN COMFORT

Reynolds Plantation, Ritz Carlton: A Dynamic Dixie Duo Along Georgia’s Beautiful Lake Oconee Shore

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CLEARWATER COMEBACK

Florida Gulf Coast City Revitalizing Award-Winning Beach, Becoming Major Player in World of Nature

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BIG WIND REBOUND

Gulf Coast of Mississippi Putting Billions of Dollars Into Post Hurricane Katrina Hotel-Casino Improvements in 2007

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WHERE GOLF IS KING

(And The Bear, The Slammer And The Squire, Too), Plus A World Of Links Fun At World Hall Of Fame

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A STAR IS REBORN

Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach Reviving Era Of 1920s Florida Beach Charm, Quality Where Celebrities Once Roamed

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LIVELY MELBOURNE

Australian City Named Top Sporting Venue In The World In New Study By London Firm

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OLD….BUT FUN

St. Augustine, Fla., Mixes Interesting History With Lots of Entertainment Venues, 42-Mile Beach

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SHINING UP A DIAMOND

Dominican Republic Making Big Improvements In Bid To Be Best Tourist Locale in Caribbean

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JOY ON THE HIGH SIDE

Park City-Draper-Weber Valley Provide Golf, Many Summertime Events In Refreshing Mountain Air

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SCOTLAND

So Much Charm And Beauty, So Little Time To Enjoy This Ancient Land of Castles, Golf And Magnificent Landscapes

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A LAND OF B&Bs

Ireland Offers Lots Of Ways — Green And Otherwise — To Find Total Travel Enjoyment In A Land Of Many Wonders

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A WHALE TRAIL

Central Oregon Provides Great Whale-Watching Locales, Masterful Scenery, Other Treats

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UTAH’S NEXT HOT SPOT?

Ogden Valley Area Has Three Major Ski Resorts, Top Museum Which Are Gaining in Popularity

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UTAH’S BIG 3

Park City — An Old Silver-Mining Town — Has Spawned a Trio of America’s Best Ski Resorts

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AN UNDERWATER EDEN

Cayman Islands Offer Divers An Undersea Paradise, Unique Get-Away-From-It-All In The Caribbean

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FRIPP ISLAND

South Carolina Getaway Offers Great Golf, Tennis, Beaches, Amid Beautiful Natural Surroundings

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AMERICA’S LARGEST ESTATE

Asheville’s Biltmore House Provides the World a King-Size Look at a Gilded Age of Creative Opulence

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A NATURAL WONDER

Cathedral Mountain Lodge Offers Front Door to Canadian Magnificence In National Park Setting

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MORAINE MELANCHOLY

Canadian Rocky Mountains Lake/Lodge One Of World’s Most Scenic, Peaceful Locales

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FLORIDA’S SWEET SPOT

Okeechobee Lake’s Clewiston Area Offers Visitors Honey, Cane, Citrus, Cowboys and More (And Don’t Forget Gator Grub)

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MOVING FORWARD

Kentucky Adds Top Golf Courses to its Mix of State Parks Natural Beauty, Economy

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OLD MEETS NEW

Steinhatchee Landing Resort In Florida Combines Interior Luxury With Exterior Charm

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WATERY JEWEL

Florida’s Ichetucknee Springs/River Deemed ‘World’s Most Pure’ Body of Water

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RAINBOW FLIERS

Butterfly Rainforest at the University of Florida Features Nation’s Largest Colorful Display

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A NEW TRAIL

Suwanee River in Florida Joins List of Mother Nature Wilderness Adventure Routes

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GLITZ, GLOW & SNOW

Now You Can Spend Two Days In Vegas and Two Days Skiing Brian Head For An Incredible $169

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FORT MYERS

Edison-Ford Homes, 95 Golf Courses, Leaping Dolphins, Eco Tours, Great Shelling…And More

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BIRDS, BAYS & BEACHES

Matagorda, Tex., Is A Nature-Lovers Delight, One Of America’s Last Isolated Oceanfront Frontiers

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HOW TO MANAGE KIDS, SPORTS, FREQUENT TRAVEL

New Book Deals With Problems, Answers For Children, Parents In Youth Sports Programs

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KING OF AMERICA’S DUDE RANCHES

C Lazy U in Colorado Heads Growing List of Locales Where Horses, Scenery, Luxury Blend

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PIKES PEAK TRAIN IS MOVING POSTCARD

Colorado Springs Area Has Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Garden of Gods, Air Force Academy, etc.

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GONE WITH THE WIND?

Nope…World’s Best Film (And Many Mementoes) Still Alive And Well In Marietta, Ga.

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RAILS, TRAILS AND CIVIL WAR TALES

Kennesaw, Ga., Home Of Lots Of Stories Of Intrigue, Adventure

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MARIETTA

Georgia City Shows How Old South Downtowns Can Still Have Charm, Vitality (And Business)

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WALKING WALES

Trodding the sod in ancient land offers 14 beautiful challenges for world’s stouthearted vacationers

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LAKE POWELL

World’s Most Interesting, Mysterious, Beautiful Lake

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HOT PROPERTY

Sea Trail Resort Offers Beauty, Golf In Brunswick County, N. C.

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AMELIA ISLAND

Where the sun and sand join with the joys and wonders of nature

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MYRTLE BEACH…WITH A TWIST

City is locale for fun galore, but Pawley’s Island offers laid-back attitude and Southern charm

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SEABROOK ISLAND

Nature’s Museum Of Beauty, Serenity (And Lots of Fun)

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ALBUQUERQUE & SANTA FE

Indians, Cactus And Lots Of Big, Beautiful Mountains

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MOBILE MOBILE

Alabama’s On-The-Move Coastal Mecca Ready To Take Its Place As One Of The Best Cities In The South

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Genteel Mobile: Southern Charm: Old And New

MOBILE, Ala. — As one enters the port city of Mobile life takes on a slower pace and a feeling of warmth and hospitality emerges immediately. As Mobilians say, “DIS IS DA PLACE,” and Money Magazine agrees, ranking Mobile as one of the “300 Best Places to Live” in its 2001 survey.

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DRIVE- IN MOVIES

One bit of vanishing Americana appears poised for a possible comeback: Drive-in movie theaters, once as endangered as American bald eagles, have stopped their long slide to oblivion with a resurgence in recent popularity.

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WALES GOLF

Unique Connoisseur Journey Offers Visitors Championship Venues

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NATURE’S PALETTE

Southern Utah Offers Superb Skiing, Colorful Park Region

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SOUTH BEACH, FLA . . .

A City So Hot, It’s Cool

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America Once Had Many Black Kings, Governors During Colonial Period

FARMINGTON, Ct. – Perhaps little known to many Americans is the fact there have been many black governors, even black kings, in this country.

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Tales of Wales, A Green Gem of a Land

On the West coast of Britain lies a little land filled with prideful people, lush green mountains, beautiful seashores, quaint pubs, and many natives who speak a unique language.

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Freedom Town, USA

Farmington Led Colonial Battle To Establish Human Rights

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Farmington, Connecticut

A Unique Little Town That Has Lots Of Yankee Charm And A Very Big Heart…

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(Fore)ward San Antonio

San Antonio Quickly Becoming Major Golf Destination

SAN ANTONIO –This city has long been known for such major tourist attractions as its magnificent River Walk, The Alamo, Seaworld and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas entertainment theme park. But there’s a major new player joining the scene.

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Mystic Has Some Special Magic

MYSTIC, Conn. — There is a sort of magic in the air at this picturesque New England coastal town.

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SE KY Scraps Old Images; Becomes Outdoor Mecca

Superb golf, fishing venues now lure tourists

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SNAKE RIVER

Riding The Range or Riding the Waves

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Key West Still Whispers. . .

If you listen carefully you can hear the voices of the real Key West

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TN State Park Golf Offers Challenges

(Plus Tons Of Scenery)
More than 2,000 zig-zagging road miles later, I can finally say it: I have played every hole of every Tennessee state park system golf course.

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Golden Isles Provide History, Fun

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — One would be hard-pressed to find a cluster of more interesting and entertaining islands than the Golden Isles group of Jekyll, St. Simons, Little St. Simons and Sea islands off the southeast coast of Georgia.

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Woodlands: Luxury Among the Pines

SUMMERVILLE, S. C. — This somewhat sleepy little town holds one of America’s top secrets.

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The Luxury, Quietness of Blackberry

Some 20 miles down the road from Knoxville, Tn., lies one of America’s most highly-rated resorts.

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Brian Head is ‘Bunny Friendly’

BRIAN HEAD, Utah — There is a saying among ski resort operators: “The money is in the bunny.”

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Bigtime Shakespeare in Remote Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — The Bard might have raised his eyebrows to his hairline if someone had told him that one day his works would be recreated in an obscure little town surrounded by mule deer, sagebrush and barren mountains.

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A Place (Island, Actually) In The Sun

ANGUILLA, British West Indies — Relatively few people ever get to experience in person the beauty and tranquility of the Caribbean islands, but a Georgia couple has managed to achieve what many people can only dream of: They have their own island here.

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Romance With Diamonds And Stars

CHARLESTON, S. C. — This city practically drips with history and residential splendor, but the Charleston Place Hotel has taken its place alone at the head of the hoteliery table with its own cluster of diamonds and stars.

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The Real Oktoberfest Beers Story

German beers are preferred at most Oktoberfest celebrations across America, but getting the best Bavarian booze is not always easy, with American-made taste-alikes becoming more and more in vogue.

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Glacier Park Fishing Great

WHITEFISH, Mont. — The Old West was a land of adventure for thousands of Americans during the 1800s.

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Barn Signs

It appears that a bit of vanishing Americana is making a comeback along roadsides across the nation.

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Quebec City: France In N. America

QUEBEC CITY — Two young lovers stroll along a deserted cobblestone street.

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America Does The Chicken…

Soon, all across America, the oompah bands will be playing, people will be making themselves look silly doing the Chicken Dance and beer, schnitzel and bratwurst will be consumed literally by the ton.

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Litchfield: A Real-Life Tara

LITCHFIELD, S. C. — If Scarlett O’Hara happened to be in this neighborhood, she would feel right at home staying the night at the Litchfield Plantation Inn.

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The High Cost Of Getting Lost

Chris Dicicco, 23, of California City, Calif., had no idea that when he went snow skiing at Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Jan. 1, 2002, he would wind up facing a $1,900 bill and a trespass charge.

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