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Get Your Ghoul On - Halloween in Five U.S. Cities

Halloween, the annual festival, brought to America by immigrants from Ireland and Scotland has become America's biggest party day, perhaps after New Year's eve. For the last 200 years Americans have celebrated Halloween. The customs of carving pumpkins, jack o' lanterns comes to us from the Celtic traditions. What is the magical allure that so many folks want to celebrate at Halloween?  The costumes?  The Halloween parties? The memory of childhood?  A chance to throw off inhibitions and to…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on October 31, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Esprit de Corps in California's Temecula Valley Wine Country



Along with showcasing exceptional wines, paired with equally spectacular food, the partnership of Martin Corso (Chef Marty) of…

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Added by Linda Stewart on October 30, 2014 at 8:39pm — No Comments

The Gables B&B: Perfect for a Historic Jersey Shore Beach Getaway



Long Beach Island
is exactly as the name implies...an 18-mile-long narrow barrier island off New Jersey's central coast complete with sugar soft beach the entire length, body surfing, and plenty of frozen custard and grill joints to fortify you along the way. Upon crossing the causeway on the Manahawkin Bay Bridge, your options are…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on October 29, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

St. Augustine, Florida - Critical in America's Black History, Too

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Recently tthis month, even as we head toward the end of the year marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, I found myself visiting America's oldest continuously occupied city, St. Augustine, for the first time since a long-ago trip with my family as a kid. I expected to find some of the same things - the massive old…

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Added by David Paul Appell on October 28, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Halloween in Different Lands



The scariest night of the year, when ghouls and goblins roam the streets, and otherwise sane adults dress to depress while children trick or treat for candy some likely may not won’t even be allowed to eat for fear of tampering. Yes, Halloween is a strange holiday (then…

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Added by Jose Balido on October 27, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

The Alluring Halkidiki Peninsula of Northern Greece

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Halkidiki lies roughly one hour from Thessaloniki and is a beloved summer destination for many people from all over the world. The beaches of the region are picturesque, accessible…

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Added by Maria Athanassopoulou on October 26, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

12 Tips To Make Your Travel Pics Pop

Got a special holiday coming up? Chances are you plan to document your every move with a healthy collection of travel photos(who doesn’t these days?). As a professional photographer who’s been at this game for quite a few years, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way about what makes a shot truly…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on October 25, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Snorkeling with the Manta Rays at the Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay

Coming face to face with a giant manta ray is the thrill of a lifetime. They are amazing and curious creatures. People are fascinated by their opposite-seeming natures -  ominous looks, but sweet dispositions.

The Sheraton Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii pays homage to these gentle giants…

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Added by The2Writers.com Page on October 24, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Canyoneering in Costa Rica



Part mountaineering and part rock climbing, but in reverse, with the added challenge of pounding water, the waterfall rappelling extreme sport of canyoneering is the latest top popular…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 23, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

What of Crete in Winter?

I am an evangelist of all that is "Cretan," especially in the off season. This is largely true because I often visit there after or before the humongous crowds arrive. This majestic, friendly, and ultimately charming Greek island under the sun, it's so much better to take in beyond the noise. At least this is my view.…

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Added by Phil Butler on October 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Eating, Drinking, and Sleeping in Rome

The historical and imperial Rome unfolds around the Roman Forum and the world’s largest amphitheater, theColosseum, where gladiators sacrificed their lives for the emperor’s favor and the bloodthirsty spectators delight. The archaeological interest of Rome lies buried in the catacombs…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on October 21, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Majorca's Town of Valldemossa an Unforgettable Gem

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The Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca is dotted with beautiful towns and a special charm, but if there were one town on the Costa Nord (North Coast) which you must not forget in your trip through the region, it would without doubt be Valldemossa.   This small town is beautiful at any time of the year, but it is perhaps best enjoyed in wintertime when…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on October 20, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

A Walk in Austria's Tyrol

Whoever built that hut meant it to last. Four-square and stolid, it stood on the mountain, defying anything the elements might throw at it. This was a real chalet, a world away from the tacky ‘shally’ of the holiday camp.

 

It was still used for its rightful purpose, too. From…

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Added by Keith Kellett on October 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Wine ‘Jemm’ of France's Northern Rhone Valley

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Added by Hilarie Larson on October 18, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Top 10 Things to Do in Amalfi, Italy

Top 10 Things to do in Amalfi

Are you looking for outstanding Mediterranean landscape combined with coastal mountains plunging into deep waters and picturesque Italian towns? Let us tell you: the stunning Amalfi coast will offer you all of that and much, much more!  

As well as the sheer beauty of the region, you will be able to uncover some wonderful secrets of Italian cuisine while exploring charming…

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Added by Flavours Holidays on October 17, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Spanish Festivals You Didn't Know Existed

Our image of Spain never fails to include a few of the following: flamenco dancers, paella, controversial bull fights and copious amounts of blood red sangria. Travellers come from all over for La Sagrada Familia, to eat tapas in Barcelona, or to visit one of the famed festivals such as the…

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Added by Hollie Mantle on October 16, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

Greenwich, Connecticut's Wine & Food Festival

Each year, the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival proves that it represents so much more than a celebration of premier food and wine tastings. As a baseline of activity, nearly 100 wine and spirits vendors, local restaurants…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on October 15, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

What Planespotting Is All About



by Jorge Guardia/VaDeAviones

Spectacular aircraft photos abound all over the Web these days–shots taken on runways, in hangars, taking off/landing, at cruising altitude. And many of us who glance at them, sometimes think, “how cool,” and move on.…



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Added by Iberia Airlines on October 14, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge in North Costa Rica

Cano Negro everglades in Costa Rica



Rainy season in Costa Rica
is the best time to visit the…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 13, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

The Oregon Trail Interpretative Center and an Earlier 'Greatest Generation'

by Rusty Rae and Sheila Hunter

There is another “Greatest Generation,” although mostly long forgotten — the 300,000 men, women, and children who made the 2,200 mile trek from Independence, MO to Oregon’s Willamette Valley and beyond between 1846 to 1869. You can experience…

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Added by rusty rae on October 12, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

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