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Door County, WI, a vacation hot-spot for mid-westerners and Europeans alike, is known for its wonderful sweet and tart cherries, which are made into wonderful preserves and sweet wines. Grape growers produce lovely dry whites and reds in addition to the sweet wines. Local cuisine is lighter than I expected (the fish boil is a not-to-be-missed tradition) and the desserts are heavenly. There's lots to see, including an exemplary Maritime Museum, "haunted" houses…Continue
Added by Denise Mattia on May 13, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments
One of my favorite ways to get the lay of the land while traveling is to go walking and one of the things I love about San Francisco is that it is a great walking town. There are so many places you can reach without ever getting into a car. It is a great place to get in your daily exercise without resorting to the hotel's workout facility just by sightseeing.
Here are a couple of my favorite running/walking routes. Whether you are staying in the Union Square area or south of…
I usually travel on my own to the Keys, but this time, I was invited on a very lovely press trip with fellow bloggers. Typically, I spend time on Duval Street, checking out restaurants, music, bars, museums and visiting Fort Zachary Taylor beach -- just a few of my favorite things to do in the lower Keys. But this time, I never left The Reach or Casa Marina resorts and for some very…Continue
Added by Maria de los Angeles on May 6, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
por Cristóbal Ramírez
El estrés no va con Nueva Orleáns. Tampoco las hamburguesas XXL. Y no se utiliza el coche para ir a la esquina.…
Added by Iberia Airlines on April 24, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Chau's Fresh Fruit and Juice also serves fresh steamed corn and boiled peanuts. Located at Maunakea Market.
You'll surely wish you'd have a kitchen to cook in when you stroll around Chinatown on a busy Sunday morning. Shop after shop overflows with fresh produce, meats…
Added by Maria de los Angeles on April 19, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments
I’m standing on the deck of a mighty wooden treasure ship, 170 feet long and 495 tons, watching tourists amble and poke about – but I admit, in my mind's eye I’m picturing pirates, sailors, and skeezy, barnacle-encrusted zombies from Davy Jones’ locker slashing,…
Added by David Paul Appell on April 17, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Hey kids, believe it or not, there was spam long before the Internet! And now these leaner times have, shall we say, enhanced the appreciation of many for the canned processed pig known as capital-s Spam, churned out by the Hormel company in Austin, Minnesota since 1937 (though in many places the enthusiasm never really went away -- especially in the Asia/Pacific part of the world, where since the 1940's it's even earned an enduring place in local cuisines of places like South…Continue
(TTBS) With the slower economy, everyone is looking to save some money on their Disney World packages. Here are our top 10 ways to save money on a Disney World vacation.
#10 - Be Flexible - If you have a flexible work and school schedule, tell your Disney Specialists. You may be thinking about a…Continue
Added by Allison Jones on April 10, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments
You have to love a wine tasting adventure that is nestled between a national forest and the sparkly Pacific Ocean. A destination that doesn’t get the proper respect it deserves yet continues to strive to showcase its fine wineries, classic beach culture, and amazing culinary scene. When you can just hop in the car for a short drive from the LA, Inland Empire, or San Diego area,…Continue
Added by Linda Kissam on April 4, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments
One is the loneliest number, or so the lyrics to a certain song tell us. In the past, the solo traveller has traditionally been an unusual sight, a rarity in a world of travelling couples and families.
However, these days, the so called ‘lonely’ solo traveller can…Continue
I never thought I’d go cross-country skiing again, but I went this morning. I tried cross-country skiing years ago, not out of desire but because it was a story assignment for a Tahoe weekly paper I worked on. If I recall, I spent most of my time that day in the snow. Not on it. And my take on the whole idea of cross-country skiing? Tougher than downhill skiing. Painful. Not worth it. Not by a long shot.
For a downhill skier, which is how I identified myself at the time,…
Added by Judith Harlan on March 4, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments
My playmate’s father walked with a stiff leg from the D-Day invasion of World War II. At the age of seven, we all knew the basics of what this meant – we also knew older kids still without fathers. We boys all talked about what our fathers had done in the recent war. Knowing these men puts faces on the deeds they did as exhibited by the National…Continue
Added by Allan D. Kissam on March 4, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
As the weather warms up, Galveston Island fills up with amazing, free events. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies and live concerts throughout the historic downtown.
This March, Movie Nite on The Strand starts the season off right for locals and visitors. Movies begin just after dusk at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. Moviegoers are encouraged to stop for a bite to eat at a wide variety of downtown restaurants before setting up a blanket or chair for a…Continue
Added by Sarah Harano on February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Lounging by the pool and yacking it up can get old, so here is something untypical to do when killing an afternoon in Palm Springs, CA. Open to visitors is a real B-17 bomber from World War II with access throughout from the nose to the tail.…Continue
Added by Allan D. Kissam on February 23, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments
by Jack F. Stanley
You know many of our Presidents drank. Some were real boozers. I figured I would write a very short bit on the ones who were moderate to heavy drinkers.
I will only list deceased former presidents. Also we had several Presidents who drank in their youth and gave it up. They will not be listed here.
Although the Presidents that drank on average have lived longer, although the odds are changing as time goes on and people are drinking less…
Added by Uncle Sam's New York on February 13, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Call it some kind of fierce, intuitive desire to protect the Olde Continente (e's added here for effecte), aka Die Mutterlande, but I've often experienced a fierce fight-or-flight response when faced with the old travel-writing truism that "Seattle is America's most European city."
Fight generally wins, and I go immediately to sarcastic, Socratic responses.
(Why, because of the medieval walls, pocked and battered by time and war, surrounding the Pike Place…Continue
You really can't get more family-run than Conway Family Wines...Chris and Ann Conway along with their 5 children Gareth (President), John, Sally, Tom (VP Business Development), Gillian (VP Communications) all share ownership in the winery producing a tasty trio of Deep…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on February 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA - As NASA and the part of Florida known as the ‘Space Coast’ is trying to reshape its selfimage after the permanent grounding of the Space Shuttle program, the agency’s last surviving vehicle, Atlantis, is set to appear on display at its final destination later in 2013.
At the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex, preparations were underway in January for the celebration of the new…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on January 29, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments
As I sit here in my condo in the warm weather of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sometimes I forget how blessed I am. Born on perhaps, as many will attest to, the most beautiful island in the world, Santorini, then to have my parents move to San Francisco when I was 4 years old, I feel very fortunate. I have spent a lifetime roaming the streets of this world-class city. Contemplating my return to the city this weekend to watch the 49ers with my fellow locals, I just learned that San Francisco…Continue
Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 26, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments