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Vaping Laws in 10 of the Most Popular Destinations

Before you pack your favorite vape juices for your next trip, take a few minutes to read up on local laws about vaping. While most states have age restrictions in place along with rules about vaping in public places, a handful of cities in the US are considering outright bans. San Francisco, which already prohibits the sale of flavored vaping liquids, is considering a proposal to ban the sale of all e-cigarettes in the city, which would make it the first such prohibition in the…


Posted on August 24, 2019 at 12:32pm

It's Not Just an Old Car, It's a Trip Back in Time

photo by Charoenkwan Blacharski

The city of South Bend, Indiana always makes me think of Fozzie Bear. While a few of the residents there may actually resemble the furry muppet, the real reason for that thought is that South Bend is the historic home of Studebaker automobiles, and every Muppets fan remembers the iconic ’51…


Posted on August 10, 2017 at 9:00am

Why Go to the Coast When the Heartland Has It All

America is paying a lot more attention to its heartland, with flyover country now on the radar and smaller cities, once overlooked as cultural hubs or entrepreneurial havens, getting some well-deserved love. That’s not a new trend among hotel operators, though, who have been ahead of the curve when it comes to helping to brand new destinations in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City or Colorado Springs.



Posted on August 7, 2017 at 2:13pm

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