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Washington State Wines - A Journey Along the Columbia River



The state of Washington consists of many diverse microclimates--from the rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula to the eastern portion of the state averaging around eight inches of rain.  The craggy Cascade Range separates the western and damper portion of the state from the eastern and drier side.  All of these microclimates provide…

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Added by Linda Milks on February 28, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

A Fungus Among Us! Truffles Rising in Northeast Spain



Highly coveted as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the mushrooms known as black truffles remain a major object of desire of foodies and gourmets across the globe. But while many think of them as typical of Italy and France, most of the world’s supply of the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 27, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Love La La Land? You'll Love Its Los Angeles Locations, Too

        photo | Lionsgate



by Ignacio Darnaude



Just when you thought that Hollywood’s musicals from its golden era were deep-sixed and buried six…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 26, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Drugging Kids on Flights

Would you sedate your child on a flight? 
Are parents who do so wrong?




Not long ago, a Wall Street Journal  article  reported that many parents "drug" or sedate their kids on planes so they'll be less bothersome for the parents, flight attendants and fellow passengers.




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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 25, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

Dashing Through the Snow in Northern Norway

If anyone tells me they’re ‘going to see the Northern Lights’, I always counsel them to plan on other activities too, so they aren’t too disappointed if they don’t show. They’re always there … although if the weather conditions are wrong, they can’t be seen. All of our time in Alta, Norway, there was almost complete cloud cover, and occasional flurries of snow,…

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Added by Keith Kellett on February 24, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

6 Top Cool Experiences in Brooklyn, New York City



My kinda town, New York City is - and unlike many other Manhattanites (ashemedly including myself, back in the day), I do not fetishize my home borough these days. Yet when it comes to the tourism and much else in the Big Apple, fuhgeddaboutit – Manhattan remains the proverbial…

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Added by Max Pesling on February 23, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Finding Sanctuary Just a Half Block from Times Square

Take a right from Times Square's Father Duffy Square down West 47th Street for a short stroll and to your right, an early-20th-century hotel completely transformed into a four-star…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on February 21, 2017 at 9:12am — No Comments

5 Top Excursions From Sydney

The magnificent "City of Harbours," with its awe-inspiring skyline, miles-long sandy beaches, high-end shopping; can truly be said to offer a little bit of everything for everyone’s individual taste. Nevertheless, there comes the time when this almost five million people megalopolis feels just a bit overwhelming. But where to escape?





Blue…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on February 20, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Plenty of Canada Cool in Toronto, Eh?



Ah, we progressive folks in the USA do especially love Canada and prime minister Joe Trudeau these days, especially now that it's become along with Germany the leader of the free world. But I've always loved every Canadian city I've ever visited, and none more than Canada's…

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Added by Jose Balido on February 19, 2017 at 2:35pm — No Comments

The Astonishing Hassan II Mosque of Casablanca, Morocco



Named after Morocco's late king, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, is the tallest temple in the world (after Mecca, of course) and also one of the finest. Built over the sea, it rises up 200 meters and spans a total area of 30,000 square miles with room enough for 90,000 worshippers.

It is impressive not only for…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 18, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

8 Best Cities for Exploring Islamic Spain



Back in the 1960s and 70s, a famous and persistent Spanish tourism tag line proclaimed: “Spain is different.” And one of the things that does indeed make this country different in a key way from the rest of Europe is the fact that only the Iberia…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 17, 2017 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

The Historic Penn Center of South Carolina's Gullah Islands

                          

There are hidden treasures in and around Beaufort, South Carolina, and finding a gem or two perhaps not on the well worn areas, like the beaches, shopping and museums, is a treat.  I found…

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Added by William Annis Davis on February 16, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

5 Great Places For Camping and Hiking in Colorado



Colorado is home to a wide variety of scenery from desert to thick forests. With this variety there is something for everyone. During the summer you have the ability to choose from over 4,000 campgrounds! There are 44 state parks and one state forest. Plus you can be in the shadows of the Great Rocky Mountains that will give you a breathtaking view. So if you are…

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Added by Robert Walsh on February 15, 2017 at 7:29am — No Comments

8 Romantic Restaurants Around the World for Valentine's Day



by Miguel Zimmerman



Cue the Champagne and roses – yes, it’s that lovey-dovey time of year again! And even though, yes, it’s a little too commercialised in some quarters – still, Valentine’s Day remains a lovely excuse to celebrate…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 14, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments

Heading Down Under for New Zealand Wines

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes - rugged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, and tranquil coastlines. What you may not know is that New Zealand’s unique terroir yields crisp, vibrant, and lively wines reflecting the very essence of this island country. Recent harvests were not only markedly…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on February 13, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Toronto's Distillery District and Local Art

Historical Creative Arts Centre in Toronto



Toronto is full of arts and culture all situated on Lake Ontario.   I recentlyhad a chance to exhibit my art in one of my favourite locations in Toronto, the Distillery District. Cafes, theatres, art galleries, restaurants and historical areas are spread out over the city.  If you are visiting from out of town always do…

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Added by Toronto Arts Girl on February 12, 2017 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Camel Bling at Abu Dhabi's Camel Festival



In all beauty pageants what one wears is most important. Beauty contestants usually get decked out in flowing evening gowns and skimpy swim suits. But camel beauty contestant dress in dazzling bling-bling called hatat. The hatat is artfully draped over the hump and around the neck and face like precious jewels. Actually, some are jewelry as they are made with real gold…

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Added by Katie Foster on February 11, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

How and Why Fear of Flying Can Start





by Tom Bunn

When fear of flying develops, it's sometimes because there has been a bad flight. But, in many cases, difficulty begins for no apparent reason. The average age of onset is 27. The truth is, many of us become more anxious as we get older and more mature. As teenagers, when parents told…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 10, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

5 Top Spots to Explore the Ancient Roman Legacy of Spain



The mighty Roman Empire started gradually invading and turning the Iberian Peninsula into Hispania in the first two centuries BC a pax romana that would last till the 4th century AD, when it started to lose ground to barbarian…

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Added by Jose Balido on February 9, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Croatia's Walled City Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic Sea

Established in the 7th century A.D., the ancient and scenic port city of Dubrovnik lies in the southernmost part of the Republic of Croatia, - almost directly across the Adriatic Sea from the "spur" in the boot of Italy. It is a beautiful city of colorful red-topped tile roofs and cobblestone streets, all of…

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Added by The2Writers.com Page on February 7, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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