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Tasting Missouri Wines

Well…I am impressed.  America’s first wine country not only boasts some solid wines, but also has its very own state grape glass – the Riedal Crystal Norton Wine Glass. Hardly anyone gets that, let alone a small wine district in the middle of the country.   I had a chance to taste some great wines in that glass and spend a few days in Lake of…

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Added by Linda Kissam on November 30, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Where RV Now? Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania

This trip to Erie PA we spent the day at Presque Isle State Park (Pennsylvania's only surf beach) and then spent the evening at Presque Isle Downs and Casino.



Presque Isle State Park is an arching sandy peninsula that extends 7 miles into Lake Erie and consists of 13 miles of roads (loop around outer edges of the peninsula), 21 miles…

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Added by Home Is Where We Park on November 29, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

A Mini-Guide to Normandy, France

Normandy spreads over the northwestern corner of France, a region blessed with a stunning natural beauty, one that once inspired the impressionists. With its lush green pastures and orchards, Normandy remains a largely untouched paradise. With…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on November 29, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

People Who Go Bonkers at 35,000 Feet

"Fuck you I'm French." (Photo used for illustrative purposes only, I have no idea who this guy is. )

“Fuck you, I’m French.” Really,  this was the response to an air marshal aboard a Delta flight from Nice to New York by a passenger when confronted by flight attendants for repeatedly smoking in the…

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Added by Forrest Walker on November 28, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Pamukkale, Paisaje de Algodón en Turquía

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Added by Iberia Airlines on November 28, 2013 at 8:33am — No Comments

Playa Guiones Near Nosara One of Costa Rica's Best Surfing Beaches

Most people visiting Nosara head straight for Playa Guiones, which with its beautiful white sand and consistent surf break, is one of Costa Rica's most favored…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Vancouver: 10 Ways to Enjoy Yourself for Free

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photo 1. Deep Cove is barely a 30 minute drive from downtown, but offers a completely serene, secluded experience. Take in the view of fir trees and water from Panorama Park, then hike…
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Added by Sara Cooke on November 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Kansas City Jazz Still a Hot Ticket

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Jazz in the Blue Room at the Jazz Museum, Kansas City Jazz in Kansas City is not like jazz in New Orleans or in any other great American music city. It’s a little more bluesy, a little heavier on the keyboards and bass, not so bold with the brass. They call it “cool jazz” here, jazz that’s a little gentler on the spirit.

In…

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Added by EnLinea Media on November 26, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Wines of Idaho's Snake River Valley

#SipIdaho.

Move over potatoes, grapes are coming.  Idaho’s state slogan was “famous potatoes”, it has evolved to “great potatoes, tasty destinations”; undoubtedly, at least in part, due to the wonderful wines being produced along the Snake River Valley.  With a climate akin to the Columbia Valley in Washington State, and elevations similar to Spain’s Rioja region, Idaho produces primarily Bordeaux and Spanish varietals, with a…

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Added by Karsten Boone on November 26, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Climbing Up Sugar Loaf Via a Steel Cable...Just Another Way to Get to the Top

 

If you want to tell people you have seen Rio de Janeiro, there are a few “not to miss” attractions and one of them is the Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf). Most people go to the summit of Sugar Loaf the normal way: by cable trolley. Few people know that there are alternative, more adventurous ways to get there. One of them is a walk to the top (referred to as “costão”), a three hour walk which involves a little rock climbing, but nothing…

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Added by Raf Kiss on November 25, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

How Study Abroad Changed My Life

They call it growing up for a reason, of course. And when you add “safe” first-hand exposure to the wide world beyond your own country's borders - as a (relatively) independent young person, still curious, full of energy, and trying to figure it all out, yet at the same time supported and protected by parents (from afar) and teachers (nearer at hand) - all this inevitably has a powerful effect on your personality, and in many cases your future course in life. Everyone's story is…
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Added by David Paul Appell on November 25, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

Havana's Incomparable Tropicana Nightclub



The Tropicana Casino and Nightclub opened in a lush garden in Havana on December 30, 1939. The 2nd World War swept Europe, “Gone With the Wind” had just been released in the United States and a young rebel named Fidel Castro was 13 years old.



In its early days Celia Cruz, Liberace, Carmen Miranda, Yma Sumac, Paul Robeson and Orfelia Fox came to the…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 24, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Place Pins Pushes Pinterest Into Travel



It’s pretty amazing that Pinterest is valued at 3.8 billion dollars, even though it has no revenue. 
But that hasn’t stopped the popular image-driven site from expanding its reach into travel.  

The company, started in 2009, has more traffic from its mobile applications than its website, and co- founder Evan Sharp went so far as to say Pinterest is "probably the last big website...the last start up to become high-profile on the web.”



With the…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 23, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

10 Essential Cultural Tips for Travel to Costa Rica

Knowing a little something about a country’s cultural and social nuances before you travel there could mean the difference between having a fun or a frustrating vacation.

You’d want the same for a visitor in your own country, so why not make cultural awareness just as important as what you…

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Added by Shannon Farley on November 22, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Las Vegas Winter Food and Wine Festival

lacucinatable You should be planning ahead...marking time off and reserving your room for a 4-day Vegas getaway December 5-8, preferably at the Venetian-Palazzo because this is where indulgence lives. Here fabulous can't-miss culinary events await that will make returning to the “real world” extremely difficult.…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 22, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

The USA's 10 Worst States For Roads

Every spring after all the snow melts, cities, towns and states make plans to remedy the devastation snowplows and chained tires generate on their roads. As road-repair budgets are weighed by cash strapped states, we decided take a closer look at data compiled by others and determine who had the worst roads in the country.

Four metrics were analyzed to do this.  Each state was ranked on each indicator and the results pooled to generate a cumulative ranking for all 50 states.…

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Added by Home Is Where We Park on November 21, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Tips for Tokyo

Tokyo has a lot of great sights and most of the tourist sights are covered pretty well in the guide books.I'll try to add my recommendations and also add some budget tricks that I didn't find listed in the guidebooks.



The National Museum,Tsukiji Fish Market and Auction,the Metroploitan Government Building are big tourist sights ,but still well worth seeing.The auction is still great with the tour.I walked there in the morning. A Frommers pick,The Rikugien Garden is also very…

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Added by Travel Rob on November 21, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

San Telmo, Buenos Aires' Historic Heart

by Asli Pelit

The oldest neighborhood in Argentina‘s capital, San Telmo is…

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Added by EnLinea Media on November 20, 2013 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Berlín - Disney Para Modernos





Hay quien lo llama el Disneyland para modernos. En la capital de Alemania parece que todo el mundo tiene cierto aire hipster, trendy, sabe hacer algo que se sale de lo normal o se gana la vida con un curro de lo más interesante. Son las sensaciones de…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on November 20, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

2013 Adventure Race World Championships Come to Costa Rica

Adventure Race World Championships event kayaking, Costa Rica Imagine this Costa Rica vacation: Traverse the entire country from coast to coast and north to south, but only…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 19, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments

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