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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1
Iceland 2
Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1
Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1
Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Saxony, Germany
Scotland 1
Scotland 2
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1
Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Along the Banks of the River Shannon (Dispatch #11)

Jovial John of the 19th Green Guest House

The Palladian Traveler hustles down to the banks of the River Shannon just in time to capture the "golden hour" with his lens and then caps his photo shoot at the best watering hole in Limerick.

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Skip Kaltenheuser's travel article
Rat in Mi Kitchen

If the as yet unverified and unsubstantiated report on Russian spies with Trump scandals in their pockets turns out to be even half true, I’ll be gobsmacked. It would be hard to comprehend that when Trump – a global traveler with insights into the underworld and anything-goes weasels like Roy Cohn – was traveling in Russia he didn’t quickly grasp that many hotels, loaded with hookers with mobster supervisors, would have rooms wired for surveillance.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Yes, YOU Too Can Drop in on Buckingham Palace!

Buckingham Palace room
Have you ever watched a TV show and been startled, even stunned, when you realized that what you were watching took place in your lifetime? Not only that, you remember it so vividly it almost seems as if it were yesterday. All of these thoughts came roaring into MY mind as I watched, riveted, to a cable TV series called "The Crown." It's about the life and times of England's Queen Elizabeth from when she ascended to the throne after the death of her father.

Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Exploring Venice: Lost and Found. And Special Finds. Repeat.

Venice street musicians
Walking home to our apartment in Venice, we share a wave through the window with the owner of Baba, our local osteria. Leaving for a day of sightseeing, a cup of my favorite pistachio gelato awaits me despite the early hour. At the Bar Dugole, we relax after a day of sightseeing and order the regular: vodka for my husband and Amaretto for me. And we sit and watch everyone else in Venice try to figure out where the hell they are! But more on that later.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Dingle Peninsula (Dispatch #10)

sea gull at the Dingle Peninsula

The Palladian Traveler follows in the footsteps of David Lean, the heralded British director known for his epic films, as he frames some colorful shots of his own around the Dingle Peninsula.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Two Canadian Winter Festivals

the Holland America ms Westerdam
An uncle from Seattle likes to chide me that Southern California has only two seasons: The smog season and fire season. Sure, it's worth a laugh, but those of us who live in Southern California know that there are seasons – it's just that they are very subtle. Never the less, life in the California Southland generally means one does not have to leave the area to escape winter's snow, ice and cold weather. Truth to tell, we generally have to leave the region to find it.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Provence: As Much a Mood, a Spirit as a Destination

Christmas card
"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" goes the song. Robert Goulet sang it and Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis, too, and it surely comes to mind when you stand on a bluff in the Luberon of Provence and stare across at the little hill village of Gordes. The view is the best part; the village's interior itself is not dramatic and stands as a warning of what contemporary popularity can do to the simple homes of 12th century working people. "In the 1960s," says Rick Steves, "Gordes was a virtual ghost town of derelict buildings."

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
NOLA: New Orleans, Louisiana

19th century building, Stuttgart, Germany
Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, the Garden District, the streetcar (now a bus) to Desire, the jazz clubs, the beignets at the Café du Monde and breakfast at Brennan’s come to mind when you think of New Orleans. But that’s not all there is to this unique American city, filled with treasures both culinary and cultural.

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Ringo Boitano's travel blog/review
Paradise on Earth: The Romance of Tahiti and Her Islands

aurora borealis lights up the night sky near Fairbanks
The first thing you notice is the fragrance. The intoxicating perfume of the tiare flower announces to your senses that you are in a magical place, overflowing with tropical vegetation and soothing trade winds. It is the same fragrance that the English seamen on the HMS Bounty also first encountered; but they came, not for flowers, but for breadfruit, intended as a new food staple for their slaves in the West Indies. But that was another time and another emotional place...

Gary Singh's travel blog/review
Vienna: In Search of Mavericks

Vienna art works
Thanks to a Eurail Flexipass, allowing random infiltration on whatever days I deem necessary, Vienna presents itself to me as a global epicenter of both traditional creativity and avant-garde lunacy. I can easily follow in the footsteps of tradition, but so much of the maverick spirit emerges instead. This is what Vienna does to me.

Chiara's Rainbow at Monte Verita

Jim Friend's travel blog/review
Japan: Bullet Trains, Monkey Shows and Whale Steaks

Nikko Temple gate
Last month, I went to Japan for three things... Ok, let me back up a little bit already. The #1 reason I went to Japan was to visit my girlfriend, Yuki, and she will kill me if I don't say that, so there it is. Hi Yuki! Anyway, so after that, reasons number 2, 3, and 4 were the following: I wanted to ride a bullet train, go to a monkey show, and eat a whale steak. That's right. That's right.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: Grazing on The 19th Green (Dispatch #9)

Jovial John of the 19th Green Guest House

The Palladian Traveler is just a lob wedge shot away from some authentic farm-to-fork dishes as he makes his final approach for dinner at The 19th Green on the outskirts of Killarney.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Seven Days on the Holland America ms Westerdam: A Journey of Discovery in Mexico

the Holland America ms Westerdam
The classic Mexican salsa, Pico de Gallo, is known throughout the globe by that name with the exception of one country. The recipe is simple, but requires skill in its preparation: chopped white onions, ripe plum tomatoes, a few jalapeño peppers, fresh cilantro leaves and lime juice, pounded in a molcajete with a manita (mortar & pestle), a utensil which dates back several thousand years.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: The Ring of Kerry (Dispatch #8)

riding around Killarney National Park

The Palladian Traveler goes for a spin, inside a deluxe motor coach, around National Geographic's 57th ranked most scenic route in the world: The Ring of Kerry.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Loving Lausanne and the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland

Lake Geneva viewed from

The train ride from Zurich to the French-speaking city of Lausanne is a never-ending postcard of the beautiful Swiss countryside. The journey is filled with green meadows with grazing cows, rolling hills with old farms, ancient cities with historic structures and castles, and stunning views of the country's many waterways.

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Richard Frisbie's travel blog/review
Seville – The Most Gay-Friendly City in Spain

Seville tower

I find it nearly impossible to sleep on airplanes. When I couldn't sleep on the overnight Delta flight from New York to Andalusia last September, I scrolled through the movies (blah) and other entertainment (double blah) until I came across the TV show "Game of Thrones". I knew of it, that it was bloody and sexy, but had never seen it. I watched more than heard three episodes before dozing off. As I found out later, it was the perfect introduction to my visit to Seville, Spain.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Treasures of Ireland: A Jaunty-Good Ride through Killarney National Park (Dispatch #7)

riding around Killarney National Park

In his latest dispatch, The Palladian Traveler throws a rug over his lap and rides shotgun through one of the Emerald Isle's natural beauties: Killarney National Park. Giddyup!

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
It's Astonishing What You Can Learn from Books – Especially About Intriguing Aspects of WW2

The Few book cover
Do you know what you're going to do next week or indeed next month? Yes, I know that sounds like a funny question, but hear me out. Many journalists, especially those writing about travel with a regular column every week (or in my case every month for Traveling Boy) every now and then wonder, "what shall I write about for my next column?"

Ringo Boitano's travel blog/review
Eyes Wide Open in Fairbanks: A Trip to Alaska’s Mighty Interior

aurora borealis lights up the night sky near Fairbanks
I had just put my head on the hotel room pillow. The day had been a fun – but it was also long and taxing – and a good night’s sleep was in order. Suddenly, the riveting sound of something as bad as bulldozer challenged my senses. I looked at my hotel clock – it was 1 AM. I bolted out of bed, charged to the hotel window and pulled open the curtain. Across the river, there was a man operating, well, a bulldozer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have pretty much made up my mind to run for President. What the country wants is a candidate who cannot be injured by investigation of his past history, so that the enemies of the party will be unable to rake up anything against him that nobody ever heard of before.

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New Year’s Greetings from the staff at TravelingBoy

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10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2017
Courtesy Shannon McMahon

It’s no secret that 2016 was a year of ups and downs – but one silver lining is the affordable travel possibilities it’s opened up for American travelers. Thanks to expanding air routes, a strong U.S. dollar, and tour companies catering to younger, more frugal tourists, the world is now more accessible than ever.

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Time Capsule Cinema
Cutter’s Way (1981)

Czech expatriate Ivan Passer (‘Intimate Lighting’) brings the film noir to the blues skies of Santa Barbara, touching upon the disillusionment and paranoia of the post-Vietnam War era in this cult classic. John Heard gives a Shakespearean performance as Alex Cutter, a disgruntled, hard living Vietnam War veteran, missing an arm, leg and eye.

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Not the Ordinary Grand Canyon

Following are real photos taken by professionals that most visitors are unable to capture with their cameras.

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10 Best and Worst Airports in America for 2016

Portland International ranks highest in satisfaction among large airports; Indianapolis International ranks highest among medium airports.

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WGBH “Masterpiece 2017” Sweepstakes

Enter the WGBH “Masterpiece 2017” sweepstakes by March 15, 2017, for a chance to win the grand prize: a seven-night trip for two to Great Britain, including air, hotels in Leeds and London, some meals, tours of various Masterpiece Theater shooting locations.

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The Top-Rated Travel Products of 2016
Courtesy SmarterTravel

Here’s a look back at some of the top-rated travel products reviewed this year.

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10 Wellness Retreats to Clear Your Head for 2017
Courtesy Nora Zelevansky, CNN

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TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds of 2016

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France: 6-Night Castle Vacations from $1372

Explore the French country-side and pamper yourself with a castle stay courtesy of Great Value Vacations. Leisurely discover Paris, Versailles and the Chantilly Castle to see the famous Hippodrome. The Château de Montvillargenne is a luxurious property set in a 15-acre park in the lush Chantilly region. This package starts at $1,372 per person. The price includes flights, accommodations, car rental, welcome drinks and breakfast daily.

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Canadian Rockies: 15 Days from $2340

Go on an adventure with Intrepid Travel. Spend fifteen days in the Canadian Rockies. Walk the streets of Vancouver, hike the trails of Jasper and Banff, and enjoy the glorious beauty of Canada.

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How to Stay Organized While Traveling
Courtesy Shannon McMahon

Cleaning up your packing act is easy with the proper accessories. Stay organized with these seven handy items.

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12 Stylish Jeans So Comfortable You Can Sleep in Them
Courtesy Ashley Rossi

While your average jeans are diverse and practical for travel, they can also be uncomfortable and easily lose their shape. Here are 12 pairs of the best travel jeans that are stylish but also comfortable enough you’ll want to sleep in them.

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10 Flight Attendant Secrets I wish I'd Known Before my Last Flight

Budget Travel has spoken to some chatty flight attendants--on condition of anonymity--to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy the comfiest, safest, and most delicious flight, not to mention getting extra help when you really need it. (Hint: The call button is not your friend.)

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Things You Should Never Pack on Vacation

The key to trip preparation is to pack smarter, not harder.

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Top 25 Most Interesting Webcams

Selected from hundreds of nominees by a panel of EarthCam producers, EarthCam announces the most unique and compelling webcams of the year.

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Moonlight scores top film of 2016 by National Society of Film Critics

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La La Land Named Best Film of 2016 by New York Film Critics Circle

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Moonlight Dominates Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s 2016 Awards

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Deb's poetry break

Auld Lang Syne
By Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

Chorus:

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Chorus

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.

Chorus

We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

Chorus

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.

Chorus


The History of
Auld Lang Syne

In 1788 the Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper.

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Keep Your Shoes On… AND Support a Veteran

In honor of Veterans Day, IdentoGO® will donate $1 for every TSA Pre✓® enrollment November 7 - 11, 2016 to the non-profit organization, Centerstone Military Services.

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Flights to Havana Take Off, Despite Trump Threats

President-elect Trump expressed his disdain for President Obama’s current policy of reconciling with Cuba. He recently tweeted this ultimatum: “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal.”


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The One Seat You Need To Avoid On a Plane
Courtesy Christine Sarkis, SmarterTravel

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it’s not the only way that airplane seats come up short.

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Thanda Safari in Kwazulu-Natal Gathers International Artists for "Art Project Thanda"

Photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers and writers spend a week drawing inspiration from the energy and communities of the region for the benefit Star for Life. Works to be exhibited and sold at Stockholms Auktionsverk in fall 2017.

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River Cruising Grows Up: Baby Boomers Are Jumping On Board

The most powerful consumers in the marketplace, Baby Boomers like to travel – and they have the money to do it. Discover how river cruises continue to transform and add increasingly sophisticated amenities to appeal to this lucrative market.

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TripAdvisor Stops Selling Numerous Animal Attractions, Including Swimming with Dolphins

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After the Children Leave, Empty Nesters Desire to Travel More

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World’s Wildlife Could Drop Two-thirds by 2020, Report Warns

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TDA Global Cycling Launching Cross Country for Canada’s 150th Birthday

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Welcome to TAW Travel Jobs, Your Source for Finding the Top Jobs in the Travel Industry

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Choose Your Own Hotel Room

Pick your dates and choose what type of room you're looking for below. It's as simple as that!

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How to Get a Cheap Upgrade on Your Next Flight

Bidding for upgrades decreases the value of elite status for frequent flyers, but it also presents opportunities for non-elites to snag an upgrade on the cheap.

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.

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Worldwide Vacation Rankings

U.S. News Travel's Best Vacations rankings identify the top destinations by region and vacation type.

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Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends Animal Society'swork is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.

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Dear Heather

The Beginning, Middle & End

There is a beginning, middle and end to everything we do in life. The trick is to understand where you are in your relationships with family, friends and your career

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The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites.

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Random Acts of Canine Kindness

Cedric

Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after organizing a protest at a Utah puppy mill.

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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks.

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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

King Cake

King Cake

King Cake (sometimes rendered as Kingcake, Kings' Cake, King's Cake, or Three Kings Cake) is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with Mardi Gras and Carnival. It is popular in Christmas season in France, Belgium and Switzerland (galette), Portugal (bolo rei), Spain and Spanish America (roscón or rosca de reyes and tortell in Catalonia), Greece and Cyprus (vasilopita) and Bulgaria (banitsa). In the United States, which celebrates Carnival in the Southeastern region, it is associated instead with Mardi Gras traditions.

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Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite
Phil Gates
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm
Nathan James
The 44's
Anthony Gomes

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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