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5 savory spots in San Diego for world cuisine

    California's second largest city is known for its seafood and Mexican cuisine (it is after all just 20 minutes from the border). But increasingly it's also home to a wide menu of world cuisine - including some you might not expect! Here are five tasty examples I came across recently:   read post  

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12 of Florida's Best Resorts

  Beachcomber Resort & Club Attracting more than 120 million holidaymakers annually, the Sunshine State is famously home to many beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and is known for its bright sunshine, tall palm trees, crystal clear turquoise waters, expansive beaches, theme parks; and resorts. And here's our list of picks (obviously by no means exhaustive) of a dozen of the best resorts - from very affordable to very exclusive, and intimate to enormous -…

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8 excellent things to do in Carolina Beach, North Carolina Located on the Cape Fear coast at the northern end of Pleasure Island, one of North Carolina's barrier islands, just south of the historic city of WIlmington, Carolina Beach (year-round poulation just over 5,000) is bursting with exciting events and things to do apart from the great beach, with swimming, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and more. And here are eight of them, for fantastic family fun when the weather's warm (generally June through September).…

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A sojourn in singular Salt Lake City

    Founded by Mormons in 1847 in the Salt Lake Valley amid the Wasatch Mountains, the capital and largest city of Utah (population around 200,000, metro area 1.3 million) is a singular place indeed, and visitors flock to see Salt Lake City's impressive landmarks as well as enjoy its culture and nearby nature and outdoor activities.   read post  

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  • The site just came out with a dozen-plus of the country's top spots to visit this coming month - and there a several suprises here:
  • An interesting recent look in USA Today at the USA's top cities for disabled travelers:
    Which cities are the best for disabled travelers? These 3 US destinations rank among the best.
    In a survey last fall, 3,500 disabled tourists said New York, Las Vegas and Orlando are the most accessible cities in the U.S.
  • I've found New Hampshire a delight to visit in winter, including its skiing/snowboarding and picture-postcard scenery, villages, and towns. And the website recently came out with a look at nearly a dozen of these towns. Want classic New England charm this season? Check out
  • Leave it to California to progressive, "woke," whatever you want to call it, but I think this is a great idea: Visit California has just launched a marketing campaign called Visit Native California to promote cultural tourism around the state's 109 recognized tribes:
    New Visit Native California Program Encourages Travelers to Connect With State's Indigenous Cultures
    The new Native-led initiative seeks to showcase the rich cultures of the state’s 109 federally recognized tribes.
  • Several months ago the London-based travel site came out with "The best cities in the world for art and culture in 2022", including of course a number in the U.S. - and while many of them you would totally expect, there are a few you totally wouldn't:
  • The news website Skift, which does a great job of covering all aspects of the international travel industry, just came out with this sobering look by Lebawit Lily Girma at how all the mass shootings, hate crimes and other dysfunction in the U.S. may pose a challenge for getting tourists to come visit. And I post it here because I'm quoted. Sad but true... 😥
    Gun Violence Creates a Troubling New Reality for U.S. Tourism's Hard Sell
    ”Breaking news: USA hoping to increase tourism with gifts at border entries!” reads the headline on a sketch of a U.S. border patrol officer handing…
  • Delaware's Rehoboth Beach is a warm-weather magnet for many not just in Delaware but also surrounding areas including Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Read more about it and other popular beaches along the state's 381-mile coast in's recent look article
  • An interesting video put together by reknowned international "pickup" authority Steve Jabba about the top 10 cities for single guys to pick up girls. Any guesses as to what the two U.S. cities mentioned might be? One you might think is obvious, the other not so much. Check it out!
  • Beachy U.S. getaways - especially Hawaii - trending for 2022, according to
    Experts Predict The Most Popular Travel Destinations Of 2022
    From domestic getaways to new international opportunities, here's where tourists will be flocking this year.
  • History buffs, especially those interested in the U.S. Civil War and its 150th anniversary this year, will find a plethora of fascinating offbeat tours covered in the series newly posted on our blog.
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