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8 of North Dakota´s Top Draws

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In addition to some stunning natural beauty, the Peace Garden State also has a fair amount to recommend it in terms of culture and history, though it’s most definitely off the beaten path in terms of tourism. In fact, by some accounts ND is the least visited state in the Union – though unfairly so, as the following can attest:


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Fargo

At 153 years of age, the state’s largest city (pop. around 126,000), located in a scenic valley on the Minnesota border (

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Wellness travel meets horses at a particular subset of guest ranches, which focus on eco-experiences where you will be inspired to heal yourself and the planet, activities such as "wild yoga," and of course exhilarating horseback rides powered by Mother Nature. If this appeals to you, here are ten wonderful ranches to consider in the United States and Canada:

 

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Triple Creek Resort Ranch, Montana

This 30,000-acre Relais & Château retreat has mastered the fine art of healthy holiday hedonism b

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If you ever saw the comedy series Portlandia, which ran from 2011 to 2018, you know this city of 653,000 (metro area 2.1 million) is bike-friendly and full of food carts/trucks, indie bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants, an embarrassing number of coffee shops - and has a certain quirkiness to it (a popular local slogan goes: "Keep Portland Weird"). Most of these characterizations are pretty accurate. However, it's also a city that boasts more than 150 parks, including the largest forested pa

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California, the land of sunshine, sprawling vineyards, and world-renowned wines, often conjures images of buttery Chardonnays and bold Cabernet Sauvignons. But what if I told you there's a whole other side to the California wine story, waiting to be explored? A side where lesser-known white grape varieties whisper tales of innovation, terroir, and unique flavor profiles? Buckle up California wine lovers, because we're diving into the exciting world of California's "underdog" white grapes! 

 

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Top 10 Musts to Visit in Washington State

Washington State is a treasure trove of natural wonders, vibrant cities, and cultural landmarks, offering an array of unforgettable travel destinations. From the majestic peaks of the Cascade Range to the bustling streets of Seattle, here are the top 10 places to visit in Washington.

Seattle:

Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is a dynamic metropolis nestled between Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Explore iconic landmarks like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, where you can sample f

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Pigeon Forge's popularity has long been anchored in its ability to offer outdoor adventures and family-friendly entertainment. However, nestled within this lively destination are lesser-known treasures that promise an equally captivating experience. The local wineries and distilleries of Pigeon Forge are where tradition meets craftsmanship, offering visitors a glimpse into the artisanal processes that produce some of Tennessee's finest wines and spirits. These hidden gems provide a taste of the

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7 Special Spots in Lexington, Kentucky

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The main claim to fame of Bluegrass State´s second largest city (pop.around 323,000 ), located in the Bluegrass Region in Kentucky´s center and north is as "the horse capital of the world," cradle of thoroughbreds (even though the famed Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville, an hour and a half away). Equestrian enthusiasts can check out some 450 horse farms as well as the Kentucky Horse Park (see below), but there´s plenty more to this gracious city. Here are a few of the spots not

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Orlando Vacation Tips: 8 Ways to Plan a Successful Trip

When planning a trip to Orlando, picking the right time to visit is crucial for an enjoyable experience. The best times are often when the weather is mild, and the crowds are smaller, typically in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). During these periods, you can enjoy comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for exploring theme parks and outdoor attractions. Additionally, these months often have fewer visitors, meaning shorter lines and less crowded attractions.

 

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The city of Indianapolis, the most populous city of the US state which is often overshadowed by its flashy Midwestern neighbors, is a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. However, the city is home to many hidden charms that make it a worthwhile destination for visitors. What are you waiting for? Book a cheap flight to Indianapolis and onboard on your journey to discover these hidden charms. The city is not only known for its Indy 500 and charming neighborhoods, but also for it

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A Top 10 Bucket List in New York City

 

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New York City, the cultural and economic hub of the United States, is a melting pot of diversity, energy, and iconic landmarks. From towering skyscrapers to historic neighborhoods, from world-class museums to scenic parks, the city offers a plethora of attractions to explore. A first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, here are the top 10 places visit to New York.

Times Square

Times Square is the bustling epicenter of New York City, known for its dazzling lights, giant billboards, and bustli

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6 of Virginia's Top Destinations

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"Virginia is for lovers," the tourism slogan goes and that´s especially true for lovers of history and nature. Here you'll see colonial settlements as well as Civil War battlefields and presidential residences (eight presidents have hailed from here, mostly early in the USA´s history). Its cities are a mix of historic architecture and cutting-edge modern culture and amenities including great dining; its relatively modest coastline is nonetheless packed with appealing beaches; and its

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Alaska is inseparable from the best fishing trips on the planet. Its 46,600-mile coastline could fold far over the lower 48 US and have shore in excess. Alaska is home to 40% of the USA's water surface which incorporates 12,000 streams and more than 3,000,000 lakes. This creates a great opportunity to catch fish like salmon, halibut, cart varden, singe, grayling, cod, rockfish, trout, pike, shellfish, and more.

Fish for More than 30 Spieces

There are 1,000,000 choices for fishing trips in Ala

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Grand Canyon National Park is a breathtaking wonder that attracts millions of visitors each year with its awe-inspiring landscapes and rich geological history. Spanning over 1.2 million acres, this iconic park offers a myriad of experiences for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and history enthusiasts alike. To help you make the most of your visit, here's a curated list of the top 10 things to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park.


Grand Canyon Village:

Start your journey at Grand Canyon Vill

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The unwavering commitment to equality, justice, and nonviolent protest of one of the premier civil rights leaders of the 20th century had a profound impact on U.S. and even world history both during his lifetime and in the more than half century since. And the holiday established in his name, celebrated on January 15, is a chance to celebrate diversity, explore the richness of history, and uphold the principles that MLK Jr. devotedly upheld.
And these five spots across the country offer

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The smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands – just seven miles long and three miles wide (roughly 11 by five kilometers) and with a permanent population just under 99,000 – is the favorite of some because it´s less developed and more pristine-feeling than St. Croix and St. Thomas. Some of its highlights include:

 

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Cute, Laid Back, Welcoming Towns

On its west coast, St. John´s largest settlement is Cruz Bay (above pop. around 4,200), where  Mongoose Junction and Wharfsi

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California Top 9 Must-Visit Destinations

 

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California is a state of contrasts, offering something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sunny beaches, scenic mountains, vibrant cities, or charming towns, you will find it in the Golden State. Here are some of the best places to visit in California, along with some tips on how to get there and where to stay.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, home to Hollywood, Disneyland, and countless celebrities. But there is more to LA than glitz and glamour. You

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Welcome to Scottsdale, a city that offers a multitude of thrilling adventures waiting to be explored.

Nestled in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Scottsdale is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking cultural experiences.

With an emphasis on safety, this article will guide you through the city's plethora of exciting activities, ensuring a memorable and secure journey.

Discover the expansive McDowell Sonoran Preserve, boasting scenic trails for hiking, biking, and horseback r

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The San Antonio River Walk is one of the most popular attractions in Texas, and for good reason. This iconic waterway, lined with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, offers a unique experience for visitors and locals alike. If you're planning a trip to this Texan gem, here's your ultimate bucket list for what to see and do on the San Antonio River Walk.

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1. Stroll Along the Paseo del Rio:
The River Walk's Paseo del Rio is the central artery that winds through the city. Take a stroll

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Whiskey is the perfect blend of allure and complexity when it comes to exquisite spirits. But what exactly is whiskey, and how does it differ from its counterpart, whisky? We will be enlightened as we discover the fascinating art and science behind this distinguished beverage as well as the legacy and craftsmanship of Buffalo Trace, a name synonymous with outstanding American whiskey, as we embark on this enlightening journey through the realm of distilled delights. You can often find Buffalo Tr

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Our cabin on the American Symphony (top) rivaled those we have enjoyed in many an upscale hotel. The food and table settings were both five-star. The lengthy list of available activities in our temporary home away from home covered a wide diversity of interests. Oh yes, and there also were ample opportunities to explore inviting towns that provided deep dives into Civil War and other history, visit magnificent antibellum plantations and mansions with their lovely gardens

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