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¨Charm City¨ (population around 586,000, Maryland´s biggest city) hasn´t always has such a charming reputation in recent years, but urban renewal has made a huge difference, and crime is limited to nieghborhoods well away from areas most visitors are interested in. go towards Art lovers, history buffs, and foodies will have a field day in the museums, landmarks/historic sites, and a flourishing restaurant scene which ranges from seafooders specializing in the iconic local blue crabs, crab cakes

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12223118086?profile=RESIZE_930xAmerican Cruise Lines vessels combine intimacy with plenty to do. Photo: American Cruise Lines

Our room 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, there also were opportunities to explore inviting towns that provided deep dives into Civil War and other history, visit magnificent anti-bellum plantations and m

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Sonoma County, with its picturesque landscapes and world-class wineries, is a haven for wine lovers seeking an unforgettable getaway. Nestled in the heart of California, this region boasts a rich winemaking history and a reputation for producing a lot of great wine. Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or just beginning to explore the world of Sonoma wine, Sonoma offers an ideal escape filled with vineyard tours, tastings, and breathtaking views.

Steeped in history, Sonoma County holds a signific

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4 Musts in Houston


With a population of 2.3 million - and nearly 7 million in the larger metro area - H-Town (as locals dub it) is the Lone Star State´s largest city (as well as with the fourth-largest in the United States), and one of its richest, especially due in no small part to the great Texas oil boom which began in the early 20th century. All that population and wealth also means a deep bench of top-notch - and increasingly divers - cultural and recreational options for visitors (not to mention s

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4 of the World´s Top Roller Coasters

If you're an amusement park geek, you've probably mused at some point about what makes one
roller coaster better than others. You've tried to answer this question logically with various rankings and lists, but they just don't gel, because roller coasters are very subjective. Two coaster enthusiasts could experience the same ride and come away with entirely different opinions on its quality. So how do we really know what the best roller coaster in the world is?


Steel Dragon 2000 - Nagashima Sp

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If you've seen the comedy "Portlandia," you know Portland, Oregon, as a bike-friendly city that's full of food carts, indie bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants and an embarrassing number of coffee shops. Most of these characterizations are pretty accurate. However, it's also a city that boasts more than 150 parks, including the largest forested park in the nation, 70 breweries (and counting) and one-of-a-kind fun things to do like the Freakybutttrue Peculiarium.

If you plan to travel in June,

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Google recently released its list of its most popular searches during 2022, and when it comes to scenic spots in the United States there are some surprises. For starters, “scenic spots” in Google’s definition does not include iconic places like Vermont’s Technicolor White Mountains in fall or the yawning Grand Canyon in Arizona (and by the waym more about canyons later). Instead, Google users were primarily interested in where to see and photograph some of Moth

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8 Hidden Gems of Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky, is recognized as being known to be the Horse Capital of the World. The city, located in Kentucky's inner Bluegrass region is as well home to many historical sites and beauty. If you're in the mood in watching a race on one of the city's racetracks or making a trip along Kentucky's storied Bourbon Trail or simply looking for a taste of Southern beauty You'll find it in Lexington. This list of most top activities to enjoy in Lexington can assist you to get the most out of your

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I've been on several boat trips -- a barge cruise in France, a Danube River cruise, a sail along the Nile -- and always the accommodations have been lovely. Sometimes very lovely. But it took a Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans with American Cruise Lines to reach luxurious.
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Great Danes!

Nestled in Southern California's Santa Ynez Valley, a 45-minute drive north of Santa Barbara and a bit over two hours from Los Angeles, this small town of just over 6,100 offers visitors a unique blend of nature and culture. One of Solvang's top attractions is its unique Danish, which you can explore by strolling its charming streets. Founded in 1911 by Danish immigrants, and its downtown remodeled in the 1940s to reflect that country's architectural heritage, Sol

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6 Musts in Boston

Boston's almost four centuries of history are highlighted by the city's top attractions. Boston is a must-see destination. Massachusetts's capital is a haven for unique and must-see activities for everyone. Begin your trip with the Freedom Trail, which will take you to iconic landmarks such as The Paul Revere House and Boston Common among its most popular historical sites. Discover Beantown's arty side by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts and its style on Newbury Street. Get a bite in the Quincy

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10944790057?profile=RESIZE_930xTaughannock Falls is taller than Niagara Falls; all photos by Victor Block unless otherwise noted

With a population of just over 32,000, in Upstate's Finger Lakes region on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, a 3½-hour drive from capital Albany and a bit over four hours from New York City, Ithaca is a prominent college town but also a a “gorges” city. I say that because it's surrounded by rocky gorges, many of them with waterfalls - more than 150 within a ten-mile radius. Within the city limi

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The Golden State is a bonanza for lovers of nature and the great outdoors, and in addition to natural beauty, its most stunning freshwater reservoir lakes usually offer a plethora of activities and amenities - swimming, boating, fishing, and various other pursuits on the lands surrounding them. And here's a round-up of some of the state's most popular with visitors from near and far:

Big Bear Lake

Located at an altitude of more than 6,700 feet In the 824,000-acre San Bernardi

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