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  • Grand Canal of Venice, Italy
    Venice: La Serenissima
    Few places in the world remain nearly unchanged throughout the centuries. The northeastern coast of Italy is fortunate to boast one of these unique locations. Unique is actually the perfect word to describe this fish-shaped island. Hundreds of...
  • The leader of the pack
    Held up in San Francisco
    We’d left the moderately sized farming town of Salama a little before mid-morning and traveled west on what Guatemala calls Highway 5. On the previous day we’d followed the red-dotted lines on the map that indicated that it was &lsquo...
  • Aerial Dartmouth Green
    Celebrate New Hampshire History Week: Day 4 in Hanover NH
    It’s New Hampshire History Week (October 19-25, 2014), so how to celebrate?Why not enjoy a slice of NH history each day of NH History Week?When Daniel Webster stood before the Supreme Court the man who would become one of America’s...
  • Explore haunted Central New York
    Explore haunted Central New York
    The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It...
  • Trick or Treating
    Stories behind the origins of trick-or-treating
    Every Halloween little ones get dressed up and go door to door, trick-or-treating in search of the best candy and goodies in town. For approximately 100 years, trick-or-treating has been a popular tradition here in the United States. Its origins...
  • Deluxe room
    Karisma Hotels & Resorts debuts Allure Carmel, by Karisma in Belgrade
    Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, today announced the debut of Allure Caramel, by Karisma in Belgrade, Serbia. The introduction of...
  • Are you a Tough Mudder?
    Are you a Tough Mudder?
    What would you do for a plastic cup of Dos Equis? Better yet, what would I do for for the glory of claiming to be a Tough Mudder? Well, I thought about it long and hard when I received the invitation to participate in this event coming up in early...
  • Nepal: Walking across the top of the world: the Annapurnas of Nepal part IV
    Nepal: Walking across the top of the world: the Annapurnas of Nepal part IV
    I have found no new information regarding the recent avalanche along the Annapurna Circuit. There is a BBC clip: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/29689935 regarding a British trekker who escaped the avalanche, but it wasn't working when I tried...
  • Hotel La Ferme strikes farm chic at Le Massif ski resort in Charlevoix, Quebec
    Hotel La Ferme strikes farm chic at Le Massif ski resort in Charlevoix, Quebec
    Without being cute, Hotel La Ferme evokes the farming past of its rural setting in Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix. The rural-cool resort is near Le Massif mountain and ski resort and the St. Lawrence River.From pillars to bathroom signs, the hotel...
  • Gear up to win a dream weekend, luxury ride and more with Hertz
    Gear up to win a dream weekend, luxury ride and more with Hertz GoldPlus Rewards
    Feeling lucky? Hertz is holding a GoldPlus Rewards Dream Car Getawy/Double Points contest you might want to enter to win a three-day Dream Car rental, airfare for two and a two-night weekend stay.This is your chance to lie the fantasy and get...
  • Vacationing in China is an unforgettable experience
    Guangzhou China gets makeover and becomes new favorite among Asian travelers
    Known to numerous Westerners as “Canton,” Guangzhou China is the first city most travelers visit when touring this remarkable area of the world. Immersed in a never ending haze of pink smog and bright lights, Guangzhou China is a mecca...
  • 10th Annual Blaze at Historic Hudson Valley's Van Cortlandt Manor
    5,000 jack o'lanterns ablaze at Van Cortlandt Manor for Blaze Halloween event
    The landscape around the historic Van Cortlandt Manor is literally ablaze with the flames from within 5,000 of jack o'lanterns. They form sculptures, totems, structures large and small - snakes, slithering along the ground, dinosaurs, space...
  • Halloween free 'Fear at the Freer' Smithsonian museum features Japanese horror film 'Ringu'
    Halloween free 'Fear at the Freer' Smithsonian museum on Oct. 31
    The first free "Fear at the Freer" on Halloween treats visitors to the Japanese horror film "Ringu",inspiration for the American thriller "The Ring", plus complimentary masks of ghoulish creatures in the Smithsonian&...
  • Halloween masks
    A story behind the Halloween tradition
    Halloween is celebrated on October 31 and for generations it has been a time when kids and adults get dressed up and go out for a night of celebrating. Halloween activities include parties, trick-or-treating, bonfires, haunted houses and pumpkin...
  • Underwater pumpkin carving
    The story behind pumpkin carving
    Every year, ghost, goblins, ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes go up to front doors decorated for Halloween in search of treats. Many of those fall themed decorations include carved pumpkins with funny faces and candle light coming...