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  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
    Classic Films: If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
    In the aftermath of World War II, a second American invasion of the European continent occurred with waves of tourists taking advantage of a strong dollar and expanded trans-Atlantic air travel to see the Old World. This brought about the growth...
  • Cave homes of Purullena, Spain
    Cave homes of Purullena, Spain
    The famous cave homes near Purullena in the province of Granada, Spain are not just tourist attractions but homes and a community for approximately 2,200 Spanish residents. The caves, many of which have been passed down from generation to...
  • Plans for October's Chicago Artists Month start now
    Plans for October's Chicago Artists Month start now
    Chicago-based arts organizations and visual artists (including architects and designers) as well as writers and performing artists are invited to participate in the 20thannual Chicago Artists Month (CAM).CAM showcases work in Art Walk/Tour...
  • Brian Culbertson
    Enjoy music amid the vines at the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
    Brian Culbertson certainly didn’t need to get into concert promotion.The Chicago-raised keyboardist-composer has been a contemporary jazz star his entire adult life, releasing his debut album when barely out of his teens. Culbertson has cut...
  • Brian Culbertson
    More with Brian Culbertson: Smooth jazz still thrives on Internet, Sirius/XM
    The fourth annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is set for June 10-13 and the list of performers includes creator Brian Culbertson, Al Jarreau, Eric Marienthal, Eric Darius, Boney James, Spyro Gyra, Chuck Loeb, Peter White and Mindi Abair. Concerts are...
  • Brian Culbertson discusses Napa Valley Jazz Getaway's origins and success
    Brian Culbertson discusses Napa Valley Jazz Getaway's origins and success
    Brian Culbertson certainly didn’t need to get into concert promotion.The Chicago-raised keyboardist-composer has been a contemporary jazz star his entire adult life, releasing his debut album when barely out of his teens. Culbertson has cut...
  • Save Money on Train Travel
    Save Money on Train Travel
    Riding on a train can be exciting, but it can also be expensive. There are plenty of ways you can get the train ride you want for a great price. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or comfort either. Before you start shopping...
  • Tourists View Coffee Processes
    Touring Costa Rica
    Costa Rica's locals, the Ticos, are ready to give you a warm welcome whenever you visit their beautiful country.The following is a list of the various regions and what they might offer in the way of entertainment. Pick and choose whatever...
  • Plenty to learn about northern Colorado's college towns
    Plenty to learn about northern Colorado's college towns
    Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park means getting acquainted with John Denver's Colorado.It's not that the famed singer-songwriter, who died nearly 18 years ago in a plane crash off Monterey, spent much time in the park. Denver's...
  • Idyllic Hallstatt, your vacation place in Austria
    Idyllic Hallstatt, your vacation place in Austria
    Known for its salt mines, Hallstadt, a small village in the Austrian Salzkammergut, has been a sought out destination since ancient times. This area counts as one of the first places of human settlement because of the rich sources of natural salt,...
  • Spring Storms hit California but hardly any rain.
    Nature dances to its own tune
    This Memorial Day has a making of being a strange holiday: it's a day where many people go to their cabin in the California's Sierras Nevada Mountains to put away their winter gear and prepare the cabin for the coming summer.Since we had...
  • Oil spill endangers coastline of Santa Barbara, CA: State of emergency declared
    Oil spill endangers coastline of Santa Barbara, CA: State of emergency declared
    While not as large as the 4.2 million gallon oil spill in 1969, the Santa Barbaracrude oil spill which started Tuesday, May 19 has the potential to still cause severe ecological damage. Late May 20 CA Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency...
  • Cailler Chocolate Factory
    Cailler Chocolate Factory in Switzerland
    Chocolate is in the air as an old-fashioned train pulls into the Broc-Fabrique station in the Gruyère district of Switzerland. A rural area where dairy cows appear to outnumber people, visitors journey to this small station for one reason: to...
  • Phewa Lake
    Nepal looks to rebuild its tourism economy
    Still struggling to cope with the April 25 earthquake that devastated parts of the country and killed several thousand people, Nepal is looking ahead to rebuild its tourism economy."We have been taking a few days to mourn and do what we can...
  • Summer cabins in the high Sierras
    When it stared us down, we did not move
    While driving around a blind curve in the High Sierras Nevada Mountains, we met a big bull standing in the middle of the road staring at us--head down and eyes wide open, ready to charge our car.Every year, around late May, cattlemen rent land...
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