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Around the World: Don’t Wait for Labor Day To Take a Factory Tour!

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Labor Day, which falls on September 7 this year, isn’t a good time for a factory tour. In fact, most factories are closed to celebrate the day that honors workers who toil throughout the year to make all sorts of products that enhance daily life for millions of Americans.

But many of your favorite products with legendary brand names do offer ...Read more

Around the World: Step into American History at Old Sturbridge Village

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Among all of Massachusetts' famously quaint colonial towns, Old Sturbridge Village offers tourists a unique opportunity to step right into history and experience the colonial lifestyle.

Old Sturbridge Village is a town that is a museum, and a museum that is a town. In fact, it's an exemplary living museum, a place where you can connect with ...Read more

Around the World: Staying Healthy During Flight

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Let’s face it: airplanes are germ-packed places where travelers are exposed to a full range of contagious diseases. You face the possibility of catching a vacation-spoiling disease whether the plane filled with other passengers during a peak travel seasons or relatively empty. Whether you’re seated in coach, business or first class, you’re...Read more

Around the World: “Bon Bini” is Aruban for "Welcome", and They Mean It!

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ORANJESTAD, ARUBA -- Each Tuesday evening, tourists in this charming Caribbean island town gather at Fort Zoutman for Aruba’s weekly Bonbini Festival, a spectacular display song, dance and crafts, presented in celebration of the island's unique cultural heritage.

“Bon bini” means welcome in Papiamento, Aruba’s distinctive l sometimes ...Read more

Around the World: Hong Kong for Foodies!

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HONG KONG – The high energy of this rush and bustle city pulses in its flashing brightly colored neon signs, about half of which lead, it seems, to food.

There’s no mistaking it: Hong Kong is heaven for foodies!

Fact is, the city boasts so many restaurants that you could actually dine out three times a day for a decade and never eat in ...Read more

Around the World: A Great Comic Adventure in Brussels

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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Many travelers owe their inspiration to seek adventure abroad to Tintin, the popular fictitious journalist who travels around the globe seeking answers to mysteries in which circumstances and his curious nature intersect.

Althuogh Tintin is a cartoon character and his quests are pure fiction, fables about him have ...Read more

Around the World: Peak Travel Season Tips for Coping with Delayed and Cancelled Flights

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Summer’s peak travel season is underway, and with heavier traffic, you can expect flights to be full of passengers impatient to get to their vacation destinations so they can make the most of their time away.

During any season of the year, all airlines schedules are often impacted by the inevitability of adverse weather conditions, ...Read more

Around the World: Kids’ Museums offer Summer Adventures

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If you’re traveling with kids this summer, plan ahead for some marvelous museum adventures.

Excellent and entertaining Interactive and hands-on exhibitions about scientific phenomena, vastly varied cultures and historical events are entertaining and educational await in children’s museums across the nation. And the really good news is that...Read more

Around the World: Mother’s Day Escapades

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Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, but there’s still time to book an affordable getaway for the family as a special treat for mom. Cities around the nation offer Mother’s Day events and packages, and you can find good last minute discount package deals at online travel sites such as HotWire and Priceline.

The trip is for Mom, so pick ...Read more

Around the World: For Summer Travel, Pack Light but Include Safety and Comfort Gadgets

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Although it’s advisable to travel very light these days, there are several gadgets that are well worth their extra weight in comfort and security, and can easily be stowed with the rest of your essential travel gear. Here’s a roster of must-have travel gear:
 
Luggage Strap: Most airlines require you leave checked bags ...Read more

Around the World: San Francisco’s North Beach For History, Culture and Coffee

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San Francisco’s North Beach may not be as well-trafficked by tourists as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, or the Castro and Haight, but it’s blocks are chock full of historical sites, cultural attractions and cafes where coffee-loving artists and intellectuals gather to discuss whatever is on their minds. ‘’

Actually, the...Read more

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