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Around the World: A Washington Irving Halloween in Sleepy Hollow

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Washington Irving’s beloved classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” certainly sets the scene. To quote: “Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been buried in the church-...Read more

Around the World: Fun Fall Road Trip on America’s Lincoln Highway

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Thinking of hitting the road for one last vacation before winter sets in?  Explore the scenic wonders and historic attractions along the Lincoln Highway, America’s original coast-to-coast interstate. This is a good time for an all-American road trip.

Never heard of the Lincoln Highway?  You’re not alone. Some of ...Read more

Get Ready! Get Set! Oktoberfest!

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That wonderful annual celebration known as Oktoberfest originated in Germany--or, to be more specific and accurate, in Bavaria.  The tradition actually dates back to October, 12, 1810.  Not many traditions can specify their origins with such precision, but this festival was invented to celebrate the day on which Crown Prince Ludwig (who later ...Read more

Fall Foliage! And History, Too!

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When planning your fall foliage itinerary, add a little something extra to your viewing of Mother Nature’s spectacular seasonal show.

Destination-wise, the northeast still boasts the most extraordinary displays of color for leaf peepers. And it offers wonderful historic sites that will set your imagination ...Read more

Around the World: Finding Your Spot for the Great American Eclipse

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Year round, millions of tourists travel from afar to the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls and Hawaii’s Kiluea Volcano.  Truth is, Mother Nature’s treasured natural wonders top travelers’ wish lists, sparking tourism from around the globe.

But, folks who like to stay closer to home are occasionally treated to one of Mother ...Read more

Around the World: Wonderful Easter Island

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Like the holiday for which it was names, Easter Island does give rise to a sense of wonder. It’s a rocky dot of land in the middle of the vast ocean, miles from any other land mass, yet it has sustained life and its own civilization for centuries.

Imagine the astonishment felt by the Dutch explorer Admiral Jacob Roggenveen ...Read more

Around the World: Magical Mythical Santa Catalina

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Avalon, California-- In Celtic mythology, Avalon is an island paradise where the heroic and mortally wounded King Arthur went after fighting his last battle.

On the California map, Avalon is compact town of about three square miles with several thousand year round residents situated on Santa Catalina Island, a rugged, ...Read more

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