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Around the World: New York’s Fashion Week Treats – Year Round

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Early September, when New York Fashion Week is in full swing and fashionistas from around the world crowd New York streets, is not the best time to visit the Big Apple -- unless you’re part of that stylish show and sell circus, or have
no interest in staying at one of the Big Apple’s trendy hotels or enjoying a night on ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Exploring Maine

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How about some lobster ice cream? Check it out at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine, considered the gateway to Acadia National Park.

Just ask for a taste -- great bragging rights, even if you opt for something chocolate or with blueberries. Maine,...Read more

You'll love this day trip to 'Calle 8' in Miami — trust me

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There's a little pocket in Miami as concentrated with flavor as a spoonful of adobo seasoning. Calle Ocho, (SW 8th Street) in the middle of Little Havana, is that place. The food, the personalities and the charm stretch from SW 10th Street to SW 19th. If you're looking to explore a new neighborhood or area in Florida, and you've already done day...Read more

Around the World: Travel with Locals on the World’s Subways

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At present, more than 150 cities on six continents have subways, and another 50 are under construction. The major networks -- those in Tokyo, London, Paris, New York, Moscow and Shanghai, for example -- have more than 100 miles of tracks underground and/or on elevated routes delivering passengers to all corners of their cities, while many ...Read more

5 tourist attractions that are only open part time

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Typically, when you plan a vacation, you can choose precisely where you want to go while there, no matter what time of year you visit. Some places, however, may require more planning, as they're only open for a few months - or in some cases, a few days - of the year. Here are a handful of attractions you might not know are only open for a short ...Read more

Myscha Theriault: Colonial Williamsburg a surprisingly superior couple's getaway

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Roughly 150 miles south of Washington, Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg is one of the true national jewels in America's travel crown. Authentically preserved buildings, support staff in period costumes and historic demonstrations such as military munition drills and drum marches happening daily all add up to a magical experience many might ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Rosanna Arquette

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Rosanna Arquette says she feels grateful when people recognize her for her activism as much as for her acting ("Desperately Seeking Susan," "Pulp Fiction"). Her latest role is as Mary on the new YouTube Premium series, "Sideswiped." "While I was shooting this show, which I'm very excited about, I was dealing with all of the Harvey Weinstein ...Read more

Playing around in Shakespeare's Stratford

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To see or not to see? Nonliterary types might find England's Stratford-upon-Avon to be much ado about nothing, but Shakespeare's hometown is blanketed with opportunities for bardolatry. It's an easy side-trip from London, but an overnight stay is best to take in a performance of the world's best Shakespeare ensemble.

Within Stratford's compact ...Read more

From boom to bust and back again, Astoria appeals as gateway to the Oregon coast

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ASTORIA, Ore. -- Founded a little over 200 years ago as America's first settlement in the West, this port city finds itself buoyed these days by a tourist-fueled revival.

Yet history lingers here, palpable and powerful, just a two-hour drive from the state's metropolitan center of Portland.

At the apex of Coxcomb Hill, the mural-wrapped ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Getting fit at the world's biggest children's museum

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Twins Payton and Taylor Marquette, 15, aren't "sports people," they say. But that hasn't stopped them from having a blast trying an array of sports -- from tennis to golf to racing and basketball -- on a sunny summer morning in Indianapolis.

"I don't have to worry about embarrassing myself," explained Taylor.

Welcome to the new outdoor 7.5-...Read more

Going to the dogs (and other animals) in Europe

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Despite a lifetime of European travel, there is a world of firsts still out there for me. And recently, I had my first falconry experience.

It was at the Ireland School of Falconry (just outside of Cong, north of Galway), where a great guide took our tour group on a "hawk walk." For about an hour, we wandered through the enchanting grounds of ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Russell Dickerson

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Musician Russell Dickerson says one of the perks of touring is getting to explore. "I've learned so much about history on my travels, even to smaller towns around America," says the Nashville resident. "Whenever we pull into a new city, we usually look up a little history on that place. It's cool to learn why this town came to be, like was it ...Read more

It's more than a tour -- it's an education

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Honolulu or Havana? The world is full of travel opportunities that are more than enjoyable -- they can be transformational. By getting out of your comfort zone, you realize that different people find different truths to be self-evident and God-given. You gain empathy for the other 96 percent of humanity -- and in many ways you can learn a lot ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Tiesto

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One of music's most prominent DJs, Tiesto has earned his nickname as the Godfather of EDM. The Dutch DJ, born Tijs Michiel Verwest, was performing in European stadiums long before it became cool to be a fan of hipsters such as Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix. Of his many concerts, Tiesto, 49, says performing at the 2004 Olympics in Athens was a ...Read more

Taking the Kids: What's new in the Big Apple this summer

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Fun! Not only can you experience the largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world -- more than 1,000 trains, 12,000 wagons, 10,000 cars and trucks and 100,000 people -- but now, thanks to 3-D printing, you can have yourself scanned so that a mini version of your family can be permanently included in the displays.

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Bastille Day: France's party for the people

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For the ultimate summer party in France, visit during Bastille Day, the country's Independence Day. This July 14 holiday is celebrated with gusto, with all-night parties, picnics and fireworks. And the fun permeates the country, from tiny towns to Paris.

The day marks the symbolic start of the French...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With I.M of Monsta X

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Rapper I.M is used to traveling around the world with his group Monsta X and says he's excited about returning to the United States, where he spent part of his childhood. "I'm sad we won't get to play in Boston," says I.M, 22, who was born Chang-kyun Im. "But I'm happy we will get to see so many of our American fans." The K-Pop group's world ...Read more

Taking the Kids: To Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation

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A soldier, a privateer, an army camp follower, a prisoner and a slave. Those were just a few of the roles kids and teens routinely took on during Revolutionary times. "Many children were swept up in the drama of the American Revolution," explained Dr. Elizabeth Grant, the director of education at the immersive homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2096639">Read more

Scotland's most intoxicating places

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When I was in Scotland recently updating my guidebook, I came to a sobering conclusion -- this is a land of booze geeks. Some of my favorite discoveries have been inviting whisky bars and historic distilleries, run by people evangelical about Scotland's favorite beverage. When it rains -- as it often does -- the showers elicit a cheery "That's ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Jenn Lyon

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Born and raised in North Carolina, actress Jenn Lyon says she tries to head back home for the holidays. But when she can't, she brings family to her. "One year, I was doing a play in Philadelphia and couldn't leave," says Lyon, who is one of the stars of the TNT series, "Claws." "So my mama came to Philly and we stomped around in the cold ...Read more