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Escaping winter in Destin, Fla.

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Now that the cold weather has arrived, you might be thinking about ways to escape it. Consistently rated among the best beaches in Florida and in the USA (and even the world), you can't go wrong with a visit to Destin, Fla. Known for it's emerald green yet totally clear water and white "sugar sand" powder soft beaches, Destin will give you the ...Read more

We went for the colorful leaves, but found so much more on our trip to Rhode Island

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- I had been looking forward to this for a long time -- a road trip in Rhode Island with two friends to see New England fall foliage at its best. The only problem was that while my friends and I were there, the foliage was a no-show.

October is generally peak time to catch fall's annual display of botanical pyrotechnics, but ...Read more

Camp out in a tree house or a goat farm; Hipcamp site lets you rent hidden gem campsites

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Looking to rent a tree house with a slide-down pole and space for nine? A tent site on a private horse farm? A riverfront spot to park your RV near a half-dozen natural springs?

You can find all these -- plus 300 other campsites -- in Florida thanks to Hipcamp, a website that has just launched in the Sunshine State.

Sites range from $10 per ...Read more

Try bringing in the herd for a vacation in the state that has it all

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CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -- It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. After what seemed like hours waiting patiently for something to happen, the seismic shaking of the earth signaled the main show was about to begin.

Riders on horseback fanned out across the top of the hill, while below in the valley the rest of us in rack ...Read more

New Little Havana boutique hotel will let visitors live like locals — at a value price

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MIAMI -- A high-tech boutique hotel is opening in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.

When it opens Dec. 28, Life House Little Havana will be the neighborhood's first boutique hotel. The launch is also the first for Life House, a start-up lodging brand based in New York and backed by California and London investors. The 33-room hotel -- which ...Read more

Inspiring and one-of-a-kind: New memorial and museum in Columbus, Ohio, honors all veterans

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"Ever since I was a kid, I was dead set on getting into West Point. I was in the class of 2005. We are considered to be the class of 9/11 because 9/11 happened our freshman year. It got very real when classmates started dying. Every once in a while, they'd make an announcement at lunch that we lost another classmate in combat."

That poignant ...Read more

North Carolina's Yadkin Valley offers authentic peak at yesteryear

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As the birthplace of the Round Peak sound prized by aspiring artists from around the world, Yadkin Valley has been on the travel radar of old-time music lovers for quite some time. Factor in a tradition of stringed instrument production and a local luthier with skills so sought after he once put Eric Clapton himself on a three-year waiting list ...Read more

Cajun Bayou Food Trail Tour mixes cuisine and culture

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Anthony Bourdain, the late, great food and travel writer and celebrity chef host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown," may have done more than anyone else to awaken America to the savory delights and unique cultural significance of Cajun food.

Bourdain cherished southern Louisiana and he visited the region many times, beginning with a 2003 episode...Read more

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