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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed …

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Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Mark Twain only lived in Hannibal, Mo., for 13 years, but many of his most famous stories were inspired by this humble Midwest…

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Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

SOLVANG, Calif. — As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name “Solvej,” I’ve always been asked, some…

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5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

NEW YORK — Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around thi…

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Halloween attractions up the scare factor

NEW YORK — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.

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Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

BOISE CITY, Okla. — Main Street is as American as baseball and apple pie. Classic Main Streets are a snapshot of traditional values, and they’…

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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

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Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from t…

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Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz w…

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Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

ALMA, Quebec — I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove …

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Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

HONOLULU — Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city’s warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a differ…

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Short-range Alaska: Busy day trips from Anchorage make the most of limited time

Short-range Alaska: Busy day trips from Anchorage make the most of limited time

Having a short amount of time to explore a new place presents its own set of challenges, no matter the place. When the destination is Alaska, …

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In California wine country, an olive oil trail

In California wine country, an olive oil trail

NAPA, Calif. – Come to California wine country taste the ... olive oil?

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Oregon’s Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all

Oregon’s Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all

SUNRIVER, Ore. — Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to go…

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A fresh spin on Bellingham, Wash.

A fresh spin on Bellingham, Wash.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Most visitors to this college town make a beeline for Fairhaven, the understandably popular gentrified historic district a…

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New meets old in Pittsburgh

New meets old in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — I’ve never been to a city that loves itself more than Pittsburgh.

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LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LECLAIRE, Iowa — Perched on the west bank of the Mississippi River, LeClaire sits on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

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Going insane for cranes on the Great Plains

Going insane for cranes on the Great Plains

KEARNEY, Neb. — Just before sunrise, in the hourglass heart of the North American continent, the temperature has dipped to 15 degrees on the P…

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5 free things to do in Taos, Santa Fe's hipper little sister

5 free things to do in Taos, Santa Fe's hipper little sister

TAOS, N.M. — To winter sports enthusiasts, Taos is best known for its challenging ski slopes. But this northern New Mexico town has plenty mor…

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For high spirits on Maui, take a distillery tour

For high spirits on Maui, take a distillery tour

KULA, Maui — A new tourist attraction here is adding to what you might call, well, the high spirits of visitors.

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