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Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
Whether you want to spend some time with Mother Nature or just drive through the mountains and investigate the view your windshield offers, the Arkansas Ozarks will appeal to many, especially those who…

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By Bobbly L. Hickman
It seems 2010 has been the “Year of Bedbugs”. Frequent media reports about infestations in upscale New York City hotels and clothing boutiques have put the pesky little critters at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Travelers…

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By Hope S. Philbrick
Baltimore, Maryland is a place that deserves to be explored over the leisurely course of a week or longer. Which is not to say it wouldn’t make a great weekend getaway—it definitely would—but in that case…

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By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Vacations with kids can be mellow, like a walk along a nature path. Or they can be packed with one adventure after another.
In Washington, D.C. vacations can be both. And if you have older kids, you…

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By Pamela Irving
When Catherine Hyldgaard decided to spring clean her home last April, she realized that her body might benefit from some spring-cleaning as well. She had participated in a weekend health retreat and had seen the benefits, but…

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By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Summer in Washington D.C. means steam rising from the sidewalks and tourists standing on the wrong side of the Metro escalators (stand on the right, walk on the left).
But it also means that many of the…

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By Bobby L. Hickman
If this summer’s anticipated hit movie Eat Pray Love leaves you ready to embark on your own international adventure for spiritual fulfillment, there is help. Several travel agents specialize in spiritually-oriented travel packages – and one…

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Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The tiny flashlight was pointed downward as I deftly negotiated the dirt and pebble-strewn path toward the hot springs. But my eyes kept drifting high above the trees, at a mesmerizing sky ablaze with…

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Story and photos by Clint Williams
In the rush to reach the well-known wineries of Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena, most visitors to the wine country of California’s Napa Valley blow right by splendid spots to while away the day.…

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Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
After more than a week on the road, I quickly realize the most profound statements during my trip have come from a barely-20 year-old busboy standing on the water’s edge at the Sunnyside Lodge.…

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