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Some of My Favorite Things in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva Region

By Hope S. Philbrick “The hills are alive with the sound of music” sounded silly to me. While… [more]

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Through Social Media, New York City’s Biggest Fan Meets One of His Own

By Stacey Dougherty Photos by Sammy Boykin Back in December 2004, as he ascended to street level… [more]

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Well Traveled – Finding Fresh Food Markets

By Pamela Irving
If you travel a lot, you probably get tired of restaurant food, even if it is well prepared, not to mention the load on your budget. Why not add culinary adventure to your itinerary at any destination…

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A Scenic Driving Tour of Northern New Mexico

By Hope S. Philbrick
If you fight traffic as part of your daily commute, it may be difficult to imagine that a driving vacation could be stress-free, relaxing, and, yes, even fun. But New Mexico offers all that with its…

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Camping Connection – It’s a Tent…It’s a Cabin…No, It’s a…Yurt?

Story and photos by Bill Steiden
Perhaps the best way to describe a yurt, for the uninitiated, is as the halfway point between a tent and a house.
Appropriately, it was invented by people who needed a home but had…

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Bring the Flavors of New Mexico Home With a Cooking Class in Santa Fe

By Hope S. Philbrick
Red or green? Order most anything off a menu in Santa Fe, New Mexico and that’s the inevitable follow-up question. Translation: Do you prefer green or red chile sauce with your meal? If you aren’t well-versed…

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Luscious Seville (Part 2)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
One of the great luxuries of an extended stay is the spontaneous nature of discovery. Limiting a big city visit to three or four days necessitates rigid scheduling, if we’re to “see everything,” including…

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Offers Everything for the Music Lover, Plus More

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now…

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School Days in Oaxaca – You’re Never Too Old!

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Carnivalesque markets tempt tourists’ pocketbooks, but the best souvenirs come not from markets or museum shops, but from photographs and notes recalling the sweetest spots of a trip. Or just plain memories. When we’re…

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A Feast for the Senses in Southern Mexico

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Colorful and festive in all seasons, the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca delights the senses and tantalizes the mind. Infused with pre-Columbian flavor in the arts, the foods, the rituals and celebrations, Oaxaca provides…

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Georgia’s Little Amazon Offers Long Quiet Stretch in Nature’s Midst

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
“Where is everyone?” I asked our guide, Scott Taylor.
We’re two hours into a seven-mile paddle down the Altamaha River in south central Georgia on a clear August weekend morning, and we’ve only…

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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum: What Doesn’t Fit On the Mall Resides in Chantilly, Virginia

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
High on everyone’s list when they visit Washington, D.C. is the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. And it should be. The museum has hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, and tons of…

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