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Massachusetts Very Own Cape Cod

Planning a New England beach vacation and wanna' know if Cape Cod is as famous, expensive, and beautiful as they say?  To people residing east of the Hudson River, Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a seaside play area with diversions and beaches for all tastes, all ages, all styles. To the rest of North America, Cape Cod is a misunderstood resort region where they believe only those...

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Tampa, Florida – On the Wild Side

Many families associate theme parks and spring training with Tampa in central Florida, but this family loves wild animals and wild artists and there's plenty of them too. Meow...  To be more accurate, ROAR!!!  That isn't Garfield in front of us -- imagine instead Simba from "The Lion King." We are at Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa...

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Touring The Obama Neighborhoods Of Chicago

We walk through the Obama family's most cherished neighborhoods in Chicago, with Chicago Greeter Tours... There it is, a corner house on Hyde Park Boulevard, half hidden by trees and across a side street from a Byzantine-style synagogue: the home of the President of the United States. Chicago greeter and our tour guide Marshall Jacobson calls us over to a sidewalk...

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Remember the Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City bombing of April 1995, commemorated at the site, honors the city's lost residents... There is that clock. A mundane white clock with black trim and numerals, outstanding in its ordinariness. It is the kind you have seen in every sterile office building, behind a counter or on a wall keeping watch over a labyrinth of cubicles. This clock...

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Vermont Inns With A Storied Past

What do Norman Rockwell, Ethan Allen, Bob Newhart, and Maria von Trapp have in common? They are all somehow associated with inns in Vermont.After spending a day skiing Vermont's hills, how about spending a night in Norman Rockwell's bedroom or reading a good book in Ethan Allen's hideaway? Consider catching some Z's where presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson rested their weary...

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A Charlie Brown Weekend

A fan of the legendary "Peanuts" comic describes his pilgrimage to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.Some Americans wait lifetimes to make pilgrimages to Gettysburg or Graceland. I made mine to Santa Rosa, California. Peanuts creator Charles “Sparky” Schulz moved to Santa Rosa in 1973 and ever since then, this city of 147,000 in California wine country north of San Francisco...

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