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Sampling the Chocolates of Brussels

The original Neuhaus chocolate shop, at the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

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Among the Northern Lights: Two lifelong friends, one adventure of a lifetime

By Susan Spencer-Wendel Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Updated: 4:18 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 Posted: 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type They are called auroras. One of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, most commonly seen near the poles of our Earth, a light show often green, at times red, pink, purple. The rainbow of the night […]

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In Transit Blog: Ask a Railroad Station Expert

As part of this week’s QA, David Naylor, an architectural historian and author of “Railroad Stations: The Buildings That Linked the Nation” (Norton), is taking readers’ questions on railroad stations. Post one in the comments below. Next week Mr. Naylor will answer them.

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Virginia tourism officials release 2012 state travel guide

The Post Most: LifestyleMost-viewed stories,videos, and galleries in the past two hours Most Popular Miss Manners: Thanks, but no thanks Ask Amy: Last stop on holiday tour is a wad of cash Journalists complain the White House press office has become overly combative Heebsters find a place to call home at the Star and Shamrock […]

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Letters: Life in Hotels

Sunday Review » Editorial: The Miracle and the Means The message of Christmas may be divine, but the work that lies ahead, finding peace on earth, is wholly human.

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College football: USC’s Barkley weighs insurance

LOS ANGELES — Matt Barkley left millions of dollars on the table when he decided to stay at USC and postpone turning pro. Now, as a projected top-five pick in the 2013 NFL draft, he is eligible for insurance policies that would pay as much as $10 million if he suffers a career-ending injury. But […]

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2012 Virginia Travel Guide Released

Virginians and others looking for places to visit and upcoming events in 2012 now have a guide to help them. The Virginia Tourism Office has released the 2012 Virginia Travel Guide. The free guide features new destinations, family favorites, wineries and attractions. This year, officials say they’ve included vacation ideas for all four seasons, a […]

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Follow Jesus’ footsteps on Israel’s new Gospel Trail

The newly opened Gospel Trail winds for 39 miles, heading south from Nazareth, across gentle green hills, through Jewish and Arab towns and down to Capernaum, the fishing town where Jesus is said to have established his home base. The Tourism Ministry believes the new trail may attract up to 200,000 Christian pilgrims to northern […]

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In Transit Blog: Q&A: Wide World Seen From Train Windows

AN architectural historian with a penchant for railroad stations, David Naylor has been traveling by train since the 1970s. He described the view from a train as a sort of movie, a documentary on the history of a region. “I would say that compared to the fragmented views out of car windows and the miniaturized […]

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USC’s Barkley weighs costs, benefits of injury insurance

LOS ANGELES _ Matt Barkley left millions of dollars on the table when he decided to stay at USC and postpone turning pro. Now, as a projected top-five pick in the 2013 NFL draft, he is eligible for insurance policies that would pay as much as $10 million if he suffers a career-ending injury. But […]

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