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Really cool getaway ideas for an upcoming long, hot summer

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 10–> Spring break has just ended, but the kids in my neighborhood are already swimming in the backyard pools. I must admit some of these last few days almost make me believe summer is just around the corner, too. Whereas I dread the arrival of the long hot days of summer, the […]

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3 Nelson teachers win travel scholarships

This summer, three Nelson County teachers will be able to see their lesson plans come alive through the Smyth Teacher Travel Award. “The travel award allows teachers to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding on the material that they’re coming back to teach,” said Peggy Williams, the assistant to the president and the associate […]

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Trinidad follows Barbados, pulls REDjet’s license

The Associated Press Posted: 10:41 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The government of Trinidad and Tobago has revoked the license of the Caribbean’s first discount airline as it struggles to survive. Transport Minister Devant Maharaj said Friday that the island’s Civil Aviation Authority believes REDjet cannot provide reliable […]

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Destination music: The best festivals you never heard of

Click photo to enlarge Music festivals are big business in the travel world. Passionate fans are willing to journey across thousands of miles and drop thousands of dollars to see their favorite artists and submerge themselves in their preferred musical genres. The marquee festivals — like Montreal Jazz, Chicago Blues, Coachella Valley — are great, […]

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The best Romania holiday ideas

Bucharest The capital is in an exciting stage of development, with EU investment resulting in sympathetic modernisation projects and a general buzz around the city. But you can still visit Ceausescu’s obscenely grandiose palace and other communist-era monstrosities, plus medieval churches and monasteries. Stay in the Hotel Christina, a boutique hotel in the centre. • […]

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Travel Deal of the Week: Bicoastal Hotel Specials

Pick a coast, any coast. Springtime just begs for relaxing escapes that start with coffee and a view and end with wine and something indulgent. And right now, both coasts have hotels offering great deals in prime retreat destinations. In Northern California, Hotel Healdsburg sits on an idyllic corner of the town of Healdsburg, just […]

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Travel photo of the day: A storm batters the Maine coast

Submitted by David Jordan / UGC A weakened Hurricane Earl sweeps by Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on Sept. 2, 2010. When Hurricane Earl passed by the New England coast in 2010, David Jordan headed out with his youngest daughter to Portland Head Light, an historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to photograph the crashing waters. The two spent a couple […]

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Mega ideas on what to do with big bucks

From Staff Reports WOOSTER — Buy a boat? Buy a villa? Feed the hungry? Pay the Boss (Bruce Springsteen) to sing at your birthday party? The options are limitless, or nearly so, with $500 million in the pocket. That is, before taxes of course, what someone could win in tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. Mega […]

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More Faith Floats in 2012

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012—As worldwide interest in faith travel increases, the number of opportunities to sail into pilgrimage and go heritage touring are rising. Want to visit Greek’s island of Patmos, the site where the Apostle John received the End Times vision that he recorded in the Book of Revelation? Or perhaps an Alaska cruise […]

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Civil War battles recalled via relics left behind

By ADRIAN SAINZ The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type SHILOH, Tenn. — Every Civil War bullet, every sword and every musket tells a story. There’s the .69 caliber musket made in 1831 by a company founded by cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney, the leaden bullet found at bloody Shiloh, […]

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