Exploring New York’s Adirondacks

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Jack Ballard
July 3, 2013

Long before Europeans settled this region, Native Americans inhabited the Adirondacks, finding sustenance from the area’s wildlife, plants and other resources. The term “Adirondack” is from an Iroquois word meaning “bark eater.” This label was insultingly flung by the Iroquois in the direction... Read more »

A Day In Louisville: Southern Breakfast, Bourbon Tasting and Horse Racing

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Nicholas Upton
June 20, 2013

Louisville, Ky., is well known for two things: bourbon and horse racing, but the city of 250,000 has barrels full of other attractions. Visitors could easily find a week’s worth of entertainment in town.   Any seasoned southern traveler knows that a day that starts with a southern breakfast is... Read more »

Fishing in Florida

A sailfish leaps out of the water along Stuart's coast.

Patricia Strutz
June 20, 2013

Florida’s tagline is the “Fishing Capital of the World.” The city of Stuart, population 15,000, must be its headquarters. Blessed with an abundance of water — the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Lucie and Indian rivers — the area offers world-class fishing and miles of sandy beaches. Yet, with a... Read more »

A Day in San Diego: West Mex, Snorkeling and Bonfires

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Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
May 16, 2013

In many ways, San Diego lives up to its nickname of America’s Finest City.  The metropolis of 1.3 million holds so many natural and cultural attractions that just about anyone can have a fine time.  The No. 1 attraction is, of course, the beach. You could spend a week wandering up and down the... Read more »

Whiskeytown Recreation Area: A Hidden Treasure

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Len Cousineau
May 8, 2013

Within Northern California’s Klamath Mountains sits an area of such overwhelming natural beauty that professional en plein air artists can apply each year to spend up to four weeks rendering on canvas the gorgeous landscapes within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Fewer than 30 such artist-in-residence... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Avast, Mateys!

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Alan Rider
April 19, 2013

Though we didn’t exactly plan it this way, it seems our travels along The Scenic Route over the past few months have taken us from one pirate hotspot to another.  Both North Carolina’s Outer Banks (home to none other than the legendary Blackbeard himself) and Louisiana’s Great River... Read more »

A Day in Little Rock: Fun in the Foothills and Awesome Pizza

A bird flies around the summit of the beautiful Pinnacle Mountain.

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
April 18, 2013

Little Rock, Ark., and the surrounding areas are always abuzz with activity. The city is packed with great attractions like the Clinton Museum and the bustling River Market District.  And just outside the city limits lies a bounty of fantastic outdoor opportunities.   Just northwest of Little Rock... Read more »

Outer Banks Scenic Byway in North Carolina

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Alan Rider
March 28, 2013

In an increasingly intrusive modern world full of thumping car stereos, inane reality TV stars and pesky telemarketers, I often find myself daydreaming of being stranded on the tranquil shores of some uninhabited island. Now, as the 24-foot skiff that’s just deposited me and my family on this lonely... Read more »

The Apostle Islands Teem With Natural Beauty

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Len Cousineau
March 22, 2013

The seemingly endless expanse of Lake Superior’s blue water laps at the shores of 21 islands that fall under the aegis of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. All of these landmasses teem with natural beauty. Some islands feature the remnants of the communities that used to exist on these remote Wisconsin... Read more »

Austin, Minnesota: Where SPAM Began

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Bill Graves
March 18, 2013

This is Minnesota and the town is Austin. But the name painted across the front of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is “SPAM Town USA,” as well it should be. This is where in 1937 it all began for SPAM – SPAM, as in SPiced-hAM, fully cooked, ready-to-eat, in a can with a flat front, now with... Read more »

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