Memorial Day

Our nation’s soldiers are celebrated heroes, with stories that reach the hearts and minds of the young and old. Whether you’re a veteran yourself who fought alongside those lost, or a student learning about these wars and battles from the pages of a textbook, memorials help provide additional insight into our country’s history. With Memorial Day around the corner, we give you three memorials worth visiting to reflect and remember. 1....

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Featured Hotel: Edinburgh Tune

Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. It’s a town intimately entwined with its landscape, with buildings and monuments perched atop crags and overshadowed by cliffs – in the words of Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘a dream in masonry and living rock’. From the Old Town’s picturesque jumble of medieval tenements piled high along the...

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2010 Christmas Vacation Alternatives

Change up your holiday destination this year. (…Or next year, and consider this just amazing pre-planning!) The Global Grasshopper has some great suggestions for an alternative to your typical holiday destination. They include Edinburgh where lively Christmas celebrations continue through early January, Australia where December is the first month of summer, and more. Take a peek at this fun and informative article for your...

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What city do you (or would you) travel to holiday shop?

Yes, I am already making my lists and have even purchased a few goodies for friends and family. I love this time of year and enjoy finding that perfect present. I do plenty of online shopping but also peruse boutiques and local shops for unique gifts. One of the cities I enjoy for this is Vancouver, Canada. My husband and I live in Seattle and relish the 3-hour drive up north for Christmas shopping– so much so that it’s...

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Free things to do in Paris

The view from the highest point in the city is free (and a great place to kiss apparently). So far in 2010, Paris has been experiencing a return to prominence as the top European destination for travelers. I found the city so beautiful with art, food, and wonderful people on nearly every corner. Plus it’s so easy to get around on the excellent Metro system. To really enjoy Paris you don’t have to spend a lot of money...

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Travel Blog Highlght – Walking Off The Big Apple

Planning a trip to New York this year? Perhaps you’re in town on business and have a few extra hours to enjoy the town between conference session? Walking Off The Big Apple is the perfect companion for your needs. The blog is a compendium of things to do when you’re in New York City. It features many self-guided walks are broken down by area and interest. You’ll also discover very useful tips for getting around,...

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