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From the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon to the glitz of Las Vegas and Times Square, the USA is a tapestry shaped by the diversity of those who have settled here.

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: a Vanderbilt Legacy

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Cities, Cultural Travel, fine dining, Food and Wine, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, mountains, North America, North Carolina, Resorts, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 0 comments

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: a Vanderbilt Legacy

George Washington Vanderbilt, grandson of steamship, railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, built a country retreat in Asheville that is the largest house in America

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Asheville, North Carolina

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Cities, Cultural Travel, fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, North America, North Carolina, Resorts, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 0 comments

Asheville, North Carolina

Visit Asheville and you will discover many of the reasons people like George Washington Vanderbilt were drawn to this mountain region in western North Carolina.

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New London, Connecticut: fish and ships and so much more

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Cities, Connecticut, Cultural Travel, Enrichment vacations, fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Learning vacations, Literary Travel, North America, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 2 comments

New London, Connecticut: fish and ships and so much more

New London, Connecticut’s location just off Route 95 makes “The Whaling City” a convenient place to visit, whether for a few hours, a weekend getaway, or for a stay long enough to take in the best of the area’s maritime attractions and rich heritage.

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The Hudson River School of Art: landscapes and the national parks

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Cultural Travel, Enrichment vacations, Family travel, Historic Travel, Learning vacations, Literary Travel, New York, North America, United States | 0 comments

The Hudson River School of Art: landscapes and the national parks

The landscapes of the Hudson River Valley’s Thomas Cole and his followers gave a new nation international recognition. The Hudson River School of Art sparked an interest in America’s open spaces that eventually led to the National parks system.

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Best food in Nashville: Etch

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Cities, fine dining, Food and Wine, North America, Restaurants, Tennessee, United States | 0 comments

Best food in Nashville: Etch

Etch is the latest top-ranked restaurant to feature the cuisine of award-winning co-owner and Executive Chef Deb Paquette, the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a certified executive chef.

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Nashville: where the music never stops

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Family travel, fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, North America, Restaurants, Tennessee, Uncategorized, United States | 0 comments

Nashville: where the music never stops

When we think of Nashville, the state capital and largest city in Tennessee, country music comes to mind. Its Grand Old Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame are legendary.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut: An immersion in history where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Connecticut, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 0 comments

Old Saybrook, Connecticut: An immersion in history where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound

This local landmark is known for the area’s premier dining, spa, and accommodations. Though people travel here for a getaway…

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The National Weather Center and NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in United States | 0 comments

The National Weather Center and NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

Ever wonder why the National Weather Center and NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory is in Oklahoma?

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Stowe, Vermont: the ultimate flavor of New England 

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in Family travel, Festivals, Food and Wine, Hotels, Multigenerational travel, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas, Vermont | 0 comments

Stowe, Vermont: the ultimate flavor of New England 

Mention the state of Vermont, the Green Mountain State, and images of classic New England charm —covered bridges, cow pastures, family farms, white steepled churches, and fresh mountain air — come to mind.

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The Optical Heritage Museum, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Family travel, Historic Travel, Hotels, Massachusetts, North America, Restaurants, United States | 0 comments

The Optical Heritage Museum, Southbridge, Massachusetts

The Optical Heritage Museum is a hidden gem in Southbridge Massachusetts where artifacts from the the American Optical Company’s 150 year history…

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