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Rockland, Maine: Lobster Capital of the World and so much more

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Rockland is a great place to savor the freshest of food in a variety of venues. It is one of the world’s largest lobster shipping centers and is known as The Lobster Capital of the World.

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Texas Hill Country

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Texas Hill Country is a scenic area of farms, ranches, and wineries where urbanites go to to get away from it all.  Vacationers head here to enjoy the great outdoors and small town charm.

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San Antonio: The Tourism Capital of Texas

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As you might expect, people were taking selfies in front of the Alamo when we visited San Antonio in December. But something was a little different from usual.

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Northern Ireland: The Giant’s Causeway

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Over 40,000 exposed vertical hexagonal basalt columns soar as high as 200’ above sea level at the Giant’s Causeway. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and nominee for the Eighth Wonder of the World.

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Carrick-a-Rede: crossing the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano 

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The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is one of the top attractions along Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway. It crosses over the 60’ chasm formed by the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano.  Waves rage 100′ beneath the bridge and break against the rocks. The stronger the wind the more the bridge swings and sways.

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La Tamalada at the Witte Museum

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San Antonio’s Witte Museum held a Christmas-themed Super Saturday event, La Tamalada, a workshop on the Mexican traditional holiday party for making tamales.

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The M/V Sophie C: the mail boat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

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Drive to Weir’s Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee for a 2-hour ride aboard the mail boat M/V Sophie C., a full service floating U. S. Post Office complete with stamps and supplies.

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Glenarm Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Glenarm Castle is the ancestral home of the MacDonnells, who have been Earls of Antrim for 400 years.

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Squam Lake Boat Tours, Holderness, New Hampshire

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Squam Lake Boat Tours are 90-minute cruises in canopied pontoon boats that feature the serenity and wildlife of the lake as well as film sites from the movie “On Golden Pond.”

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Okemo Mountain Resort: the best of Vermont for all seasons

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Okemo Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for family-friendly fun in the fresh Green Mountain air.

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

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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 alpine trips in Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

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Our Swiss alpine experience took us to three gondola stops — Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten.

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Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

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Getting out on the lake is one of the most delightful way of seeing the area around Lake Zurich

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Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne named Best Historic Hotel in Europe

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It has been the hotel of choice of royalty, celebrities, politicians, industrialists, musicians and more. And now the it has been named Best Historic Hotel in Europe by Historic Hotels Worldwide.

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Dining in Lucerne: the grand, the historic and the delightful

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The Old Town is a charming restaurant and café area and the grand lakefront hotels have fine restaurants with outdoor seating. And just beyond the waterfront are hidden gems with charming dining rooms and garden dining.

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All in a day in Lucerne, Switzerland

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Lucerne’s magnificent natural surroundings, temperate climate, city amenities, Old World charm, and easy access by road and rail has attracted travelers for over 200 years. It is one of the top tourist resorts in Switzerland.

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Mt. Pilatus: a voyage on a boat, train, cable cars and a bus

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During our visit to Lucerne we rode a classic steamboat across the lake to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway at Mt. Pilatus.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, thermal capital of the Lavaux region of Switzerland

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The little town of Yverdon-les-Bains is the Swiss Lavaux region’s thermal capital on the southwestern tip of Lake Neuchatel.

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Worth the hike: dining at breathtaking heights at Berghaus Ӓescher

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Dining at Gasthaus Äescher is an experience that goes far beyond the meal.

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Appenzell: A taste of traditional Switzerland

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Appenzell, in the eastern part of Switzerland, is hill country at its finest with colorfully painted wooden buildings, cows and dairy farms, and the musical sounds of yodelers, dulcimers, giant-sized cowbells, and alphorns.

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