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The flavors of North Carolina: Chapel Hill

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People in Chapel Hill, North Carolina call it “the southern part of heaven.” This vibrant university town with a wide range of educational, sports, and cultural resources also has has an abundance of restaurants, craft beverages and shops.

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Sarasota: the hub of southwest Florida’s Cultural Coast

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If you think Florida is just about beaches, palm trees and amusement parks, you haven’t been to the Sarasota area, the heart of southwest Florida’s Cultural Coast.

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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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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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Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival at Okemo Mountain Resort

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The 17th annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival was held at Okemo Mountain Resort August 6-8, 2017.

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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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Québec City, Île d’Orléans and the Beaupré Coast

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Quebec City exudes the charm and continental flair at any time, with its beautiful gardens and founding language, French, still spoken today.

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A Taste of Germany on our Viking River Cruise

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Taste of Germany night was a fun fest, with staff in dirndls and lederhosen, kitchen tours, and local musicians.                   An array of German wines, beers and schnapps complemented traditional favorites like pork knuckles, sausages, dumplings, sauerkraut and strudel. The evening was topped off by live music. And all were invited to tour the kitchen.  ...

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An Untours apartment stay in Meiringen, Switzerland

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This was our second Untours apartment stay in Switzerland. This time we chose to stay in Meiringen, in the Swiss Heartland, an alpine and lakes region in the middle of Switzerland.

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Säumerfest in Meiringen, Switzerland

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One afternoon, as part of an event called Säumerfest 2016, a group in traditional attire arrived with donkeys and mules laden with wooden cheese boxes to parade through town.

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Stowe, Vermont: the ultimate flavor of New England 

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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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Old Sturbridge Village: more than meets the eye

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What better way to spend a day than strolling the grounds of one of the nation’s largest outdoor living history museums, Old Sturbridge Village?

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Pumpkins fly at the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival

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Crowds gathered and spectators came from as far away as England’s Isle of Wight for the seventh annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival and Chili Cook-off. Do-it-yourself mechanical wizards flung pumpkins with their trebuchets on the beautiful grounds of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa…

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The Spirit on the Lake: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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The City of Sheboygan is along the western shores of Lake Michigan, the largest surface fresh water system in the world. They say the beaches are brighter and the fish are bigger here. Activities in Sheboygan range from diving for the lake’s shipwrecks to exploring a spaceport with people who trained NASA astronauts.

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The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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The Osthoff Resort is a luxurious, family-friendly hotel that was awarded four diamonds by AAA. It continues to be a place people return to year after year.

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, Quebec City

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, a short walk from the Chateau Frontenac. It is in the historic Maison Jacquet, built in 1675 on land given to François Jacquet by the Ursuline nuns and named for a book written by a former inhabitant.

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The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

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Five stops on the Flavour Trail in the province of Quebec’s Charlevoix region are along the sixteen mile route around L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

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Île d’Orléans: Savor the flavors with a day trip from Québec City

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Québec City is renowned for its cuisine. For another culinary adventure in the flavors of the province just go across the bridge to the agricultural island, Île d’Orléans.

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The glockenspiel at Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

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Munich’s two-story glockenspiel has 32 nearly life-size figures that reenact 16th century events. The upper level depicts part of local Duke Wilhelm V and Renata of Lorraine’s lavish three week wedding celebration in 1568.

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