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Cruise Tips: Europe and Mediterranean
A European and Mediterranean cruise comes with the excitement of exploring museums, cathedrals and ancient ruins in France, Italy and Greece while unpacking only once. What we learned early on that mars the fun: long drives from ports plus planning too much to do in one day.
Luray Virginia: Caverns and Cool Places
Luray Caverns, the largest cavern in the Eastern U.S., deserves its ranking as a top tourist attraction. The cathedral-like chambers with their millions of intricate and massive formations have been amazing visitors for decades. But those aren't the only cool places at the caverns complex.
Antigua and Barbuda Adventures
Plentiful beaches, bountiful reefs, eco-tourism adventures and an historical naval dockyard make the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda special.
St. John and Antigua, Caribbean
Not all Caribbean islands are the same. For beautiful beaches and bountiful snorkeling visit St. John. For sailing and maritime history, vacation on Antigua.
Historic Philadelphia Time Travel
Time travel makes history engaging, especially for kids. Few major cities make it as easy and as interesting to drop-in on the 18th century as does Philadelphia, Americaís first capital, where you can talk with early patriots and erstwhile colonials as they ponder and plan a break with Britain.
Richmond, VA, Art Lovers' Getaway
Richmondís Virginia Museum of Fine Arts surprised us. After a $150 million expansion, the facility blooms with new galleries, a sculpture garden and two eateries. With more than 545,000 square feet on 13.5 acres, the revitalized museum makes Richmond an art loversí getaway.
New York City Weekend
Discovering lesser-known New York City gems and also revisiting favorite treasures describe our best New York City weekends. On a recent Manhattan adventure, we explored Carl Schurz Park, dined at Toloache, stayed at Affinia 50 and returned to the amazing Museum of Modern Art.
Dog sledding, Skijoring, ME
Dogs add excitement to winter adventures in Maine. The Telemark Inn offers sled dog outings, mushing packages, snowshoe excursions and skijoring. The country lodge, located in Western Maine on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, serves as the base for New England Dog Sledding.
Winter in Yellowstone National Park
Our favorite time to visit Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is winter. After all, the worst thing about Yellowstone National Park is the summer crowds and the best things are the wildlife and the geothermal features. In winter the former are gone and the latter remain.
Do naked travelers have more fun? Apparently, they do, say its devotees. When you take your clothes off, they say, you also shed your psychological baggage. Thatís why one of the biggest groups of new converts to frolicking au naturel arenít svelte twentysomethings, but women 45 and older.
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