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Virginia Wineries, Blue Ridge Foothills
The region around Thomas Jeffersonís Monticello estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, is rich in history and also vineyards. Enjoy a day of driving the back roads, tastings wines and savoring the sweet views.
Galapagos Islands Cruise
On a cruise of the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles offshore of Ecuador, we enjoyed magical encounters with sea lions and blue-footed boobies as well as admired frigate birds and flocks of flamingoes. A visit to the wildlife sanctuary is a must-do dream vacation.
Ski Toys: Going Downhill Fast and Easy
Looking for more excitement on your ski vacation? Then, take a break from traditional runs on snowboards and skis to try the new toys: snowbikes and snowscoots. These require low skills, but deliver thrills, adding options to your mountain vacation.
Biking Down a Volcano, Hawaii
In Hawaiian Haleakala means "house of the sun." At 10,000 feet Maui's dormant volcano looms as a moonscape of brown and red craters. My son Matt and I biked down the mountain, a four hour trip, to celebrate his high school graduation.
Explore St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Island hop on St. Vincent and the Grenadines and you discover misty waterfalls on St. Vincent, sun drenched beaches on the Tobago Cays, green lawns and laid-back charm on Bequia, plus, throughout the region, reefs rich with rainbow-colored fish and coral.
Winter on Virginia and South Carolinaís Beaches
Winter is a special time for us to visit the beach. With no crowds, itís easy to enjoy the peacefulness of a stroll along the sand accompanied by the sounds of surf. Virginia and South Carolina lure work weary urbanites like us with shore solitude, civilized accommodations and low winter rates.
Civil War Commemorations in DC and Virginia
The 250th anniversary of Americaís most defining struggle--the Civil War--begins January 2011 and continues through 2015. States and cities associated with the conflict are showcasing compelling new exhibits and new museums. The Washington, D.C. area, is a good place to start your Civil War tour.
Colonial Williamsburg, VA, in Winter
Colonial Williamsburg, the U.S. most well-known living history museum, is the kind of place you can visit many times. In winter, the Historic Area, looks lovely dappled with snow and decorated with real wreaths, fragrant pine cones and flickering candles.
Budget Winter Vacations: Parks
State and national parks provide that rarest of getaways-a resort vacation with great views at budget rates, especially during winterís low season. Take advantage of the good deals to hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski and enjoy the outdoors at the yearís lowest prices.Here are five great places.
Adventures in Eating: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., serves up some great restaurants. For adventures in eating, book a table at Bourbon Steak, Black Salt, Rasika and The Source.
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