Category: World

Magical Markets: A Bavarian Christmas 

The scent of freshly baked gingerbread and hot, spiced glühwein floats on the air along with snowflakes and classic Christmas carols — Europe’s Christmas markets are legendary. Traditional holiday markets showcase time-honored customs and local handicrafts that are quickly being lost in today’s modern world.  Bavaria, located in southeastern Germany, is a state bordered by […]

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Category: Carolinas

A Dickens Holiday in Fayetteville

Every Friday after Thanksgiving, the Ghost of Christmas Past pursues Ebenezer Scrooge along the streets of downtown Fayetteville, N.C., until the infamous miser realizes the joy of giving. This presentation of Dickens’ beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is part of the transformation into Victorian times that downtown Fayetteville undergoes that afternoon and evening. There’s also […]

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Category: US, World

Holiday Travel: Sand and Snow Edition

Some may think that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but for intrepid travelers, there’s nothing like gathering your loved ones and taking off to an exotic locale for sunning, skiing and a bit of cultural immersion. Jimbaran, Bali With its lush, misty rainforests, ancient temples and glorious, sun-splashed beaches, Bali comes pre-loaded […]

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Home for the Holidays

Here’s something Democrats and Republicans can agree on — the time-honored elegance of holiday events at the governors’ homes in Raleigh and Columbia.  North Carolina Set amid acres of lawns and gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina’s Executive Mansion was completed in 1891 and, at about 30,000 square feet, is the third-largest governor’s mansion in the […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Christmas on the Coast

Festive flotillas, impressive lights and a chowder crawl all add to the sweet Southern charm of the holidays along the coast.   Crystal Coast, N.C. Play  The southern stretch of the Outer Banks, known as the Crystal Coast, loves celebrating the holidays. In Morehead City, catch breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921, a historic home-turned-restaurant […]

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Category: US

Closer Look: Atlanta’s National College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

The average hall of fame museum often showcases its inductees with static displays featuring some sort of portrait, a list of career highlights and the year of induction. The National College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience has benched that tiresome concept with its new state-of-the-art facility near Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park. Upon […]

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Category: Discounts

Ship and Save at UPS Stores

With the stress of shipping holiday packages, planning the family trip and checking off your gift list — the holidays can be anything but happy. Fortunately, The UPS Store can help. Rely on certified packing experts at The UPS Store to pack and ship your gifts right. AAA Members save 15 percent on printing and […]

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Category: US

Shop Roanoke

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ice skate in a city park, attend a special musical concert or enjoy a night on the town — Roanoke diversions around the holidays are plentiful. Christmas shopping in Roanoke, with its iconic, giant star overlooking the city and the valley, is […]

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