Category: Asia & Africa, World

Hong Kong: Pearl of the Orient

Hong Kong, “Asia’s World City,” is where East greets West, where culture melds into commerce and carries both globally. Hong Kong is also called the Pearl of the Orient, a natural jewel extending an invitation to explore a world of treasures and wonder. Hong Kong is just a little smaller than New York City – […]

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Category: US

Yellowstone National Park, a World Treasure

As an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rumbled the East Coast, we were standing in awe of shooting geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots in Yellowstone National Park – the most active geothermal region in the world. Daily tremors are quite common in the park, according to Larry Crowe, our Xanterra Parks […]

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What’s on your mind? A landmark study quantifies distracted driving

When David Strayer’s children were younger, they would, as children do, sometimes make faces at passing drivers on family trips. One time, as he began to tell them that it wasn’t a good idea to distract a driver, as he usually did, he realized that the other driver didn’t even notice. “The person was on […]

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Category: Diamond Reviews

Hyatt Regency Brings Panache to Greenville, SC

After a recent multi-million dollar renovation, the Hyatt Regency Greenville has become one of the city’s most popular spots for concerts, after-work drinks and open-air dining, creating a neighborhood known as NOMA, or North Main, that anchors one end of Greenville’s eclectic, bustling, Charleston-like Main Street lined with shops and restaurants. The AAA Four Diamond […]

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Category: Carolinas

Thrilling Adventures at the USNWC

Paddle the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte and your raft may bump into those of families savoring a weekend thrill or youths enjoying a church outing. And, depending on the time of year, rafters may also share the turbulent whitewater with kayakers windmilling their boats along and ducking under hanging gates as they train […]

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Category: Carolinas

Zip-Sliding Away

Experience the beauty of the Carolinas by taking a zipline tour through the mountains, ample forests, gorgeous beaches or even city skylines. Here’s a look at some of the zipline tours available in the Carolinas: NORTH CAROLINA Just minutes from downtown, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is an urban zipline with 10 zips up to 1,200 […]

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The Personal Umbrella Policy: Protection for a Very Rainy Day

Umbrella policies used to be only for the rich and famous, but that’s not the case anymore. In fact, personal umbrellas are a standard purchase for most middle-class insurance buyers who have a realistic understanding of their risks in a litigious economy. Umbrella policies are a smart way to get a lot of coverage at […]

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What’s on your mind? A landmark study quantifies distracted driving

When David Strayer’s children were younger, they would, as children do, sometimes make faces at passing drivers on family trips. One time, as he began to tell them that it wasn’t a good idea to distract a driver, as he usually did, he realized that the other driver didn’t even notice. “The person was on […]

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