Category: US

A Sure Bet In Las Vegas

Las Vegas has an image problem. If you don’t gamble, like to shop or want to watch shows Broadway envies, then Vegas may not appeal to you. But Vegas has hidden jewels often obscured by its titillating marketing mantra of “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” It’s a sure bet some of these will […]

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Circling Cape Horn Fullfills Cruise Ship Passengers’ Dreams

Holland America’s ms Veendam sailed around Cape Horn on Dec. 8, 2012, the crossover point from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic at the tip of South America, a destination event sought by many of the cruise ship’s passengers. Most of the 1,200 guests aboard for a 17-day cruise travel adventure from Santiago, Chile to […]

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Category: Mountains

Winter Adventure Abound in North Carolina’s High Country

You may not think of the South as a playground for snow sports, but a visit to North Carolina’s High Country will make you think again. In the winter, the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains naturally provide the conditions ideal for snow, but taking no chances, ski resorts here are equipped with the latest […]

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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: US

Become a Patriot at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg. 1775-1776. British soldiers in red jackets (a few on horseback) mill about the city. Some locals resent the soldiers, while others welcome them. Tensions are high. Tempers flare. Voices shout. There is talk of revolution and rebellion in the Capitol. Everyone at the Governor’s Palace, even the servants, are nervous. In the public […]

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Enchanting Puerto Rico

Somewhere else in the world, it’s morning. But while casually strolling the worn cobblestone streets of Old San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico, I try to imagine another Caribbean destination with such warmth, appeal and diversity.The sun-drenched, cloudless sky almost matches the Alice-blue color of the Caribbean Sea. It offered me the promise […]

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Category: Stay Connected

Three Options to Save on Rental Cars

With Hertz, AAA offers you the #1 brand in the business with an array of special added valued benefits available only to members, including exclusive discounts on rentals, NeverLost® navigation rental and pre-purchased fuel. Plus, as a AAA member, you’ll enjoy the perks of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® “no wait” services while earning free rental […]

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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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