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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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