Departures: Born to Explore

I’ve long been interested in discovering the most I can about my ancestry. My grandmother inspired me to delve into our family’s genealogy. She often shared with me interesting stories of my relatives, and the history of my family seemed to come alive. I used her research to further explore my lineage. For Christmas, I […]

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Picture Perfect Safari

What nature lover hasn't longed to visit Kenya's game parks and private reserves, seeing the big five — lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, leopards and rhinoceros — roam freely in the wild? It's a thrill that can't be matched, even by watching Africa's extraordinary wildlife on big-screen TVs or at the most realistic zoo exhibits. Not […]

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Earth-Friendly Street Lights in Las Vegas

Pedestrians are doing the environment a favor in Las Vegas, and it’s not just because they’ve left their cars at home. In late 2016, the city of Las Vegas installed a streetlight system powered in part by human footsteps. Located on Boulder Plaza near Downtown Vegas, the innovative lighting system relies on kinetic energy and […]

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Happy Birthday Canada!

America’s neighbor to the north celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, and Canada promises a year-long, coast-to-coast festival to mark the event. Canada’s national parks, from the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper national parks in the west to the wind-swept Atlantic beaches of Prince Edward Island, offer free admission all year long (with a […]

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On Location: Lights, Camera, Action!

Producers search the world’s farthest untouched corners for landscapes reflecting the drama and intrigue found in Hollywood blockbusters and hit TV scripts. You’ve seen these scenes on the big and small screens; now it’s time to feel the earth beneath your feet. HARRY POTTER BEHIND THE SCENES: Bonnie Scotland, Brendan Vacations. Travel with a personal […]

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Scenic Route: Athens to Olympia

Two-thousand-year-old temples and Byzantine art. Vengeful mythological characters and heavenly Mediterranean islands. Greece has long found its way onto travelers’ bucket lists. From ancient ruins to landscapes that look as if they’ve been lifted from a canvas, Greece’s stunning beauty is ageless. And it’s best explored at your own pace, via automobile.   Ancient Athens  […]

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Immortal Greece

Like one of mythology’s ancient heroes, the Hellenic Republic beats the odds to triumph as a top vacation destination. Not to be flippant, but bankruptcy to the civilization and country that gave the world democracy, Euclidean geometry, the Olympics, and a blueprint for modern-day stadiums is just a blip in its more than 9,000 years […]

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Your Story: Europe Calls

When Rita and Keith Winter decided to tour Europe, they hoped to visit to a castle. However, it couldn’t be just any castle. Rita grew up hearing that her grandfather's last name, Skeen, was Scottish and her ancestors were from a centuries-old stone castle near Aberdeen, a port city in the northeast. The Winters had […]

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