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Your Guide to Albany, New York

Getting Oriented A great way to get oriented with Albany is by taking a tour with the Albany Aqua Ducks. Popular with both locals and visitors, the tour takes guests first by driving through the streets of the city and second on the Hudson River taking advantage of the dual nature of the amphibious vehicle. …

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Green Mountains of Vermont

Photo of the Week: Green Mountains of Vermont

  Photo of the Week: Green Mountains of Vermont People say you’ve got to see Vermont in the autumn, when the fall foliage is spectacular. But I think the state is gorgeous in the summer, when the mountains are green, just like their name suggests. Some would argue that winter in Vermont, with alpine and …

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Photo of the Week: Saratoga Springs Horse Races

It’s not just betting on horses. It’s an experience. Saratoga Springs, New York is one of the best places in the United States to watch horse racing. There is definitely a horse racing culture around Saratoga Springs: not only in the breeding of race horses but spending the day at the track watching them race. …

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Hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire The White Mountains are one of the top destinations for travelers in New England. But don’t let that turn you away. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails, so it doesn’t feel crowded once you hit the backcountry. It’s popular for a reason: these mountains are tall, …

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Gettysburg Battlefield

Photo of the Week: Serene Gettysburg Battlefield

Serene Gettysburg Battlefield Despite the serene beauty that proliferates  from the battlefields surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 6,000 acres has witnessed one of the most horrifically violent episodes of human history. But 148 years after these battles of the United States Civil War, orchards have been replanted, hay is still grown and cut, restored cannons stand …

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Virginia’s Northern Neck: History, A Great River, and Wine

By Stephen Bugno Virginia’s Northern Neck is rich in scenic beauty, with 1100 miles of shoreline containing beaches, marinas, historical sites, viniculture, and small towns that date back to colonial times. The region is located along the banks of the great Potomac River, downstream from Washington, DC and is bordered on the south by the …

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Photo of the Week: Street Art of Washington, DC

Here is some street art from the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods of Washington, DC. The District of Columbia is one of the most underrated cities in the United States. Besides several great museums, most of which are free (the ones of the Smithsonian, anyway), there are the various neighborhoods, each with its own …

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Your Guide to Not-so-weird Portland, Oregon

By Michael Bugno Upon arrival, I am greeted with a huge brick wall that says, “Keep Portland Weird”. I sort of knew what I was getting into when I read Keep Portland Weird: 5 Crazy things to do in Portland, Oregon. But seriously—whatever happened to arriving in a city and having a Top 10 sights …

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Keep Portland Weird: Five Crazy Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

By Hope Nardini Portland is plastered with “Keep Portland Weird” bumper stickers, t-shirts, and even billboards. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit, because there is always something strange and crazy right around the corner. From “zoo bombing” on kiddie bikes to setting your taste buds on fire with habanero cheese fritters, Portland will …

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