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Abilene Texas is the Storybook Capital with sculptures of favorite characters

Abilene Texas: Storybook characters and the Old West by Neala McCarten

Thereís two dozen reasons to visit Abilene. The Official Storybook Capital of Texas has streets and parks lined with sculptures not of famous people, but of beloved storybook characters. But there's also Texas Frontier history found in Abilene, Texas

Visit International Waterlily Collection for gorgeous unusual flowers

San Angelo Texas: Bordellos to waterlilies and everything in between by Neala McCarten

Only in San Angelo can visitors tour a hand-made custom boot shop, learn the stories of the ladies of Miss Hattieís Bordello (via the Madam), walk through a fully restored fort, and gasp at the beauty of waterlilies. You may want to take a couple of days to do all this in San Angelo, Texas Calgary Canada offers art, architecture,

Calgary Canada: The Stampede and a Whole Lot More by Bob Painter

The Calgary Stampede is ten days of unequalled Western fun, music, excitement, horses, cowboys & cowgirls, great food and the indescribable GMC Rangeland Derby. But Calgary is an exciting art-architecture-and-more city and easy to love.

Stuttgart Germany Bavaria

Bavaria: Craft Beers, Farmerís Markets and Maultaschen to Beat the Band by Joan Gelfand

Bavaria. Home to the Stuttgart Ballet, a UNESCO world heritage site at Regensburg (a medieval city situated on the Danube) and thriving farmerís markets, a trip through Southern Germany offers a variety of flavors and cultural experiences.

 Enjoy Yellowstone and avoid the crowds

Yellowstone National Park: Enjoy the park while avoiding the crowds by Bob Painter

Old Faithful is fun to watch, but just a short walk away the Castle Geyser puts on a much more interesting display.

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Alexandria makes a great addition to an Egypt visit

Egypt has never been this Fun: Five cool things to do

More than 1.5 million British tourists alone visit Egypt every year. The country's main attractions the pyramids of Giza, the temples at Luxor, diving in Sharm el Sheikh, Cairo's bazaars, and cruises along the River Nile do not need an introduction, but the truth is that Egypt offers so many options that even the most consummate travellers will find themselves returning to the country time and again in order to experience them all. Here are Five Fun Things to do in Egypt

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the varied and delicious cuisine of Yucatan Mexico top ten dishes

Top Ten Dishes of Mexico's Yucatan Cuisine

The culinary delights of Yucatan food is its own unique style, distinct from traditional Mexican cuisine. The food, much like the locals, is influenced by the Mayan, Caribbean, Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern cultures, as well as from other parts of Mexico.

Fundy Trail Parkway New Access to Bay of Fundy & its World's Highest Tides

Fundy Trail Parkway Offers New Access to Stunning Views of Bay of Fundy & World's Highest Tides

Along a stunning stretch of New Brunswick's coastline hugging the renowned Bay of Fundy, a new parkway is on schedule to be completed by May 2018 but you can start enjoying it now.

Drink the wine, stomp the grapes, listen to the music all at Grapevine Texas Grapefest 2016

Grapevine Texas GrapeFest, the Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. Runs September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2016

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun for all ages.

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fall means great rates on hotels and resorts

Three Fall Hotel Deals

September means coolers temperatures and fewer crowds. And, often, serious drop in hotel rates. Here are three that might make a good fall get-away.

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June 10, 2016