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Calgary Stampede Alberta Canada is great family fun

Calgary Stampede: The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth by Bob Painter

The Calgary Stampede has it all. I've been to a lot of multi-day events that after spending a full day there is not much left to do or see on the second or third day. The Stampede is non-stop fun and excitement from 11 a.m. to midnight for 10 straight days.

Abilene Texas is the Storybook Capital with sculptures of favorite characters

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

There's 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 Hattie's 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, Farmer's 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 farmer's markets, a trip through Southern Germany offers a variety of flavors and cultural experiences.

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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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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center to Open in Maryland

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center to Open

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center -- a tribute to the storied African American freedom fighter -- opens March 10, 2017 in the rural wetlands of Maryland's Eastern Shore. The $21-million-project commemorates Tubman's incredible journey from slave to Underground Railroad "conductor" to Civil War scout, spy and nurse. Hollerin' contest takes place in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Go Holler at Fayetteville North Carolina World Wide Hollerin' Contest

Hollerin' is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans. Hear the best compete at the The World Wide Hollerin' Festival 6 unusual christmas markets

Six Unusual Christmas markets in Germany

From islands to old wine cellars to castles and more these six German Christmas Markets are unusual and fun places to do your Christmas shopping.

"Hunting Charlie" exhibit opens Narrative of how the North Vietnamese and the United States became such bitter enemies

Pritzker Museum exhibit on the Vietnam War opens The Pritzker Military Museum & Library's exhibit, Hunting Charlie: Finding the Enemy in the Vietnam War, explores the United States' enemy, Charlie, during the Vietnam conflict through rarely seen original art pieces.

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October 9, 2016