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August 2012
Green
Triptalk'en

Gettysburg Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Battle

Painstakingly restored to its glory and displayed in the round with each of the Gettysburg battles highlighted, each small battle is lit up as the speaker describes it. The size and scope of the painting is amazing.

Hattes
Food Ventures

Flavors of St. Simons Island, Georgia

During World War II the property served as a training and coast-watching facility for the Navy after German U-boats were sighted off the Georgia coast during the winter of 1942.

Robinson
Roaming America on the Cheap

Glaciers and Huckleberries

In addition to deer trotting throughout our campsite, the park, laced with lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls is home to about 70 species of mammals including elk, moose, grizzly bears and gray wolves.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Experience the Pittsburgh Renaissance

Pittsburgh is the home of many firsts: first jeep, first Ferris Wheel, where the polio vaccine was tested on the public, and more.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Stitching Together Quilting Memories

Some see resurgence of quilting as a reaction to the high tech world. Quilts can be a window into the past and also move social issues forward such as the AIDS quilt project. Whatever your interests, there are quilt connections in nearly every location.

April 2012
Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Explore Lake Charles and SW Louisiana

Designated as one of the All-American Roads and National Byways the 180-mile trail offers wildlife refuges, marshlands, and beaches perfect for alligator and bird spotting. It is considered one of America’s Last Great Wildernesses.

Forbes

Journey to the Bottom of the Sea: A ‘Titanic’ Adventure

The Titanic included a number of amenities never seen before on a ship, including a swimming pool, Turkish baths (saunas), squash courts and a gymnasium, in addition to the library, barbershop and smoking rooms.

Ambord

Worried about Airline Screening? Here’s Help for Travelers with Disabilities

Ask TSA officers what to expect in the screening process based on your individual situation. Just keep in mind that all items must be screened, including wheelchairs, crutches, canes, cushions, and medications, etc.

July 2012
Brennan

The Coast of County Clare, Ireland

A hike in the Burren is an opportunity to peer over cliffs that drop into the ocean; view Mediterranean, arctic and alpine plants; and walk along miles of stone walls rising from the grasslands -- which makes it as diverse a landscape found anywhere in Europe.

Robinson
Roaming America on the Cheap

Harley Guy and the Swamp

We'd been roaming around the area a bit ourselves, since the Great Dismal Swamp includes more than 111,000 acres of wetlands and forests, with the 3,100-acre Lake Drummond at its center. The Swamp's wildlife refuge in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina is home to more than 200 year-round birds.

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