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September 2015
Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Not to Miss Sites in Macau

Gambling has been legal in Macau since the 1850s and it has grown to be the “Vegas of the East.” It has become a gambling Mecca for the Chinese. There are 33 casinos with the Venetian Macau being the largest; in fact, it is the largest casino in the world.

August 2015
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The Tenacious Traveler

Imaginative Leafpeeping

"Leaf peepers" seeking to enjoy the annual Technicolor display have many more choices than a drive along a traffic-clogged road or a hike through the woods. They also can find surprising places around the country to take in the multi-hued spectacle, and imaginative ways of doing so.

Doyle

Small Museums Showcase Individual Passions

Across America, collectors have heard something of the same voice and opened their collections to the public. Small museums showcase the inventiveness, passions and the life stories of private individuals. Try these out on your travels.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Fun Things to do in Stowe, Vermont

All the roads around Stowe offer spectacular scenery but some drives are scenic and in the fall, the area is ablaze with color. The historic auto Toll Road winds its way to the summit ridge of Mt. Mansfield where there are stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west.

Susman

Cuba: What I Learned on My Summer Vacation in Castroland

Cubans are hopeful. They are survivors. They are creative. The art, the music, the dance, the food, the people, the architecture, the vegetation, the beaches, the intelligence, the humor, and the smiles –  I could go on and on. I'm so glad I went now. My eyes were opened as was my heart. I want to return in five years to see the progress.

July 2015
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The Tenacious Traveler

A Festival for Every Taste, Hobby, Thrill or Skill

Food, sort of, also is the focus of the somewhat grossly named Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, West Virginia. Where else would you be asked how you prefer deer sausage, squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear prepared?

Doyle

America's Cowboy Culture Is Alive and Well

Oklahoma City is home to the Western Cowboy Museum, which covers every aspect of cowboy life and Western heritage. John Wayne features big here in painting and sculpture. There's the TV show "Gunsmoke" display, and in the lobby is "The End of the Trail" sculpture.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Fascinating Places to Visit in Arizona

Arizona is dotted with many unique sites including Monument Valley, Four Corners, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Lake Powell, Hoover Dam and more.

June 2015
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The Tenacious Traveler

Intriguing Beauty and History Blend in the Balkans

The tiny sizes of the countries – the four together have a total area about equal to New York State – makes traveling between them convenient. At the same time that similarities become evident, so do interesting differences.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Tips for Traveling in Asia

Check airfare to many locations to find the least expensive entry into Asia. The shortest flight is not always the least expensive. Once in Asia, check one of the many low-cost carriers like Airasia to connect from one location to another. With low-cost carriers, book baggage online – it is less expensive.

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