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Nine tips for safe and smart summer travel

August 8, 2011

Even with rising gas prices, the travel industry is gearing up for a big year. After several years of staycations – vacationing at home or close to home – as a result of the slow economy, Americans seem more ready and willing to travel.

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Wisconsin: Land of the Seven Fire Prophecies

July 31, 2011

The land that is now the northernmost point in the state of Wisconsin appears to have always had a Native American population the earliest of which were nomadic hunter-gatherers. Around 900 BC archeological evidence points to the establishment of settlements and the domestication of plants and animals.

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Absolutely Alabama! Part 2

July 25, 2011

The cities and towns of North Alabama form a cluster of some of the most unique places in the country. Each is an absolute original with a distinctive history and incomparable sites and attractions. Accommodations and dining establishments are eclectic, numerous and provide good value for your travel dollars.

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Absolutely Alabama!

July 18, 2011

By the time Alabama was granted statehood in 1819 the state had years of history in its past. Archeological evidence points to Native American habitation for more than 10,000 years and explorers noted encounters with the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Alibamos who gave their name to the state.

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New York, where Summer always sizzles!

July 7, 2011

The majority of the activities are on or near the most recognized thoroughfare in the world, Broadway, on the island of Manhattan. Manhattan, one of five boroughs that make up New York City, is less than 14-miles long and a little over two miles wide at its widest point.

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Cambridge, Maryland’s uncommon destinies

July 5, 2011

The “Finding a Way to Freedom” driving tour takes you through the heart of the Chesapeake, along the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and deep inside her world. This tour may be done in its entirety or you can stop and spend time at sites of particular interest.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

June 23, 2011

Modern Chattanooga has been designated one of the America’s best destinations by both National Geographic Traveler and Southern Living Magazine. The city has four Civil War battle sites, a number of totally unique attractions, a free Downtown electric shuttle, and…

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Roanoke, Virginia’s Star City

June 20, 2011

November 23, 1949 the mayor of the city lit an 88.5-ft., 10,000-lb., Roanoke Star atop the, 1,847-ft., inner city, Mill Mountain. It was originally illuminated in white and was to be dismantled after the holidays. The Star has become a city symbol…

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Georgia, where legends live!

June 13, 2011

Albany-born Ray Charles, blind by the age of 7, learned to play the organ, saxophone, trumpet and piano as well as read and write music in Braille while attending St. Augustine School for the Deaf and the Blind. By the age of 15 he turned professional.

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Northeast Georgia

June 6, 2011

When DeSoto led the first Conquistadors into northeast Georgia in the 1500s they were greeted by members of the Cherokee Nation who inhabited more than 200 villages over seven states. Many lived in what is today the Blue Ridge Mountain region.

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