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EAA Aviation Museum — 200+ Historic Airplanes in Oshkosh, WI

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI, displays 200+ historic planes and replicas, while celebrating experimental aircraft and innovation in airflight technology.

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See & Walk to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau on Your Alaska Cruise

The Mendenhall Glacier & ice caves and Nugget Falls are situated in Juneau, Alaska, which you can only visit by air, or an Alaska cruise ship or Marine Hwy ferry.

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Find a Winery in Missouri — Best Wine Tours, Wine Tasting & Vineyards

Missouri was the #2 wine producing state in 1880 — today long-abandoned wineries around the state are once again putting fine wines on the shelf and in the cellar.

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Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks. It’s in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which has great hiking and watersports, plus access for motorized vehicles like quads and dirt bikes.

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Try These Hiking Trails & Walking Trails — Crossing Hagwilget Canyon & Hagwilget Bridge

The Hagwilget Bridge, a suspension bridge crossing the Hagwilget Canyon, off Yellowhead Highway in Northern BC, at the Hazeltons, offers walking trails & hiking trails for all abilities.

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Face Masks, Native American Totem Poles and More at the Museum of Northern British Columbia

The award-winning Museum of Northern British Columbia shares the history, culture, and art of BC First Nations, such as totem poles, carvings, and more.

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Uncover Outlaw Legends at Boot Hill in Ogallala, Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital

Ogallala, Nebraska, is known as known as the state’s cowboy capital. Some of its legends are found in Boot Hill, the last resting place for some drovers.

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Check out this Scottsbluff NE Tapas Bar – The Tangled Tumbleweed

Visit The Tangled Tumbleweed Tapas Bar in Scottsbluff, NE, to try some great “small bites” along with fine wines & craft beers, & check out their gift shop.

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Discover Carhenge Pop Culture Roadside Attraction in Nebraska

The free Carhenge pop culture roadside attraction in Nebraska is a replica of England’s Stonehenge built from same sized vintage cars painted grey.

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The Warship That Never Went to War: Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Stockholm’s Vasa Museum is home to the only fully preserved 17th century warship. The 69 m long, 50+ m tall ship is housed along with maritime artifacts.

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Legacy of the Plains Museum – Westward Ho to Gering, Nebraska

The new, ultra-modern, Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska, curates the importance of Western Nebraska to the development of the West.

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Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock: Hiking the Oregon National Historic Trail

Hiking to the top of Jail Rock gives you a 40-mile view of Courthouse Rock and the Nebraska Plains area on the historic Oregon Trail of the 1840s.

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Best California Winery Tour – Halter Ranch Winery

Every visit to California should have at least one winery on the itinerary. And if you're in San Luis Obispo County, you may want to make your stop the beautiful Halter Ranch, where you can get a taste of wine country as well as fine wine. The Excursion Tour, in a...
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Hear Cajun and Zydeco Music at the Cajun Grand Old Opry — Eunice, LA

The Cajun Grand Old Opry with its Cajun music and Zydeco music, in Eunice, Louisiana, is just one of many Cajun cultural experiences you’ll have here.

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Discover the Legends of Devil’s Gate — Landmark in Wyoming

Devil’s Gate is a Wyoming landmark registered on the National Register of Historic Place. The site is in the Rattlesnake Mountains on the Sweetwater River.

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Check out the 1908 Old West Montana Bar in Miles City

Get a feel for the old west in the Montana Bar in Miles City, Montana. More than a century old and full of originals furnishings, it offers drinks & dining.

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Discover the Mysteries of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon Monument & Preserve provides an opportunity to explore 13,000 years accumulation of lava flows, craters & tubes from easy paved walks.

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Wakamow Valley: Outdoor Adventures in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

The Moose Jaw River flows through the Wakamow Valley urban park in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It provides 20 km of trails and year-round outdoor adventures.

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Butch Cassidy Museum — Old West Wild Bunch Outlaws in Montpelier, ID

The Butch Cassidy Museum is situated in Montpelier, Idaho. It’s housed in the original Bank of Montpelier Bank where Butch pulled his 2nd bank robbery.

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St. Adalbert Church in Krakow Market Square — 1000 Years of History

St. Adalbert Church stands out not because of its grandeur in Krakow's Market Square, but because of its simple white masonry, hard-to-put-a-finger-on design, that's topped with a simple cross. Indeed, parts of the pre-Roman, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque...
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Crepes, Wood Fired Pizza & More: Whytewold Emporium

The Whytewold Emporium near Gimli, in Manitoba’s Interlake Region, serves wood-fired pizza and French crepes — along with a garden centre and store.

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Hill Aerospace Museum — Hundreds of Planes from WWI to the Cold War

The Hill Aerospace Museum at Ogden, Utah, just a few miles from Salt Lake City, is a must-see free attraction with hundreds of airplanes and artifacts.

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Wabasha Street Caves & their Prohibition Secrets — Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, Minnesota, history includes Prohibition gangsters and speakeasies including the Wabasha Street Caves. See “Castle Royal” or take a driving tour.

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How to Visit Europe on a Budget Without Backpacks or Hostels

Travel tips on how to visit Europe on a Budget – Krakow is one of the cheapest and has many free sights in its UNESCO heritage site of Old Town.

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Rodeo Bull Riding, Bronc Busting, Calf Roping & More: Things to See in Saskatchewan

There are lots of rodeo events to see in Saskatchewan every summer! See rodeo bull riding, bronc busting, calf roping and more from June through August.

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Hopkins Dining Parlour in Moose Jaw: Fine Dining and the Most Ghosts

A night out in the historic Hopkins Dining Parlour in Moose Jaw is guaranteed to have a tasty meal — and if you’re lucky, an encounter with a ghost!

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Road Trip from Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines, to Manila, Philippines: A Photo Journal

With Super Typhoon Haima headed directly at me, I ended up with a 12-hour Road Trip from Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines, to Manila, Philippines — the journey.

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Western Canada’s 8 Best Open Air Museums

It takes just 1000 miles from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edmonton, Alberta, with stops in Saskatchewan, to explore Western Canada’s 8 best open air museums.

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Paddling Adventures in Peninsula State Park — Door County, WI

Peninsula State Park, in Wisconsin’s Door County, is a popular summer destination — enjoy paddling across the Bay to Horseshoe Island from Nicolet Beach.

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35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail for its 80th Anniversary

Check out this infographic of 35 reasons to hike the Appalachian Trail — it celebrates 80 years in 2017. The 2190 miles have been hiked by 17000+ hikers.

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Take a Weekend Getaway to Casino Regina and the Casino Show Lounge

Casino Regina is one of Western Canada's premier weekend destinations for grown-ups. In addition to traditional casino options, it's also home to one of Regina, Saskatchewan's, most popular entertainment venues with the Casino Regina Show Lounge. Re-imagined and...
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If You Only See One Thing in Montana it Must Be the Miracle of America Museum

If you’re visiting Glacier National Park, you must make the 70 mile trip to see the Museum of America Museum in Polson & huge collection of Americana.

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FREE Things to See in Stockholm: Knights & Castle Walls at the Medieval Museum

The Medieval Museum in Stockholm is a free museum with artifacts like a 5 centuries old piece of the original wall, personal artifacts, weaponry and more.

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Try some Go To Jail Ale or Big House IPA at Prison Brews Brewpub

From their on-tap brews with names like Go to Jail Ale and Big House IPA, to the jailhouse bars around booths, the atmosphere at Prison Brews brewpub is a fun night out in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe Glacier, Snowfun Park, & Ice Palace

You can have your choice of a soft or extreme adventure experience at Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe Glacier, Snowfun Park, and Ice Palace.

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Best Things to See & Do if You Only Have 1 Day in Portland

If you only have one day to spend in Portland, Oregon, here’s a list of the best things to see and do. The walking itinerary starts at the AMTRAK station.

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Interested in Snakes? See Tens of Thousands in Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens

Spring in Canada is a season of renewal after the winter dormancy. And while we wait anxiously for the green grass, the buds that will turn into leaves, and the first crocuses on the hillsides, few anticipate the return of snakes crawling out of the rocks. Few that...
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Discover Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines and the Banaue Hotel & Youth Hostel

Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines, literally throbbed with activity -- trikes scooting along with passenger sidecars, jeepneys, full to capacity with young boys leaning off the top like an illustration in a children's picture book, cables crisscrossing overhead connecting...
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Trail’s End Monument to Cattle Drives & the Old West in Sedalia, MO

Clint Eastwood launched his acting career in 1959 when the television show, Rawhide, turned the cattle drives of the mid-1800s into a hit series that ran for eight seasons with 200+ episodes. And Sedalia, MO, was the historical cowtown destination with its stockyards...
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Relax in a Philippines Paradise: Ibulao Bed & Breakfast Restaurant

The mountain top Ibulao Bed & Breakfast Restaurant in Kiangan, in the Philippine municipality of Banaue in Ifuao province, is about as close to paradise as you can get -- especially if you love thick, verdant greenery and flowers as far as you can see. With a...
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Try Some Swedish Meatballs on #NationalMeatballDay

Meatballs are one of Sweden's best known traditional foods -- although we celebrate them in North America too, with National Meatball Day, every year on March 9. When I visited Sweden, I was lucky enough to sample Swedish meatballs at the centuries old Tant Bruns...
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Cultures Around the World in 80 Hats

While you might wear a crown on your head, it isn't exactly a hat! Crowns, do, however, fulfill some of the same purposes, such as making a statement about who you are, whether that's a Saskatchewan farmer or a snocross snowmobile racer. Personally, I'm always on a...
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Things to Do in Krakow, Poland: Bar Hopping in Historic Old Town

Mix the joie de vi·vre of a New Orleans Mardi Gras with the statues and architecture of a medieval town square, and you’ve got an evening in Krakow, Poland’s, historic Old Town. And whether you regularly indulge in a little bar hopping or not, you’ll be swept away by crowds of fun-seekers until you’ve had your fill of European beers or the dawn starts to break — whichever comes first!

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20,000 Miles of Snowmobile Trails — Quebec the Ultimate Winter Destination — #Photos

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has 20,500 miles (33,000 km) of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against the...
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Berlin Wall to Cold War Planes: Try These Berlin Day Trips

There’s lots to see in Berlin from Cold War planes to the Berlin Wall — check out these day trips, along other important attractions in Berlin.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum — From the Movies to the White House

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, was America's oldest president, and some might say brought one of the most colorful personal histories to the White House. Indeed, acting in 50+ films, over nearly three decades, seems an unlikely career choice for...
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What Makes Amsterdam Europe’s Most Romantic City?

Every Valentine's Day new lists of the most romantic cities are released -- this year, the Independent, one of London's online newspapers, named Amsterdam as possibly Europe's most romantic city. And when I started thinking about romance, I had to agree that Amsterdam...
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Amsterdam Torture Museum — Guess Why These Masks Were Used

The Amsterdam Museum of Torture is listed as one of the world's strangest museums -- and when you walk through this maze of shadowy rooms, running your fingers over cold wooden and metal instruments that have elicited screams of terror, it's the stuff of nightmares....
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Explore the Fishing Village of Morro Bay on the California Coast

Mist rolled off the waters of the bay, shrouding the seaside fishing community of Morro Bay, as well as Morro Rock, the formation also known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific. About 23 million years old, the rock is all that remains of an ancient volcano. The rock...
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8 Attractions in New Mexico You Probably Haven’t Visited Yet

The American Southwest is an amazing place to visit. The only problem I have is narrowing the list of things I could do to fit into the amount of time I have! So, I thought I’d help you out by sharing these 8 attractions in New Mexico that you probably haven't visited...
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