Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpected History, Art, and Culture

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Three Underrated Travel Destinations That Deserve Your Attention by Tucky Fussell

Leave the crowded, popular tourist sights to the masses and the unpolished gems to us. For those looking for a unique travel experience, three places in different parts of the globe are quietly raising their hands. And you may not be able to guess what they are.  Guide to the restaurant scene and the very best places to eat in
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Ann Arbor: Where to Eat in One of the Top Restaurant Towns in Michigan (perhaps the country) by Neala McCarten

A2 is, quite simply, one of the top Foodie Destinations of Michigan, perhaps the country. After a week eating my way through Ann Arbor (vegan, vegetarian, carnivore) from Aventura to Pacific Rim this is an alphbetical guide to the best places across the culinary landscape of Ann Arbor Michigan.
 Jeweled Delights of Judith Leiber Purses Always on Display at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke,

The Jeweled Delights of Judith Leiber: Always on Display at the Taubman by Neala McCarten

When I walked into the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke I certainly wasn't expecting to see the tiny jeweled minaudieres of Judith Leiber, yet I soon discovered that the museum holds one of the largest collection of these elegant mini purses in the country. They're always on display at the Taubman, and Earthly Delights is going on tour.

The beautiful Portugal, along the Douro River with stellar wine and food

Exploring Wine, Culture, and Beauty in the Douro Valley, Portugal by Maria Fedele

Up in the North of Portugal, along the Douro River and nestled amongst the mountainous valleys of the Vila Real region, you will find one of the most overlooked wine regions in the world, the Duoro Valley with divine local wine, and stellar food as an added bonus. Read more about visiting El Paso at

Go All Out in El Paso, Texas by Neala McCarten

Located at the very edge where Texas blends into New Mexico and Mexico, El Paso surprises visitors. It's one of the hubs in the region and its downtown is booming. Great hotels, stellar theater, fascinating history, some surprising free things to do, and one of the tastiest ball parks you'll ever visit. Yes, we did say "tasty."
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Football Hall of Fames for College and Pro Athletes Welcome and Amaze by Michael Schuman

Two football Hall of Fame museums in the USA -- one for college players in Atlanta, Georgia and the other for professional players in Canton, Ohio. Both offer stories of the game, and fun with handson exhibits. Here's why you'll want to visit both football Halls of Fame

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Five Beautiful Yet Uncrowded Destinations in Australia's Gold Coast

Five Beautiful Yet Uncrowded Destinations in Australia's Gold Coast

Unbeknownst to many, Australia's Gold Coast is home to a number of uncrowded barbecue spots, parks, and beaches. They are considered the "hidden spots" of the city, and luckily, they haven't caught up to the hype yet. Here are five spots certain to delight.

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Review of Travelwise packing cubes

TravelWise Packing Cubes: Lightweight, Convenient and Versatile

I was recently asked to try out the sets of packing cubes by TravelWise and loved them. They come in a 3 piece set and a 5 piece set so you can select the one that would work best for you. I liked the larger set because it offers so much flexibility, but the smaller set is also excellent for travelers. Here's why. Jason Gamrath lush glass art at Phipps in Pittsburgh

Stunning New SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art Exhibit Attracts Thousands to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

The new blockbuster exhibition features the renowned contemporary glass artistry of Jason Gamrath and his massive larger-than-life glass sculptures from its unique colossal Venus fly trap to breathtaking orchids up to 14 feet tall, each representing their living counterparts on a super-sized scale. Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread is one of the stops on the architectural tour

Frank Lloyd Wright Trail Opens in Wisconsin

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trail connects nine Wright-designed historical sites in southern Wisconsin. The trail takes visitors on a self-guided architectural tour through nine counties in Wisconsin.
Review of Secura Messenger by Lewis N. Clark

Secura (TM) RFID-Blocking Anti-Theft Messenger by Lewis N. Clark (R)

Yes, the RFID-blocking is nice, and who wouldn't want an anti-theft bag, but the real reason I love my secura-lewis-n-clark-antitheft-review.htmlSecura Messenger bag is that is it supremely practical for travel.

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August 10, 2017