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©Ron and Patty Thomas/Getty Images In the Midwest, you’ll find friendly small towns as well as urban sprawls. Roll call for the region’s cities starts with Chicago, which unfurls what is arguably the country’s mightiest skyline. In Cleveland, the best action is in its walkable neighborhoods. Detroit rocks, plain and simple. Day trips in this region
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Colorblind viewfinder located in the Smoky Mountains. Credit: Tennessee Tourism. October is one of the best months for fall foliage around the country. Here is our roundup of the best places to view the colors in the South and Mid-Atlantic. SOUTH and MID-ATLANTIC Alabama Close to Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham with 50
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Close my eyes and count to three as I anticipate to dive into the deep, ice cold pool of water – The Devil’s Bathtub, located in Southwest Virginia. Jumping in is not recommended for the faint of heart. I stare into the aquamarine abyss and question the life choices that led me to this. Deciding
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Tennessee is full of haunted tales, legends still yet to be heard and plenty of ghostly historical stories. Are you daring enough to experience any of this paranormal activity? Tennessee is full of history, country music, BBQ and some haunted tales.  For the history buffs, ghost hunters, and those seeking adventure this list is for
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Some U.S. cities are perfect to visit during Halloween because of their spooky or mysterious culture, like the above ground cemeteries and voodoo traditions in New Orleans, the famous 17th century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, or the Headless Horseman legend in Sleepy Hollow, New York. New Orleans, Louisiana From above ground mausoleums and tombs
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(Old) Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama. Photo by Jimmy Emerson (Flickr). This courthouse in western Alabama is haunted by a lynched man. In Carrollton, Alabama, west of Tuscaloosa, almost to the Mississippi line, sits the Pickens County Courthouse. This courthouse was built in 1877, after it was destroyed several different times during the unrest of
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©Sean Pavone/Getty Images The White House The White House is one of the USA’s most iconic buildings. Imagine how much its walls have seen since it opened in 1800. The spirits of countless scandals, wars, assassinations, and other political skullduggery are commonplace.  But what if other spirits haunt the walls of The White House?  As it
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September 27 – October 2 is annual Fat Bear Week in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  Each summer, bears work to become as fat as possible to survive hibernation in the long winter. Survival in the winter depends on each bear accumulating ample fat reserves to keep them warm and nourished. Bears spend the summer gluttonously
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White sand and warm waters are closer than you think. When winter’s chill sets in, escape to one of these laid-back, sun-drenched spots. No passport needed. 1. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO With more than 100 hotels welcoming guests, 4,000+ restaurants cooking away, and 107 tourist attractions open to visitors, San Juan’s post-Maria comeback is something
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BOOK HERE 100% of Travelzoo members who’ve stayed here loved their experience, citing the Inn’s outstanding service, great food and romantic setting. Now, you can nab a room for just $189 per night at the height of leaf peeping season. What’s Included Accommodations for two guests in a King or Queen Room, Oct. 24, 2021
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The short daylight hours and cold temperature invite us to stay indoors but venturing out to a National Park in the midst of winter has its own benefits—less people. The swarming crowds of summer are gone, offering a chance to see these splendid parks at your leisure and appreciate the landscape, often blanketed in snow.
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If you’re ready for a road trip or seeking a staycation closer to home this holiday weekend, there are still deals to be had. It’s been a long, hot summer and Americans have certainly been hitting the road — according to a recent survey by TripIt, 82 percent said they’d already traveled in the last three
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BOOK HERE This recently opened Hilton near Ocean City’s boardwalk is offering Travelzoo members rates so low, they’re practically unheard of — stays through February start at just $49 per night. Yes, that even includes holiday and holiday weekend stays. What’s Included Check into a King or Two-Queen Room, Sept. 19- Feb. 28 $49-$79 per night
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BOOK HERE An escape to the cozy and welcoming Monte Vista Hotel, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just outside Asheville, is ideal for visiting nearby hiking trails and the Biltmore Estate. Save 30% on stays into 2022, including November dates, prime for fall foliage. What’s Included Stay in a 1937 Queen Room
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Courtesy of Hawaiian Tourism Authority Hawaii is unlike anywhere else in the USA. For most people on the mainland, a trip to Hawaii feels like an international escape. The environment is different, the scenery is nothing like anywhere else in the states, and the culture is unique. So even though it’s a part of the
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The chill-out capital of the Northeast has fresh air and fresh beer: If you went to school there, you wouldn’t leave, either. After Birkenstock sandals, the most common accessory in Burlington is the coffee cup. Every third store on Church Street, the four-block pedestrian area up the hill from Lake Champlain, seems to be a
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