28. 07. 2016

Into the (Wild) Woods of New Jersey

Tweet                     WILDWOODS, N.J. — Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you’d normally...

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11. 04. 2016

George Mason’s Gunston Hall plantation offers a look at 18-century Virginia life

Tweet MASON NECK, Va. — George Washington’s Mount Vernon tends to get all the attention when it comes to historic homes in the Washington, D.C., area, and deservedly so: One of the most-visited Colonial sites...

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16. 02. 2016

A day at the beach, without sand or surf

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summer is quickly coming to a close but if you’re headed to the nation’s capital before Labor Day, there’s still time to squeeze in a quick trip to the beach....

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22. 11. 2015

Stunning, reliable cranberries are steeped in Thanksgiving’s heritage

Tweet BROWNS MILLS, N.J. — Love ’em or hate ’em, cranberries have long been part of America’s culinary history. Even before Gen. Ulysses S. Grant gave orders in 1864 for the tart ruby berries...

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17. 11. 2015

Chasing fall’s colors in Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley

Tweet LURAY, Va. — Some years ago, fresh out of college and poor as church mice, my husband and I set out on our great honeymoon adventure. Our three-day drive from Pittsburgh to jobs...

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23. 10. 2014

Autumn shows its colors at Ricketts Glen State Park

Tweet BENTON, Pa. — Fresh air and blue skies are easy tonics for the stressed-out city life.  Still,  I was in a pretty foul mood when I rolled into Ricketts Glen State Park in this scenic,...

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02. 09. 2014

Put-in-Bay, Ohio’s party island

Tweet PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The party starts early en route to Lake Erie’s South Bass Island. Minutes after the drive-on/drive-off ferry pulls away from the dock on Catawba Island a few miles west of Sandusky, Ohio, T-shirt-clad passengers on the lower...

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01. 09. 2014

The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Tweet ST. PAUL, Minn. —  The smell washes over you in the parking lot, even before you reach the long lines that snake out in every direction at the ticket booth. The sweet,...

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16. 09. 2013

Kinzua colors: Reborn bridge offers spectacular views of Pennsylvania fall foliage

Tweet MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. — Even before its tattered remains were reimagined as a spectacular walkway over one of Pennsylvania’s prettiest gorges, the Kinzua Viaduct was one for the history books. When it rose some 300...

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16. 08. 2013

Into the woods in Cook Forest

Tweet LEEPER — Summer weekends in Cook Forest, a registered national natural landmark known for its old-growth hemlocks, usually involve this: Paddling or tubing on the lazy Clarion River. Climbing the teetering, 87-foot fire tower built as a...

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