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Excursions and Diversions: Mooresville, North Carolina

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It’s summertime — time for another brief detour while motoring the interstate. The next time you’re on I-77 north of Charlotte (and you’ve already explored Davidson, of course), check out Mooresville, North Carolina: Race City USA and a slice of small-town American pie. The town earned the Race City USA moniker because it’s home to the North Carolina Auto Racing ... Read More »

Minneapolis: A City Elevated

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Whether it’s the heat of summer or the cold of winter, the skyways are the way to avoid the weather in Minneapolis. The skyways are a web of walkways, elevated from the street, that connect many downtown buildings on the second level. Are you going to Target Field for a baseball game. Or maybe Target Center for basketball? Both sports ... Read More »

Maui, Hawai‘i: Beyond the Beach

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Let’s face it: Most people who travel to Hawai’i come for the beaches — and rightly so. Each of the six main islands offers numerous coves and stretches of sand where the lapping waves alternate hues of robin’s egg, aquamarine and jade. But I’ve found that after a few days of decompression by the sea, I’m ready to see more ... Read More »

Nantucket for every budget

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There is simply no place quite like Nantucket. A short plane or ferry ride to this magical island, 30 miles south of Cape Cod, is the perfect dreamy escape for those in search of a classic New England experience. Nantucket boasts the largest concentration of homes built before the 1850s, when the town was synonymous with the whaling industry. Grand ... Read More »

Gray Line Destinations and Discounts

Gray Line is in more than 150 top worldwide travel destinations, offering bus, trolley, boat and walking tours with sightseeing along the way. In addition to traditional tours,they offer outings to attractions that include transportation and admission, adventure experiences, escorted shopping tours, memorable cultural experiences in far-flung places, eco tours from mild to wild, family tours for all ages, culinary/wine ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Day Trip

Train in Pennsylvania Dutch Country Question:  Pete asks:  We're planning a one-day trip from New Jersey to Lancaster, PA.  We would appreciate any tips and advice regarding places to visit, routes to take (particularly scenic back roads that can take us through some Amish towns) and places for authentic local Dutch cuisine.  Right now we're looking at an itinerary of ... Read More »

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