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St. Elmo’s an Indy tradition

There is only one St. Elmo Steak House, at 127 S. Illinois St. in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is not part of a chain — it is a

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Small town treasures: Enjoy the quirky, quaint community of Vevay, Indiana

In this Ohio River town with a population of just over 1,600, travelers will find history, famous breadsticks, art, the legend of Fred the Goat and more. Halfway between Cincinnati,

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Explore WWI history in Kansas City

Standing tall, overlooking Kansas City, Missouri, is the National WWI Museum and Memorial, which transports visitors back in time with an in-depth look at World War I through life-sized exhibits,

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Gloucester getaway: Escape to sea life in Massachusetts

The lulling sound of gentle rolling waves hitting the shoreline. The scent of salt in the sea air. The visual treat of puffy white clouds skimming the horizon. It’s off-season

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Sharks, penguins and other wonders of Springfield

Who knew that visitors to this Missouri city could dive with the sharks in the middle of the Ozarks? Springfield is home to the headquarters for Bass Pro Shops and

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Cover to cover: Explore Iowa’s covered bridges — just like in the book and movie

“The Bridges of Madison County” was filmed 25 years ago in Winterset, Iowa. The town still welcomes movie buffs who pilgrimage to sit where Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) drank coffee

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All aboard for Avignon: Finding wine and history in France along the Rhône

With wind-tossed hair and skirt a-swirl, I was swept into the honeysuckle-scented hillside of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The extraordinary force of the mistral, a bold northwesterly wind that blows with abandon in

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Gone with the wind in Palm Springs

Chicago is widely known as the “windy city” but the California city of Palm Springs has been benefiting from its Santa Ana winds since 1982, when the first wind farm

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Relive the glory: Lake Placid hosts events for the 1980 Olympics’ 40th anniversary

Forty years ago next month, the Adirondack village of Lake Placid in upper New York State hosted the 13th Olympic Winter Games. The heroics of the U.S. men’s hockey team’s

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A pilgrimage to the birthplace of John Wayne

“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim,” is a famous John Wayne quote (Tom Doniphon in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” 1962). Winterset, Iowa, is a place for visitors to

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A day in Wheeling, West Virginia

Students moved into the brand-new Elm Grove Elementary School Feb. 1, 1907, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Over the years many children attended the school until 1991, when the last classes

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A chocolate adventure: Learn about cacao in Belize next month

Last February, I took a wonderful trip to Belize organized by Enna Grazier, of Enna Chocolate in Epping, New Hampshire, in which I had the opportunity to explore the fascinating

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Nip it in the bud: Get the Mayberry experience in Mount Airy, NC

Some of us grew up watching Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee and Opie on CBS. They were a part of the popular “The Andy Griffith Show,” a sitcom that aired from

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Get a new perspective in Ponce Inlet

Perched above a beautiful setting surrounded by water, palm trees and historic buildings, Ponce Inlet, Florida, offers travelers scenic views, science and more. Inlet visitors can climb 175 feet, up

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Visit sunny San Diego: Whether you dig history, the military or just the sun and surf, this Cali city is for you

With more than 70 miles of coastline for surfing and surf-watching, San Diego County, California, offers visitors a year-round paradise of sun and fun. San Diego is the second-largest city

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Hear and play instruments from around the world

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix turns up the volume on a one of a kind musical experience. With more than 7,000 instruments on display from around the world, MIM

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Sip & see: Enjoy unique wines and sights in Paso Robles

I’d read about it on social media, convinced it was an urban myth. But as I stood in front of it with a coveted gold token ready for insertion, I

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Discover DeKalb County, Georgia

If you are seeking a little “Southern comfort” this spring, DeKalb County, Georgia, offers plenty of it. Positioned on the eastern side of Atlanta, the county is home to unique

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A Dickens Christmas in Ohio

Looking for a place to enjoy a little spirit of Christmas? Look to Cambridge, Ohio, where visitors can take part in the unforgettable experience of the Dickens Victorian Village and

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City of lights: Enjoy Norfolk’s history, charm through the holiday season

Norfolk, Virginia’s skyline comes to life and lights up the night sky during the holiday season. A busy calendar of events is lined up, from glassblowing ornaments to pictures with

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St. Joseph: Where the west started to get wild

St. Joseph takes on the mantra of “where the west officially started getting wild,” and rightfully so, as this Missouri city is where the infamous Jesse James was murdered. However,

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Common pet travel myths

Megan Jander TailsandToys.com Tuesday Nov 26, 2019 at 11:29 AM Nov 26, 2019 at 11:29 AM There are many recommendations out there for pet-friendly travel, but not everything you hear is true. Elizabeth A. Schuette, managing director at The ARK

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Mindful eating

Make a plan to get through the holidays healthfully .embed-container .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d’oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled

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Winter fun around Denver

Standing one mile above sea level in the state of Colorado is the city of Denver, which offers views like no other.Denver and the surrounding cities are home to the

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Explore Mr. Rogers’ real Pa. neighborhoods

Western Pennsylvania was the neighborhood of Fred Rogers, beloved host of the long-running children’s television program “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” And visitors to the region can now explore several sites with