Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

From Travel Pulse Travelers are making last-minute plans as they gear up for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. Flights and hotels to and in destinations located in the path of totality are booking up quickly. Rates are climbing as demand outpaces supply. Luckily, travAlliancemedia President and CEO Mark Murphy has some ideas […]

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Rapid City, South Dakota, is where the west begins. It is here, in the western part of what was once mostly empty Dakota Territory, where the Great Plains of the upper Midwest gradually give roll to the volcanic Black Hills, a place sacred to the American Indians for centuries, and thus a fitting place […]

Museum of the American Revolution offers balanced look at both sides of conflict

Museum of the American Revolution offers balanced look at both sides of conflict

ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s never as simple as us versus them. And even though America’s victory in her war of independence from Great Britain would eventually see her become the most powerful nation in the world’s history, the causes, factors and fallouts from that initial armed conflict are as complex as they are numerous. Thankfully, the new […]

France tour shows where American WWI heroes were made

France tour shows where American WWI heroes were made

VERDUN, France – What the Europeans called “The Great War” was not going well in the early spring of 1917. The generals on both sides were gambling with young lives like spendthrifts in a grim and grisly game of death across a network of trenches separated by 40 yards of desolation called “no man’s land.” […]

IHG joins 24-hour cancellation bandwagon

IHG joins 24-hour cancellation bandwagon

From Travel Pulse InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced this week that it will move to a standard 24-hour cancellation policy. The new policy will roll out in the coming weeks for a majority of the company’s portfolio, which includes brands like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, among others. “This new change will mean that the […]

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since everything is bigger in Texas, perhaps it’s little wonder Dallas residents call their hometown “the Big D.” The Lone Star State’s third-largest city by population has seen history both glorious and ignominious since John Neely Bryan hammered down stakes on a small plot of land along the Trinity River in 1841 in the […]

Where to swim, play and stay in Tulum, Mexico

Where to swim, play and stay in Tulum, Mexico

From Travel Pulse The internet is abuzz about Tulum, a tropical beach town just a two-hour drive from Cancun. And while what to pack, which luxury hotel properties are best for massages/facials and how to get to what was once allegedly Pablo Escobar’s vacation home are all, obviously, important topics, I’ve got some Tulum tips that are […]

Modena Italy: Churches, vinegar and famiglia dining

Modena Italy: Churches, vinegar and famiglia dining

Tourists visiting Modena will find all the charm of small-town Italy, where people leisurely walk along cobblestone streets in the early summer heat while enjoying gelato – fresh, rich and creamy, as it should be. As a base of regional travel through northern Italy, Modena (pronounced Mo-dah-nah) is located in the Emila Romagna province. Three […]

Dry Creek Valley wines of Sonoma County offer complex tastes for various meals

Dry Creek Valley wines of Sonoma County offer complex tastes for various meals

ANALYSIS/OPINION: California’s Sonoma County certainly doesn’t lack for wineries, and oenophiles are finding even more to love in the microclimate of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, where vintners are producing more and more complex vinos to add to the delicacy that is the Golden State’s grape-based golden harvest. But wine is nothing new to the Dry […]

What a find: Museum discovers lost wines almost as old as the country itself

What a find: Museum discovers lost wines almost as old as the country itself

UNION — A restoration project at Liberty Hall Museum’s wine cellar unearthed spirits 221 years old that had been shipped to the sleepy Elizabethtown cottage shortly after the American Revolution. During the six-month revamp, the museum discovered almost three cases of Madeira wine from 1796 and about 42 demijohns from the 1820s. Some of the […]

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