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California — Thanks mostly to the international glamour of Hollywood and the freewheeling reputation of San Francisco, even those who have never been to California have no trouble picturing the famously diverse state. Equally a source of wonder are the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, the towering redwood forests, the dramatic coastline of Big Sur, the sheer cliffs of Yosemite, and the desolate dunes of Death Valley.

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For everything from the natural and idyllic to the urbane and hedonistic, all packed into the Golden State.

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10 Weird Ice Cream Flavors and Where to Find Them

July 24, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

We may have missed National Ice Cream Day (it was on July 20), but National Ice Cream Month continues. Why not celebrate with a couple of scoops of something ... Read More »

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You Say Grenada, I Say Granada: 8 Pairs of Cities that Sound Alike, but Are Totally Different

July 21, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing ... Read More »

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Breathtaking U.S. Bike Rides for Summer

July 14, 2014 by Jill K. Robinson

There's no time like a warm summer to hop on your bike and see how far you can go. When you're exploring a new city, cycling is also a great way to cover more ... Read More »

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Slideshow: Fly Up, Up, and Away with these Hotel Hot Air Balloon Packages

July 10, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

The storied Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland is celebrating its 90th birthday with the launch ofan exclusive partnership with Virgin Balloon Flights to become the ... Read More »

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Slideshow: 6 Great Sculpture Parks in the U.S.

July 08, 2014 by Jill K. Robinson

It’s always a struggle for culture-enthusiasts in the summer: Go to the park and soak up the sun, or go to the museum for some arts. If that's an argument you ... Read More »

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