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Toasty Coffee Shops in 5 Unusual Wintry Ski Towns

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While we love our Michigan winters, there are so many wonderful places to play in the outdoors, all around the world. Here, we’ve discovered some unusual ski towns – and some mighty fine coffee, to go with. Take a look…

Yes, She Doth Still 'Rain' Over Us! Celebrating Australia Day in Sydney

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On a drizzling day, when a distant British Queen sanctioned a Phillipant Australian Prime Minister’s “Captain’s Call,” turning a Pommy (Aussie slang for English) Duke (Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s husband) into Knight, we celebrated Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, afloat on a boat.

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Hit The Road to Antigua

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You’ve safely arrived in Guatemala, you’ve rented a car, and you’re looking for your first stop on the road trip of a lifetime.

Pssst...Great Sydney Harbour Views...Cheap, Too!

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In colonial times, the military usually took the best spots of settlement, you know, security and all that, although Governors and their ilk generally didn’t fare too badly, either. On the tops of hills where in the days before planes, you could see the enemy coming, by ship, foot or horse, there were often forts with tunnels to gun-ports.

Do Do - Doo, Run, Run: Sydney's Dog Friendly Beach

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Australians generally love three things: their food, their beaches … and their dogs.

Holman Ranch: An Angle of Absolute Repose

Wallace Stegner wrote a vivid novel with an equally compelling title: Angle of Repose. That title came to mind when I visited historic Holman Ranch, the 400-acre property in Carmel Valley, California. The ranch grounds themselves are in a lovely little valley of their own, sitting in an agreeable angle of repose among the oak-studded hills.

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