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Music, Family, & Friends: Celtic Colours on Cape Breton

Community: that’s a word which comes to mind when you think of Cape Breton.

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Traverse City Wine Country: Fall Colors and the Perfect Grapes


In summertime, the highlands of Michigan’s Traverse City region are thick with cherry trees, their branches bowed down with bright red fruit. But when autumn arrives, everyone’s attention turns to a different crop.

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Irish Pub Charms San Antonio River Walk Visitors

When visiting San Antonio’s famed River Walk, you’re more likely to hear a Mariachi band than the lyrics to “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” But if you have the luck of the Irish, you’ll soon discover Durty Nelly’s.

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The Perfect Fall Colors Weekend Getaway: Traverse City


Even though I am a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I’m still stunned by the gorgeous fall color extravaganza that nature puts on. Each year, we plan several getaways to fully explore the fall colors in Michigan.  The reflections of the oranges and reds on the calm, still lakes in Michigan are unsurpassed for the essence of fall beauty.


Frozen Frenzy


It seems the nation has been caught up in a Frozen frenzy. Frozen is the highest grossing animated film of all time, the songs are everywhere, and it has become difficult to speak the phrase “let it go,” without prompting a resounding chorus from all those nearby.

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Conservation and Education at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium


Each summer, countless visitors across the country enjoy taking their families to zoos and aquariums all across the United States. There’s something about watching wild animals that’s captivating. There’s a level of curiosity that entrances both children and adults as they view the animals in a habitat where they can get up close and personal and learn more about them.

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