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Archive for March, 2010

The Last of the Mohicans

By Linda Tancs

The last of the Mohicans settled in the Berkshires in the 1600s.  See the nature, hear the harmony and experience the culture of today’s Berkshires.  The Mohicans knew a good thing when they saw it.  Visit Travelrific ® Radio for more information.

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Great Deal for Rum Runners

By Linda Tancs

Smooth and white with a hint of coconut.  No, this isn’t just another garden variety Caribbean beach.  It’s the Malibu rum distillery at Cockspur Beach Club at  Barbados’ Brighton Beach.  If the spirits move you, then now is the time to catch a great deal from JFK to Bridgetown with new service from JetBlue.  For less than $500 per person, you can spend 4 nights in the quiet, adults-only Divi Heritage Beach Resort with private verandas overlooking exclusive St. James Beach.  Welcome to Fantasy Island.

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A Capitol Idea

By Linda Tancs

Have you visited Washington, D.C.  lately?  Our nation’s Capitol building has a new visitor center, featuring a 13-minute film about Congress and the construction of their architecturally distinctive place of business.   On Wednesdays at noon, historians and educators give free chats about the building.  To date, over 2.3 million visitors have graced the visitor’s entrance since the opening of the new center.  That’s twice as many tourists as they’d seen in the year prior to the opening of the new digs.  If you build it, they will come, the saying goes.  Indeed they have.

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Seeing Pink in Sedona

By Linda Tancs

Some may think that red and pink clash (in the sartorial sense), but in the rugged terrain of Sedona, Arizona, they’re perfect together.  Pink Jeep, as the name implies, is a cadre of pink-colored jeeps scouring the red rocks and gaping canyons of Sedona, north of Scottsdale and Phoenix.  The popular, off-roading tour company offers something for everyone:  a descent down the “Road of No Return” for thrill seekers, an archeological expedition to the cliff art at the 700-year-old Sinaguan cliff dwelling for intellectuals, and a view of lowland desert and Ponderosa pine forests atop the Mogollon Rim for shutterbugs.  Sedona sure looks pretty in pink.

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Getting Back Into Dodge

By Linda Tancs

The Old West town of Dodge City, Kansas inevitably evokes images of saloons and shootouts.  The violent history underlying the early settlement of  Boot Hill, in particular, can be imagined while strolling through the old cemetery and its memorials to cowboys both known and unknown.  Given its legendary past, it’s easy to understand why the denizens of the day would be eager to get out of Dodge.  Today all that gore gives way to gaming with Boot Hill’s casino and resort, the first state-owned and operated gambling hall in Kansas. Phase 1 of the project now offers 580 slot machines and thirteen table games including such standards as blackjack, craps, roulette and poker.  Phase 2 of the resort, slated for a December 2011 opening, will feature a hotel, day spa, two more restaurants and lounges, and more game space to lose–er, donate–your cash.  A veritable hodgepodge to get you back into Dodge.

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The Beauty of Late Ice

By Linda Tancs

Anglers in training take note:  if ice fishing seems out of sync with winter’s transition to spring, then you’ll be missing out on some great catch, especially around Oconomowoc, Wisconsin’s lake district.  Don’t worry about sledding into thin ice at the river’s heartland to jig for bluegill.  Life is returning to the shallows, and so are the fish.  That means you should, too.

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200 Years of Beer

By Linda Tancs

Munich’s Oktoberfest is celebrating 200 years in 2010.  So what better way to mark the occasion than to extend the party one more day.  This year’s festivities will allow you to visit the Wiesn and imbibe the weizen until 4 October instead of 3 October.  Better reserve your tent space early.  The extra “anniversary day” is likely to bring out even more crowds.

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