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St. Augustine

Profile: St. Augustine, FL

Where to Retire, November/December 2017 Nearly 500 years ago, European settlers stepped onto what is now Florida’s northeastern coast and decided to stay. Those New World seekers set the stage for a flock of retirees today, who love the history, golf, restaurants and sunshine. The Gray-STONE CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS fortress keeps watch over Matanzas […]

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Crater Lake

How Xanterra National Park Lodges Are Saving Water

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Creative initiatives are reaping big benefits for this precious resource Whether in the desert of the Grand Canyon or the snow-rich region of Oregon’s Crater Lake, conserving water means being proactive. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the largest concessioner in the national parks, saves water with a number of creative initiatives. “Every […]

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Washington DC

Washington DC in 48 Hours

Bindu Trips Tour the White House and National Mall; sample hot jazz in Georgetown and best bites in Penn Quarter Washington, D.C., unfolds as a graceful mix of monuments, memorials, museums and neighborhoods. No other city has the White House, the Capitol, and the National Archives Museum. The scores of monuments and memorials pay official homage […]

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Lincoln Memorial

A kid-friendly goldmine, from pandas to paddleboats Best known for such historic national landmarks as the White House and the U.S. Capitol, Washington DC is a goldmine of kid-friendly charms. Families who visit the capital discover engaging exhibits at the 19, free Smithsonian facilities, the wide-open expanse of the National Mall; and outdoor activities from ice-skating to kayaking.To make the most of […]

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Off the Mall

Off the Mall: Washington, DC’s, Penn Quarter and Chinatown

Bindu Trips sports, spies, art, restaurants and bars There’s much more to Washington, D.C., than just the Mall and its museums and monuments.  Penn Quarter buzzes with day and night life. In this vibrant neighborhood sports lovers and  concert-goers head to the Capital One Arena, art admirers ogle the paintings and sculpture at the Smithsonian American […]

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Glacier Hidden Lake

Turning Food into Flowers and Cooking Oil into Fuel

Xanterra Parks & Resorts How Xanterra-managed national park lodges are reducing food waste and supporting sustainability By turning food into flowers and cooking oil into fuel, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the largest concessioner of national park lodges, performs conservation “magic.” The combined food waste diverted from landfills at five Xanterra-managed national park lodges in 2016 […]

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Boots that Dazzle

Bespoke Boots that Dazzle

Business Jet Traveler, August/September 2017 Pull on a pair of bespoke cowboy boots and the swagger comes naturally. Icons of America’s Old West, the boots, like the wranglers who once roped wild stallions, evoke a sense of rugged individualism. You select the leathers and personalize the design. After multiple measurements of your feet and calves, […]

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Richmond Fan District

Profile: Richmond, VA

Where to Retire, September/October 2017 This Southern city proves that ‘historic’ and ‘hip’ are not opposites. The Virginia capital played pivotal roles in America’s past, but also has an overflow of trendy restaurants and shops. CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS AND MUSEUMS draw many history buffs to Richmond, 105 miles south of Washington, DC. But like any […]

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8 Balmy Beach Locales

Where to Retire, July/August 2017 Retiree says: ‘I need the smell of the ocean’. Bill and Debby Keese can’t wait to get to the beach for their daily uplift. After Bill’s retirement in July, they will relocate across Texas from Austin to Galveston, heading 215 miles southeast – not stopping until they see the Gulf […]

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Best amusement parks and water parks

The Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Dentist’s Money Digest Discover the top theme parks and water parks in the U.S. TripAdvisor releases its Travelers’ Choice Awards for The World’s Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Winners include Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, both located in Orlando, FL. Continue below for’s Top 10. Amusement parks and water parks, […]

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