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Netherlands packs a lot in a small package

World-class museums stand shoulder-to-shoulder with flower markets festooned by rainbows of color. People crowded into cafés and pubs chat, sip coffee and other beverages and watch the passing traffic.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park Reserve

Exploring our country’s smaller national parks

Hear the words “national park,” and you’re likely to picture soaring landscapes and vast vistas.

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Ostrava: Where puppets, pints, people co-exist

It wasn’t until I was marinating in a beer barrel in Ostrava, Czech Republic that I really got to experience a good beer up close and personal.

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Maracas

Cancun: Experience offbeat sensory encounter

When I was first blindfolded, I felt disoriented, out of control, with the added annoying question lurking in the back of my head: I am a travel writer, how am I supposed to take notes?

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Key West: Hidden corners, enticing attractions

There’s much to be said for traveling to Key West, Florida, in winter. It’s fun and funky, and the sun casts its warming glow on lotion-slathered bodies. However, my recent visit to the Sunshine State had a different goal. I wished to check the claim that other islands in the chain boast hidden corners and […]

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George Washington

Colonial Williamsburg, a step back in time

As the pounding of the sheriff’s wooden staff calls the court to order, James Hubbard prepares to defend his client, an orphan’s guardian who stands accused of squandering his charge’s estate.

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