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Travel Articles by David Bear
Versions of these articles and columns have appeared in newspapers around the county. Please enjoy them for your own use, but if you want to reproduce or publish them in any form, please let us know first by emailing us

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Out on the edge of The Ledge

10-04-2009

Chicago's tallest building gets a new attraction and a new name


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Naming Mount Obama - An Antiguan Adoration

08-23-2009

It is always a notable event when a politician from one nation is moved to confer such a tangible honor on a living politician from another country. Special slideshow from this event.


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Antigua, Barbuda brim with enchantment

08-23-2009

The beach is only the beginning.


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Hon. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda-

08-18-2009

DEDICATION MOUNT OBAMA MONUMENT - AUGUST 4TH 2009
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Remarks by D. Brent Hardt, Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

08-18-2009

Dedication of Mount Obama, Antigua - Aug 4, 2009
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Monique Barbut, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

08-18-2009

Renaming Ceremony/dedication of Mount Obama National Park/Monument, Antigua and Barbuda - August 4, 2009
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The Empire State Building: icon and observatory

06-28-2009

The Empire State Building is again Manhattan's high point


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Visiting New York's High Line

06-28-2009

The Big Apple's newest vantage point is arguably the nation's most ambitious rails-to-trails project.


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Award-winners

06-08-2009

Award-winning travel articles by David Bear 
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Casual Anguilla harbors miles of superb beaches

06-03-2009

FLASH - Selected by The Caribbean Tourism Organization as the “Best Newspaper Feature" and "Best of Show"


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A tribute to an intrepid traveler, my mother.

05-05-2009

This is a cyber-memorial to my mother Pauline Kaiser, who departed on her final itinerary April 26, 2009. This file contains her obituary, a newspaper column I wrote for Mother Day 2006, and a short biography by her granddaughter, Tori Kaiser. We all wish her a Bon Voyage.
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Appreciating the Pacific beaches where el Nino and la Nina come to shore

04-05-2009

Situated on the southwest coast of the Baja Peninsula near the Tropic of Cancer, the town of Todos Santos boasts half a dozen magnificently wild beaches. 


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How dangerous is Mexico?

04-05-2009

An epidemic of narco-crime and violence in Mexico is making big headlines and caused the State Department to issue recent traveler alerts
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What the TSA wants travelers to know

12-01-2008

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Duh.
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Flying to Florida to become much harder in new year

11-02-2008

If you anticipate attending Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa on Feb. 1, you'd better make your flight reservations now.
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Young men who went west

10-26-2008

From sea to shining sea and many miles of amber waving grain in between, that's how two Pittsburgh men saw the United States last summer
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Web site informs foreigners about U.S.

10-12-2008

Considering the potential, relatively little attention is directed to informing foreign travelers about what we have to offer.
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Take a drive, then cruise

09-22-2008

Here's how cruise-loving travelers can avoid the stresses of flying to their departure
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Sky-high stress

09-07-2008

Are new rigors of air travel taking a medical toll?
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Book Review - 'Ghost Train to the Eastern Star,' by Paul Theroux

08-17-2008

A long-ago journey revisited: prickly Paul Theroux mellows as he retraces classic train trip
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Flowers and a lot more in the land of the midnight sun

08-10-2008

The botanical garden was the biggest surprise. Who expects to find a four-acre profusion of vivid natural color more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle?
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The progress of Pilgrims

07-20-2008

Pittsburghers Matt Stroud and Bill McNelis are bicycling across the country this summer. Call it an interactive journey.
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Places where we're welcomed

07-13-2008

Anyone still thinking about planning a trip abroad may be interested in research released recently by the Pew Research Center, which compared the list of the countries we most like to visit with one that shows countries whose populations express favorable opinions of us.
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Quebec City celebrates its festive 400th

06-29-2008

One wonders what Samuel de Champlain might have thought about "Espace 400," the multimedia fair where this charming city's 400th anniversary is being celebrated. INCLUDES SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE
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Checked bag fees add to hassle of flying

06-22-2008

Prospects to alleviate the coming gridlock are few.
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