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Where Bourbon is bred
Bardstown, Kentucky is the self proclaimed Bourbon capital of the world. Come on down for a tour of the distillery or a visit to the Otto Getz Museum of Whiskey History. FMI - www.visitbardstown.com/tourism/
In recent years, there's been a definite resurgence in local inns in all 50 states. Here are some of the best. FMI - www.iloveinns.com/
Previewing the Shaw Festival
Tips for a romantic getaway
A trip somewhere special is always a chance for a couple to get together with Cupid to rekindle passion's flame. Here are some suggestions.
Living it up in a lighthouse
Nothing could be more romantic than spending a night or two in a lighthouse. Amenities range from gourmet meals to great views of migrating whales. FMI - www.lighthouse.cc
A visit to Monticello
Happy birthday, Thomas Jefferson. Join us on a visit to his 450-acre estate in southern Virginia, his essay in architecture, Monticello. FMI - www.monticello.org/
Walking with Jefferson in Paris
Five of Thomas Jefferson's happiest years were spent in
Travel income tax deductions
Lend an ear for some last-minute travel deduction tips. They'll help you avoid last-minute hassles next year.
Remembering Culloden Field
East of Inverness on Scotland's northeast coast, the Battle of Culloden took place. Today is the 263rd anniversary of that fateful day. FMI - www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Home/
Dallying in Danish manors
Visit Denmark's many manor homes. At least 80 of the stately estates are open to the public. Some accept overnight guests. FMI - www.visitdenmark.com/usa/en-us/menu/turist/oplevelser/attraktioner/slotteogherregaarde/theassociationofdanishcastlesandmanorhouses.htm
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Over the next two weekends, the mother of all music festivals offers a sizzling cornucopia of local feasts, 12 stages, and more than 400 acts. FMI -
Sweet travel dreams
Here are some nifty tricks to help you get a little shut eye when away from the familiar comforts of home.
The art of staying awake
Falling asleep is not the only problem travelers have. Here are some tricks to keep the sandman at bay.
Searching for Rome in Lincoln
The Roman Empire left a rich architectural heritage in the ancient English city of Lincoln. FMI - www.lincoln.gov.uk/index.asp
South Beach sojourn
The 3 miles at the southern tip of Miami Beach are known as So-Be. They’re a major magnet for the rich, the beautiful, and the curious. FMI – www.miamibeaches.com
Appreciating your fellow travelers
No matter how wonderful the scenery, it is almost always the people we meet that we remember the most from our travels. And that is as it should be.
This small country on the Iberian Peninsula has all the history, culture, and pleasurable diversions any sophisticated traveler could want, and with the reputation of being something of a European travel bargain. FMI – www.visitportugal.com
Tapping into the soul of Lisbon
The music of Fado is to Lisbon and what the Blues are to the Mississippi Delta. Whether or not you understand the words, the Fido can haunt you for the rest of your life. FMI – The Fado sung on this episode was performed by Theresa Silva Caralho.
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