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Post graduate travel
Globetrotting is an important part of any education. Travel always broadens one's perspectives and fosters global consciousness. By all means encourage your new grads to get out and see the world for themselves.
Heli-hiking in the Selkirks
You can see the sights or ski high in the Selkirk Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada, where a helicopter now takes hikers in summer and skiers in winter to enjoy the peak experience. FMI – www.canadianmountainholidays.com/heli-hiking
Traveling with allergies
From hay fever to food allergies, traveling can pose a bit of challenge. But with a little planning, and a lot of vigilance, you can still have a great trip. FMI - www.aaaai.org/
The Palio de Siena
This pell-mell horserace around the Piazza Del Campo in this charming Tuscan city has been held every July 2 for more than 300 years. Tickets are nearly impossible to get, but we’ll take you there. FMI - www.paliosiena.com
This weekend marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg. Come to this national military Park in Mississippi for a bit of Civil War history. FMI - www.nps.gov/vick
Vacationing in the nude
Happy Nude Recreation Week! Some zealots claim folks can only truly relax after they lose their clothing compulsive anxieties. Nudism is really taking off. FMI – www.aanr.com
Seven wild beaches
Here's a quick trip to seven excessively, relatively people free US beaches where you can beat the heat and still get away from the maddening crowds.
Toasting mellow marshes
Barrier islands and salt marshes go together. These important ecosystems can be beautiful and fascinating places to behold the mysteries of life.
The beautiful and wild islands along Georgia's Atlantic coast are known as the Golden Sea Islands. Here's why.
Fight or flight
Don't let the idiosyncrasies and annoyances of air travel take their toll on your health. Forgoing the fight is a big part of enjoying the flight.
Situated on the edge of Vermont's Green Mountains, this 45-acre estate includes 37 exhibition buildings and more than 80,000 artifacts of New England Americana. FMI – www.shelburnemuseum.org.
Riding the roller coaster wave
Despite their ups and downs, the future of roller coasters, newfangled and traditional, has never been brighter.
Water parks make a big splash
Here's a sprinkling of water parks from sea to shining sea. They are thrilling, though not particularly inexpensive way to beat the summer's heat.
Snorkeling with beluga whales
At the wide mouth of Canada's Hudson Bay, you can frolic with white, beluga whales. FMI - www.seanorthtours.com,www.lazybearlodge.com, www.churchillnaturetours.com www.frontiersnorth.com or www.greatcanadiantravel.com,
French caves for rent
Rent a simple cave with rough chiseled, whitewashed walls and terra-cotta floors in the charming French village of Troo. FMI - www.troovillage.com
New Jersey’s High Point
High Point State Park on the top of Kitatinny Mountain in New Jersey’s Garden State offers great hiking, scenic drives, and a beautiful 360° panorama. FMI - www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html
Making out with Madrid
Madrid is a magical capital city that makes its own hours and pursues its own pleasures. FMI – www.spain.info
Lava Beds National Monument
In California's northeast corner lies an immense subterranean lattice of lava tubes. Many have been developed for public access, or you can find a few to explore on your own. FMI - www.nps.gov/labe/
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Shedding light on jet lag
Many cures exist for jet lagged travelers, but light therapy may be the most high-tech of them all.
From Edinburgh to Glasgow, join us for a week in the beautiful nation of Scotland. FMI – www.visitscotland.com
At home in the Trossachs
The Trossachs is an area of humpback mountains and loch-filled glens in Scotland's heartland. Colorful culture, superb golfing, great fishing and wonderful walking abound. FMI – www.homeatfirst.com
The roots of Andrew Carnegie
Born in the town of Dunfermline in Scotland, this world-famous steel magnate and philanthropist certainly left his mark on his hometown. FMI – www.dunfermline.info
Carnegie's Scottish castle
In 1898, industrialist Andrew Carnegie bought a beautiful estate in northern Scotland. The great house and its remaining 7500 acres on the shore of Dornach Firth are now an upscale retreat and spa. FMI – www.carnegieclub.co.uk/
With a magnificent castle dominating its skyline, Edinburgh, Scotland means festival fun in August. Welcome to an entire month filled with cultural activities, high and low. FMI – www.eif.co.uk, www.edfringe.com, www.edfilmfest.org.uk
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