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Episodes for September 2009
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A selection of superb spas
Whether for an hour or a week, a visit to a health spa has a way of changing one's outlook on life. It's a vacation with staying power.
The center of the local civic activity, county seats come in all sizes. Their courthouses are a particular point of interest to many travelers. We take a Labor Day look.
Cruising through the heart of
When it opened a decade ago, the Main-Danube Canal was the first continuous water link between many of Europe's most important cities; Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Budapest. It still is.
Jousting in Foligno
On two Sundays every September, the citizens of this charming Italizan town put on the joust of the Quintain. Ten fully clad, armored knights try to snatch rings from a pivoting statue, while riding atop charging horses. It's a sight to be seen. FMI - www.quintana.cn/
What's for breakfast?
An American breakfast has many interpretations around the world, as do other variations of the morning's first meal.
A portrait of
Now a cobblestoned hive of smart boutiques, craft stalls, and cafés,
Serving ice water in Hell
Wall Drug is a famous attraction right outside the Badlands of South Dakota, but its reputation has spread far and wide. Its owners got their start during the Depression offering free ice water to weary travelers. They still do. FMI – www.walldrug.com
Star watching in Socorro
On the barren plains of Western New Mexico, the VLA make up the most versatile, far-reaching radio telescope on earth. Stop by to learn a thing or two about our universe. FMI – www.nrao.edu/
This tiny island in the South Pacific offers isolation at its very best, and at one time, its very worst. FMI - www.norfolk.gov.nf/
A visit to Arkhipova Street
Tomorrow evening, Jews around the world will gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. In this venerable Moscow synagogue, the holiday even has more meaning.
Denmark's capital may be expensive, but here are several ways to pinch a penny, or a krone. FMI – www.visitdenmark.com
Breaking the rules in
The capital of
Sailing, Norway's Hurtigruten
The mail ships of Norway are an authentic and relatively comfortable way to explore its magnificent and rugged coastline. Now they even offer a degree of comfort and commodity. FMI – www.hurtigruten.com
Going native in
Del Hall runs the Nature Awareness School in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. He helps folks get back to the basics and leads them to find a communion with Mother Nature. FMI www.natureawarenessschool.com/
Going brushless on the road
What do you do when you can't brush your teeth? Here are several smart ideas to keep your breath and smile at their best in a pinch.
Passing time in Petra
Nabiteah was once a powerful kingdom in the Middle East. Covered by sand for more than one thousand years, its capital city, Petra, has been excavated and revealed many secrets.
There's something magical about unearthing artifacts from the plain of Meggido, where biblical prophecies predict the last great battle between good and evil will be fought.
Balloons over Albuquerque
The nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which starts this Saturday is certainly an uplifting experience for all concerned. FMI www.balloonfiesta.com/
In convents and monasteries
For affordable lodging and plenty of serenity, try any of more than 1000 monasteries, confidence, and religious and retreats around the US.
Telling tales in
You can sit yourself down and have a listen to some terrific storytellers spin their tales at the National Storytelling Festival in this charming Tennessee town. FMI - www.storytellingfestival.net/
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