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The Home Of The King

Nestled in 14 acres of secluded Tennessee grounds, the Memphis Graceland Mansion was bought by The King of Rock ‘n Roll when he was just 22 and remained his home for the rest of his life. A tour of the estate, which offers in-depth insight into his life, attracts around half a million Elvis Presley …

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Santa Monica Sea, Surf & Sand

While cruising down the palm fringed Beverley Hills Drive in a flashy cabriolet may spring to mind when one thinks of getting around Greater Los Angeles, the area is less well known for its extensive and efficient public transport system, which is an inexpensive way for a tourist to explore the area. Skipping the notorious …

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Five Foods To Try In New Orleans

The city of New Orleans in Louisiana is famous not only as the birthplace of jazz but as the home of Cajun and Creole cuisine, whose unique flavors are built on traditions stretching from Paris to Port au Prince and from Cadiz to the Congo. With over 1 400 restaurants in the city, and dozens …

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Capital of Spring

While Japan springs to mind when one thinks of cherry blossoms and one can never sever the association between tulips and The Netherlands, there is a much closer to home destination that holds its own as an international flower viewing destination… Washington D.C., whose wintery landscapes transform into a sea of pink and white blossoms …

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Uncovering Secrets Of Espionage

Not only is Washington the seat of US government but it is also the home to the FBI and CIA. When visiting the “Capital of Espionage” we highly recommend that you set aside some time to visit the International Spy Museum, which pulls back the curtain on the world of secrets. The museum was expanded …

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If You Like Pina Coladas…

If you like Pina Coladas, the vibrant Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, where the famous cocktail was invented, is the place for you. As a US Territory is also easy to visit, as passports are not required for US citizens. The Pina Colada is believed to have been born in the mid 1900s in the …

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Escaping LA On A Harley

After a week of intense client meetings in Los Angeles I needed a break from both work and the rat race. Wanting to feel the wind in my hair and see the countryside outside The Big Orange, I made a plan to explore by bike – but not just any bike – it had to …

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The Ideal Place For Flight

Dressed in coats and ties to add a touch of ceremony to an event that they hoped would change the world, Orville Wright released the restraining wire, allowing the aircraft to move down the rails, while Wilbur steadied the wings. The winter weather had firmly set in on December 17, 1903, and the Wright Brothers …

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Four Yellowstone Favorites

Open4Fun’s director, Bevon Versveld, shares a handful of his favorite attractions in Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful Geyser  Old faithful was named after the predictability of its eruptions. The famous geyser erupts up 20 times a day,  shooting up to 8400 gallons 140 feet into the air. As the eruptions can be predicted with a …

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Snorkeling in Cozumel

We arrived in Cozumel the way most tourists do – on a cruise ship – as the Caribbean island, located off the eastern shore of Mexico, is a popular stopover for cruise ships. Once the liner had docked we eagerly disembark and stretch out our sea legs. Since it’s lunch time we head straight to …

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