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How to identify any blossom

How to identify any blossom

March 28, 2012 · ,

It doesn’t get much more beautiful than blossom season, and while cherry trees tend to get all the love this time of year, there are plenty of other arboreal displays to admire. The problem — for those of us who aren’t particularly savvy about these things — is figuring out exactly what kind of tree [...]

Travel tips for your destination wedding

Travel tips for your destination wedding

If you’re a bride planning a destination wedding, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suggests you plot your trip through airport security as carefully as you plan that trip down the aisle. That way, you’ll avoid wrinkles, both in the process — and in your dress. “Brides-to-be can definitely bring their wedding dress through a security [...]

How to avoid that cramped seat

How to avoid that cramped seat

March 14, 2012 · , , ,

There you are, stuck in the middle seat again. This time you ended up in the row that doesn’t recline. The guy in front of you has leaned his seat all the way back, pushing the top of your laptop down just far enough to make it impossible to watch a video. You turn to [...]

Step up to the world’s coolest staircases

Step up to the world’s coolest staircases

March 12, 2012 · ,

It looks like any old roller coaster with curves and heart-stopping loops. But instead of zooming by, those people are walking — on inclines fitted with steps. German architects pushed the staircase into new territory in 2011, creating Tiger & Turtle — Magic Mountain purely for enjoyment. While staircases are fundamentally a means to get [...]

Hike a national park without leaving home

Hike a national park without leaving home

March 11, 2012 · ,

No doubt you’re familiar with Street View, the Google Maps technology that lets you travel along city streets via your computer or smartphone screen. Now, for those looking to get off the pavement, there’s Trail View, a new program that lets you “walk” the trails of three national parks without taking a step. Created by [...]

12 tips from the world’s best cruisers

12 tips from the world’s best cruisers

It’s easy to get lost amid the amenities on a cruise ship. Knowing a few tips can make the journey even more enjoyable. 1. Choose your cabin wisely Choosing a cabin is all about location, location, location. Check the ship’s layout online before booking, and opt for a room with passenger floors above and below [...]

Five vine values in the Napa Valley

Five vine values in the Napa Valley

August 31, 2010 · ,

No doubt about it, the Napa Valley can be expensive. Hundred- dollar bottle of wine? They’ve got it. Thousand-a-night hotel suite? Right this way. But there are vine values to be found if you know where to look. Want to glide up a mountain by gondola? See avant-garde art in a garden setting? Sip sparkling [...]

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