365 Days: Sarasota, FL

Of course, Sarasota has beautiful Florida beaches. But, where else can travelers take an authentic Circus Arts Class with Sailor Circus? Walk the high wire, take a flying trapeze lesson or learn the "ropes" of aerial skills at the Ringling Estate, home of John Ringling, the circus magnate of The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, dubbed "The Greatest Show On Earth" by the master showman more than a century ago. 

Posted on Jul 09, 2015

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365 Days: Glacier National Park, MT

Straddling the border, a "two-nation vacation" is a highlight in Glacier National Park, a crown jewel of the North American continent is set in a rugged section of the northern Rockies, where Montana's Glacier National Park joins Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, a World Heritage Site and international peace park. It's all about Mother Nature's awesome show on Going-to-the-Sun Road, a spectacular 52-mile highway crossing the Continental Divide.

Posted on Jul 08, 2015

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365 Days: Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Nine million-plus people per year couldn't be wrong. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the No.1 most-visited park in the USA...by more than double the numbers of No.2, the Grand Canyon. Is it Appalachian hospitality, natural scenic beauty, country music or the local Ole Smoky Moonshine? Local experts will help create a Great Smoky Mountain itinerary to feature all four, and more. 

Posted on Jul 07, 2015

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365 Days: Stowe, VT

Travelers take to the 11-mile Green Mountains Byway from Waterbury to Stowe with a stop at Ben & Jerry's Factory for ice cream, followed by cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Finish with cheese and chocolate at the Chabot Annex and don't forget pure maple syrup that generations of Vermonters have tapped from trees into buckets hung out each spring. Last stop is Gold Brook Bridge, a historic covered bridge know as "Emily's Bridge," named after the ghost of a jilted bride.

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

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365 Days: Quad Cities, IL/IA

Visitors can tour a working cattle or dairy farm in the heart of America's agricultural Midwest before sitting down to enjoy a traditional barbeque dinner at the farmhouse. Or tour a river gulf grain barge facility and witness the process from harvest to barge, as well as the lock and dam system on the mighty Mississippi River that makes transport possible all the way to New Orleans.

Posted on Jul 03, 2015

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365 Days: Virginia by Rail

From just outside of Washington, D.C., 180 miles by rail connects Old Town Manassas to Fredericksburg to Richmond to Norfolk along Virginia's coastline. It's a diverse journey through a slice of Americana beginning at Old Manassas, where Occoquan is a historic riverfront town and Civil War monuments are poignant. In Richmond, tour the Confederacy's former capital building and take a break from history with a brewery tour. And in Norfolk, step aboard Battleship USS, Wisconsin before heading to Doumar's, creator of the world's first ice cream cone.  

Posted on Jul 02, 2015

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365 Days: Alexandria, VA

Monumental fun in George Washington's hometown means grabbing a bite and a pint at Gadsby's Tavern, just like the nation's first president did. Boats from the Old Town to National Mall combine excursion, sightseeing and easy transport to the heart of Washington, D.C. Wrap up a program of presidential proportion at Washington's beloved Mt. Vernon, the most visited estate in America. 

Posted on Jul 01, 2015

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