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Kayaking U.S.A.: A Push for Possible Paddlers

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jul 13th 2011 08:00 AM
With summer in full swing, weekend warriors are looking for ways to get outdoors and beat the crowds – a difficult task for the earthbound, but no sweat at all for the more ambitiously amphibious.
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Destin-Nation Japan: Voluntourism After The Disaster

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jul 6th 2011 08:30 AM

Jun Termato/Flickr

After the earthquake triggered the tsunami and the tsunami sparked the nuclear meltdown, the world looked towards Japan - long an economic overachiever and regional powerhouse - with concern and wondered what could be done to help. Disconcertingly, the reality was that those without prior experience containing radiation weren't in the position to do very much good at all.
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July 4th Fireworks: 15 of the Biggest Shows in America Ranked (PHOTOS)

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jun 28th 2011 09:30 AM

chriscarder, flickr

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the biggest pyrotechnic celebrations across the U.S.
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Destin-Nation Taiwan: From Bubble Tea to Snake Venom

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jun 20th 2011 08:45 AM
Destin-Nation Taiwan: From Bubble Tea to Snake Venom

david_hwang, flickr

There are many reasons to visit Taiwan, not the least of which is its delectable and eccentric eats. The country offers a wide range of cuisines defined by the legacies of occupying forces and the ingenuity of local chefs.
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Destin-Nation Italy: Looking Beyond Pizza and Pasta

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jun 17th 2011 09:40 AM
Destin-Nation Italy: Looking Beyond Pizza and Pasta

pizzodesevo, flickr

Italian food is no mystery: Pizza and pasta are staples of everyday eating in many parts of the globe. But real Italian food varies greatly different from the ol' Sunday gravy Grandma used to make.
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Destin-Nation Singapore: The Ultimate Foodie Nation?

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jun 13th 2011 07:30 AM

Courtesy Leslie Tay

While Singapore may be widely known for its stringent laws, it has also long been revered for its cuisine - so much so, in fact, that a common greeting in the country is, "Have you eaten yet?"
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