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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is Most Beautiful Place in America

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Aug 18th 2011 12:30 PM

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a relatively unknown national treasure located on the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, earned the title of "Most Beautiful Place in America," according to Good Morning America.

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Drinks From Around The World That Really Aren't

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jul 31st 2011 09:00 AM

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Scotch and Russian vodka are not merely drinks in their respective homelands, they are the manifestations of tradition and deeply held beliefs. This is the appeal of the exotic drink – that it offers centuries of refinement and craftmanship and a window into a different culture.
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Destin-Nation Guatemala: Treating the Tropical Troubles

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jul 12th 2011 07:30 AM
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Forget Costa Rica. Guatemala's rough beauty and powerful history make it the desirable Central American destination for explorers with a philanthropic agenda.
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5 Tips for Viewing the Atlantis Shuttle Launch

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jul 6th 2011 02:36 PM
A million spectators are expected to flock to Cape Canaveral to watch the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, which is set to take off on Friday at 11:26 a.m. The highly publicized event will result in bumper-to-bumper traffic and overbooked hotels, forcing some unprepared travelers to go home without witnessing history.
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5 Amazing Castles To Visit In The United Kingdom

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jul 6th 2011 05:20 AM

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Hundreds of years ago and across the pond, an English man's home was his castle, literally. There were enough royals, bishops and conquerors in the United Kingdom once that the country is now dotted with lavish castle estates and expansive gardens. It's the stuff of fairy tales.
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Solar-Powered Plane To Make First Trans-Mediterranean Flight (VIDEO)

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jul 5th 2011 09:10 AM

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A team of Swiss engineers have announced their plan to fly the world's most advanced solar-powered airplane across the Mediterranean in 2012, then around the world in 2014.
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Airplanes Find Second Careers As Homes, Hotels (PHOTOS)

by Vilmarie Estrella. Posted Jun 29th 2011 07:30 AM

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In the eco-conscious era we're living in, nearly everything gets recycled, even airplanes. Old planes are no longer tossed aside like so many beer cans. The construction possibilities are too tantalizing and too numerous.
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