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Cherry Blossom Festival: 5 Easy iPhone Photography Tips

by Jess Moss. Posted Apr 10th 2014 01:39 PM
Cherry Blossoms DC
Jess Moss
The Cherry Blossom Festival is on in Washington, DC, and after a long winter the white and pink flowers are blooming. The blossoms are expected to peak this weekend, and if you visit the Tidal Basin you'll see more cameras than at a Hollywood red carpet. But you don't need fancy equipment to capture memorable cherry blossom photos. Here are five tips for taking awesome cherry blossom pictures using only an iPhone.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 10th 2014 08:52 AM
Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA woman ties a message card for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier today.
The search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 continuing is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Searchers Confident They're Closing in on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 9th 2014 09:28 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean on April 9.
Searchers regaining contact with pings they believe are from Malaysia Flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Portland's Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown and Andy Murray's Cromlix: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 8th 2014 03:31 PM
Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown, Cromlix
Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown, Cromlix
Portland's Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown and Andy Murray's Cromlix in Scotland highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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Points of Interest: Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Centers on Pings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 8th 2014 09:00 AM
APTOPIX Philippines Plane
Associated PressA school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 April 8 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines.
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 focusing on pings is among today's points of interest.
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50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
Vine Street Pub
Vine Street Pub
A belated happy National Beer Day to you! While not an official holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While National Beer Day 2104 has passed, we recognize the eternal importance of being able to enjoy beer in a manner more dignified than reaching into your fridge and cracking open a Keystone Light tall boy (not judging -- we've all been there). So Aol Travel and our colleagues at MapQuest compiled this list of a special spots to drink a great local beer in each state (and Washington, DC because we have offices in the area and insight into where to drink nearby).
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Chris Brown Racks Up Air Miles, but Not Points, Flying Con Air

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 7th 2014 12:35 PM
People-Chris Brown
Associated Press
Chris Brown and his neck tattoos have been traveling the United States by airplane since Thursday. But unlike most road warriors, he's not picking up frequent flyer miles. (And, no, it's not because he's on Delta.)
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Searchers Detect Signals

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 7th 2014 09:31 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThis image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on April 7, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. An Australian official overseeing the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane said underwater sounds picked up by equipment on an Australian navy ship are consistent with transmissions from black box recorders on a plane.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 searchers detecting signals is among today's points of interest.
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New York City vs. Miami: The MapQuest Instabattle Winner Is...

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 4th 2014 01:40 PM
MapQuest Instabattle NYC Miami
A few weeks ago our friends at Mapquest hosted the first "Instabattle" to determine which is more popular: New York City or Miami. Two MapQuesters took to the New York streets and the Miami beaches to Instagram the scenes. Each city competed for likes and comments; whichever city got the most love on social media would be the winner.

Which city was the most popular? The results are in:
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Points of Interest: Black Box Sensors Dispatched in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 4th 2014 09:37 AM
APTOPIX China Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA woman with a relative onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370 rests near candles in a prayer room in Beijing, China, Fri., April 4.
Black box sensors being dispatched in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search is among today's points of interest.
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