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Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
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Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
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50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
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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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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Mardi Gras: Top 9 Cities Not Named New Orleans to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Mar 3rd 2014 10:30 AM
Feb. 18, 2012 - Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S - Patrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their cost
AlamyPatrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their costumes during the 2012 Mardi Gras parade and festival at the Soulard District in St. Louis, Missouri.
It's Mardi Gras season -- time to blow some steam and overindulge before the Christian season of Lent begins. Think New Orleans is the only place to throw some beads? You need to get out a bit more.
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Teen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor on Carnival Cruise

by Fran Golden. Posted Apr 8th 2011 11:05 AM


A 19-year-old Mississippi man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor on the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation, during a four-night cruise to Mexico from Mobile, Alabama.
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Mobile Mardi Gras - Alabama's Secret Carnival

by Christopher Curley. Posted Jan 31st 2011 10:52 AM
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Okay, so Mobile Mardi Gras is no secret to the citizens of the state and maybe a few other nearby Southerners, but did you know that there's a Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile, Alabama? Better yet, did you know that the first Mardi Gras celebration in America was in Mobile, Alabama? Yes, it's not all about New Orleans: Mobile is where it all began.
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