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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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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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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Points of Interest: Marvin Gaye's Passport Found at Garage Sale, Celebrate World Nutella Day

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 5th 2014 10:03 AM
Celebrating World Nutella Day, Marvin Gaye's 1964 passport found at a garage sale and walking through Midwestern sea caves are among today's point of interest.
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7 Remote Spots to Completely Escape the Holiday Madness

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 17th 2013 01:31 PM
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You just can't bear the idea of another stressful holiday season, with out-of-town in-laws overstaying their welcome and ugly sweater parties. So what's your best option? Cut out of town and escape civilization entirely.

Nothing's better for avoiding this time of year than holing up in the middle of nowhere where you can't be reached. So look no further than these seven spots.
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9 Places to Enjoy the Snow While Barely Clothed -- or Even Naked

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 9th 2013 12:05 PM
Couple relaxing in hot tub, rubber ducks in foreground
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Instead of complaining about the cold of winter, why not embrace it?

If you've ever spent a winter afternoon sitting in a geothermal hot spring, or run into the snow after a hot sauna, you know all about the wonders of pairing cold and hot. Just like jumping into a cold stream on a hot summer's day is glorious, so too is sitting in a hot spring and watching the snow fall.

Here's a round up of nine beautiful spots where you can do just that, enjoying winter in only your swimsuit, and at a few of them, nothing at all. (If you're the type who wants to , check out .)
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