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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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, The Broadway Columbia (MO) and Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 31st 2014 04:27 PM
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, The Broadway Columbia (MO) and Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George: highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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13 Things Every Florida Traveler Should Know (as Learned From Carl Hiaasen's Novels)

by Michael Yessis. Posted Mar 28th 2014 01:30 PM
Clearwater Beach, FL
In Clearwater, Florida, even the birds know to always park in the shade. Photo: Getty.

For your Florida spring break, we're happy to share the best places to play with dolphins, or just where to relax with a Bloody Mary in hand. Check out our spring break crawls in Miami, Orlando, Key West and the Fort Myers area.

For additional insight for travelers to the Sunshine State, though, we defer to Carl Hiaasen. In 13 novels and more than 35 years as a journalist with the Miami Herald, Hiaasen has critiqued, chronicled and defended the sometimes strange and always intriguing culture of Florida.

Here are 13 things about Florida every traveler should know, as mined from some of his novels. Note: Some words below are not safe for work. Bold type has been added to the text for emphasis.
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Points of Interest: The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Debris Yields a Lead

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 26th 2014 09:12 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated Press
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 debris yielding a lead is among today's points of interest.
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Fish Tank Bursts in Downtown Disney Restaurant: Watch

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 12:52 PM
Fish tank burst video from Disney World's Downtown Disney's T-Rex Cafe
YouTube/Chase
T-Rex Cafe is in Orlando's Downtown Disney. But last night, diners would be excused for thinking they were at SeaWorld -- albeit a really crappy, downmarket version of the marine-life theme park -- after the restaurant's fish tank burst.
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