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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Philadelphia Spring Break Crawl: Flower Show, Cheap Eats and More

by Natalie Pompilio. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Water Works crab cakes Philadelphia
Learn about water at Water Works, then dine at the restaurant next door, which overlooks the Schuylkill River. Photo: Water Works

Philadelphia may not have a proper beach but it's a great place to celebrate spring. Take in all the history you can handle, then enjoy one of these local favorites.
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5 U.S. Cities Pope Francis Should Visit

by Graham Shelby. Posted Feb 27th 2014 11:44 AM
Vatican, Rome, Italy. 19th February 2014. General Audience of 19 February 2014 - Pope Francis drinks the mate offered by a pilgr
The pope is coming.

That's the word, anyway. There's no official confirmation (otherwise it'd be The Word), but recent reports have stated that Pope Francis may be planning his first papal visit to the United States. He'll likely attend the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 with a possible stop in New York to address the United Nations.

Here's hoping the pontiff takes the opportunity to see a little more of the country during his visit. These five cities are good fits.
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3 New Hotel Openings: San Diego's Pier South Resort, Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, Croatia's Marina Botel

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 22nd 2014 11:10 AM
Pier South Resort
San Diego's Pier South Resort, the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard and Croatia's Marina Botel highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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8 Thanksgiving Parades, Ranked

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 28th 2013 08:47 AM
Thanskgiving parade on Broadway, New York, with balloon with animal shapes, illustration by Damblans from french paper 'Le Peler
In terms of Thanksgiving traditions, taking in a parade is right up there with eating turkey, watching football and grimacing as a distant relative drinks too much and drops an off-color joke in front of the kids table.

Here are America's top eight Thanksgiving parades, ranked.
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