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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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8 Destinations to Enjoy Tacky Christmas Decorations

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 16th 2013 04:30 PM
Ugly sweaters are back with a vengeance, so why not extend the theme to your travel and take a tacky Christmas decoration road trip? From bad ornament stores to neighborhoods with totally overdone lighting displays, nothing says happy holidays like bad taste. So grab an inflatable Santa as your co-pilot, hop in the car and go.
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Virginia Driver Racks up $200,000 in Unpaid Road Tolls and Fines

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 22nd 2013 01:37 PM
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Three years ago, Jason Bourcier blew through the booths on the Dulles Toll Road on his commute from Reston, Virginia to Washington, DC where he was looking for work, Reston Patch reports. Bourcier claimed a friend told him the booths were unmanned after 11:30 p.m., and that he could use the road without paying.

In a related story, the Virginia Department of Transportation took Bourcier to court this week, seeking more than $200,000 in unpaid tolls, fines and fees. A settlement was reached, but it'll leave the 33-year-old Bourcier making monthly payments into his eighties.
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Points of Interest: Essential Hotels, and an Xbox One Hotel

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 12th 2013 09:56 AM
Essential hotels in major U.S. cities, an Xbox One hotel and squatting for free rides on Moscow's subway are today's points of interest:
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7 Veterans Day Celebrations Around the United States

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 8th 2013 07:45 AM
Veterans Day was first recognized in 1919 to commemorate the conclusion of World War I, then called The Great War. Originally named Armistice Day, it was held on Nov. 11, the day fighting on the Western Front ceased.

Here are seven especially noteworthy Veterans Day celebrations across the United States. If none of these celebrations are convenient, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a more detailed listing.
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