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Get Royal on William and Kate's Anniversary at these 10 U.S. Palaces and Castles

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 28th 2014 11:41 AM
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Associated PressWhat are the odds Prince Harry remembered to buy his brother and sister-in-law an anniversary present?
Prince William and Kate Middleton's third wedding anniversary is Tuesday, April 29. Don't worry if you forgot to send the royal couple a gift though; they're all set (but probably appreciate your thought). If their anniversary has you dreaming of castles and courts, and wishing we had stateside options to visit, good news: the United States is home to one genuine royal palace as well as some worthy imitators.
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The All-American Road Trip to Break Your New Year's Resolutions

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 1st 2014 03:30 PM

You stuffed yourself with food over the holidays and now you're committing to eating and living better. In 2014 you will be healthy! Or will you?

Already sick of those resolutions? Feel free to break them. We have the perfect road designed for you to do just that. From the Spam Museum to all-American barbecue, there are plenty of places across the country where you can break down and defy your good intentions.
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Fourth of July Celebrations: Eight Quintessentially American Independence Festivities

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Jun 27th 2011 03:30 PM
Fourth of July Celebrations: Seven Quintessentially American Independence Festivities

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It may be the most American of celebrations, but the Fourth of July is not welcomed the same way by everyone. Sure, the mention of Independence Day conjures up images of smoking grills, flag waving kids, and stars and stripes, but the ways of celebrating the holiday are as diverse as the people who live from sea to shining sea.
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Time Warp Vacations

by Alison Lowenstein. Posted Mar 23rd 2011 06:00 PM
Want to take a trip in a time machine? At these vacations spots you won't have to step into Doc's DeLorean for a glimpse at how folks vacationed and lived throughout the centuries. Enjoy a weekend on a Victorian island where you'll travel by horse and buggy or head to a Turkish city with hotels housed in caves. Or spend the night in an original miner's cabin or a tent on a Civil War battlefield. So put the smartphone away and take a trip back in time.
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Tourists Go Home: What the Locals are Really Calling You

by Jen A. Miller. Posted Jan 13th 2011 12:30 PM
Tourists Go Home

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Travel is a good thing. It gets us away from our desks, pumps money into local economies and exposes us to new cultures and adventures. But for the locals of a particular area, tourists can be a nightmare. Would you want to live in a spot that's overcrowded with outsiders who don't always care what they leave in their path? So, locals have come up with names for whatever breed of tourists frequent their towns. If you hear any of these terms, realize that you might have overstayed your welcome.
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