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The Great Reno Balloon Race: September 11-13

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For visitors to Lake Tahoe and Reno , one of the year’s most uplifting events takes place up the road a little ways, but is worth the drive because it can truly make your spirit of adventure soar. And that’s not just a lot of hot air.

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David Abolafia

Rediscover the Great Outdoors in Lake Tahoe

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Given that it’s named for the giant body of water it borders, it’s not surprising that many of the top attractions in Lake Tahoe are of the outdoor variety. Blending superlative scenery with active adventures, there is much to do and see on the Nevada-California border. For example:

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David Abolafia

Kennebunk: A Place Where Artists Thrive

 

Maybe it’s something in the water or at the waterfront, maybe it’s the cold winters or maybe it’s the New England scenery.  Whatever the cause, Kennebunk, Maine, is a place that’s known for the artistic achievements of its present and former residents. Among those notables who have taken pen (or paint) to paper while calling Kennebunk home are:

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David Abolafia

An Authentic New England Experience in Kennebunk

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Visitors to Kennebunk and nearby Kennebunkport, Maine, quickly discover what New Englanders have known for ages: This coastal community is one of the most charming year-round travel destinations, with a rich history, scenic landscape and fascinating attractions that make it an ideal spot for a quintessential family vacation.

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David Abolafia

Discover the Music That Houston Made Famous

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While many cities have a music scene – and are heralded as the birth of a particular kind of “sound” – few can claim as diverse and eclectic a musical landscape as Houston. From country and pop to R&B and hip-hop, Houston has seen – and heard – it all.

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David Abolafia

Houston: A City of Possibilities

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No matter what you call it – be it “Space City,” “H-Town” or “Capital of the Sunbelt” – Houston is an exceptional destination. You can be a connoisseur of culture, a sports fan, a nature lover or an astronautic enthusiast, and you’ll find plenty to see and enjoy in “Clutch City.”

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David Abolafia

Hilton Head: An Amazing Island Adventure

Hilton Head, South Carolina, lighthouse at twilight.

The eco-friendly community of Hilton Head is a paradise nestled along the South Carolina coast. There is so much to see and do, no matter whether you’re dropping in for an extended family vacation or making the jaunt for a quick romantic getaway.

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David Abolafia

OktOBERfest in Gatlinburg: September 25 to November 2

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Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating OktOBERfest with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun. This beloved event is now in its sixth year, and celebrates some of the time-honored traditions of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. There are plenty of activities and lots of fun to be had by visitors of all ages.

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David Abolafia

Gatlinburg: A Hot Time in the Smoky Mountains

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a dynamite vacation destination for nature lovers, resting on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is home to the state’s only ski resort, and is filled with numerous specialty shops, most of which are designed with a rustic, mountain theme. But for travelers making the trek to Gatlinburg, these attractions are just the beginning.

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