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Europe makes it so easy, even for the busy tourist, to take a meandering stroll through a public park.  Due to their central locations, the following parks are hardly an addition to a traveler’s checklist — indeed, they connect visitor points of interest so smoothly, you’ll think you planned to take that little break in [...]

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Welcome to the eighth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for the Americas. Here you’ll find North American, Central American and Caribbean travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
Speaking of the Caribbean, have you followed this horror story of the Triumph cruise gone awry?  Apparently the passengers couldn’t catch a [...]

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Every Monday, the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin opens its exhibition to the public for free.  Located on Unter den Linden, it’s nearly equidistant from Museuminsel or the Brandenburg Gate and is a quick hop from Gendarmenmarkt.  Plan 30 minutes to an hour to view the artwork and browse the gift shop in this relatively [...]

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It’s the first of the month (rabbit, rabbit), and you know what that means:  February’s calendar desktop is now ready for download.  Preview of the image at left.
If you’re not sure how to change your desktop wallpaper, follow the easy instructions in the For Your Desktop tab.
Enjoy!

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I love capitols – can’t get enough of their marble halls, gilded domes, dark wood paneling and hundreds of tiny desks (at least they always *look* tiny from the viewing gallery) with multicolored voting buttons.  They capture a regal era removed from our own with a permanence found rarely in modern architecture.
While in DC at the beginning of January, my destination [...]

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Wherever you are in the world today celebrating (EuroCheapo’s got the partial scoop on events in Europe) — Happy Obama Day to you!
Are you headed to the Mall, attending a Ball, or watching the events on your TV in the hall? Share the stories of your Inauguration Day experience in the comments.

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On Saturday, January 10, retailers, resorts and recreation programs across the United States will be sponsoring free introductions to the outdoor sports of cross-country skiing and snoeshoeing.
If it’s not too darn cold, Winter Trails 2009 is an excellent reason to get off your kiester and get moving!  Are you one of the millions of Americans who’ve resolved to shed [...]

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I’m sadly making my way back across the Atlantic today, but before I go, I wanted to share a picture from my brief visit to New York City.  This fair maiden guards the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, which I walked from top to bottom on New Year’s Day.

Have you already completed your first travels of [...]

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Happy New Year!  Back by popular demand, January’s calendar desktop is ready for download.  Reader Paul requested this snowy scene from my last Photo Friday post, and I’ll never let it be said that I don’t aim to please . . .  Preview of the image at left.
If you’re not sure how to change your desktop [...]

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The LDS has made it possible for travelers with a layover in Salt Lake City to visit their Temple complex downtown:  they offer a complimentary hourly shuttle service from the airport direct to Temple Square (and back!).
In the months of July and August, temple shuttles travel half-hourly from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with returns from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday [...]

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