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      Western Connecticut -
      It may seem as though this cold, snowy winter will never end, but take heart. The plumes of smoke and sweet scents of maple syrup in the making are the first hopeful signs that spring is on the way. In Western Connecticut, where sugar maple trees are abundant, visitors are invited to see the fascinating process from taps to tastes...
      Published on 08-05-2011 11:12 AM

      Nashville, Tennessee - Budget Travel recently ranked Great Smoky Mountains National Park among the Top 13 best places in the United States for wildlife viewing. The forest-filled national park is cited as the best place in the U.S. to view black bears. ...
      Published on 07-28-2011 11:36 AM
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      Dandridge, Tennessee - The 5th Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival is an old-time Main Street music festival, held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in historic downtown Dandridge, Tennessee. On the shores of Loch (Lake) Douglas and in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the Festival honors the Town’s earliest settlers in 1783. Admission is free and all entertainment is provided free of charge, courtesy of generous sponsors and patrons. Dandridge’s Main Street is closed to vehicles and lined with vendors and Clan tents.
      Published on 07-28-2011 10:06 AM
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      Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico - On August 21st and 22nd, SBG Productions, producers of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce, proudly present the 3rd Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival. Northern New Mexico's music event of the summer features headliners Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli, and Leftover Salmon. ...
      Published on 07-27-2011 08:48 AM
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      This week's National Park Getaway

      Hayneville, Alabama - The right to vote is so basic in any democratic nation that it can be hard to believe that until quite recently, not every U.S. citizen age 18 or older enjoyed that right. Many democracies, including the United States, reached the point of universal suffrage only gradually. This week's destination in the National Park Getaway series of travel articles – the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail – honors and tells the story of Americans whose passion for justice achieved a historic and long-overdue expansion of suffrage in our country in the 1960s.