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14
Dec

The WestJet Miracle – Spreading Christmas cheer

Do you have a Christmas wish? Do you believe in Christmas miracles? This week Canada’s second largest airline WestJet set out to create a Christmas miracle of their own, making some passengers’ dreams come true on one very special flight. Little did these unsuspecting flyers know what was waiting for them when they arrived at their destination.

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9
Nov
Colectivo Café - built in 1888 as the Milwaukee River Flushing Station.

Milwaukee – Old World Charm on the Great Lakes

Milwaukee’s slogan is ‘A Great Place on a Great Lake’ and that certainly rings true. This wonderful city on the shores of Lake Michigan offers a delightfully unique mix of old world charm and modern, big city style. This is a forward looking city, but one that isn’t afraid to embrace its past. It does this seamlessly by incorporating its many historically significant buildings into a modern, urbane cityscape unlike any other in America. And you may find some surprisingly famous names.
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23
Oct
Stunning views over the Utah Mountain ranges.

Scare Canyon, Wild Elk, a Rustic Log Cabin & an Australian Tourist

Driving through the wild Wasatch Mountains only an hour and half drive from picturesque Salt Lake City, Utah, we turned off the unpaved road into Scare Canyon. This dusty one car lane meandered through the forest and deep into the thick woods where we were greeted by the charming A-frame log cabin we were to call home for the next three days. It’s rustic out here with no running water, no electricity and just the stars to guide us. I was in love already…
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21
Sep
Oil painting scenery dots the entire Grand Canyon rim.

Review in Pictures – The Grand Canyon South Rim

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is possibly the most impressive site that I’ve ever seen. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in preserving this national park over a hundred years ago. Said to be over 17 million years old, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is probably one of my all time favourite destinations in America.
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3
Sep
Manta® flying roller coaster at SeaWorld® Orlando

American Theme Parks – VIP tours and VIP passes

America is the theme park capital of the world. With over 120 million people, or five times the Australian population visiting a theme park every year, this can mean long lines and wait times. So why wait? Most parks now offer VIP tours and passes to help you skip the queues.
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25
Jul
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Beautiful Wausau, Wisconsin – Skiing, Arts & History

Wausau is the regional hub of central and north central Wisconsin. In addition to its fantastic canoeing and kayaking areas, this charming city has many other recreational activities to offer, from museums and historic sites, excellent river walks and bike paths, to lush island parks and nature reserves – and of course down-hill skiing and snowboarding in the winter!
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12
Jul
Wausau Wisconsin

Canoe and Kayak – Wausau, Wisconsin

This July the American Canoe Association is once again holding its National and North American Open Canoe Championships in the lovely and always welcoming town of Wausau, Wisconsin. This is followed by the Midwest Freestyle Championships in August; just two of the many canoe and kayak related events held at this internationally recognised white-water location.
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7
May
New York Skyline - Brooklyn Bridge

5 things to do in New York City

Today’s guest post is from Amy Labbadia from Wanderforth.
New York is famed for its sights and sounds, but which landmarks should you endeavour to see on your getaway to the Big Apple? We’ve put together a list of  5 things to do in New York, so you’ll be in no doubt as to what is really worth checking out. From Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, your New York holiday is guaranteed to be action-packed and unforgettable.
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2
May
Summerfest Logo

Music lovers, get ready for Summer – Summerfest that is!

While writing this I’m reminded of that classic S’Express dance hit ‘Hey Music Lover’, a song that still makes me want to get up and boogie. Is it possible I’m showing my age by saying “boogie”? Still, no matter what kind of sound gets you moving summer is the season for music and a time when great concerts and festivals can be found around the nation. From big cities and small towns to places off the beaten track you’ll be sure to find your favourite bands performing somewhere.
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21
Apr
Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 – Tradition, crowds and buttermilk

Dubbed the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’, one of the largest motor speedway gatherings in the world will soon be taking place this upcoming Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition and thrusts this city onto the world stage. With 200 laps, 500 miles and 400,000 spectators crowding the stands, it’s assured to be an adrenaline fuelled good time.
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18
Dec
Chicago Skyline from River

Day 5 – The 12 Days of ‘Where in the US would I love to spend to Christmas’

It’s day 5 of our 12 days of ‘where in the US would I love to spend Christmas and we’re in a city that is closer to my heart than any other. I’ve spent more time here than anywhere else in the U.S. – a city dotted with quaint neighbourhoods and cultural enclaves, great food (one of my favourites being the deep dish pizza), shopping on the Magnificent Mile and of course a Great Lakes coastline….
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26
Nov
Miami - Cruise Port

Miami – Sun, Surf & Groovey Sounds

As the pulsating heart beat of southern Florida, Miami is dubbed The Capital of Latin America; and with good reason. It boasts long sunny days, large clean beaches, endless shopping, world heritage sites and never ending parties; plus a melting pot of Latino cuisine and flavours.
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11
Jun
Seattle Skyline Sunset

Off the Beaten Track Things To Do In Seattle

Seattle, Washington, is a major coastal seaport and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The ‘little’ big city by the sea overlooking Elliot Bay is not only the birthplace of Starbucks and Boeing, but home to music greats and the music trends that made them great.

There is certainly nothing sleepless about Seattle – the emerald city crowned with majestic mountains and lush northwest pines.  From big city scenes to nature filled excursions, there are plenty of attractions to choose from all year round.  Here are some of the more unusual options.
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4
Jun
Las Vegas Welcome Sign

5 ‘Not So Usual’ Things To Do In Las Vegas

One of the most iconic cities in the world, Las Vegas has earned its stripes for opulence, entertainment and just plain craziness. With its world-famous landmarks, incredible shopping and irresistible dining options, Vegas isn’t just about gambling any more. As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but here are some interesting experiences that you will love to talk about and share.
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1
May
Natchez Trace drive

Natchez Trace Parkway – A glimpse into America’s past

The Natchez Trace Parkway from Mississippi to just short of Nashville, Tennessee is one of the most stunning drives in America. With Spring in full bloom it’s the perfect time of year to explore this 444 mile (714km) parkway.  Its path winds all the way from Natchez, Mississippi, through Alabama and into the rolling hills of Tennessee.  Nature lovers will enjoy the parkway’s lush forests and flora and what seemed to be hundreds of nature trails, some with beckoning waterfalls.
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