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Escape from Alcatraz?

Alcatraz, the world-famous island prison 1.5 miles out in the San Francisco Bay, is famous for its security. According to official records, no inmate ever successfully escaped the prison, despite 14 documented attempts during its history. One of those attempts, … Keep reading …

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Top 5 Patriotic Musical Moments

The perfect playlist is a must-have for any celebration. As I was getting ready for my 4th of July festivities, I got to thinking about some of the best musical moments that captured the American spirit and got me in … Keep reading …

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5 Tips for Great Photos

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I chatted with Kelsy B., our graphic designer, who also happens to be a pretty incredible photographer, for her top 5 tips for making the most of your trip photos. The A-number-one-most-important-tip-top rule is: You don’t have to buy fancy … Keep reading …

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Flag Facts

Get some fast facts about our nation’s red, white and blue banner on this, the 97th Flag Day. (Read up on the history of Flag Day.) An A+ Effort: Our current version of the flag was designed by Robert Heft … Keep reading …

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American Pastimes: Casey at the Bat turns 125

While some of us are still stuck on hockey, (as a native Illinoisan, now Bostonian, I’m really hoping for a Blackhawk/Bruins Stanley Cup match-up!) most Americans have already turned their thoughts to that great-American pastime and harbinger of summer days: … Keep reading …

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Earth Gets A Day

Earth Day is what many believe to be the mark of the modern environmental movement that started in 1970.  Today marks the 33rd anniversary of Gaylord Nesson’s brainchild where everyone comes together to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Starts With … Keep reading …

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Willing To Travel For An Oscar

The 2013 Oscars have come and gone, and the after-parties are over (I hope). And while this year’s nominees covered a wide range of topics including mental illness, a hostage crisis, presidents and slavery, I’d like to reflect back on … Keep reading …

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Snow Problem, No Problem

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let is snow. For those of us in cities who have been told the snow-pocalypse is coming, travel is all but impossible. In Boston, the roads are shut down, the T has come to … Keep reading …

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Inauguration Day: a historic rite of passage for the President-elect filled with beautiful balls, limo rides and delicious food. It’s also a day where millions of eyes will be watching one particular event. So naturally, things are bound to go … Keep reading …

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