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    Washington National Cathedral

    In today’s post, we take a tour of Washington National Cathedral. Join us! This massive, 102-year-old Gothic cathedral, formally titled the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is the official seat of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States (and of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington). Gargoyles at Washington National Cathedral Include Darth Vader

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    Luxor Las Vegas

    The Luxor Las Vegas is on the strip south of Tropicana Avenue next to the Excalibur. Representing Mandalay Resort Group’s (now MRI) first serious effort to attract a more upscale, less family-oriented clientele, the Luxor is among the more tasteful of Las Vegas’s themed hotels. Though originally not believed to be on a par with TI and the MGM Grand, the

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    Walt Disney World Resort Hopping

    Walt Disney World Resort Hopping – Part I Walt Disney World resort hopping is a great activity to do on a day you are not planning on visiting the parks. This could be a good way of discovering new places on your arrival or departure day, a day when you would not want to waste a theme park ticket. It

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    “The Wall,” as it is known, is a black, V-shaped rift in the earth, nearly 494 feet long and ranging from 8 inches tall at its outer edges to 10 feet tall at its center. The design competition for the memorial, which was open to the public, was won by Maya Lin, then a 21-year-old in her third year at Yale. Both her concept and

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    Las Vegas Lodging Choices

    With about 150,000 hotel rooms you can take your pick. Occupancy rates however are over 91% on weekends and average 84% for the whole week, compared to a national average of 62%. Most of the major hotels and casinos are in two areas: Downtown and on Las Vegas Boulevard, known as the Strip. Las Vegas Lodging Choices: Downtown versus Strip – this is