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    Timing your Washington D.C. visit

    Timing your Washington D.C. visit requires a few considerations. If you are just going by the weather, the best times to visit Washington D.C. are in the spring and fall. The city’s fabled cherry blossoms bloom at the end of March or early April—not necessarily coinciding with the Cherry Blossom Festival, unfortunately—while fall brings crisp, cool weather and a spectacular

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    Dining in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas tourism continues to rebound, with expansion at a rate not seen since before the recession. Old players and new investors are pumping money into new ideas both on The Strip and Downtown, intent on providing tourists with new sights and experiences. Even frequent visi­tors are almost guaranteed to find something new on their next trip to town. There’s

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    Giveaway celebrates the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Disneyland

    We are celebrating the 2015 edition of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2015 with a giveaway. Read on to find out how you can win the guide that is guaranteed to save you four hours of waiting in line in a single day. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2015 by Bob Sehlinger & Seth Kubersky is the key to planning a perfect and hassle free

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    Tips for visiting the Capitol

    There is no way around it but if  want to visit areas of the Capitol beyond the Capitol Visitor Center, you must make reservations in advance. Here are our tips for visiting the Capitol: The only safe way to reserve a space is to get a ticket from one of your senators or representatives and reserve in advance online. But

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    Red Rock Mountain Trails – Las Vegas Beyond the Casinos

    Las Vegas and the surrounding area offer a host of outdoors adventure activities and lots of fun awaits nearby. One of our favorite places for outdoor activities is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with a wide range of hiking and climbing activities. Ranger-guided hikes are offered February through April. The outings cover 6-8 miles and are moderate to