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Sonoma County, California, located just 30 miles north of San Francisco, offers world-class wines from over 350 wineries in 15 designated wine regions.

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Taos, New Mexico – Summer Calendar, 2013

Catch incredible opera performances all over town as the Taos Opera Institute invades the area. Concerts last between one to two hours and can be anywhere from restaurants to museums.

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Glamping Fishing

Glamping in Yellowstone – No sleeping on the ground for me!

Another secluded hike is a six-mile round trip trek from the South Arm to the end of the Southeast Arm where the upper Yellowstone River empties into the lake.

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Great Hall Interior.

10 Tips for Planning Your National Parks Vacation

The result is that travelers have learned to reserve their rooms and cabins early. In Grand Canyon National Park, Xanterra begins accepting reservations the first of the month for that month the following year. In Yellowstone, the company accepts reservations in May for the following summer.

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Breakfast may be taken in the hotel garden in season.

Do You Have a Hotel to Recommend in Paris? Mais oui! – Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

By David Currier -

For frequent travelers to Paris, this hotel is one of the most popular.

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Girls Get Away to Santa Fe, New Mexico – Hotel Packages

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

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Taos Pueblo is the oldest inhabited location in America.

“Remote” Taos, New Mexico: Desert History, Art, Dining, Mountain Recreation

By Kevin Kalley -

The Spanish village of Taos dates from 1540 when the area was first visited by European explorers from Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's expedition across the southwest of the new world.

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Bryant Shock demonstrates panning for gold at Wood's Creek

Tuolumne County – Your Personal Gold Mine Near Yosemite?

By David Currier -

Fortunately for us, several of the gold rush settlements remain for history buffs and nostalgia lovers to enjoy. Four of these precious nuggets, Jamestown, Sonoma, Groveland and Columbia, and the nearby splendor of Yosemite National Park shimmer under the glorious California sunshine - an [...]

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Scenic view of Death Valley Sand Dunes

Quirky Science Found in California’s Death Valley National Park

Regular visitors to Death Valley include several domestic and international automobile manufacturers looking to determine the effects of extreme sun and heat on vehicle’s mechanical components.

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Grand County, Colorado: Six Places to Feel the Love This Valentine’s Day

For those who want to take their Valentine vacation to the most romantic conclusion possible, a wedding license can be obtained at the old court house in Hot Sulphur Springs.

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