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Exploring the archaeological wonders of Jordan

In Jordan's extraordinary rose-red "Lost City" of Petra, I have just huffed up 700 zigzagging stone-carved steps to the ancient mountaintop High Place of Sacrifice with its sacred altar and goat blood drain. And now, along a dirt trail, I rest in a rug-draped souvenir stall while an octogenarian Bedouin woman – who is traditionally clad in a long embroidered madraga dress and grew up in a cave – deftly strings a fragrant necklace of dried cloves to sell me.

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Heading south to Mexico

A compulsion to climb out of our comfort zone, dust off stagnant Spanish skills and sidestep the usual tourist stops took us to Oaxaca (Waa-HAH-ka) for two weeks of travel this spring.

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A Nashville Summer Road Trip

Nashville has been a popular destination with country music fans for years, but this fast-growing southern city with a rich history, booming food scene, and wave of attractions has so much to offer, there’s something for everybody.

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Report to Sumter for an amazing spring

As Sumter’s namesake, Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter, could not have possibly foreseen the city’s journey, growth, and success experienced as an important supply and railroad repair center moving cotton, timber, and tobacco nor as a leader in textiles, manufacturing, medical and biotech industries. He could not have imagined the city as home to one of the most important military bases in the country. He definitely could not envision a city that was known for its… flowers? Flowers, really. But these are all true and part of the history of Sumter, a city of more than 40,000 people; a city that maintains all the charm of the antebellum era while positioning itself to achieve excellence in the 21st century.

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Join the neighborhood at Dupont Circle

When it comes to exploring big cities, sometimes it’s best to tackle them one district or neighborhood at a time. This is definitely true of the District of Columbia and there’s no better place to start than in Dupont Circle. This lively part of D. C. is bursting with restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, museums, and hotels and gains a global flair from the numerous international embassies that call this neighborhood home.

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One last getaway before the New Year

Ready or not, a new year is fast approaching. Soon it will be time to start fulfilling those ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Before you do, hit the road and find one of many southern New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here are a few that are within driving distance of the Myrtle Beach area that are sure to get your new year off to a memorable beginning.

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Happy in Hendersonville

An exciting getaway to Hendersonville, N.C., renders sweet surprises from this Blue Ridge mountain town that has emerged with a vibrant mix of arts, culture and locally-brewed spirits. Its downtown is welcoming and offers a variety of shops, boutiques, and more than 30 dining establishments – impressive for the town’s size.

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Easy Escapes: Chattanooga calling

Visitors to Chattanooga, Tennessee have many options for taking in the sights of this vibrant city – by foot from the top of a mountain, by riverboat tour, by car or by train. From the See Seven States Overlook, visitors can see breathtaking views of parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky. This is just one of the activities that make a visit to Chattanooga special.

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