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Visit South Dakota’s Great 8

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 10, 2015

Named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, much of South Dakota’s culture reflects that ethnic heritage. It also boasts a tourism focus that includes prehistoric beasts, world-famous pioneers, Native and wild west legends., all of whom called South Dakota home at one time. If you’re planning a visit to the state, a good […]

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Guide To The Best Jewish Museums in the United States

by Guest Contributor on May 7, 2014

Guide To The Best Jewish Museums in the United States (via Wicked Good Travel Tips) Although barely 3% of America’s total residents are Jewish, the Jewish community has contributed significantly to the American landscape and way of life since the 17th century. Throughout the country, museums both small and large have been established…  

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Photo Friday: The Blue Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 14, 2014

Blue Mansion, Penang

Always on the list of must-visit spots in Penang, Malaysia, the Blue Mansion is officially known as Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, named after a 19th-century merchant. Built at the end of the century, the mansion is a vivid indigo blue, making it hard to miss, and boasts 38 rooms, 7 staircases, and 220 leaded Gothic-style […]

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Walking in Siracusa Sicily Italy

Siracusa, on the island of Sicily, is well known for its rich Greek history, which includes ancient amphitheaters, architecture, and culture. The entire city of Siracusa is a UNESCO World Heritage site, citing  the numerous “monuments and archaeological sites situated in Syracuse are the finest example of outstanding architectural creation spanning several cultural aspects; Greek, Roman and Baroque.” Additionally, it […]

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Photo Friday: Pitigliano, Italy

by El-El on December 20, 2013

Pitigliano Italy

During the middle ages, Pitigliano, Italy, situated between Florence and Siena, was a refuge to Jewish settlers.  As Jews were being expelled in other areas of Italy (and the rest of Europe), many settled peacefully among the hills of Pitgliano. For awhile, it was considered the little Jerusalem, and while the population has dwindled, many […]

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Photo Friday: Arenas de Barcelona

by El-El on December 13, 2013

Arenas de Barcelona

It may still look like the bullring that it was in a previous life, but the Arenas de Barcelona is now a shopping and business complex near the Placa d’Espanya. Bull fighting was never popular in Barcelona, and it was banned completely in 2012, so for much of its life, this bull ring sat empty […]

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Nelson Mandela Themed Tour of South Africa

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 4, 2013

Nelson Mandela tour of South Africa

Inspired by the upcoming release of the film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Zicasso introduces a 5-star journey through South Africa that follows in the footsteps of one of Africa’s finest sons: Nelson Mandela. The year 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s sentence to life imprisonment and the 20th anniversary of Mandela becoming the […]

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An All-American Vacation In America’s Historic Triangle

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 25, 2013

America’s Historic Triangle

Experience four seasons of fun in America’s Historic Triangle, where a year-round attraction pass and vacation package allows visitors to take part in engaging living-history programs along with special events and exhibitions. It’s a chance for a fresh perspective on the stories of the nation’s beginnings – the 1607 founding at Jamestown of the first […]

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Free in Little Rock

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 23, 2013

TTW suitcase

If you’re watching the budget, it’s no problem in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The largest, and capital city of Arkansas, got its name from a small rock formation – la Petite Roche – that was once used as a landmark for traffic on the river.  Today Little Rock offers a vast number of FREE activities that […]

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Sacramento Capitol Building

The great state of California is symbolized in its capitol. Located in Sacramento, the California Capitol Building is a remarkable architecture structure that blend the unique with the classical. One of the dominating figures is the dome, which has been patterned after the Capitol Building in Washington, with a façade that includes classical Corinthian pillars. […]

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