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bike-friendly cities in the US

For the avid cyclist, having a safe city to bike around in is a high priority. According to the website, the Bike Score of a city is determined based on factors including the bike-friendliness of the terrain, how many bike lanes have been established, and how many people commute via bike there. Basically, the higher the number, the better the biking!

Being an empty nester gives you a great opportunity to see the country and the world.

Being an empty nester gives you a great opportunity to see the country and the world.
Being an empty nester gives you a great opportunity to see the country and the world.
You’ve finally got the kids out of the apartment and living independently. But what do you do now that you don’t have to plan vacations around school schedules or research kid-friendly destinations? Taking vacations without the kids can be an adjustment. Follow our tips below to plan a great trip and have a good time even though your little birds have left the nest.

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Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "those going against the wind or current." Today, the city is home to an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, and bohemian gathering spots. As its name implies, much of Omaha is anything…

day trips from atlanta

Atlanta was founded as a hub of transportation. Railroads linked Atlanta to the port city of Savannah, and helped distribute goods to Chattanooga and points west. Today, Atlanta’s relatively central location within the state provides easy access for travelers or…

frugal-fun-sacramento

Taking a stroll across the Old Sacramento Bridge at night is a frugal way to enjoy the city. Looking for some places to have fun on the cheap in Sacramento? This lively city offers plenty of activities that won't break…

best places to snorkel in southern california

best places to snorkel in southern california
If you're looking to take advantage of that last blast of summer, check out these snorkeling spots in Southern California.
With the current heat wave in Southern California, temperatures are soaring over 100 degrees and it seems that summer will never come to an end. Rather than stay inside in the air conditioning, embrace the heat by getting outdoors and into the water. Here are our favorite spots to go snorkeling in Southern California. La Jolla Cove La Jolla Cove is one of the few places in Southern California that is protected from the surf, making it a calm and picturesque place to snorkel. The spot does have a few drawbacks. Since La Jolla is a big tourist draw, parking can be hard to come by, and the cove is often filled with swimmers and kayakers. Use caution, as waters can be deep close to shore, and make sure to pack a wet suit just in case. But once you get past the caveats, La Jolla Cove is a great place to see aquatic wildlife like seals, sea lions and a wide variety of colorful fish. Where: 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037

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Carhenge, located near Alliance, NE, is a replica of Stonehenge made with old cars.
Carhenge, located near Alliance, NE, is a replica of Stonehenge made with old cars.
If you’ve ever done a road trip, you know that one of the best parts is the quirky, cheesy and always unexpected tourist attractions you might come across. From giant statues to unique houses, here is our list of the top 10 roadside attractions in the United States. Henry’s Ra66it Ranch If you’ve been traveling the long and lonely road along Route 66 and are in need of some companionship, stop by Henry’s Ra66it Ranch. Just look for the signs exclaiming “Hare It Is!” Owned by Rich and Linda Henry, the pair of Route 66 enthusiasts opened this cuddly roadside attraction after noticing the lack of official Route 66 visitor’s centers. As for the rabbits, well, the old adage rings true, as the couple’s daughter got a pair of rabbits and didn’t anticipate the resulting population boom. In any case, these days the ranch holds hundreds of rabbits, as well as a fiberglass jackrabbit that’s perfect for photo-opps and a graveyard complete with tiny tombstones for the ranch’s former residents. Where: 1107 Historic Old Route 66, Staunton, IL 62088

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