Bev Larson

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Look! No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes

There are a few reasons I rarely make cheesecake. First and most important, there are just the two of us at home and I can't think of any occasion …

President Obama plans to designate five new national monuments Monday

President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — …

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The 12 Most Relaxing Resorts In The U.S. And Canada (PHOTOS)

Vacationing at a top-notch resort is the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself -- and you don't necessary have to venture far from home to find one. Some of the world's best (and most relaxing) resorts can be found in the U.S. and Canada, from The Cloisters at Sea Island in Georgia to the …

Road Trip USA: From the South to the Midwest

I'm midway through my Road Trip USA 2013. In the last week, I've been pretty busy. I've given talks in Gaithersburg, Maryland (retirement community); Washington DC (travel show); Newark, Delaware (University of Delaware); Salem, Virginia (Roanoke College); Charlotte, North Carolina (World Affairs …

Bourbon secrets of Derby City

While thousands of racing fans are swigging the obligatory mint juleps at Churchill Downs and in bars across Louisville the first weekend in May during the Kentucky Derby, those in the know are enjoying more interesting variations on the tradition. Starting with the horses themselves, who skip the …

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Zipping through the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

15<p>4<p>Of all the train journeys we took with Eurail on the recent Ice Run, the <b>Glacier Express in Switzerland</b> stood out in our memories. The …

Seven Things You Should Always Wear On A Plane

Dressing appropriately for air travel means knowing what will keep you comfortable on the plane. And, given the cramped seats and various temperature changes on flights, this isn't always easy. The following seven items, which provide plenty of comfort plus a touch of style, are essential for any …

Rome Sights: a travel guide to the top 50 attractions in Rome, Italy. Includes three walking tours

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

Naples and the Gems of Florida's Paradise Coast

When he was growing up, Randy Sarton remembers walking through the Wisconsin swamps with a frog in each hand searching for more critters. Pure bliss was poling along the shoreline to explore. "Early on, I had a real sense of wonder about the beauty of nature," he explains. "I was the kid catching …

The Overpacker's Guide to Carry-on Success (Video)

Hello, my name is Quia Querisma and I am an overpacker. It doesn't matter where I'm going, I need multiple pairs of shoes, a swimsuit, pajamas, multiple handbags, and wardrobe options. Just that statement alone probably triggers thoughts of "her royal highness's matched luggage." Believe it or not, …

Travel Stress Relief: 10 Helpful Products For Unwinding On The Go

Frequent (and not-so-frequent) flyers know that travel can be draining, stressful and downright anxiety-inducing. But long flights and airport time don't have to be a bad experience -- if you come prepared.<p>Make your next long flight as stress-free as possible by planning ahead and bringing along a …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

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12 Things You Don't Know About Amtrak

<b>12) Amtrak serves full, cooked-to-order meals</b> served on real dishes aboard all long-haul routes. These always include a vegetarian selection and often feature regional specialties. No airplane food zapped in a microwave in their dining cars.<p><b>The full service kitchen on Amtrak's Empire Builder.</b> …