Marilyn Steele

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Foursquare finally closing on Series D funding, amidst general skepticism

We are now hearing… Foursquare is finally close to closing a Series D round at a valuation that may not, after all, be less than its last C-Round in …

Monarch Butterflies Hit New Low; "Worrisome" Trend

Insects found in only about three acres of habitat, report says.<p><b>The king of the butterflies may reign no more: Monarch butterflies are experiencing a steady decline, a new report says, with the insects occupying the smallest area of land in one Mexican butterfly reserve than they have in two</b> …

Beautiful Gardens Across America To Celebrate The First Day Of Spring (PHOTOS)

March 20 marks the first day of spring, so we could think of no better way to celebrate the impending warm weather than by taking a look at some beautiful gardens at sites designated as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.<p>The gardens each play their own roles in the historical …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

London At Night: James Carlick's Eye-Popping Shots Of London (PHOTOS)

We love London. We love its abandoned tube stations; we love how it sometimes looks eerie after dark; we love it when royals ride the tube; we love the views from the newly-opened Shard.<p>But we kinda love it the most when it's shot from above, granting all-access views across the sweeping city. …

10 Reasons To Visit Charlotte This Spring

Many a traveler moves through Charlotte; fewer stick around. For some, it's just a busy hub airport, visited occasionally while taking advantage of US Airways' often reasonable fares to other places. We know it as an important financial capital, we know it's not Charleston, or Asheville, or any …

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Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.<p>Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in these strongholds large and small, but try to resist the urge to drop boiling oil from the battlements.<p><b>England: The</b> …

Viking River Cruises expects booking boom to continue in Europe and beyond

Just how big is the boom in river cruising? So big that the head of North America’s largest river line is openly talking about having 100 ships on …

What Twitter thinks about Google killing Frommer's print guidebooks

It’s been a transformative week in the world of travel guidebooks. First Lonely Planet is sold to a reclusive U.S. billionaire and now Google ceases …

Ruines de l’Église Saint-Germain à Barneville-Carteret

LIKE<p>1 Like<p>Ruines de l’Église Saint-Germain à Barneville-Carteret<p>France<p>Copyright: Pascal Moulin <br>Type: Spherical <br>Resolution: 10000x5000 <br>Taken: …

Study of portable electronic use on airplanes expected to relax rules

According to people who work with an industry working group that the Federal Aviation Administration set up last year to study the use of portable …

California parks need a new business model says report

Over the years, California has added more parks to its state system than it can afford and should consider turning over control of some to local …

Road Trip USA: From the South to the Midwest

At each stop, the wonderful people who host me wish us "safe travels" as we head out. I wish they'd just say "happy travels."<p>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 …

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Road Trip USA: Late-Night Drives Dodging Snowflakes in New England, and Cleavage in Cleveland

Burlington, Vermont, nestled just below the border of Canada, is a charming town with a fittingly charming little airport. Its pedestrian-only main drag, Church Street, feels just like England. Everyone I met was astounded that this was my first visit to Vermont.<p>The final leg of my Road Trip USA …

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48 Hours in Atlanta

Travel<p>From the April 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>Atlanta thrives on paradox. An ever expanding vista of skyscrapers peeks above the canopy of trees that line its streets. The city strives to be a cutthroat business leader and is home to 15 <i>Fortune</i> 500 companies, but a spirit of …