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While Americans regard prohibition as a romanticized thing of the past, alcohol bans still exist in countries like Brunei, Libya, and Saudi Arabia — and if Indonesia’s Parliament has its way, you can soon add tourist destinations like Bali to the list, too. But if you think a countrywide outlaw of liquor is outrageous... Read More

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

The Gulf Shore region of Alabama is one of the nation’s most popular beach destinations during the summer — but don’t overlook it as an ideal getaway in November or December. In fact, now may be one of the best times of the year to visit. Here’s why. ... Read More

Downtown Mobile
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Mobile, Alabama was established in 1702 as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana. The city, only two hours and 20 minutes east of New Orleans, has much in common with The Big Easy — but also has a unique heritage of its own. Along with the French connection and the same explorer-founders... Read More

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Weather. The global political situation. New industry developments. It all impacts the world of cruising. Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… October is National Plan a Cruise Month, when members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)... Read More

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A Pier in Fairhope, Alabama - an easy southern getaway
Pier in Fairhope, AL/Melanie Warner Spencer

Relaxation and bayside biking are the order of the day in the towns of Fairhope and Point Clear, Alabama. These verdant cities on the Bay are a scenic 30-minute drive from Mobile, AL — and a world away from the daily grind. Be warned: You’ll have a hard time... Read More

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The Isle of Dauphine Golf Club
The Isle of Dauphine Golf Club/Melanie Warner Spencer

Birding, golf, reading on the beach, and lazy days are a recipe for relaxation. At Dauphin Island, Alabama, that’s exactly the kind of getaway that can be had through the fall season — no wonder that the quiet Gulf Coast town is a favorite getaway for nearby Mobile’s denizens. Here’s a laid-back... Read More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Toss the snow shovel and grab the sunscreen! While most of the nation faces bitter cold and mounds of fluffy white stuff, these small town destinations offer moderate temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and a whole lot of fun. Las Cruces, New Mexico: From wide open spaces to space exploration, Las Cruces... Read More

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Sidi Driss

Beloved for their ability to bring new worlds and characters to life, movies – like travel – help us escape the often mundane reality of day-to-day life. Although they exist only on the big screen, occasionally, you can experience a piece of these worlds in person. Here, seven stunning movie sets... Read More

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LOS CABOS, MEXICO BEACH

Ice is melting, your heavy coats are finally put away, and that urge to get outside is starting to come back. After a brutal winter, spring has finally arrived. But instead of gently easing out of winter, we suggest diving in, head-first. Shoulder season, that sweet spot between spring and... Read More

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Spend just five minutes with your teen while she’s forlorn or disengaged, and the idea of one of you leaving town won’t seem like a bad idea. And while that scenario’s not what Jim and Donna Stein had in mind when they began The Road Less Traveled, the couple... Read More