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Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola, British Virgin Islands | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Long Bay Beach Club, located on Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Perfect for families seeking an island retreat. You can dive or sail around the island's hidden treasures, or just relax in the spa.
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This place looks interesting!

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VRBO - The Most Popular Vacation Rental Site in the US

VRBO - The Most Popular Vacation Rental Site in the US | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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Looking for the perfect cottage

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New Orleans Hotels | French Quarter Hotel | Omni Royal Orleans - a Historic New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans Hotels | French Quarter Hotel | Omni Royal Orleans - a Historic New Orleans Hotel | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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Visit the Rib Room on a Friday to get a gander of the New Orleans politicians in seer sucker suits!


Features a $2 Gin Martini - Oh dear!


MEN! Visit Harold, the opinionated old barber in residence for 42 years - Just delightful!


Gumbo was served here FIRST!

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Maison de Ville | Hotel Maison de Ville | French Quarter

Maison de Ville | Hotel Maison de Ville | French Quarter | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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Haunted Hotel in the French Quarter

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Boutique Hotels in New Orleans French Quarter | Soniat House Hotel

Boutique Hotels in New Orleans French Quarter | Soniat House Hotel | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
A historic boutique hotel in New Orleans French Quarter, the luxurious Soniat House offers beautiful antique furnishings and top-notch concierge services.
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A lovely little boutique hotel in the French Quarter

"Rhapsodic Land of Enchantment"

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Bradley Cooper - The Official Globe Trekker Website

Bradley Cooper - The Official Globe Trekker Website | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Bradley Cooper is a highly successful film, stage, and television actor, and he has also starred right here on Globe Trekker!
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Cool trivial. He's not hard to look at, either! Yes, please!

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Books Set In...

Books Set In... | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Taking a trip? Interested in another part of the world?
Want to learn about another culture?
Books Set In ... can help you find the perfect book.
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This was the list I was really looking for! Check out the books set in YOUR state!

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AARP Discounts | Unbeatable Deals and Overwhelming Offers from Exclusive Merchants - AARPdiscounts.com

AARP Discounts | Unbeatable Deals and Overwhelming Offers from Exclusive Merchants - AARPdiscounts.com | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Get AARP member-only discounts on restaurants, shopping, groceries, insurance, cell phones, and more when you join or renew. Take advantage of these amazing benefits now!
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AARP Discounts - for us who are Fab 50 or more!

I just turned 50....where's my discounts!?

Ooooo movie theatre? Travel?  Yes, please!

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Canoe Bay

Canoe Bay | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Couples only, romantic getaway destination in Wisconsin perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays. Also great for meetings!
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Saw this on Tiny House Hunters & LOVED the style!

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Biloxi MS Condos: For Sale or Rent | The Ocean Club at Biloxii

Biloxi MS Condos: For Sale or Rent | The Ocean Club at Biloxii | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Official Site of The Ocean Club at Biloxi. Discover an inviting oasis on the Gulf Cost at our condo's in Biloxi, MS. View our condos for sale & rent.
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This place looks cool! Saw it on Beachfront Bargain Hunt - I only wish Southwest flew there!

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The Great British Lock-in

The Great British Lock-in | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
The UK's best country pubs with cosy bedrooms, quirky design, hotel-style comforts and seriously good food
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Country pubs have tuned into the idea of laying on a cosy

place to crash out, with quirky design, hotel-style comforts

and seriously good food. Here we pick the loveliest of the bunch

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4 bedroom Detached House for sale in Lower Ashton | 694879 - Wilkinson Grant

4 bedroom Detached House for sale in Lower Ashton | 694879 - Wilkinson Grant | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
4 bedroom Detached House for sale in Lower Ashton - 694879 in the Exeter area, United Kingdom. Contact Wilkinson Grant for more information.
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Fancy owning a thatched cottage & village post office? Look! It's got a red phone box outside & gardens!


I would LOVE to buy this - if I had a spare $768+K

I would be tempted! I've always wanted a thatched cottage with an Aga!  What would be your dream property?

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Plantation Beach Cottage | Vacation Rental in Encinitas California

Plantation Beach Cottage | Vacation Rental in Encinitas California | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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This is a gorgeous place! Hmmmm I wonder how far from the San Diego airport it is? I wonder if they have WiFi! Heck, I could downsize and live in a house like this!

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Washington DC Luxury Resort | Salamander Resort and Spa | Virginia Luxury Hotel

Washington DC Luxury Resort | Salamander Resort and Spa | Virginia Luxury Hotel | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Salamander Resort & Spa offers the refined sophistication of a luxurious country estate in the exclusive Washington. D.C. horse and wine country,
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This property looks really intriguing. I LOVE Middleburg horse country and the charming little main street. Red Fox Tavern is also a fabulous place to visit, eat, & stay!

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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"The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. "

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Stormin' of the Sazerac

Stormin' of the Sazerac | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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Women's drinking rights in the 1940's - fascinating history connected to the Roosevelt Hotel

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Dooky Chase's Restaurant

Dooky Chase's Restaurant | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Dooky Chase Restaurant New Orleans
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Clandestine Gumbo setting for the Civil Rights movement

Leah Chase is amazing! Try the Gumbo, but don't add hot sauce first before tasting!

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New Orleans Hotel, Luxury French Quarter Hotel - Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans Hotel, Luxury French Quarter Hotel - Hotel Monteleone | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Hotel Monteleone is a four-star luxury New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter. New Orleans hotel with meeting space near the New Orleans Convention Center.
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Love this PBS Series feat.the irrepressible @richardegrant

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Bobby Chinn - The Official Globe Trekker Website

Bobby Chinn - The Official Globe Trekker Website | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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Great Sound Advice from Globe Trekker @BobbyChinn

This kid was irkin me at first w/ his cheeky talk but he's growing on me now - once I read his background which is fascinating.  

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The Most Popular Book Set in Each State — in One Surprising Map

The Most Popular Book Set in Each State — in One Surprising Map | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
What are your neighbors reading?
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Don't go to Derry, Maine. It's bad. Real bad. So bad it keeps showing it's ugly face in many of Stephen King's books!


This is a super cool list of books by state - But I gotta say Gee Whiz,! Maryland has more than a political thrillers or spy stuff than Dan Browns' Digital Fortress!


How about James Michener Chesapeake? Or Patriot Games by Clancy? What's your favourite book set in your state?

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Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Located directly on the beach, our all-suite Oxnard, CA Hotel and Resort boasts oceanfront views, free breakfast and a convenient location near Santa Barbara.
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This looks promising!

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Lake Worth

Lake Worth | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
Lake Worth has great beaches, a new fishing pier, historic buildings, and a revitalized downtown with an eclectic mix of antique stores, specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, music venues and special events. One event not to be missed is the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, where the asphalt becomes a canvas in a temporary, open-air museum. Other cultural activities center around the tree-shaded square on Lake and Lucerne Avenues. Golf is a favorite, too, at the Lake Worth M
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Saw this city on Tiny House Hunting & it looked cute!

Maybe a good funky place to retire? Nahh!

That's gonna be Bethany Beach!

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Haunted Hotels | Haunted Inns in England | English Country Inns

Haunted Hotels | Haunted Inns in England | English Country Inns | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
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"From ghoulish highwaymen to the ghost of Branwell Bronte (brother to the famous Bronte sisters), we've tracked down the most haunted hotels and inns from all across England. Whether you are looking to spend the night in a haunted hotel, spooky smugglers inn or ghostly gastro pub, we have something to suit! View these haunted hotels with their uninvited guests... if you dare!"


I stayed at the 15th century  Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn & Townhouse in Beaumaris, Anglesey with my first husband, and it was just LOVELY! I didn't see any ghosts but you know...there has to be at least one!

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The Dundas Arms, Kintbury, West Berkshire, Pub and Accommodation

The Dundas Arms, Kintbury, West Berkshire, Pub and Accommodation | Vacation & Travel | Scoop.it
The Dundas Arms, 18th Century pub hotel with accommodation in the village of Kintbury, West Berkshire. Close to the market towns of Hungerford and Newbury
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I'd travel to the UK just to stay here!

I'd get a terrace room..enjoy the garden, the river...& write.

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