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Two unique destinations in the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean offer travelers of every stripe the ideal getaway: family-friendly resorts, couples-only properties, rustic eco-retreats and design gems that equal anything the U.S., Europe or Asia has to offer. During the past month, I had a chance to experience two unique island destinations.

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Presenting Alabama as a multi-course meal

Armed with a list of “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die,” Patti and Verna ventured into the Heart of Dixie for a culinary explosion. Among their discoveries in Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham and other stops were amazing BBQ cooked in a gas station parking lot and Southern variations on European classics.

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When leaves change

The best time to visit is usually mid-October for fall color, but it depends on the weather and your altitude. (Leaves change earlier at higher elevations.).

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Great Western drives

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails - or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century aren't going away.

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When skiing is sheer bliss

Winter was still in charge when we spotted them, raggedy brown patches staining the snow at Snowmass Ski Resort, in central Colorado's Pritkin County. In any other year we might have been greeted by mounds of powder on the Cirque, with a generous swath under Sheer Bliss, our favorite chairlift. The basics, indeed, for a last-of-the-season caper.

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Follow Beatrix Potter through Britain’s Lake District

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Potter’s birth, an event celebrated by those who grew up on her imaginative children’s books. While I was at Hill Top, an entire tour bus of Japanese fans were queuing for entry. Aside from her skill as a writer/illustrator, Potter was an avid conservationist and preservationist. She was one of the early supporters of Britain’s National Trust, donating much of the land she accumulated to the Trust.

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A tale of two Milwaukee museums

You know about the beer, the cheese, the Brewers, “Happy Days” and “Laverne and Shirley,” but do you know about Milwaukee’s diverse museum offerings? Come, take trip with us.

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Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, "The Light Fantastic"

"The Light Fantastic" describes an online plot among a group of students nationwide who have been bullied or are otherwise estranged from their peers.
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Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, 1:03

Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, "The Light Fantastic"

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Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up

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Eddie Gran likes the way his Cats finished

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