The 10 Best Public Universities in New England

Alana Armstrong
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New England has one of the best selections of universities and colleges in the world, and the public universities in particular are a stellar bunch. We chose our list of the 10 best public universities in New England based on the unique features of the campuses, the strength of their programs and their commitment to […]

Bismarck, ND: Top of America’s Public School Systems

Alana Armstrong
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Welcome to Bismarck. Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota (and is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo), is home to one great public school system. And either causally (because we doubt it is a coincidence) this is coupled with high livability, a thorough respect for education and a number of local […]

California’s 10 Leading State Universities

Liz Naughton
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So you applied to Stanford, and you didn’t get in. Don’t despair; the California State University System has a lot to offer and at a more affordable price. There are twenty-three campuses with eight off-campus centers throughout the state serving about four hundred and seventy-four thousand students and employing about forty-nine thousand faculty and staff. […]

America’s 10 Most Breathtaking Views (See For Yourself)

Jane Saxon
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You’re sitting at the movies watching the camera pan a spectacular landscape. You think “This is so beautiful, it must be photoshopped.”  Wrong. America has thousands of breathtaking landscapes. Many, like Diamond Head in Hawaii, have been photographed zillion times, but others are more so unknown to the masses. You may come upon them unexpectedly. […]

9 Amazing People Who Lived In Madison, WI

Skye McDaniel
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Oh how I love Madison, Wisconsin; it is truly a city that possesses a sublimely quaint combination of the traditional with cosmopolitan beauty. As the capital of the state, it is a bustling hub of cultural activity. In fact, Madison is recognized across the state for its “museum mile,” a region of the city rife […]

Plymouth, Massachusetts: The Roots of Thanksgiving

Liz Naughton
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Many people in America credit the Pilgrims with inventing Thanksgiving, but did they? Apparently the idea of spending a day giving thanks to God stemmed from the days of the English Reformation. The newly formed Protestant church had only 27 holidays. The Catholic church had 95. The Catholic church holidays required church attendance, often meaning […]

Cool Off On The 5 Best White Water Rafting Rivers

Alana Armstrong
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What Makes White Water Rafting Special? White water rafting is the sport in which an inflatable raft is used to navigate a body of rushing whitewater or rough water. It’s a wonderful activity that combines the physical challenge of navigating the waves with the camaraderie of working as a team and the thrill of rushing […]

Fall is Here: Visit America’s Top Ten Country Fairs

Alan Lee
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What Is a Country Fair? In the US, fall is the season that is most associated with the harvest, making the season one of the most popular times for country fairs as well. Like their name suggests, country fairs are local events that provide residents with an annual chance to show off some of their […]

Learning to Ski: The Top Five US Ski High Schools

Lana Pelly
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Defined as the ultimate winter sports experience, skiing has soared in popularity so significantly that learning it has now been transformed into a burgeoning industry with a myriad of ski high schools opening up across the country to groom budding professional skiers. Many young ski enthusiasts dream of becoming a professional and as a result […]

This is the Best College Town In The Midwest

Lana Pelly
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Nestled in Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, Youngstown is bequeathed with charming waterscapes, plush greenery and scenic landscapes – characterizing a spectacular backdrop of topographical appeal and abundant natural beauty. This enchanting college town enjoys an optimal position, just 61 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and 65 miles southeast of Cleveland, making it […]

Utica: The Oasis of the New York Thruway

Jane Saxon
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You’ve spent hours on the New York Thruway.  You are road-weary and hungry.  Up ahead, in the distance, you spy signs of civilization alongside a beautiful canal.  Is it a mirage?  No, it’s Utica. If you’re looking for a great vacation or just a respite from travel, you’re going to enjoy the riverside city of […]

Welcome to the Finest City on the Eastern Seaboard

Jane Saxon
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“How do I love thee, let me count the ways”.  This Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote flashes through my mind whenever I visit Portland, Maine. The bustling waterfront, art galleries, specialty shops, eateries and microbreweries lend Portland an air of culture, history, sophistication and physical beauty that cannot be found in any other small cities on the East […]