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November 22, 2017

U.S. States with the Best Vineyards

Raise your glasses! Whether you prefer red or white, blanc or noir, these U.S. states are serving up some of the best vineyards in the country. Getting your hands on a perfect bottle of wine from one of these regions might be closer than you think!

Lake Erie Wine Country

The Lake Erie Wine Country is a stretch of nearly 30,000 acres of land. Many of the acres are grapes of the Labrusca variety. The region spreads between Pennsylvania and New York. There are over 20 different wineries as well as dining and lodging for those who consider themselves wine lovers. Visitors can also take tours of the wineries and surrounding land. Monticello Wine Trail, Virginia

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November 17, 2017

These States Have the Most Breweries Per Resident

Are you a beeroisseur?

[beer·ois·suer \bir-ə-ˈsər\ n. person with good taste and judgment regarding beer.]

Beer brewing is a rapidly growing industry. In just 20 years, the number of breweries has risen from under 1,000 to 7,190 by the beginning of 2017. With brewing dating all the way back to the 5th millennium BC, it’s no wonder modern breweries have mastered the art of beer. So sit back, crack a cold one, and check out these states that have the most breweries per resident!

Numbers are based off of breweries per 100,000 residents.

1. Vermont

Vermont is home to many breweries, becoming one of the world’s most respected beer destinations. In [...]

 
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November 17, 2017

These 5 City Names Will Ruffle Your Feathers!

Birds of a feather flock together in these cities with their pretty Cuckoo names. These cities have lots to offer. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a city fit for a pretty hummingbird or good eats (Polly want a cracker?) you’ll find it in one of these bird-like cities.

Birdseye, Indiana

Birdseye is an antique town located in Indiana’s Jefferson County. Although it’s a small place, Birdseye has a local winery, eateries, and multiple parks. Birdtown, Ohio

Birdtown isn’t really a city, it’s a neighborhood. Although it’s just a tiny part of a much larger city (Greater Cleveland) it’s on the US Registry of [...]

 
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November 10, 2017

The Nation’s Best Cities for Apple Picking

If Johnny Appleseed could earn a famous reputation that would eventually make him one of the most beloved American legends, the least you could do is pick a few apples! While you probably won’t become a folklore anytime soon, these apple orchards are calling your name! These acres of apple trees offer a charming hobby and fun activity for your next trip!

Kiyokawa Family Orchards: Parkdale, Oregon

This orchard has been a Parkdale staple for generations. Founded in 1911, this orchard offers apple and pear harvesting. There is also a Honey Crisp Festival held at the orchard, and guests can enjoy jars of honey, jams, and other treats. Riley’s Farm: Oak Glen, [...]

 
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November 9, 2017

City Spotlight: Austin, TX

The bustling city of Austin is one of Texas’ brightest jewels, offering an immense array of arts and attractions to enjoy, a rich history to explore, and innovative businesses that regularly expand into new markets and drive job growth in the region. Austin’s beginnings can be traced back to the 1830s when immigrants from Mexico, Germany and Sweden settled along the Colorado River and established the village of Waterloo. Before that, the area was inhabited by numerous Native American groups, including the Tonkawa and Comanches. Austin was formally chartered in 1839 and named as the state capital by the Texas Congress. Today, Austin is home to nearly one million residents, [...]

 
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November 8, 2017

The 10 Safest US Cities for Your Next Move!

These safest US cities are great for anyone looking to be a stranger to danger. Although crime is inevitable, these cities are ranked by Niche, a surveying site, as being the safest cities in the United States based on several categories of crime. If you want to live the good life, move to one of these good cities. You won’t find many bad guys here! Naperville, Illinois is not only impressive in its lack of crime, Naperville also has an excellent school district and an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent which is below the national average of 4.4. Pack your bags, Naperville has a lot to offer!

Four out of the 10 safest US cities are located in the sunny state of [...]

 
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November 6, 2017

Place Names That’ll Make You Hungry for Fall!

Get your utensils ready, these place names will prepare you for a dive into some of the fall’s yummiest comfort foods! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these tasty place names are serving up more than good eats. Check out what some of these places have on their plates:

Chicken, Alaska

The town of Chicken is a traditional gold mining community. Chicken’s Historic District, which includes mostly single-story wood buildings, is a testament to its Alaskan roots and humble antiquity. Residents and visitors alike enjoy snowmobiling, hanging out at Chicken Creek, a mini-golf course, and beautiful snowy scenery. You can’t be a chicken when planning a [...]

 
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November 2, 2017

5 Cities for Snow Lovers

Some people are skiers and others are snowboarders. Some like to go tubing while others prefer snowmobiling. And there’s even the few odd ducks that enjoy snow blowing their driveways. But what if you love all of it – bundling up for snowy days, putting chains on your car tires, drinking hot cocoa in a lodge after a long ski day?

If you identify with the Starks of Winterfell and look forward to winter every year because of the fluffy white goodness it brings, you know full well how disappointing the holiday season is without snow. Here are five awesome cities where snow lovers can get their fix and where every Christmas is white.

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