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Western New York Attractions You May Not Know About

western new york attractionsWhen you think about Western New York, where does your mind immediately shift? If you are one who typically has food and drink on your brain, then maybe Mighty Taco, chicken wings, birch beer, or Loganberry come to mind (as well they should!). Perhaps you are a person who quickly remembers natural beauty, in which case Niagara Falls could come crashing to your brain. Often times, though, it’s the not-as-popular restaurants or landmarks that can leave the longest impression. Take a look at some of these Western New York attractions that you might not know about but that you would be sure to remember if you get the chance to experience.

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Discover These McMinnville, Oregon Wineries

Oregon wineriesDid you know that the state of Oregon is a world-class wine region with 17 approved winegrowing regions and more than 540 wineries? Since you probably don’t have time to read about 540 Oregon wineries, we wanted to narrow the search down a bit and tell you a about the wineries in McMinnville, Oregon. But before we do that, let’s learn a little bit about the city.

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About The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

the international tennis hall of fame & museumBeginning in 1955, all-time tennis legends have been enshrined into The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The Hall of Fame – which is housed in Newport, RI – is sacred in the tennis world and contains the likes of old timers and new inductees alike. You can come see the history of greats on the men’s side like Rod Laver, Arthur Ashe, and Pete Sampras, as well as on the women’s side with Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and Steffi Graf. In 2014, as is the case every year, a new induction class will be entering the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is on July 12, while the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships tournament will take place July 5-13. Below is more information on the Hall of Fame, the induction, and the tournament.

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Vacation of a Lifetime Winners – Michele Chandler & Bob Gilfoil

The following is an excerpt from a blog by Vacation of a Lifetime winner Michele Chandler. Be sure to check back for more snippets throughout the year.

Dog bowls, check; lotvacation of a lifetimes of dog towels, check; dog shampoo, just in case. Car loaded, chewy bones in the backseat, and somewhere in all of this our luggage made it in between the canine crate and Jameson’s travelling bag.

On a very cold day in March, Bob, Jameson and I started off for Ohio–our first stop of the “15 Inns in 15 days” tour courtesy of Select Registry. The weather forecast was dicey as snow streamers created whiteouts on the south shore of Lake Erie, but going slowly and determined to get south after a brutal winter, we made our way to Danville, Ohio.

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8 Fun Lake Tahoe Summer Activities

lake tahoe summer activitiesLake Tahoe is an adventure lover’s paradise, no matter what time of year you are looking to visit, right in the heart of the Sierra Nevadas. Take a boat out in the water to do some fishing or wakeboarding in the summer, or hit the slopes with your skis or snowboard in the winter. Since summer is right around the corner, we decided to give you this list of Lake Tahoe summer activities that will keep you busy for days. Your only question will be, “When can we go back?”

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Upcoming Summer Victoria BC Events

victoria bc eventsConsider taking your summer vacation north of the border this year and head to Victoria, British Columbia. The temperatures remain mild (high 60s) throughout the summer months, allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors without needing to escape the heat. This provides the perfect atmosphere in which to experience the exciting Victoria, BC events scheduled for the summer of 2014. From a variety of theater shows, to a round of golf, to participating in grueling feats of athleticism, Victoria offers unique events to satisfy every person. Check out this list that we have compiled.

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2014 Georgia Wine Country Festival is Almost Here

Georgia Wine Country FestivalWhen you think of the places in the United State most known for wine, your mind will probably head to Napa Valley or Sonoma Wine Country in Northern California. That is certainly understandable, but in the southeast, Georgia produces some of the finest grapes and wines, as well. North Georgia wine is so popular that the 2014 Georgia Wine Country Festival will be making its 13th annual appearance this June. The event is presented by Three Sisters Vineyard & Winery in Dahlonega, GA, and will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday during the entire month of June. Here are the details for this fabulous festival.

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Washington State’s Hidden Gem: Long Beach Peninsula

long beach peninsulaAt the extreme southwestern tip of Washington State is a piece of land that can only be described as A Hidden Gem. This is where you will find the Long Beach Peninsula, which is bordered by the Columbia River to the south, Willapa Bay to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. A group of state parks in Cape Disappointment State Park, Leadbetter Point State Park, Pacific Pines State Park, and Loomis Lake State Park are just a few of the reasons that make a trip to the Long Beach Peninsula truly unforgettable. Here are more details about this excellent Pacific Northwest getaway.

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Fun Facts about The Factory in Franklin, TN

the factory in franklin tnLooking for a unique shopping and dining experience on your next visit to the Nashville, TN, area? Located just 15 miles from downtown is an entertainment complex called The Factory in Franklin, TN. The Factory at Franklin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides guests with a variety of restaurants and fun things to do for the whole family. It is the perfect place to visit when you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here are some of the great ways to enjoy yourself at The Factory at Franklin.

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Experience the Pocono Mountains this Summer

pocono mountainsThe Pocono Mountains region is a true gem located in northeastern Pennsylvania that overlooks the charming Delaware Valley. Tourists have been flocking to the region for years, taking advantage of the tremendous scenery. Outdoors enthusiasts can get their adrenaline fill in a variety of ways, while others can tap into their competitive nature by playing a round of golf or testing their luck at the casino. The area really has something fun for the whole family to enjoy, which is why you should make a trip to the Pocono Mountains this summer.

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