Night at the opera — Lincoln Center, New York City

The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center is located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of New York City,. Amidst the hustle and bustle of uptown traffic, this section of Manhattan is graced by swanky shops and corporate giants. As we entered inside the ornate halls of “The Met,” excitement filled the air. Opera lovers crowded the hallways, glass of wine in hand, chatting about the night’s performance, anticipating the curtain going up.

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Exploring Victoria, B.C. – Victorian city surrounded by natural beauty

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Not that long ago, Victoria, British Columbia was Canada’s wild western frontier. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, northwest of Seattle, Victoria was established as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the 1840s. Victoria saw its population explode from around 300 to more than 5,000 in a matter of weeks when the discovery of gold brought thousands of hopeful miners to the area. A couple of decades later, Victoria became the provincial capital of British Columbia, and the city has never looked back.

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Charming Hotel Metropole is oldest in Bellagio, Italy

Lake Como

Hotel Metropole, an elegant pink-toned building on the waterfront of Lake Como, dates to 1721.

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2013 Arts Events on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road

Canyon Road Paint Out

If you love Santa Fe, you’ll be interested in these annual Canyon Road events. The schedule for Passport to the Arts 2013, an annual public art event taking place on historic Canyon Road has been announced. Artists from around the country will visit Santa Fe for this three-day weekend art event. Openings, exhibitions, silent auctions, and receptions for artists will be held at many of the internationally-known galleries and artist studios on Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. Headlining Passport to the Arts will be the Artist Quick Draw and Live Auction on Saturday.

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Tee Pee Motel: reviving roadside history

Tee Pee Motel near Wharton, Texas

Just outside the farming community of Wharton, Texas, on SH 59, you’ll come across 10 tee pees huddled along the roadside–the renovated Tee Pee Motel.

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Keep it real in Santa Fe: Adventures and cultural treasures await families on vacation

Explore ancient civilizations at Bandelier National Monument

Santa Fe offers the traveling family a different sort of vacation this summer as the destination encourages visitors to ditch shopping malls and theme park roller coasters and instead explore centuries old Anasazi villages and to explore and get their thrills from biking, river rafting and hiking. Here are some suggested Santa Fe attractions for families.

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