Put Madrid, Spain on the bucket list

Start your Madrid planning at the Tourist Information Center at Plaza Mayor

Madrid is a perfect snap-a-sight and twitter or Facebook-it city. It’s a fun series of tapas snacks washed down-by-beer sort of city. And you don’t gain weight because Madrid is a walking city.

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Guinness Factory, Dublin, Ireland

Arthur Guinness

It’s a must! You can’t go to Dublin and not visit the Guinness Factory. Whenyou enter the building in a section of Dublin called St. James’s Gate. The option offered is a guided tour or just do it yourself, roam around the seven floors of the building, take your time and see what goes into making Guinness Ireland’s favorite beer.

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Take an off-road Segway tour

Free time to test our Segway skills

Try riding a Segway off-road through a forest.

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Don’t overlook presidential museums when traveling the US

Gerald R. Ford Museum is in Grand Rapids, MI but the library is in Ann Arbor

Did you know that a museum has a real Air Force One and that visitors can clamor up its stairs and see its galley, offices and bunks? And did you know that a small presidential library with a walk-in vault exists in a charming, period house?

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5 fascinating bridges in the western U.S.

London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona

In the west, you’ll find that bridges, many over deep canyons and rushing rivers, are created out of necessity rather than for art. While these bridges are not the typical that you will think of when you hear the word, “bridge,” they are all interesting in their own right. While you travel the Southwest, enjoy a walk or a ride over some of these bridges both small and large.

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Christmas in Portland, Oregon: Christmas ships lead the way

Portland Oregon Christmas Ships

You know it’s Christmas time in Portland, Oregon when the Christmas Ships sail on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. For close to 60 years, privately owned vessels have paraded on the rivers, stopping to circle and wow onlookers gathered on bridges, shorelines and riverside restaurants.

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