The Home of the ‘Great American Road Trip’

COVID Coincidental

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the hoped-for Fourth of July opening.

“Illinois had a shutdown for nonessential workers, and construction was a gray area but it slowed everything down from the supply chains to the construction to really every aspect of the project, so it was a real challenge,” said Rubenstein. “I think we did a really good job as being able to communicate as much as possible while

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Great River Road trip winds way through Brainerd

The Great River Road extends more than 2,500 miles from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico and offers the most diverse views of the Mississippi River along the scenic byway in Minnesota. Minnesota’s Great River Road is the designated travel route to reach them all.

“The Mississippi River is one of the greatest rivers in the world,” said Karl Samp, a Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway commissioner.

A sign for the Great River Road points the way for drivers taking the national route Wednesday, Sept. 9, along East College Drive in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

A sign for

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The Great American Road Trip

Marion McDonald, an independent advisor at Brownell Travel, goes exploring to discover some gems out west. 

Recently I heard a travel industry legend say that he equates luxury with time. I am looking at this pause as an unexpected but well-deserved sabbatical after a quarter of a century of hard work as a luxury travel advisor. I recently embarked on a seven-state adventure out west kicking off my

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When is Amazon Great Indian Festival? Best deals and discounts to expect


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Amazon Great Indian Festival will kick off on October 17 for non-prime members. The sale will begin a day early for Prime members. So far, there have been plenty of deals revealed, which will make you postpone a few purchases be it smartphones, smart speakers, smart TVs and other products. There is an additional 10 per cent discount for HDFC Debit and Credit cardholders.

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Mendocino: A great escape | Travel

As smoke from wildfires filled the air over Napa, this added another impetus to travel, just to breathe outside for a few hours or days. My daughter offered to go with me.

The Brewery Gulch Inn, part of the original 10-acre farmstead of Mendocino pioneer, Homer Barton, sits high on a hillside just south of the town of Mendocino. To the west it looks out over Smuggler’s Cove, a name

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This radical fairy tale is destined for great things

There’s nary a peep from Meryl Streep in Phyllida Lloyd ’s follow-up to Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady. Lloyd says she’s done with blockbusters. And, technically, this drama, about an abused wife, is a low-key affair. But don’t be fooled. Herself is destined for great things.

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Produced by Sharon Horgan, it features a breakout performance from Irish theatre actress Clare Dunne (who co-wrote the

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Meek Mill rules this great Baltimore melodrama

Editor’s Note: This review originally ran as part of our 2020 Sundance Film Festival coverage, and we’re reposting it this week with the film hitting streaming services. Revisit all of our Sundance 2020 coverage.


Occasionally, we’ll get a film released from one of the indie distributors that is honestly just a baffling choice for them. Normally, these are bad movies that places like Fox Searchlight or Annapurna push

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The Washington Post has a great interactive guide for traveling safe during the holidays

a body of water with a city in the background: A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.

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A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.

The Washington Post recently published an interactive guide for how to travel safely during the holidays this year.


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Key part of DIA’s Great Hall construction project to be cut back

Denver International Airport’s Great Hall renovation will change to stay within the project’s $770M budget. North and south TSA checkpoints will no longer move.

DENVER — Denver International Airport officials will have to cut back on the remaining work on the Great Hall renovation in order to stay within the project’s $770 million budget, DIA executives told City Council members Wednesday as part of an update on the project’s progress.

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Airbnb Gives Paterson’s Great Falls Top Billing for Day Trips Worth Taking

PATERSON, NJ – In the era of COVID-19, more and more people are looking for a place to safely and easily escape to. With quarantining requirements in place between many states, staying close to home has become the norm and road trips have become the preferred way to briefly get away.

To help folks find semi-local destinations, Airbnb, the popular vacation rental website, compiled a list of “Great Escapes Outside

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The Great Hunger, and To Be A Machine

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The Abbey’s promenade production around the grounds of IMMA is the only live show to survive the dreaded Phase 3 Covid-19 protocols at this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival. 

It divides the 14 stanzas of Patrick Kavanagh’s titular long poem between individual performers, with troubadours leading the small, masked audience through the autumn evening.

We set out between two lines of illuminated trees, lured the

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Hema Australian Geographic Travel Guide : The Great Ocean Road

Author : Chris Munn


Are you planning a trip along The Great Ocean Road or have friends or loved ones planning to visit from overseas?  This 64-page travel guide is full of information to whet the appetite, with vibrant photography and concise commentary about the culture, geography and wildlife.  It is an indispensable pre-travel guide as well as the perfect souvenir of your holiday.

Explore the rugged coastlines, shipwrecks, ancient

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 starts October 17 in India: Deals and offers teased

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 is confirmed to start from October 17 in India, a day after rival Flipkart kicks off its Big Billion Day sale 2020. The Great Indian Festival sale

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The Luxury Marina Guide to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns and Port Douglas

Tropical North Queensland is the gateway not only to the stunning northern reefs, but also to the South Pacific islands. The superyacht marinas in this area are within just a short cruise from some of the world’s most captivating dive and snorkel sites, with a spectacular range of seascapes to ensure each day there is something new to savour.

Cairns Marlin Marina

Cairns Marlin Marina is

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This small mountain town in New England is great for a fall escape

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are exploding with color right now, and one small mountain town in particular is perfect for a fall getaway, according to Fodor’s Travel.

Lisbon, N.H., landed on Fodor’s list of 10 small mountain towns to escape to this fall, which was released Tuesday. It was the only New England entry among the small mountain towns included nationwide.

“Traveling has become trickier, and traveling to places with

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‘Possessor’ Review: Brandon Cronenberg’s horror flick is great cyberpunk

Editor’s Note: This review originally ran as part of our 2020 Sundance Film Festival coverage, and we’re reposting it this week with the film hitting streaming services. Revisit all of our Sundance 2020 coverage.


You know you’re doing something right at Sundance when, barely a minute into the film, you’ve already got the audience gasping like they’ve just seen a corpse in the woods behind their house. But

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China’s domestic tourists to Great Wall warned against climbing ‘wild’ sections during busy travel week

Don’t veer too far off the beaten path.

Chinese officials are warning tourists against climbing the closed sections of the Great Wall, lest they hurt themselves or cause damage to the historic site in the coming days. Those who violate the rules could also face steep fines.

The message comes just ahead of China’s upcoming Golden Week, a public holiday celebrated at the beginning of October, during which domestic tourism

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It’s true that women escaping domestic abuse can get a free train ticket in Great Britain if they are travelling to refuge accommodation

You may have seen a claim spreading online that women escaping domestic violence for refuge can currently travel for free on UK trains. We’ve seen one post of this kind shared over 70,000 times on Facebook since it was posted on 16 August 2020.

There is a scheme co-ordinated by the charity Women’s Aid, that allows a person experiencing domestic abuse with a confirmed refuge space to access a free

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Perth County Travelling Deal Wheel surprising customers with great local prizes

The Perth County Tourism Travelling Deal Wheel was at Millbank Family Furniture all day Friday. Pictured from left are Millbank Family Furniture employees Marianna Streicher and Melanie Menkveld, and Perth County tourism officer Ashley Brockelbank. (Galen Simmons/The Beacon Herald)

A new initiative by Perth County Tourism is giving customers a good reason to shop local this week.

Launched Sept. 8, Perth County’s Travelling Deal Wheel has been stationed at a

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“The Great Midwestern Road Trip” exhibit ends its journey

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

The Elmhurst History Museum’s latest adventure in regional history, as told by the “The Great Midwest Road Trip” exhibit, is coming to the last leg of its journey. The exhibit closes on October 11, 2020 after running throughout this summer at the Elmhurst History Museum, which is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in

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