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North America, specifically the United States, boasts some of the best scenery anywhere in the world. I know because I grew up here. After 20 plus years in the grand metropolis of New York, taking a break seems to beckon more often than not. And there's no better escape than a road trip, be it a couple of hours away or on a grander scale to the vast expanses out west.
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Mesa Verde, CO, USA
For anyone who believes that truly historic architecture doesn’t exist in the states, Mesa Verde National Park will make you think again. Still standing in the park are cliff dwellings built in AD 600 by the ancestral Pueblo people who once...
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Montauk, NY 11954, USA
About three hours east of the hectic, bustling craziness of New York City lies one of the most tranquil enclaves anywhere—Montauk. Okay, so it's gotten a bit hipstery in the past few years, but there are spots that still remain unspoiled and...
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Indn Rte 7, Chinle, AZ 86503, USA
A few years ago a friend and I took a two week road trip through the US Southwest, home to some of the most breathtaking feats of nature anywhere. Starting in Santa Fe, we made a grand loop through the four states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and...
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Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA
Driving in California north of San Francisco makes for a terrific road trip. Vineyards, ocean, redwoods - the scenery is diverse and stunning all at once. One particular stretch I love is from a little town called Occidental down to Bodega Bay....
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One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10006, USA
A view from New York Harbor of the Manhattan skyline with the new World Trade Center near completion. One World Trade Center (nicknamed Freedom Tower) will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the...
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2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
The 16 blocks of the Wynwood Art District between North 36th Street and North 20th Street include five museums, 70 galleries, three private collections, and five art fairs. Not to mention stenciled sidewalks, walls covered in murals and...
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800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
The Monterey Bay area on California's central coast is possibly my favorite part of California--it is that beautiful. On a recent cold January morning, I took my dogs to Asilomar State Beach at one end of the town of Pacific Grove. As the clouds...
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Big Sur’s winding roads, plunging cliffs and canyon-spanning bridges may cause nausea but they provide some of the most striking scenery in the country. After miles of lush green forests and sapphire blue oceans, the palm trees and turquoise...
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Ojai, CA 93023, USA
Tucked away in the Ventura County hills, about 1.5 hours away from LA, rests the tranquil enclave of Ojai. A tourist destination as well as a popular spiritual retreat, little Ojai is just the spot for a bit of R&R, and a great getaway from all...