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Weekly Travel Quote

I pull over once in a while and let them scream past. They don’t know what they’re missing. Or, if they do, they’ve become numb to it. A sad thing. Continue reading

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Towering over Hot Springs

A visit to the great mountain view from the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, one of the top attractions in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Continue reading

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Arkansas’ Unexpected Tropical Lounge

In Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Arlington Hotel (once a hangout for Al Capone) features a lobby bar with a wild tropical mural. Continue reading

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Insider Washington Tips

My insider advice for having fun in Washington DC was featured in today’s Washington Examiner. Related story:  Insider tips to Northern Virginia on the Amateur Traveler podcast.

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2011 Travel Trends & Predictions

Travel expert Matthew Stone shares travel trends & predictions for travel in 2011. Continue reading

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More Free Art Museums

Where to find free art museums in Washington DC, free art museums in Maryland, free art museums in Virginia, free art museums in Delaware. Continue reading

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Happy New Year Quote

New Year’s Travel Quote: The world will end some day, on somebody’s calendar, one way or another. But until then, let’s go drink a mai tai on the beach with someone we love and get our belly buttons pierced. Hell, it’s about time. Continue reading

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Back in Time Book Review

Travel Writer Matthew Stone revisits a 1955 travel book, Herbert Kubly’s American in Italy in a book review, and finds out that some things never change. Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

“I’ve never been there, but the brochure looks nice.” –Sheryl Crow

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Brookfield Zoo Tax

Travel expert Matthew Stone discusses how a 25-cent tax on zoo visitors at the Brookfield Zoo is an indicator of new tourist taxes on the horizon in 2011. Continue reading

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