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Here are the top ten articles for the Adventure Living Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Travel with Pets and Red Roof Inn
Often, the dog gets left behind on a family road trip. Thatís because many hotels donít permit pets and a majority of those that do, charge fees and accept only small dogs. But at Red Roof Inn one family pet of any size stays for free.
2. Fredericksburg, VA, More than the Civil War
Two reasons to visit Fredericksburg, VA, besides its historic battlefields: award-winning bourbon from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery plus dinner and an overnight at the historic Kenmore Inn. Fredericksburg, VA, is 60 miles south of Washington, D.C.
3. Miami, FL, North Beach: 10 reasons to visit
Miamiís North Beach, or NoBe, is a just-under-the-radar, family-friendly area that stretches from 63rd to 87th streets, fanning out from the beach to the Normandy Isles area of Biscayne Bay. With fewer crowds than other areas, wide beaches, parks and good restaurant's, it's time to visit.
4. Inspiring Adventure Quotes
There are many quotes about adventure and adventure living, crazy and interesting, thought provoking and inspiring; here are some of my all-time favorites.
5. Beach and Nature Vacation, Kiawah Island, SC
Make your family beach vacation more than just sun and sand by selecting a destination that enables you to explore the natural environment. In Kiawah Island, South Carolina, add kayak outings, pond explorations to peer at turtles and alligator safaris.
6. Shopping in Shanghai and Beijing, China
For those who consider shopping a trip essential, China is magic. The vendors at Shanghaiís and Beijingís markets hawk everythingótea pots, Buddhas, pearl necklaces, scarves, jade bracelets, cheap watches, "designer bags," silk shawls and more. But you need to know where to look and how to shop.
7. American Craft Council and SOFA Shows
Some craft and art shows are worth traveling to, especially the American Craft Council shows, hosted in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul and San Francisco, as well as Sculptural Objects and Fine Arts (SOFA) yearly show in Chicago. Even if you canít buy, browse the high-quality handmade objects.
8. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
On Assateague Island the breezes bring the sounds of snow geese honking and the neighs of wild ponies. Misty, the pony from Marguerite Henry's book helped publicize Chincoteague, but the area also has sunlit beaches, wetlands and in fall thousands of migrating waterfowl.
9. Tips on How to Fly with your Pet
Should you take your dog or cat on an airplane? If your pet canít be in the cabin with you, then donít put him on the plane. Thatís the advice of the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and many other pet organizations.
10. Historic Homes & Art in Winston-Salem, NC
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina, art trail weaves together a tale of tobacco, textiles and three historic houses: Reynolda, R.J. Reynolds' home; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), textile industrialist James Hanes' home, and Graylyn, home of tobacco executive Bowman Gray.
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