Anna Maria Island: a great escape on Florida’s Gulf Coast

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Anna Maria sunset

Sugar-white beaches and aqua blue waters have drawn sun seekers to Anna Maria Island for more than a century. Yet, the seven-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Bradenton, Florida, seems to be a well-kept secret among loyal visitors for whom it reflects a bit of “old Florida” with understated charm. Read more in Chattanoogan

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Asheville Beckons with New Adventures and Historic Charm

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River Arts District

I stroll through Asheville’s River Arts District, popping in and out of galleries, and notice a phrase in the association’s brochure, “Creativity flows here.” The words certainly resonate, describing not only a burgeoning arts scene, but more broadly, the whole city – from its energetic vibe and novel.. Read more at GoWorldTravel.com

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Richmond Upon Thames: a jewel in London’s crown

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William Byrd’s famous viewpoint

Richmonders may be curious about their namesake, the “other” Richmond. That one in the mother country. If you travel across the pond to visit Richmond upon Thames, a borough of London, you can stand in the very spot that made a lasting impression on William Byrd II, who was born in colonial Virginia, then spent his schooling years in England, and later founded Richmond, Virginia. Read more in River City Magazine

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Height of Innovation

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Chicago

The city that invented the skyscraper in 1885 remains an innovative hub of art, architecture and design. Its towering skyline, recognized as one of the most spectacular in the world, embodies diverse styles from Renaissance-inspired to Art Deco, modernist and contemporary. Read more in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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New Caribbean Resorts Beckon

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts

As the Caribbean islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, some hotels in heavily damaged areas have been rebuilt or refurbished and reopened. Meanwhile, several new resorts have recently popped up. Here, we spotlight three newcomers that up the ante on Antigua, St. Kitts, and Barbados. read more in Business Jet Traveler.

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