New York

Rochester, New York

A- Overview: Rochester has a history as a haven for the arts. Internationally recognized Eastman School of Music has made its home in Rochester since 1921. With the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Geva Theatre, Strong Museum, Eastman Theatre, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Memorial Art Gallery and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester’s level of sophistication is evident. Located just over six hours from New York City on…


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New York

Ithaca, New York

A- Overview: Nestled in the heart of New York State’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, is the city of Ithaca. The Ithaca area offers mountain biking and hiking through glacially carved gorges. Theatre and the arts abound in the region, and local restaurants downtown and in Collegetown are sure to serve up the ethnic cuisine of choice. Ithaca is an active and energetic community; with outdoor recreation and sport…

New York

New York, New York

A- Overview: No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New York City. Within the boundaries of its five boroughs lies a microcosm of the whole world. Visitors can move along the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the Italian communities of Little Italy and Arthur Avenue, the sari shops…

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New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire

A- Overview: Welcome to Manchester, the destination spot that provides easy access to all of New Hampshire’s scenic locations! Nicknamed the Queen City, Manchester is true royalty among New Hampshire cities. Straddling the banks of the Merrimack River, she’s the largest city in northern New England and home to people who love the special lifestyle offered in the Granite State. Visitors to the Greater Manchester area are only…

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Nevada

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

A- Overview: Lake Tahoe is awesome! Beginning in late autumn and continuing through the winter and spring, the Sierra Nevada mountain region becomes a winter wonderland. Snow is measured in feet, not inches, and a normal winter will see accumulations of 30 to 40 feet in the higher elevations. Winter can last up to six months in the mountains, which is great news for winter sports enthusiasts. The…

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Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

A- Overview: Sometimes mistakenly identified as a sleepy Midwestern town, Lincoln, Nebraska is actually a bustling city with arts and culture to rival many other destinations. Lincoln is proud of its pioneer heritage, and its many museums and children’s activities focus on that heritage. It is a beautiful and active state capital. Lincoln’s museums bring the history of the Midwest to life and feature exhibits of interest to…

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Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

A- Overview: It’s no wonder so many visitors come to visit Springfield by car, as it is recognized as the point of origin of the famous Route 66. In 1938, Route 66 became the first completely paved transcontinental highway in America, a highway that finally stretched from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast. The red booths and gleaming chrome of the mom-and-pop diners, the stone cottages of…

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Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

A- Overview: St. Louis makes a stunning first visual impression. It has a look that is all its own, of red brick and cobblestone streets, terra cotta friezes and stained glass. The Mississippi River laps against a cobblestone levee. Reflected in the mighty river are towering office buildings, elegant shopping centers, hotels, and apartment complexes, all well maintained, marking the visible signs of the city’s success. Founded by…

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Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi

A- Overview: The town of Gulfport, Mississippi was founded in 1845, but it was not until the completion of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, in 1902, that it became a city with a population of over 5,000. Gulfport has a long history of discovery and exploration, and the Port of Gulfport is one of the nation’s largest ports. Today it is a city of over 71,000 and…

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Mississippi

Columbus, Mississippi

A- Overview: Originally called “Possum Town” this quintessentially Southern town is well known to history lovers, for history literally lives here. The streets of Columbus are lined with magnificent pre-Civil War mansions. Columbus is a place where the historic architecture of old Greek columns and cupolas maintains a place of prominence among modern buildings. Inside this amicable blending of buildings is a rare combination of people who respect…

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