Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi

A- Overview: Jackson, Mississippi is a fascinating blend of the old south and the 21st century. Jackson is a city of well preserved historic buildings, from the governor’s mansion to City Hall. Baptist and Presbyterian churches stand alongside antique shops and flea markets. Interspersed with Civil War memorabilia and plantations reminiscent of years gone by, are landmarks from the Civil Rights Movement. The Medgar Evers statue, the Woolworth…


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Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi

A- Overview: Biloxi (pronounced bi lux i ) is a delightful resort city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Casinos and resorts offer golf, charter fishing, spas, 24-hour gaming, dining and live entertainment. Frequent festivals in Biloxi and Gulfport celebrate everything from seafood to sand castles. From 26 miles of white sand beaches to non-stop casino action, sophisticated shopping, culture, history, arts, delectable cuisine and championship golf courses, the…

Minnesota

Bloomington, Minnesota

A- Overview: Bloomington is best known as the home of the Mall of America and of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. A visitor could deplane at the airport, take a shuttle for 1.5 miles to the Mall of America, and literally spend an entire vacation just exploring and enjoying that enchanting place. The country’s largest shopping complex and Number 1 visited attraction in the U.S. welcomes over 42 million…

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Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

A- Overview: Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city is a center of commerce, culture and conventions. Grand Rapids combines the sophisticated convenience of a large urban center with the warmth and charm of a small town. A temperate climate assures mild winters and pleasantly warm summers. For hundreds of years people have flocked to this region for its beauty and natural resources. Over 2,000 acres of parkland are…

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Detroit/Romulus, Michigan

A- Overview: Detroit is still the fascinating city of all things automotive, but it is also a city transformed. Have you visited Detroit lately? Arrival at Detroit’s Metro Airport sets the stage for the new Detroit. The Northwest Airlines World Gateway Terminal provides nearly 100 gates, an elevated tram, spacious walkways, unique Detroit-themed shops and restaurants. A second terminal is under construction. Detroit’s largest convention hotel recently renovated…

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Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A- Overview: Although Cape Cod is known as a summer paradise, increasingly people are visiting during the “off” season to enjoy its peace and tranquility. The sea is an integral part of everything Cape Codders do, and celebrations take place throughout the year. There are only two bridges to access the Cape, which sets the tone for a holiday on the Cape. Vacationers, from the outset, have the…

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Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

A- Overview: The summer holiday home of the rich and famous and the playground of the wealthy at the turn of the 20th century, this is a place that is unique among the thousands of island communities lining the Maine coast. Nestled among the mountains, forests, and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean is the picturesque village of Bar Harbor. The masts of fishing boats tilt rhythmically…

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Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A- Overview: Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, is an exciting blend of sights, sounds and flavors. From its dynamic and diverse musical heritage, to its significant landmarks and museums, Baton Rouge is a fascinating city to explore. From its riverboats, plantations and hospitality, to its Cajun, Creole and Old South cuisine, it excels. Baton Rouge is 75 miles Northwest of New Orleans via Interstate 10, and…

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Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

A- Overview: Lexington, Kentucky is best known for its horses and bluegrass. It was here that Bluegrass music was born. Lexington, the world capital of racehorse breeding and burley tobacco was named by patriotic hunters who camped here in 1775 shortly after hearing news of the first battle of Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts. Huge caverns and Appalachian hikes attract adventurous tourists. History buffs can walk where Daniel…

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Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

A- Overview: “And they’re off!” Those electrifying words, along with the song “Danny Boy”, mark Louisville as the place to be for thousands each May during the world famous Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. As it has done for more than 130 years, the race and associated events transform Louisville. Dozens of theme-decorated horses can be found on the sidewalks,…

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