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Brownies Hostel near Glacier National Park in Montana is an example of a hostel in America.

Hostels in America: Yes, They Really Do Exist

Did you know that there are hostels in America? I know that I didn’t until quite recently. When I travel in Europe or Asia, staying in hostels is a given. Even as I get older, I still prefer the price, location, and feel ...
by Jim Cheney
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Sampling a beer on the guided Troegs Brewery Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The Fantastic Troegs Brewery Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania [Video]

I’m a big fan of good quality beers; so, when I heard about Troegs Brewery, I knew I had to visit. Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, birthplace of Hershey’s Chocolate and close to my home in Harrisburg, Troegs Brewe...
by Jim Cheney
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and free to visit.

7 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When you think of great American cities, what comes to mind? New York. Los Angeles. Chicago. Washington, DC. While it may not be the first city you think of, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of America’s most historicall...
by Jim Cheney
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and free to visit.

5 Great Things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Since I live¬†only an hour and a half away, I visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, every few months. I’ve visited hundreds of city’s around the world, and Philly easily ranks as one of my favorites, not only in America...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Free Things to do in Washington DC

When you think of budget travel destinations, it’s likely that very few large American cities spring to mind. And, while many American cities might break the bank, there’s one that doesn’t: Washington DC. With...
by Jim Cheney
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If you visit the Deschutes Brewery Tour in Bend, Oregon you can sample up to four glasses of beer for free.

The Deschutes Brewery Tour: Hoppy Beer at its Finest

If I learned two things on my tour of Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, it’s this: Deschutes makes some really fantastic beer, but don’t call them a microbrewery. They are, in fact, the fifth¬†largest Regional Craf...
by Jim Cheney
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