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RoadTrips: 2014 fall & winter travel guide
Read about where to see the best fall foliage and holiday illuminations in the Observer's travel guide.


Black bears and other charismatic fauna set the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge apart from other wild places in North Carolina. This 152,000-acre refuge in Dare and Hyde counties is home to one of the largest populations of black bears in the Eastern United States and is the world’s last stronghold for the imperiled red wolf.

Cheaper gas and an improved economy will help send 1.8 million Carolinas residents traveling 50 miles or more over the Thanksgiving holiday, an increase of more than 4 percent over a year ago.

Black bears and other charismatic fauna set the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge apart from other wild places in North Carolina.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.

Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance to spend time with feline company at a new cafe in Oakland.

In Maine, small and inexpensive ski areas are a tradition going back to the days of rope tows and wooden skis.

A weather system dropping snow in Western Carolina on Wednesday afternoon -- and tapering off Tha...

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The Duomo of Florence, Italy at night  (wikipedia)FLORENCE, ITALY, November 21, 2014 ? On a quiet...

Travel Better With Bob Taylor
With Halloween falling on a Friday, merriment in Myrtle Beach will stretch into next weekend.

The Observer's sister newspaper The Sun News of Myrtle Beach now has a travel site dedicated to everything you need to know about visiting the area: gotomyrtlebeach.com

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