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No red carpet, but 5 free things to do in Cannes

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

CANNES, France (AP) — This jewel of the French Riviera was a sleepy fishing village when 19th-century English aristocrat Henry Brougham began encouraging his friends to visit. These days the place is packed with millionaires year-round, though the famous Cannes Film Festival held each May is the designer-gowned cherry on top of that pricey sundae. But you don’t have to be a movie star to enjoy this beautiful resort. Here

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  • About to Rock? Salute rock history at Pigeon Forge’s new cafe

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Hard Rock

    On Tuesday, May 20, Hard Rock opened the doors of its newest location — a 12,000-square foot cafe at 2050 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The opening marks the relocation of the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, previously located at 515 Parkway. “The new Pigeon Forge cafe places us in a more strategic location, allowing us to serve even more guests in a larger space. Additionally, the new location’s interior design

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  • To visit The Wave in Arizona, win the lottery

    Posted on July 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Small wooden balls click rapidly in a whirling bingo basket, as 78 hikers wait to see if their numbers will roll out to win one of 10 permits to visit a rock formation known as The Wave. Some had been contemplating the hike for years. Only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave each day, with 10 chosen in an online lottery

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  • Five free things to do in Philadelphia

    Posted on June 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The City of Brotherly Love is perhaps best known for its Colonial roots but locals will tell you there’s much more to explore in this city of 1.5 million people. Options abound for travelers looking for free things to do in and around the historic district and beyond — and they don’t all involve tri-corner hats and Betsy Ross’ flag. It’s a short walk from the city’s

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  • Five free things to do in Traverse City, Mich.

    Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Residents of this picturesque Lake Michigan community are known to quip, “The view of the bay is half your pay.” It’s a sardonic commentary on the local wage scale, but also a tribute to the stunning scenery and small-town quality of life that have lured many a newcomer from the big city — and make the area one of the Midwest’s top tourist draws. Perched

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  • New adventure tour opening in NC mountains

    Posted on May 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    SALUDA, N.C. (AP) — A new adventure tour in opening in the North Carolina mountains. Green River Adventures gives visitors a grand tour of the Green River Gorge near Saluda through nine zip lines, two sky bridges and three rappels. Co-owner Tim Bell says the tour takes about 2½ hours and heads down 1,100 feet into the gorge. The platforms for the descent are built into trees, and nine of

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  • French Quarter becomes a stage for music fest

    Posted on April 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz guitarist Raphael Bas says French Quarter Festival is as close as it gets in the U.S. to the music festival he grew up attending with his family in Bourges, France. Bas recalls hearing American jazz singer Nina Simone, trumpeter Miles Davis and singer-pianist Jerry Lee Lewis perform with French musicians during the days-long Le Printemps de Bourges, the festival that loosely translated means Springtime of

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