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Where to go next? Consult our Travel section for vacation stories to satisfy your wanderlust.

Wedded Bliss in the Mountains

Surrounded by a close group of family and friends, I watched my uncle Steve and his bride Britni share vows last summer in an intimate wedding celebration, nestled away on a quiet Virginia farm. It was storybook. She donned a beautifully embroidered lace V-neck Maggie Sottero ivory dress with beading …

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Style Went to a Yurt!

I saw the first deer on the property before I had even checked in to the Savage River Lodge. Caramel colored with snowy white speckles, it looked at me lazily, as if to say, “What took you so long to get here?” The second one was in the woods behind …

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The luxury of Orlando

When my husband suggested we take our blended family to Orlando, Florida for a multigenerational getaway, I panicked. The thought of keeping our clan busy for five days, given our various ages and interests, made me (considering the destination) a little Goofy. Visions of lampshades silkscreened with Mickey and Minnie, …

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And They’re Off …

There is a ceremonial start to the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival, which begins with a paint brush. Each eye of the dragon, a figurehead to the long boats with brightly colored scales, is painted and then so is its tongue. Now these dragons can see and breathe, which means …

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Country Roads (Take me away from home, please ...)

By the end of August, my friend Michelle is ready to chuck summer and her kids right into a school building and slam the door behind them. The smell of sunscreen triggers migraines for her after nine weeks of running unofficial “Camp Mommy” as a stay-at-home mom. Michelle told me …

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Starving and Starstruck

From May to September, the small town of Media, Pennsylvania is transformed into a piazza full of café dining. Traffic is halted on State Street, from Jackson to Orange — a large part of downtown, and pedestrians are in charge. And they better bring their appetites, because 30 different restaurants …

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Leipzig or Hype-zig?

If you were asked to name which city is home to Europe’s largest train station — and the second-largest in the world — you’d probably answer one of the great capitals: Paris, Berlin, Rome. But we know better. On the last stop of a two-week tour of Germany, we descended …

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