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 Deep-fried pickles are a classic eat at the Minnesota State Fair.

The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.

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 Tour guide John Funcheon inside one of Cincinnati's beer tunnels.

Cincinnati taps into its brewing heritage

This Ohio city’s Over-the-Rhine district is being revived as a beer haven.

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 People wait in line to check into the Bellagio in Las Vegas this month. This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees.

Just like the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

The headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

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 Riders enjoy the views of downtown Portland, Ore., across the Willamette River as they cruise the Eastbank Esplanade during a tour with the Cycle Portland bike tour company.

Gear up for a bike tour in Portland, Ore.

Cycle Portland Bike Tours’ basic ride-around starts downtown about a mile from the city’s core.

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 St. Tropez's iconic clock tower and port as seen from the Citadel.

A stay in St. Tropez

St. Tropez is more than a jet-set destination on the French Riviera. It’s a sensory experience that takes much than a day to appreciate.

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 Thousands of movie fans are expected to participate in the 20th anniversary celebration of the filming of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, this week.

Former prison in Ohio draws captive audience, thanks to 'Shawshank Redemption'

The enduring film, released 20 years ago, was shot in the majestic former prison in Mansfield, and is helping to spark restoration efforts

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 Steve Kass of Carol Steam, Ill., and his children Madeline, sitting, and Kyle lounge at their campsite at Floyd Bennett Field, a campground in south Brooklyn, N.Y.

Go camping in Brooklyn at former airport

Yes, you really can go camping in Brooklyn, New York, at Floyd Bennett Field, a former airport.

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 Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins star in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption."

How 'The Shawshank Redemption' transformed from dud to fan fave

First, it was discovered on home video. Then Ted Turner’s TNT network and others picked up “Shawshank” and ran with it like a football.

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 Guests on the Carnival Imagination pose in the pool.

Cruise lines catering to younger crowds

Millennials love to travel, and cruise lines are working to appeal to them.

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Pittsburgh man on kayak trip to Gulf Coast

Mark Oddo of East Liberty is kayaking down the rivers to Mobile, Ala.

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 Put-in-Bay Winery is located in a Victorian house on the Doller Estate. It opened in 2009 and has a view of the harbor.

Put-in-Bay is Ohio's party island

Put-in-Bay is billed as family friendly, but I’d steer clear of bringing kids on the weekends.

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Paper maps have kept their usefulness, fans say

In a GPS world, maps still have a place, experts say.

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Travel Notes: Air passengers may pay eight times as much as seatmates, study shows

Study confirms airlines can charge some passengers twice as much as others; TSA PreCheck lines popular.

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 The author's husband, Slobodan Mitric, with a statue of one of Serbia's  most famous generals at the 1914 Battle of Cer in Serbia.

Serbian mountain sacred site of first Allies World War I victory

The site of the Cer battle of World War I is sacred ground in Serbia, but it is little known and rarely visited by foreigners.

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If you go to Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Put-in-Bay is a 195-mile drive from Pittsburgh.

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If you go ... Tekeris in Serbia

All major airlines fly from major U.S. cities to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

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 Mountain Explorer train in Elkins, W. Va.

One tank destination: Trains trips take you into the heart of West Virginia

West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures offers scenic, unique and tasty train rides from Elkins and Durbin.

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 The Warfield House in Elkins, W. Va.

Atop a mountain, a quaint B&B

The Warfield House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect choice for a stay in Elkins, West Virginia.

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If you go: West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventure

What you need to know if you’re on board West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures.

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 Maria Agresta (Amelia), Zeljko Lucic (Simon Boccanegra) in "Simon Boccanegra" at the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany.

In Northern Europe, classical music abounds

Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg offer rich classical music scenes.

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Get rid of the TSA? The agency’s chief says not so fast

TSA Administrator John Pistole has heard all the criticism of his agency, which screens more than 630 million fliers a year.

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 This ocean path in Acadia National Park runs along the coast near Bar Harbor, Maine.

Acadia National Park continues to rehabilitate its trails

Christian Barter has spent the past 15 years researching, cataloging and rebuilding century-old trails in the park.

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Get last-minute deals on upscale hotels

If last-minute hotel booking apps make you think of impetuous travelers on a budget, think again.

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 Gary Cochran and Charlotte Heath moved form Monongahela to the shore town of Onancock, Va.,for its tranquil waterfront setting and stayed for the budding opportunities. They opened the dining half of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant before receiving hotel guests.

Virginia hotel owned by former Monongahela natives

Inspiration lurks in the hallways of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant, ready to throw good vibrations at any passer-by.

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Travel Q&A: Romantic getaway ideas for the mid-Atlantic

These are questions from readers that were answered by travel experts at the Washington Post.

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 The Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park, looking downstream from the Puebloan granaries adjacent to Nankoweap Canyon (mile 53).  The rim of the Redwall canyon is 3200 feet above the river.

Rafting the river of time: Riding the Colorado

Riding the rapids down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon offers days of thrills and chills.

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 Frank Futral, right, curator of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, speaks with visitors about early American-style furniture at the Eleanor Roosevelt's Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Eleanor Roosevelt's story lives on in Hyde Park

I knew Eleanor Roosevelt had a busy life. I thought that was all I needed to know.

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