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With talk of the state of our economy and the outsourcing of jobs, CarsTravelFood was created in an attempt to help spur on travel within the U.S. to celebrate and support the economy, U.S. businesses and "Made in the U.S." products. We regularly spotlight a different city, state, or region and an eatery in that area. Whether it’s your own town or across the state border, perhaps one of these events or places will pique your interest to visit it. Take a drive to one of these places to support it and do a mitzvah, give a mitzvah... It comes back!

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Made in America: Burt's Bees... and Corporate America

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:29 PM

I am in disbelief that my favorite toothpaste, Burt's Bees Multicare Flouride toothpaste -- something one takes for granted -- has been discontinued. But! It's available online for $22 a tube and even $95 for two tubes.

Most toothpaste made by Corporate America contain sodium laurel sulfate, which scratches the...

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Take a Ride with Art Bell's Dark Matter on SiriusXM Radio

(6) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 4:28 PM

If you find yourself stuck in the car on a long drive and need something to listen to that captures your attention, or you're at home with a list of chores and want to listen to something interesting while doing them, check out Art Bell's new radio show

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Explore America: A Day at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Imagine working hard to achieve the American Dream to own a store, a farm, or a home. And one day, there's a knock on the door and a government official says you must leave against your will to a concentration camp in the wilderness. You can only take what you...

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Explore America: A Day in Dorset, Minnesota

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 5:29 PM

If you're looking to do a road trip before summer's end, Dorset, Minnesota might be worth checking out if you're coming to this part of the country. This quaint town is a hint back to simpler days.

Like the nearby town of Nevis, the shops in Dorset...

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Explore America: A Day in Nevis, Minnesota

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:11 PM

For a summer road trip idea, there are some great small towns in America to get away to and unplug in that are sparsely populated and a good idea to visit and support. Some are in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and we recently decided to check out the town...

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Explore America: A Day in Half Moon Bay, California

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 6:06 PM

Memorial Day heralds the start of the summer season and that time of year people head out on the open road, whether it's for a small weekend getaway or a longer road trip to see sites and support local businesses that help fuel this great country. We did our part...

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Explore America: Massachusetts' Legendary Club Passim

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 7:00 AM

As an avid listener to SiriusXM's Coffeehouse channel, when I think of a classic coffeehouse, the iconic Club Passim in Harvard Square is what comes to mind. In this modern era that embraces constant change, it's nice to know some things are still here, like this...

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Explore America: Celebrity Travel Spotlight With Papa Roach Frontman Jacoby Shaddix

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Papa Roach has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, and they've seen much of this country, touring the U.S. twice each year since 2000. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix had successful vocal cord surgery recently and the band is back on the road in...

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Explore America: Celebrity Travel Spotlight With Singer-Songwriter Kath Bloom

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 3:00 PM

News broke recently that a third movie called "Before Midnight" in the "Before Sunrise" franchise recently wrapped in Greece to the delight of many worldwide who wondered if we would ever see more of those characters played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

As we wrote about in

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Explore America: Magic Moments And Places A La 'Before Sunrise'

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2012 | 8:30 AM

I don't know where I've been, but I only just recently watched 1995's "Before Sunrise" and thanks to Netflix's speedy delivery, eagerly saw the 2004 sequel "Before Sunset" for the first time. My mind has been in a reverie ever since. There are so few nice surprises in life, that...

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Explore America: Boston Tea Party Ships And Museum

(13) Comments | Posted August 19, 2012 | 9:48 AM

An ongoing story in Boston is the continuous development of the waterfront, with new restaurants and other places to explore. The Big Dig, the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, which was established almost four years ago, has played a big part in opening up the city, encouraging pedestrians to...

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Explore America: Lowell National Historical Park

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Lowell National Historical Park isn't your typical national park with open space greenery, wildlife and hiking trails. This national park celebrates the town of Lowell's contribution to the Industrial Revolution, with its many water-powered mills where immigrants and women once worked. Downton Abbey fans and people who enjoy...

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New (Old) Road Trip Music

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 7:00 AM

More Americans go on road trips in the summer than any other time of year and part of the fun is -- what songs do we want to hear on the playlist?

Sometimes it's good ol' reliable James Taylor (can never go wrong with his melodic, upbeat tunes) or perhaps...

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The Likes of Nora Ephron

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 8:57 AM

We hope, but we know we won't see the likes of Nora Ephron again. It was a shock to hear that Nora Ephron was "gravely ill" yesterday on breaking news, followed just minutes later by the announcement she died.

In this gossipy Internet-social media-Twittersphere era where news often bypasses traditional...

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Explore America: Massachusetts Has History, Music And Baseball

(8) Comments | Posted June 24, 2012 | 10:21 AM

We love the state of Massachusetts for so many reasons. It's New England, it's got American history, it's got Boston and this beautiful part of the country always has so much to see and do. With so much constantly changing around us, we like that some...

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Explore America: The Annual San Marino Motor Classic

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2012 | 8:30 AM

If you're planning to motor west to sunny Southern California this weekend and you're looking for something to do, the second annual San Marino Motor Classic on Sunday June 10 is where it's at for car enthusiasts.

It's been given high marks from AutoWeek, which made comparisons to Pebble Beach...

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Explore America: Inside Ohio's Beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park

(11) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Memorial Day is upon us, which means that road trip season has arrived. AAA estimates that some 30.7 million people will drive to American destinations this year. A lot of these road warriors will end up driving through Ohio, a near inevitability for west-bound east coasters, and the smart ones...

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Explore America: Virginia Is For Lovers, Civil War Buffs

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Virginia's tourism slogan, "Virginia is for Lovers," may be one of the most recognized state tourism slogans in the country, it doesn't mean what you think it means.

"It was, what do you love to do, do you love to go to the beach, do you like historic sites, do...

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Explore America: Deadwood And The Old Wild West (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2012 | 8:30 AM

Often on a road trip we map out certain must-see places to stop and we overlook other destinations due to the time allotted for the trip. In South Dakota the big tourist stop in our blog post on this state is Mount Rushmore. But remember to...

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Explore America: Virginia Is For Wine Lovers

(12) Comments | Posted April 28, 2012 | 8:30 AM

While "Virginia is For Lovers" has been the widely recognized ad slogan for 43 years, Virginia is also now fast becoming the destination for wine lovers. After the top American wine producing regions of California, Washington, Oregon and New York, Virginia is next on that list, with more than 200...

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