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Riding With the Mushers in the Alaska Iditarod, 'The Last Great Race on Earth' (SLIDESHOW)

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 4:31 PM

On the first weekend in March, extreme sports fans from around the world descended upon the city of Anchorage, Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Also known as The Last Great Race on Earth, this year's race was Saturday, March 2 with a ceremonial start from...

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Floriade 2012: World Horticultural Expo Returns To The Netherlands (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 7:00 AM

One of the many places that's long been on my travel bucket list is Keukenhof, Holland's famous spring garden that has been visited by more than 44 million people in the past 60 years. In early April, I was able to spend a day there, just as the...

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Searching For Redheads In Dublin (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 7:00 AM

The closest I ever got to Ireland on St. Patrick's Day was via NBC's Today Show in 2009. For two days, the show was broadcast from County Wicklow and the Dublin Castle. I visited Ireland for the first time five years ago, and would love to revisit. My husband and...

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Enjoying Quebec's Luxurious Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 6:15 AM

Several winters ago, I spent four luxurious days at the remote Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge in the Matane Wildlife Reserve of Quebec. Not only did I love the name of the lodge (it's located in the Chic-Choc Mountains), I loved the place of the place.

Located...

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Traveling The World With Apple (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 3:14 PM

During my 20-plus years as a travel writer and photographer, Apple has played an important role in my adventures, both on the road and back at home.

These days, I travel with a MacBook Air, which accompanies me everywhere.

Like millions of other Apple-a-day fans, I was saddened by

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Ten Years Later: 9/11 Memorial Opens at Ground Zero

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 6:42 PM

My son moved to New York City several years after 9/11. He lived there until 2009, but during all my visits, I never ventured down to Ground Zero. It was still too fresh, too new, too raw. It was not on my bucket list of New York things to do....

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Sparkling Hill Resort: Beat the Heat at North America's First Cold Sauna

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 4:29 PM

In February 2011, I spent several days at Sparkling Hill Resort. Located in Vernon, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, the resort is carved into granite on a ridge overlooking Lake Okanagan and the Monashee Mountains. Just 25 minutes north of Kelowna International Airport, the $122...

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William and Kate's 2011 Royal Tour of Canada rolls on to Calgary, Alberta

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 2:27 PM

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A bovine welcome at Calgary International Airport. Sue Frause photo.

Although I'm not one of the 1,300 journalists jotting down every word and capturing every image of the royal newlyweds, I was in Calgary, Alberta in July 2010. That's where William and Kate are...

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First Stop for William and Kate on Royal Tour: Ottawa

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 3:57 PM

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The Peace Tower rises above the government buildings of Parliament Hill. Sue Frause photo.

It's no surprise that Ottawa is the first stop on the 2011 Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a William and Kate)....

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U.S. Issues Travel Alert Following Killing of Osama bin Laden

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 3:21 PM

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Timeline at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near the World Trade Center. Photo by Sue Frause.

A tweet from CNN that came through after the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden raised a bit more concern for me than...

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Exploring Both Sides of the Big Island of Hawaii: Holualoa, Hawi and Mauna Kea on the West

(27) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 3:51 PM

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Hawi is the most northern city on Hawaii and the largest in North Kohala. Photo by Sue Frause.

It was still raining the morning we made the drive east to west on the Big Island of Hawaii. Having spent three nights in

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Exploring Both Sides of the Big Island of Hawaii: Hilo on the East

(2) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 4:38 PM

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When I finally decided to spend my milestone birthday on the Big Island of Hawaii, I realized I didn't know all that much about it. Sure, I had friends who had visited there (and several who have places there), but I wasn't...

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Government Shutdown Could Affect Passport Applications, Travel Plans

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 3:05 PM

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Will the U.S. government decide to go on spring break Friday at midnight? Photo by Sue Frause.

I'm somewhat nervous about the potential government shutdown this weekend. Not so much that the national parks and museums will be closed, but because I have...

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The High Cost of Global Travel: US Passport Fees Add to the Total

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 6:30 PM

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Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3, designed by Foster + Partners, opened in 2008. Sue Frause photo.


I wasn't surprised when I read how few Americans have passports. According to Grey's Blog, the top five states with passport ownership include...

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Springtime in Paris (SLIDESHOW)

(10) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 3:45 PM

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My favorite time to visit Paris is springtime. It's just the opposite of March Madness here in the states. Springtime in Paris is early morning walks along the Seine before the city wakes up. Lunch at an outdoor cafe in Le Marais....

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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano: One Month Before the March 2011 Eruption (Slideshow)

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 2:31 PM

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View of the volcanic gas activity from the Jaggar Museum. Photo by Sue Frause.

Looks like we missed Kilauea's volcanic eruption by a month. One of the Big Island's biggest tourist attractions put on a really big show on March 5, 2011. That's...

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Milestone Birthdays: Where to Go for the Big 40? 50? 60?

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 12:45 PM

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Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu. Photo: Sue Frause


While many people like to celebrate their milestone birthdays with a big bash, I've always preferred to fly away from it all. Especially since I'm an Aquarian born in February, which...

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Super Bowl XLV: Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Green Bay

(30) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 4:00 PM

Obviously, I'm not a rabid football fan, as I thought Super Bowl XLV was on Sunday, January 30. Turns out it's a week later on Sunday, February 6.

While fans will be spending big bucks to see the game up close at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, I'll...

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12 Most Memorable Meals and Restaurants of 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 3:29 PM

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Left Behind Phone Chargers Pile Up in Hotels

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 9:22 AM

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"Sue Frause has left her two phone chargers at the last two hotels where she stayed. She now has no phone chargers and one very dead phone."

That was the status I posted on my Facebook wall yesterday. As you can...

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