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Indiana, making skiing perfect. The winter months begin in the end of November with the largest snowfalls usually occurring during January and February. An Indiana ski vacation can be the perfect place to get the most out of the winter months. Many attractions in Indiana that are most active during other Indiana seasons will offer discounts during the winter months. Wintertime is a great time to enjoy cheap vacations. During the winter months Indiana travel deals often drop to their

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Manhall County I~ The Place for AMemorable Vacation! Marshall County nestled in the rolling countryside of Northern Indiana offers much for the visitor. While driving the barn quilt trail, be sure to check out the architecture of Ancilla Domini with its beautiful chapel, the Moon Tree community as well as The Culver Academies home of the famous Black Horse Troop with its redbrick buildings with military 4

touches like turrets and parapets on a 1,600-acre New Englandesque campus. While in Culver, the "Cape Cod of the Midwest" be sure to enjoy beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee, shop the unique shops and stop by the Evil Czech, named on Midwest Livings "it list" for good libations.


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Hoo~ier Ho~pitality in 6ib~on County, With over 130 hand-painted blocks adorning the Gibson County landscape, the Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail provides the perfect opportunity to step off the beaten path and discover the homespun beauty of southwestern Indiana. Enjoy the Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with over 60 acres and more than 3000 azaleas and other plant species in a beautifully


landscaped setting. Birders will love the Cane Ridge Wildlife Management Area, home to one of the largest colonies of the endangered Least Tern . Uncover the historical roots of one of Indiana's last remaining African American settlements at the Lyles Station Historic School & Museum or enjoy the eclectic mix of relics and memorabilia at Henager's Memories & Nostalgia. Get a behind

the scenes look at the automotive manufacturing process at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana's Visitor Center featuring educational displays and free tours of the production facility. Gibson County Hoosier hospitality in the heart of southwestern Indiana. €

Create Memorie~ to La~t alifetime in Ouboi~ County Create memories that last a lifetime at the "aide World Christmas" events! Three festivals take place in Dubois County's quant little towns in the months of November and December. Huntingburg Christmas Stroll takes place November 7-10 at Historic 4th Street in downtown Huntingburg. Begin your holiday shopping and get in the Christmas Spirit with multiple activities and

entertainment throughout the weekend. Take part in the 14th century custom at the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt on November 16-17. Voted in the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association in 2012, enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend and explore six markt locations selling everything under the sun.

Visit downtown Jasper for O'Tannenbaum Days, December 6-8. Stroll around the square and browse through the unique, specialty shops with demonstrations by artists & artisans. A family-friendly event, experience a horse-drawn carriage ride and visit with Santa. Visit for more information or call 1-800-968-4578. €

The "Heart of the Midwe~t" Indiana is called the "Heart of the Midwest" or the "Crossroads of America ." Enjoy its parks, museums and festivals. Explore the famous Amish country for unique shopping and wonderful homemade cuisine. From caves to lakefront dunes and beaches, there are exciting places to explore, something for every preference and budget. Bounded on most of its sides by lakes and beaches, Indiana is also known as the "Great Lakes State." Its numerous, sandy beaches are popular destinations and draw thousands of vacationers here each year. These beaches offer exciting water sport activities and house

some of the most beautiful beach resorts and parks. There is boating in all comers of Indiana. For those who want to include fishing as part of their vacation plans, a variety of fishing is available from fishing in the waters of Lake Michigan for salmon and trout to fishing in small ponds and streams for 'panfish' such as Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill and Catfish. Caving is a centuries-old, well-loved activity experienced by millions of people around the world. Indiana caves are one of the biggest attractions and one of the many exciting things to do. Explore the incredible geography and geology of these underground landscapes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the most popular attractions. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore' s 15,000 acres will delight you. From rustic, secluded campsites to luxurious RV parks there are hundreds of campgrounds from which to choose. Indiana camping gives opportunities for wildlife, fishing, mountain biking, swimming and water sports. Whether you're looking to see the fall foliage, spend a weekend hiking and fishing, or relax on the lake, Indiana is just the place for a family or group trip. €

Noble County I~ Home of The Nation' ~ fil1t Tomb~tone Trail Enjoy the history of those who newfound respect for their lives and Guided, group, and self-guided lived in Northeast Indiana. Their contributions. tours through these silent cities of stories will come alive as you pass This road trip is like no other stone are available. their etemal resting places. Historic cemeteries were often designed to welcome visitors' to explore their grounds surrounded by peace, quiet and nature. Along the trail. you will learn of people who will make you laugh, cry and walk away with a

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Oi~(over "The Hub of Tramportation DeKalb County, Indiana is the "The Hub of Transportation Heritage." DeKalb County presently has eight museums: the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, with over 100 classic, vintage, and antique cars all displayed in the beautiful 1930 art deco factory showroom; the National Auto &Truck Museum, featuring over 100 ILLINOIS / INDIANA - WINTER 2013

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automobiles and trucks; the Kruse Automobile and Carriage Museum, home to a display of classic cars, racecars, plus a collection of carriages; the National Military History Center, features military vehicles and uniforms; the Hoosier Air Museum, displaying vintage and military aircraft; the Garrett Historical Railroad Museum, houses local

heritage and railroad memorabilia; the DeKalb County History Museum, which exhibits early urban and rural home life; and the Early Ford V-8 Museum, focuses on cars from 1932 to 1953. DeKalb County invites you to enjoy many of our festivals and events. Plan on visiting us for a day, a weekend or a week, you'll be glad you did. €

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Alabama' ~ beautiful bea(he~ The Alabama Gulf Coast's 32-miles of sugar-white beaches are stretched along a 30,000 acre island on the northern most coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Sand dunes covered in sea oats and brilliant blue waters are the norm on the coast while inland areas feature live oaks and pines. Freshwater lakes, rivers, bayous and

coves add nearly 400,000 acres of protected water to the area. Within this picturesque setting, the City of Gulf Shores spans approximately 31 square miles while the City of Orange Beach covers about 13 square miles. Golfing on the gulf: The Alabama Gulf Coast showcases 207 holes of championship caliber golf at 10 courses, with stunning and challenging courses by some of the leading golf course designers-like Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate, Earl Stone, Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge.

Arnold Palmer's only Alabama projects are located on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Palmer designed his first "Signature Series" course at Cotton Creek at Craft Farms. A second Palmer-designed course-Cypress Bend at Craft Farms-was added later. Lost Key Golf Club in neighboring Perdido Key, FL is also a Palmer "Signature Series" course. Different from other golfing destinations, our selection of courses is unparalleled and centrally located. Designed by golfing legends, these courses are situated near the beach, accommodations, shopping or other attractions.

Golfing on the gulf is a great value, especially in the fall when rates are not peaking and the seasonally mild climate makes golfing a year -round activity. Enjoy lush green courses, situated near the beach, accommodations, shopping or other attractions with a big helping of Southern hospitality. Explore the great outdoors: Visitors to the Alabama Gulf Coast can enjoy a bounty of outdoor-related activities. Take to the water to earch for native wildlife with a dolphin or nature cruise or charter a boat to catch dinner. Investigate 7,000 acres of preserved coastal ecosystem at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and make sure to bring your binoculars when visiting the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Enjoy the area's selection of campgrounds and parks

with picnic lunch. Regardless of your preference, satisfy the adventure-seeker in you or reconnect with your family, friends or yourself by returning to nature for an afternoon or longer. Events not to be missed: November sings with excitement during the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival. Held in venues on the island and Perdido Key, songwriters and music lovers make their plans to attend months in advance. Those with the ambition to and courage to brave the elements can ring in the New Year with a chilly dip in the Gulf of Mexico during the Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Flora-Bama. The month-long celebration of Mardi Gras attracts families near and far to parades and other festivities along the Gulf Coast. Laissez les bons temp roulet! (Let the good times roll!) Our goal is to make your Content for this article provided expectations of a dream vacation by the official web site of the come true, with memories that will Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & last for years to come. Visitors Bureau, For Anchor Vacation Rentals additional information visit their site 901 Gulf Shores Parkway or call800-747-SAND.€ Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547 800-334-5107 €

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Dauphin Island is historical - the Battle of Mobile Bay was fought here and Fort Gaines is available for all to view, but it is not all about history. We have a family friendly island, beaches, no high rises, little traffic, and are a true small town located on an idyllic island easily reached by bridge and by ferry. With the prehistoric Indian Shell Mounds and Audubon Bird Sanctuary, we have attractions for history buffs, birders, and people who just want to chill on white sandy

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Winter Hiking and Wildlife Viewing Opportunitie~ Abound in Kentucky If winter weather brings cabin fever or the winter doldrums, that's the time to get outdoors in Kentucky. In many ways, winter is the best season for enjoying the wild side in the Bluegrass State, as summer humidity and high-season crowds give way to crisp air and fewer adventurers on the trails. It's a good time to get out of the house, see all there is that is hidden by the trees in the summer and generate some heat of your own with a hike. Winter's leafless trees reveal stunning Kentucky vistas, whether in the eastern mountains or the western lakes regions. Birds and other wildlife are more easily spotted in winter, providing an extra bonus to hikers who venture out this time of year. Great spots for winter vistas include Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in the Appalachian region and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area In southwestern Kentucky.

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Park encompassed eight miles on three guided hikes in one weekend. Hikers gazed out across the Cumberland Mountains from Knobby Rock in the midst of the celebrated Blanton Forest; stood on the mountain peak where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia adjoin; and felt the weight of history in the saddle of the Cumberland Gap Pass. They investigated a Native American camp in a sandstone rockhouse, re-lived the folk history of the legendary Chained Rock and examined a natural arch on the vaulted south slope of Pine Mountain. Now's the time to start planning and reserving places in organized trips to experience elk, bald eagles, sandhill cranes and many other types of wildlife in their natural winter habitats. Naturalists at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky often offer elk-watching tours on many winter weekends through March. These trips provide a close look at a majestic animal that has made a strong comeback after disappearing from the Kentucky mountains for more than a century. Elk, whose numbers now approach 10,000 after being reintroduced in Kentucky in

1997, have found reclaimed surface mine sites to their liking. Both parks have previously offered weekend packages that include lodging, some meals and transportation to and from the viewing site. You can get tour dates and make reservations by calling Jenny Wiley at 800-325-0142 or Buckhorn Lake at 800-325-0058. Elk and another impressive mammal. the bison, also roam freely in the Elk and Bison Prairie, a 700 acre portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in southwestern Kentucky. Deer, wild turkey and numerous other wildlife species thrive in the prairie, which can be enjoyed via a 3.5 mile loop road. Bald eagles also are a great attraction during winter in the lakes region of southwestern Kentucky, where their numbers swell to 150 or more as they migrate south from the Great Lakes and southern Canada. The Kentucky State Parks system has offered Eagle Watch Weekends for more than 40 years. Four parks - Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Kenlake and Dale Hollow - have provided guided eagle tours via boat or van in January and February. Contact these parks to

Mammoth (ave Hotel: The Only Lodging in Kentucky'~ ONLY National Park! Planning a vacation in KY's Cave Country? Stay at Mammoth Cave Hotel. in its historic cabins or in large group-sized cottages. The hotel is closed during certain winter months, but the Park is open and cave tours are available all year. The hotel features a full-service restaurant/coffee shop plus two gift

shops showcasing Kentucky crafts, gifts, foods and vacation souvenirs. The sheer enormity of the Cave has astounded tourists since 1816! With over 400 miles surveyed, Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave system. Tours vary by season and interest; there's something for experienced

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check offerings or to participate in one of these tours. Sandhill cranes are another transient species making a stop in Kentucky on winter migration to states further south. Adult sandhill cranes may be more than four feet tall with a red forehead, white cheeks and a long pointed bill. Their wingspan extends six to eight feet. One of the best places to view these birds is Barren River State Resort Park in south central Kentucky. See these birds on weekend trips in January and February organized by park naturalists. More information on the trips is available by calling 800-325-0057. Birders who wish to view many less exotic species can pursue this hobby at more than 30 of the 51 state parks throughout Kentucky. So don't sit at home this winter. Grab your camera and binoculars and discover the diverse wildlife of Kentucky. For more information about wildlife viewing or hiking in Kentucky, visit or Information contained in this article taken from The Official Site of the Kentucky Department ofT ravel.


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Military Heritage, Natural Beauty and ~outhern Ho~pitality! Fort Knox is home to the U.S. Bullion Depository, which stores 7 trillion dollars worth of gold bullion (not open to the public). The Radcliff/Fort Knox Community also offers the General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership, Armor


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If you are looking for the very best condo rentals, Edgewater Beach Condominium is the ultimate seaside vacation playground. With a touch of the French Riviera, the resort rises majestically beside the sparkling emerald waters, pristine white sands and fiery sunsets of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast. Our unique architecture is a landmark along the Emerald Coast. The resort offers luxurious yet casual one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with private balconies overlooking lushly landscaped gardens and two shimmering pools (one heated). children's pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy nearby boutique and outlet shopping, fine dining, spectacular golf and sport fishing,

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