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10 Great Halloween Celebrations in the U.S.

Rather than fade into the history books, Halloween has only gained in popularity in the United States. Communities across the country mark the occasion with spirited parades, elaborate costumes, haunted tours, and other ghoulish rituals. From Hawaii to Delaware, these top celebrations will get the whole family into the spirit.

The Last Best American Beach Towns

America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish shore. But too many of the towns along our coastlines have become charmless and generic. They feel like shopping malls with sand. Then there are those that shine. Here are seven of the best.

Delaware State Park Beach Cottages

Poke around your state park’s website and you may be surprised at what you find. While recently browsing the Delaware State Parks site, I uncovered great hikes to waterfalls, yurts evocative of Hobbit housing, and a dozen waterfront cottages located at the Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth.  Each cottage has…

Beware Flying Pumpkins

Dry your eyes, Halloween-lovers. Another year’s ghoulish day may have come and passed, but pumpkin enthusiasts can still get their kicks this weekend at the holiday’s last hurrah: the World Championship of Punkin Chunkin. The annual festival draws thousands of folks to Nassau, Delaware, to see who can hurl a pumpkin through the air the…