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6 signs you were born to travel by train
6 signs you were born to travel by train

1. You’ve never minded talking to strangers.You may encounter Amish people who have a fiery passion for Go Fish, a painter with no direction, a recent widow planning to start fresh in New Orleans, an elderly Milan couple who loves the concept of conspiracy theories, a self proclaimed hermit from Oregon, or a train kid traveling cross country with a Chiweenie that he sneaked on board.

14 signs you were born and raised in Vermont
14 signs you were born and raised in Vermont

1. You refuse to use fake maple syrup.In fact, you don’t even call it maple syrup. It’s “the fake stuff” or “the maple impostor,” or occasionally something more crude. Plus, Aunt Jemima ain’t got nothing on your neighbor’s syrup.2. Flannel isn’t a fashion statement — it’s a necessity.It gets cold here.

14 images that show the raw beauty of the Australian Outback
14 images that show the raw beauty of the Australian Outback

THE remote Australian Outback accounts for most of the land mass of the island continent, yet over 90 of Australia’s population lives in and around the coastal cities, primarily in the south and the east. Summer temperatures of 50°C can make the Outback a challenging place to live and work, with most of the employment coming from the ever-growing mining industry.

9 ways dating a guy from Maine changes you
9 ways dating a guy from Maine changes you

1. You no longer consider dinner and a movie to be the perfect date.In fact, he never really asked you out. You just went for a motorcycle ride down Route 1 and a hike up Pigeon Hill, and now you’re official. Maine guys don’t necessarily take you out on the town; they show you where they’re from. That’s the real test.

Thomas Wolfe House, Downtown Asheville
Thomas Wolfe House, Downtown Asheville

Even if you have never heard of the famous writer Thomas Wolfe, his sprawling 29-room & 34;Old Kentucky Home& 34; and its history are very fascinating. His classic of American literature, Look Homeward Angel, has never gone out of print since its 1929 publication, keeping interest in Wolfe alive and attracting visitors from around the world to the novel& 39;s setting.

10 things to do in Germany in your 20s
10 things to do in Germany in your 20s

1. Live in Berlin and Munich.Munich with Germany’s highest rental prices v Berlin with some of the cheapest. Nymphenburg’s royal beauty v the chaos of Kreuzberg. Munich’s fancy P1 v Berlin’s underground parties. You can love just one, but you should give a fair chance to both of them.2. Tear up Cologne’s Carnival.

16 ways us locals know you’re not from Oregon
16 ways us locals know you’re not from Oregon

1. You breeze through stop signs and crosswalks.Yeah, whether in a big town or small town: Oregon is a pedestrian-friendly state (also just a normal friendly state). And where are you trying to get to in such a hurry? California?2. You accidently call U of O “UC Oregon”Yeah no, there are folks scrambling to get into our university system, be it for PSU’s urban planning program, UO’s journalism school or Oregon State for robotics and engineering (and this started before Californians started coming up to escape the overpriced UC system).

The Swag, Waynesville
The Swag, Waynesville

Perfect for elopements, engagements, vow renewals and honeymoons, this top-rated mountaintop inn has a private entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Outdoor Facilities: Locations include Gooseberry Knob with gazebo and panoramic mountain views, gardens, water wheel/swinging bridge, pond and other private spots on this 250-acre gated sanctuary.

The labels we give ‘expat spouses’ are super lame and need to change
The labels we give ‘expat spouses’ are super lame and need to change

EXPAT WIVES. Trailing spouse. Accompanying spouse. Accompanying partner, STARS (Spouses Trailing and Relocating Successfully). I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to these labels we place on women (or men) who courageously decide to put their jobs or lives on hold to support their spouse’s work assignment in a different city and I’ve gotta be honest, I think they all suck.

8 Spanish habits I lost when I moved to Austria
8 Spanish habits I lost when I moved to Austria

1. Buying groceries after 7 pmSupermarkets in Spain open at least until 8:30 pm (and that’s an early closing time). After a few failed attempts of grocery shopping in Austria I learnt my lesson: Always check the opening hours! Some stores close as soon as 6 pm (in Spain they open at 5!), but in some cases, such as big department stores, you could find them open until 8 pm!

Cool and Quirky West Asheville Restaurants
Cool and Quirky West Asheville Restaurants

Sunny Point CafeA favorite local spot since 2003, discover innovative comfort food with made-from-scratch products and a farm-to-table approach. They even grow some of their ingredients in their adjacent garden. Favorites include the huevos rancheros, cornmeal hot cakes, French toast and their killer shrimp and grits.

NYC’s L train may be shut down for years thanks to Hurricane Sandy
NYC’s L train may be shut down for years thanks to Hurricane Sandy

IF YOU’VE SPENT ANY TIME AT ALL in New York City, you’ve probably ridden the L train. The train, which travels from the western side of Lower Manhattan all the way through Brooklyn, is a major commuter hub for anyone trying to get between the two boroughs. During Hurricane Sandy a few years back, one of the tunnels underneath the East River, the Canarsie Tube, flooded with saltwater, and was pretty badly damaged.