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New York: Corning – Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum (nothing to do with Norman) in Corning, New York is an interesting and diverse collection gifted by local business owners Bob and Hertha Rockwell. The Rockwells had keen eyes for art and exquisite taste.  They owned a department store in the area and used their store as a venue to display their remarkable collection of American art and artefacts, Carder Steuben glass, classic firearms, and antique toys. Today, the Rockwell Museum is a centre for the local community and has achieved prestigious status as a Smithsonian affiliate.

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Pennsylvania: Scranton – Electric City Trolley Museum

The Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton is a tribute to the first mass transit systems that enabled people to move from their homes in suburbs into American cities, enabling their meteoric growth. Eventually, the trolleys were replaced as automobiles became mass-produced. This museum preserves the history of this gentler form of transport, offering a chance to see some restored trolleys and also the opportunity to take a ride through Scranton and see some of the important historical sites there.

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Pennsylvania: Bushkill Falls

Known as the ‘Niagara of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls is a set of eight unique waterfalls. the tallest of which is over 100 feet, which are accessible through a series of trails. The water of the Little Bush Kill and Pond Run Creek descends the mountain, toward the Delaware River, forming Bushkill Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Bridesmaid Falls, Laurel Glen Falls, Pennell Falls, and three additional, unnamed falls.

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Czech Republic: Prague – Lesser Town; Malá Strana

The Lesser Town, (Mala Strana) also known as the Lesser or Little Quarter, clusters around the foothills of Prague Castle, across the Vltava River from the Old Town. Here you will find delightfully cobbled streets, cosy bars and restaurants and brightly painted stucco buildings. The atmosphere is less phrenetic than the Old Town and if you are looking for some peace and quiet head to Prague’s Mala Strana.

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Oregon: Summer Lake Hot Springs a fun weekend – or longer – getaway in Central Oregon (Review)

Summer Lake Hot Springs is a rustic resort located deep in the central region of Oregon known as the “Oregon Outback’. It is located about 90 minutes from Bend, Oregon. This is an ideal place to escape for a couple of days of relaxing; walking, hiking and of course soaking. There is no Wi-Fi here and the cell service is patchy – so it is real getaway from the daily routines.

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