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Look, I watch the nonstop gloom-and-doom festival they call the nightly news and I know that times are tough all over. But I also know that, if ever there was a time when we could all use to blow off a little steam and have a few laughs, well, this is it.
Which is why I’ve created a thoroughly unscientific list of extraordinary experiences that I feel are outstanding values. We’re talking about maximum yucks for minimum bucks.
All will set you back less than $500. Which seems like a small price to pay for an adventure guaranteed to make you forget all those news reports that had you feeling so freaky-freaky in [...]
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Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie, I had enough brutal winter weather in my first couple of decades to last me the rest of my life. Which makes it all the more surprising that, upon reading this story about a mid-winter visit to Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen, I immediately thought: “Wow, I wanna go there!”
You see, viewing the northern lights has long been on my extraordinary experiences “to-do” list. The problem, of course, is that these psychedelic atmospheric disturbances are best viewed during the long dark nights of winter at extreme northern latitudes where, to use the technical meteorology term, it gets friggin’ cold.
Turns out that the owner of [...]