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Love to drink wine? Why not harvest grapes yourself in France

As a wine lover with an active imagination, I’d always pictured the French wine harvest as a cross between Sideways and I Love Lucy, a sun-drenched bacchanal featuring boozy lunches en plein air, rosy-cheeked peasants crushing fruit with their bare feet, and a bit of insouciant grape picking.

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Cruising around the world in 115 days

World cruise itineraries vary. Many stay mainly in the Southern Hemisphere. Some sail mostly north or divide their time equally between the two. But they afford an opportunity to pack several marquee destinations, like Dubai, Australia, Vatican City, the Taj Mahal and many others, in one trip.

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Iconic sites keep tourists coming to Greece and its islands

“Give me a word, any word, and I show you how the root of that word is Greek.” That line from My Big Fat Greek Wedding kept coming to mind when I read that Greece has more iconic sites than anywhere in Europe — 18 have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. I could almost hear Gus Portokalos, the proud father of Toula in the movie, chiming in, “Even the word ‘icon’ is from the Greek eikōn!” Now, if I just had a bottle of Windex and could bestow it with the magical properties Gus thought it had, I’d cure Greece’s economic struggles.

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Fans of Bronte sisters won’t want to miss a trip to Yorkshire

For those who love the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) and their most famous works, this is a great time to travel to Yorkshire, the north English county where they spent their lives. For the next five years, Yorkshire will be celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of Charlotte (this year), their brother Branwell (2017), Emily (2018) and Anne (2020).

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Why I love flying Spirit Airlines and how you can, too

It’s not that I don’t have any complaints about the “bare bones” airline. But factoring in the cheap prices, I frequently choose Spirit over major airlines and, most importantly, have learned to handle hard-class comfort challenges. Here are some tips and strategies.

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Voyageurs National Park is Minnesota at its most rugged and marvelous

Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, with its 134,000 acres of woodlands, 84,000 acres of water, 500 islands and 655 miles of wild shoreline, is an adventure. That protected expanse includes four major lakes — Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point and Rainy, the farthest north and largest. Together, this vast watery world holds surprising treasures of ancient geology, human history and natural splendor.

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Neighbors worried after Arlington shooting

Neighbors at a home near Joe Pool Lake talk to police after a woman who had injuries from domestic violence called police to report she shot her and killed her fiance.
Rafael Sears Star-Telegram
Neighbors worried after Arlington shooting 0:36

Neighbors worried after Arlington shooting

TCU DE Carraway says team needs to force more turnovers 0:45

TCU DE Carraway says team needs to force more turnovers

Family escapes injury in 1-alarm fire on Revere Drive 0:57

Family escapes injury in 1-alarm fire on Revere Drive

Arlington homicide reported early Thursday 1:21

Arlington homicide reported early Thursday