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No Sour Notes When Pittsburgh Becomes Picklesburgh PDF Print E-mail


The annual event theme is "The Destination for All Things Pickled”. It happens this year on July 26-28 at the Roberto Clemente Bridge. There will be all kinds of pickle-related events, foods and products, as well as a giant flying Heinz pickle balloon.

Many of the food and drink offerings will have pickled ingredients. There will also be demonstrations by local pickle-making experts. Admission is free, so don’t be a pickle puss and come enjoy Picklesburgh.

 
Sofitel, NYC: Spend The Night With Cher Memories PDF Print E-mail


She just turned 74, and in every loyal senior fan's aging eyesight, Cher looks as glamorous as ever. The popular Manhattan hotel at 45 West 44th Street is honoring the singer with the luxurious Cher-themed suite. Prices are from $499 per night. Also, while you’re in the neighborhood, consider attending the Cher Show. It recently opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater.

 
San Diego CA: Visit Historic Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Midway PDF Print E-mail


Berthed in the city’s harbor since 2004 after 45 years of sea duty, the enormous floating museum welcomes visitors. Explore the carrier’s decks below and climb aboard veteran aircraft on the flight deck. Adult admission $23, veterans and kids $10. Great for selfies and creative family photos. Midway.org

 
Europe Train Travel: Bernina Express Switzerland To Italy PDF Print E-mail


In 2008, Unesco classified the Swiss Rhaetian Railway as a world heritage site because takes riders way up high in the Alps.

The narrow-gauge journey of about four hours from Saint Moritz in Switzerland is a favorite tourist attraction. The train chugs at a mile and a half high along the Bernina Pass into downtown Tirano, Italy. For schedules and ticket prices, go to www.myswissalps.com/berninaexpress/packages

 
Las Vegas: Stay In Ritzy Condo Instead Of Teeny Hotel Room PDF Print E-mail


If your visit to Sin City will be more than a night or two, consider making the experience more luxurious at a lower bargain price. An example of a recent offer is a one bedroom balcony suite at Signature Condo in the MGM complex near the Las Vegas Strip for just $61 a night.

It won’t quite be as ritzy as the queen’s royal chambers at the Versailles Palace. However, it could make your stay in Sin City a bit more sinfully enjoyable. www.tripadvisor.com

 
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