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Exploring the archaeological wonders of Jordan

In Jordan's extraordinary rose-red "Lost City" of Petra, I have just huffed up 700 zigzagging stone-carved steps to the ancient mountaintop High Place of Sacrifice with its sacred altar and goat blood drain. And now, along a dirt trail, I rest in a rug-draped souvenir stall while an octogenarian Bedouin woman – who is traditionally clad in a long embroidered madraga dress and grew up in a cave – deftly strings a fragrant necklace of dried cloves to sell me.

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Is Lexington “the next Charleston?”

Lexington tops a list of “incredible last-minute vacations” shared on Yahoo! Lifestyle. “You heard it from us first: This Southern gem is about to blow up as the next Charleston,” the post says of Lexington, which is named among spots such as Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Sofia, Bulgaria.

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