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January 18, 2007 - 5:49am
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Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle was known for his cruel and iron-fisted rule, but also for hospitality on a grand scale. Among his personal retreats was a coconut and sugar plantation on a beautiful stretch of beach on his country’s Pacific coast.

January 18, 2007 - 5:23am
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Our series on America’s best golf courses continues with a look at the three best modern courses in the South Central U.S., as determined by Golfweek magazine’s handpicked panel of 385 course raters. The raters, who are students of architecture, attend national workshops and each evaluate 15 to 20 courses per year.

January 18, 2007 - 4:51am
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When the early autumn rains subside and the hurricane winds diminish to a whisper, look for me in a thatched-roof cabana under the palm trees on a sparkling white-sand beach south of Cancun, Mexico. The sound of the softly unfurling waves is nature’s irresistibly seductive lullaby. 

January 18, 2007 - 3:54am
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“The last wild river in France” is the phrase you hear most often in descriptions of the Loire. Perhaps it isn’t completely wild, but absent are the hydroelectric dams, shipping locks and other water-management infrastructure found on most French rivers. The Loire flows gently in early summer and often shrinks to a mere creek by late summer.

January 17, 2007 - 10:46am
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Driving past bright green fields adorned with lazy dairy cows along Virginia’s Route 220, you get the sense that you’re entering a world where you can completely unplug yourself from the nine-to-five grind. You are–but you don’t necessarily have to unplug all the way.

January 17, 2007 - 10:07am
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Our series on America’s best golf courses continues with a look at three of the best classic fairways in the Northeast U.S., as determined by Golfweek magazine’s handpicked panel of 385 course raters. The raters, who are students of architecture, attend national workshops and each evaluate 15 to 20 courses per year.

January 17, 2007 - 9:53am
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In the tall, dark, moss-draped, rainy forests of Oregon’s coastal mountains–a mysterious evergreen world captured perfectly in the novels of Ken Kesey–emerald rivers rush headlong to the grey, wild North Pacific. Nehalem, Wilson, Trask, Necanicum, Nestucca–places whose names intoxicate anglers under the spell of a fish called steelhead.

January 17, 2007 - 9:26am
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Our series on America’s best golf courses continues with a look at the three best modern courses in the Southeastern U.S., as determined by Golfweek magazine’s handpicked panel of 385 course raters. The raters, who are students of architecture, attend national workshops and each evaluate 15 to 20 courses per year.

January 17, 2007 - 8:48am
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Think you’ve caught some spirited fish before? Think again. Consider the Pacific sailfish. On a fly. Not a real fly, of course–or more precisely, a whimsy of fluff on a hook posing as a natural insect–but rather a 10-inch-long gob of chicken feathers dyed hot pink and lashed to a miniature harpoon. Behind the eye of the hook and in front of the fluttering hackles is a chunk of foam stuck with a pair of comical-looking cartoon rattle eyes.

 
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