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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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Prepare for CLT's busiest travel day

Thanksgiving is over but Charlotte Douglas International Airport expects its busiest day of the holiday week is still ahead. Sunday will see more than 31,000 travelers at the airport for departing flights, another 100,000 passengers on connecting flights and many more who call Charlotte home, returning from holiday travel. Monday will be a heavy-traffic day, too.

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Historic B-17 takes flight over Concord

94yr. old veteran and Charlotte native Chuck Richardson was thrilled to take a ride in an historic B-17 bomber like the one he flew in during the war in 1944 in England. The restored flying museum is at the Concord Regional Airport through Sunday. Public flights and ground tours will be available on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17. Flights are 10a.m. to 2p.m. every hour on the hour. Ground tours are from 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m. Anyone seeking info can call (918)-340-0243 or visit www.libertyfoundation.org.

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Charleston Chew

Charleston is such an old city, you’d think it would never change. And the basics never do: The antebellum houses with their sideways porches, the garden walls, the slow clop of horse-drawn carriage tours and worn-out sightseers making their way back to their hotels.

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These cruises feature bands, athletes and celebrity chefs

Randy Moss may no longer catch passes from Tom Brady or Colin Kaepernick, but for at least one week this summer, fans can find Moss, a former NFL wide receiver, at the BodyHoliday resort on St. Lucia running guests through gridiron drills on the beach, organizing touch football games and offering nutritional advice, including extolling his favorite breakfasts – fruit salad and acai bowls.

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Prepare for CLT's busiest travel day

Thanksgiving is over but Charlotte Douglas International Airport expects its busiest day of the holiday week is still ahead. Sunday will see more than 31,000 travelers at the airport for departing flights, another 100,000 passengers on connecting flights and many more who call Charlotte home, returning from holiday travel. Monday will be a heavy-traffic day, too.
Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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