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5:56 AM / Sunday August 20, 2017

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Smooth Traveler: Greensboro, North Carolina

August 18, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Greensboro’s Woolworth  (Photo: KAD Photo/shutterstock)   By Renée S. Gordon The long awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016, and has hosted millions of visitors in the succeeding months. It cuts a wide swath through the history of African Americans. The NMAAHC is indeed wonderful and deserving of…

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Never mind April in Paris… Autumn in Provence is perfect

August 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Aix-En-Provence  (Photo: Christian Mueller/shutterstock)   By Sally Carpenter Hale Associated Press AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France –You can keep Paris in April. For me, the allure is Provence in September. Sure, the lavender fields are past their bloom. But the flowers are freshly dried and ready for you to take home in bundles or sachets. The…

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Smooth Traveler: “Putting on the Ritz” in Fort Lauderdale

August 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale  Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/shutterstock   By Renée S. Gordon When the first documented Spanish explorers entered the Fort Lauderdale region in the 1500s, they were met by a native presence. These tribes: the Calusa, Missosukee and Timuqua, were only the most recent of a number of tribes that, according to archeological…

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Road Trip: The Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West

August 4, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  An Angel fish swimming over an Atlantic coral reef with a blue water background. In the John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, Florida.  (Photo:  Shutterstock)   By Jay Reeves Associated Press KEY LARGO, Fla.–The Overseas Highway links Florida’s mainland with Key West, and some tourists drive straight through the chain without exploring…

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Riding the rails: Touring Rhode Island on a rail bike

August 4, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Point Judith Lighthouse on a sunny late afternoon at Narragansett, RI, USA. The lighthouse is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay.  (Photo: Shutterstock)   By Jennifer McDermott Associated Press PORTSMOUTH, R.I.–There’s a new way to ride the rails in Rhode Island: by pedaling a rail bike beside picturesque…

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Smooth Traveler: Baldwin’s “Individual Journey” in New York and Paris

July 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Baldwin’s home in Saint Paul De Vence.  (Photo: Daniel Salomons)   By Renée S. Gordon James Baldwin’s roles as author and political activist uniquely qualified him to be both a voice for and shaper of America culture in a broader sense and African-American political culture specifically. All of his childhood experiences honed him…

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Six tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo

July 21, 2017

BPT Children can’t help but be drawn to animals, so a visit to the zoo is always a winning and memorable choice for a summer outing. Introducing children to animals of all kinds, especially endangered species, will help foster a lifelong appreciation of them. With more and more animals needing help, educating children about conservation…

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Smooth Traveler: Touring Philadelphia: Where Would Franklin Go?

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  At the Mütter Museum, thousands of items on display span the medical realm, from deformed and diseased body parts to the death cast of “Siamese twins” Chang and Eng to pieces of Albert Einstein’s gloriously nerdy brain. The museum is also home to the outdoor Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden, named for the…

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Hyperloop: Get from NY, Philly to D.C. in 29 minutes

July 21, 2017

Hyperloop tunnels could ferry people, cars and even bikes from New York to Washington in 29 minutes. Philadelphia and Baltimore will be stops on the route. Tunnel system may break ground this year DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has “verbal government approval” to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New…

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Smooth Traveler: Lions in Washington, DC

July 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  National Museum of African American History and Culture  (Photo: Rob Crandall / shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon “Until the lion learns to write, tales of hunting will always be told by the hunter”.  African Proverb Just as there has been a Black presence in the Americas since there was a European one, so…

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