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7:50 AM / Friday February 24, 2017

Travel

How to plan a successful spring getaway

February 17, 2017

BPT No matter where you live, spring travel is synonymous with the search for warm weather. While the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable. Whether you’re taking a family vacation, a couples escape or a getaway with friends, these insider tips…

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Smooth Traveler: Zimbabwe

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Victoria Falls  (Photo: Artush / shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon “The Africa within, which we carry, sees the mirror image of the Africa without and something within our soul responds.” –Dr. Ian Player The Republic of Zimbabwe, bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, is easily accessible, has a developed infrastructure, uses…

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Smooth Traveler: Johannesburg (Part Two)

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lesedi entrance Renée S. Gordon Africa is not a country but a continent, and as such it has been the subject of conjecture, misconception and myth. The Republic of South Africa is approximately 471,008 square miles in size and contains almost every known precious stone, mineral and metal including chrome, cobalt, copper, diamonds,…

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Setting the record straight: Common myths about vacation rentals

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Island with house, cottage or villa in Thousand Islands Region in sunny summer day in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 1000 Islands near Gananoque, ON. Famous Canadian tourist vacation routs.  (Photo: Shutterstock) NAPSI Vacation rental homes are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, 89 percent of travelers who have never rented a vacation home before would…

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Resolutions on the road: Cruising into 2017 with plans for better car care

January 27, 2017

BPT Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Americans are looking to take the well-oiled wheel…

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Smooth Traveler: What’s the Word? Johannesburg!

January 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The bronze monument Nelson Mandela on the Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg. The public place. Shopping area.  (Photo: Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon Johannesburg is not only a gateway to other regions in South Africa, it is also a portal to other countries on the African continent. The Oliver R. Tambo Airport, the…

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Smooth Traveler: Nassau, Pearl of the Bahamas

January 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Conch seller By Renée S. Gordon In the movie Hidden Figures, John Glenn orbits the Earth three times and lands in the beautiful waters around the Bahamas. Modern visitors have a much easier time getting to the islands and many opt to arrive by sea. Cruise ships regularly dock at the port in…

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Touch down in Houston for the big game

January 20, 2017

BPT February is fast approaching, and with it comes the year’s largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas. With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors will have plenty to keep them busy during their…

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