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Berks Jazz Fest: Great jazz happens here!

March 18, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Diva Jazz Orchestra READING, PA–For most people, the arrival of March means spring is here. For those of us that live in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, March means Berks Jazz Fest is back. This year is no exception. From March 31-April 9, the 27th Annual Berks Jazz Fest returns to entertain with pre-fest concerts…

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Smooth Traveler: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

March 18, 2017

By Renée S. Gordon “I bring you one of the bravest and best persons on this continent.” –John Brown’s Introduction of Tubman to Wendell Phillips On March 10, the 104th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death,  Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened. She was nearly 95 years old when she died in Auburn, New…

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Napa Valley Wine tours

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tamber Bey Winery By Pablo Huarez articlesfactory.com Because time with family is one of the best things that can happen, we all want that time to be memorable. If you are looking for an exhilarating time with family, a Napa Valley Wine Tour would be an exceptional choice. Among the ceaseless romantic vines…

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Five top reasons to visit Singapore

March 10, 2017

By Mahesh Shende From the city’s rich cultural heritage to the myriad of events taking place there, good reasons abound to visit and make the most of the beautiful sunny city of Singapore. Because it’s so enthralling, Singapore can be a great escape from the everyday. We have picked the top 5 reasons for you…

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Smooth Traveler: On the trail of Billie Holiday

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Billie Holiday Statue By Renée S. Gordon “Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.”   –Billie Holiday Between 1762 and 1801, John and Abigail Adams penned more than 1,100 letters to each other. In the most famous of these letters, posted to Philadelphia and…

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Smooth Traveler: Philadelphia, Freedom’s Birthplace

March 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Independence Hall By Renée S. Gordon “I am filled with deep emotion at finding myself standing here, in this place, where were collected together the wisdom, the patriotism, the devotion to principle, from which sprang the institutions under which we live.” –Abraham Lincoln, 22 February 1861, Independence Hall Congress decides United States National…

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Smooth Traveler: Frederick Douglass in Baltimore

March 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Baltimore Harbour  (Photo: Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground.”  — F. Douglass Black History Month (BHM) began as a week in 1926 and was extended to a month in 1976. Founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson,…

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Five reasons ridesharing is on the rise

February 24, 2017

BPT The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes, you are picked up at your desired location and whisked off…

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Outdoor adventures offer out-of-this-world fun on Florida’s Space Coast

February 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cocoa Beach pier in Cape Canaveral of Florida near Orlando. (Photo: Shutterstock) BPT When winter cold and snow force you indoors, you might dream of getting away to somewhere warm and sunny that offers plenty of energizing fun and a much-needed change in the weather. Planning for your spring and summer vacations is…

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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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