11:28 AM / Monday December 17, 2018


Smooth Traveler: California coast ‘town and gown’ college tour (part one)

November 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Alf Museum  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon)   By Renée S. Gordon While academic programming may be considered the most important factor in selecting a college, also essential to success are both the campus and local culture. College tours are an excellent way to experience a slice of student life, obtain specific admission and…

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Pathways to Parks aims to diversify national park visitors

November 16, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Petermans visit to the Carl Sandburg home   By Karen Chavez ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES/AP ASHEVILLE, N.C.–There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described “short, little legs,’’ wouldn’t get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in…

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How to eat like a local in El Salvador

November 3, 2018

BPT Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes. Of course, the green and lushly tropical country called “Land of Jewels” by the locals has much to offer beyond cuisine. Visitors can enjoy volcanoes, beaches, archaeological sites, artisan communities and culturally rich…

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Cultural Center breathes life into historic school

November 3, 2018

NEWSUSA A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture. The Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, was opened by the federal government in 1890 with the goal of educating Indian children. The school’s original goals included assimilating…

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Western New York’s fabled corridor: Buffalo to Niagara (Part One)

October 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Freedom Wall   (Photo: Renée S. Gordon)   By Renée S. Gordon The Buffalo-Niagara Corridor in Western New York has the distinction of having always been both a permanent sanctuary and a reliable embarkation point. Geography, accessibility to the Falls and Lake Erie and proximity to Canada contribute to the region’s international flavor,…

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Smooth Traveler: Historic Hampton, Virginia

October 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Aberdeen Historic Museum   (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon At the end of August 1619, the White Lion landed at Old Point Comfort, in what is now Hampton, Virginia, and exchanged “20 and odd negroes” for food and supplies. These Angolan captives would establish a pattern of enslavement that would…

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