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Smooth Traveler: Fayetteville, North Carolina, The People You’ll Meet

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Airborne Rescue Diorama   By Renée S. Gordon Fayetteville, North Carolina owes its founding to its prime location. The site was once where a series of Native American paths met, and because early roads usually followed established Indian paths, the hub of five plank roads and subsequently is where all of the state’s…

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Partial list of top spots to view Fall Foliage in Philadelphia

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Wissahickon Gorge  (CREDIT: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)   Our picks for the best spots to see vivid fall colors in the Philly area visitphilly.com Every autumn all across the Greater Philadelphia area, the leaves turn to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows in one of nature’s greatest shows. We’ve rounded up our favorite parks,…

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Diwali festivals grow in US, from Disney to Times Square

October 6, 2017

By Beth J. Harpaz associated press NEW YORK –The holiday of Diwali is starting to light up mainstream America. Diwali, a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in India and other countries, has long been observed in immigrant communities around the U.S. But now public celebrations of the holiday are starting…

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Fall in love with Greater Fort Lauderdale

October 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Torrey Pines Golf Course Deals currently running through Oct. 15 NewsUSA Travelers may think of summer and beach activities when they think of Florida, but Greater Fort Lauderdale takes its relaxing vibe into the fall season. With options for off-season savings, visitors can enjoy a VIP experience for less and make the most of…

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Smooth Traveler: Heritage Hunting

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Granite Mountain Records By Renée S. Gordon “History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” –Laurence Overmire One of the things I strongly advocate is selecting a destination based on research, learning as much as possible about the destination prior to visiting. Vacation choices have been based on interest, activities, cost, ease…

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Fall a great time for golf in San Diego

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  San Diego downtown skyline and boat in harbor.   By John Marshall Associated Press SAN DIEGO–Summer sends vacationers flocking to the San Diego area, many of them bringing their golf clubs with them. Mild temperatures, great courses, superb conditions. What’s not to love? But there may be a better time to head to…

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Smooth Traveler: Living the Legends in Richmond, VA

September 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bill Robinson by Phil Riggans   By Renée S. Gordon Richmond, Virginia, as one of the country’s oldest cities, has been at the nexus of cultural history since its original settlement in 1607 and platting in 1737. It was officially named because of its similar views to the area of Richmond Hill in…

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London unveils Autumn’s can’t-miss cultural events

September 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  London skyline (shutterstock) NewsUSA London’s Autumn season remains a highlight of the country’s cultural calendar, and this fall is no exception. “With a strong dollar making a dream trip to London more affordable, the city is projecting a sharp increase in visitor arrivals up to 2025, including 3.3 million visitors from the United…

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Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet

September 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  PA Bacon Fest–Easton, Pennsylvania   By Beth J. Harpaz associated press Looking for something more exciting than pumpkin spice, Oktoberfests and leaf-peeping to shake up your plans this fall? Consider adding one of these audacious autumnal experiences to your calendar: a squirrel cook off in Arkansas, ukulele festival in Florida, caterpillar races in…

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Smooth Traveler: Against the Wind in Cabarrus County, NC

September 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  North Carolina Music Hall of Fame By Renée S.  Gordon Kannapolis, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County, was created from land purchased by in 1906 by J.W. Cannon for purposes of textile mill. At its height, Cannon Mills would become the largest manufacturer of linens in the world, employ more than 30,000 people and…

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