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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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Get creative in paradise with the artisans of El Salvador

September 8, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Elements of indigo in Suchitoto, El Salvador BPT While many would welcome an escape to paradise to delay the onset of winter, there are those of us who crave a getaway that takes things a step beyond the usual basking, rest and relaxation. In fact, according to a 2016 survey by market research…

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Smooth Traveler: Chicago, always an adventure

September 8, 2017

By Renée S. Gordon The first Europeans to enter the Chicago region — explorers was Joliet and Jacques Marquette in 1673 — encountered the Fox, Potawatomi and Miami Indians. They called the land that connected the Chicago and Illinois Rivers and the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Valley by the Miami word “Checagou”, for the…

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Try a travel tour map tailored to low-alcohol wines

September 1, 2017

NewsUSA As more consumers appreciate the balanced elegance of lower-alcohol wines, the California wine industry is responding with a new guide that provides savvy travelers to Sonoma or Napa with the best ways to identify and appreciate these beverages. Jordan Winery has introduced the first Napa Sonoma Wineries Lower Alcohol Wine Tasting Map to guide…

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Smooth Traveler: Get artsy in Winston-Salem, NC

September 1, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bust of Larry Hamlin   By Renée S. Gordon “Theatre is a voyage into the archives of the human imagination” –Natasha Tsakos People tend to think that African-American theater developed after their introduction to European forms of entertainment and cultural influences. Research hints at the exact opposite. Herodotus, considered the “Father of History,”…

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A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests

August 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The skyline of Kansas City Missouri rises from behind historic Union Station.  (shutterstock)   By Jim Suhr Associated Press St. Louis’ hospitality industry says it’s starting to see lost business that’s perhaps tied to the NAACP’s travel warning to would-be visitors to Missouri. The warning, issued last month as the civil rights organization’s…

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Canadian Rockies: From rugged hikes to upscale resorts

August 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Canadian Rockies (shutterstock)   By Adam Kealoha Causey Associated Press CANMORE, Alberta –Canada’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains is an outdoor paradise with something for everyone: upscale resorts surrounded by jagged mountains, isolated hikes offering an escape from urban life and crystal-blue water that dares you to feel the chill. The mountains straddle…

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