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1:28 AM / Friday September 20, 2019

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The Two Brown Crayons Tour

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Wilson Peak and the San Juan Mountains, Colorado  (Photo: Robert Cicchetti / shutterstock) By Andrea Lawful Sanders On July 29, 2018, I packed up a car, promised my concerned husband that I would be perfectly safe, and headed across America, dragging my newly retired friend with me.    Two Black women proceeded alone…

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Smooth Traveler: Maryland’s National Harbor, America’s backyard

September 6, 2019

By Renee Gordon The first Europeans in the southern region of Maryland — today’s 10-mile long South Potomac Heritage Scenic Corridor portion*– were met by the Piscataway Indians who lived there since 1300. Regional native habitation dates back 13,000 years and was the site of a thriving culture. Captain John Smith mapped the expanse in…

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Smooth Traveler: Henry County, GA from Reel to Real (Part Two)

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Atlanta Motor Speedway   (Photo: shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon Hampton, located 26 miles south of Atlanta, has a population of less than 10,000 but receives thousands of visitors annually, who are drawn by the city’s unique sites and attractions. Seven years ago, Hampton was deemed a “Playful City,” one of under 220 in…

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What you need to do before traveling abroad

August 16, 2019

BPT Planning a trip abroad? That’s exciting! But you have lots to do and less time than you think to get it done. What do you need to accomplish before leaving? Here’s a handy checklist to help you get your ducks in a row. Passport If you have a current passport, check the expiration date….

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Smooth Traveler: Henry County, GA from Reel to Real (part one)

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Floyd Baptist Church  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon Henry County, Georgia, comprised of four major communities — Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough, and Stockbridge — is situated 20 miles from downtown Atlanta. It was named in honor of Patrick Henry upon its creation in 1821 on land obtained through a treaty…

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Summertime adventure in Arkansas

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Hot Springs Arkansas  (Photos:  shutterstock) BPT The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made. An affordable getaway to The Natural State is the perfect excuse to soak up all the fun and sun this time of year offers. Centrally located and…

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Smooth Traveler: Montréal Tech Trek

July 26, 2019

By Renée S. Gordon Jacques Cartier reached the island at the confluence of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers in October 1535 and became the first European to explore the area. A fortified indigenous village, Hochelaga, preexisted on the island and was described as having about 1,500 residents and 50 longhouses. The natives accompanied Cartier…

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