4:07 PM / Monday October 14, 2019


The country’s favorite fair foods, region by region

October 11, 2019

BPT Perhaps the main reason most people go to the fair is for the food — delicious, over-the-top savory and sweet items you just can’t get anywhere else, whether on a stick or not. In fact, most people are willing to put up with the heat, crowds, expense, and even long lines just for a…

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Smooth Traveler: Wilmington, Delaware’s “Chateau Country”

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Hagley Mansion  (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “…my most sincere respects, and accept yourself assurances of my constant affection, and my prayers that a genial sky and propitious gales may place you after a pleasant voyage in the midst of your friends.”       –Thomas Jefferson to Pierre du…

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Smooth Traveler: Wilmington’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

September 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Willingtown Square  (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon On Monday, September 17, 1849, Araminta “Minty” Ross set out from Poplar Neck Plantation, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to freedom in the North. Prior to her escape, she changed her name to Harriet, after her mother, and took her husband’s last name….

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The Two Brown Crayons Tour continues

September 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Arches National Park in Moab, Utah.   (Photo: shutterstock) By Andrea Lawful Sanders On Friday, September 13 — and 6,165 miles of driving later — my friend Denise and I made it home from our tour across middle America.  When we left Colorado, we went on to Utah, where we visited the majestic National…

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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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