2:50 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019


Smooth Traveler: Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

May 24, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: National Constitution Center   (Photo: Wangkun Jia / Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon The National Constitution Center opened the “Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality” exhibit on May 9 with an introduction to the era and discussion of current political and social ramifications. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first…

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Smooth Traveler: A quick guide to Philadelphia icons

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Fairmount Water Works and Philadelphia Art Museum   (Photo: Tyler Sprague / Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon Philadelphia receives millions of visitors annually and is one of the 10 most visited cities in the United States. People from around the world come for the historic sites and the dazzling array of restaurants, accommodations…

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Plan a stress-free group getaway

May 3, 2019

Family Features The arrival of vacation season means it’s time to stop daydreaming about that getaway and start making some travel plans.  Getting organized for a grand adventure, especially if you’ll be traveling with a group, requires some careful planning before you begin making reservations. Get started planning your dream vacation with these travel tips…

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Smooth Traveler: Oxford, Mississippi Octet

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Meredith Monument   (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon Oxford, Mississippi, located in the northern of the state and the heart of the South, has a long and storied history that begins with the three great tribes — the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez — that inhabited the region prior to European…

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Smooth Traveler: A Portuguese family adventure in Cascais and Sintra

April 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pena Palace  (Photo: Luis Santos / shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon  The first European nation to set out to explore the continents was Portugal.  Ironically, it is now a primary destination for international visitors wishing to explore Europe. The country offers something for all ages, from history, shopping and culinary adventures, to beaches,…

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Smooth Traveler: Choose Charleston

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rainbow Row   (Photo: i.m.a.g.e. / shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon “Memory in these incomparable streets, in mosaics of pain and sweetness, was clear to me now.” — Pat Conroy “Travel and Leisure” magazine designated Charleston, South Carolina as the number one city in the U.S., as well as the 10th best city…

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Celebrate life’s major milestones in Myrtle Beach

April 12, 2019

BPT From birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and retirements, life is all about celebrating those special moments with the ones we love. What better way to make the occasion unforgettable than to travel to an amazing destination? For any important milestone, find the perfect way to celebrate by traveling somewhere special. Whether you’re looking for…

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Find a hotel to fit your travel needs

April 12, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES When most people plan a trip, the focus is on the purpose of the journey, whether it’s a work-related jaunt or a vacation with loved ones. Researching and organizing travel for an upcoming trip is important, but so is finding the perfect place to make your journey easier, more productive and successful. Proximity…

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Five reasons a river cruise is the ideal way to see Europe

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: View of Buda side of Budapest with the Buda Castle, St. Matthias and Fishermen’s Bastion. (Photo: Shutterstock) Travel with ease and class on a river cruise for the best ever vacation BPT An international trip is the experience of a lifetime. If you’re looking for a travel option that offers up-close interactions with…

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