12:57 AM / Tuesday November 12, 2019


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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Smooth Traveler: Gallup, New Mexico’s Tangible Tourism (Part Two)

July 11, 2019

By Renée S. Gordon New Mexico’s current state flag was adopted in 1925 as the result of a contest won by an archeologist. His design interprets the state’s history, culture, artistic traditions and the currents of spirituality that permeate the state. A design, pictured in the flag’s center, was found on a clay pot crafted…

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Freedom and Order: The Quilt Masterpieces of Gee’s Bend–revisited

July 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Arcola Pettway, “Lazy Gal” Variation (1976) By Alice Bernstein A new exhibition has just opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Souls Grown Deep: Artists of the African American South.” It includes sculpture, painting, and some of the amazing Gee’s Bend Quilts. As the public has a new chance to view these quilts,…

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Smooth Traveler: Gallup, New Mexico’s tangible tourism (Part One)

June 28, 2019

By Renée S. Gordon A postal clerk once told me that I needed to pay international postage to mail a letter to New Mexico. She was surprised, as many people are, to learn that it gained statehood in 1912, has a documented history that spans thousands of years and is literally a microcosm of southwestern…

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