1:22 PM / Wednesday March 20, 2019


Smooth Traveler: Louisiana’s River Road (Part Two)

September 28, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Oak Alley Plantation House (Photo: Renée S. Gordon)   By Renée S. Gordon Laura Plantation features a 75-minute award-winning tour of this Creole plantation that brings to life all aspects of the family that owned it and the free and enslaved population that worked there. Twenty-years of research using archival material, inventories, Civil…

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Smooth Traveler: Louisiana’s River Road (Part One)

September 20, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bayou Cruise   (Photo: Renée S. Gordon)   By Renée S. Gordon “Caught in the devil’s bargain” –Joni Mitchell No experience has so impacted the United States as profoundly and lastingly as the years of Black enslavement, which lasted from 1619 to the end of the Civil War. “The peculiar institution” remains a…

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Nine savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches

September 14, 2018

BPT Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip? Chase and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) asked folks across the U.S. travel-related questions to find out just how savvy they are, and here’s what they…

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Take a tour of Italy without leaving home

September 7, 2018

BPT Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country’s stunning, ancient and romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the country itself, being a part of the land, the air and the water of the regions in which they’re grown. Letting the vineyards be…

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Pursue your travel passions

September 7, 2018

Family Features Ask nearly any person about his or her dream trip and watch a smile appear as the perfect personal excursion is described. Now, ask why the trip has yet to happen, and time and money will be the likely culprits. The misconceived notions that may be holding you back from traveling can feel…

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Back-to-school moving tips for college students

August 31, 2018

BPT This year, some 15.2 million students are slated for enrollment in America’s public and private post-secondary institutions, up from 15 million last year. If you’re a college student or parent, that means it may be time to transport key belongings to a new living space. That process can be emotionally bittersweet, even without the…

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Orlando screams: 78 days of Halloween

August 31, 2018

NEWSUSA Halloween has become one of America’s most iconic holidays. But why celebrate for just one night when Orlando, Halloween Vacation Capital, offers Halloween events spanning an entire 78 days? Starting as early as Aug. 17 and running through Nov. 3, there’s something for everyone, from mild and family-friendly to wild and terrifying. This year’s…

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Why Myrtle Beach is the perfect fall vacation for families

August 31, 2018

BPT When it comes to vacation planning, millennial families with young children have the edge over school-aged families — no strict school schedules to obey! Take advantage of this flexibility while you can, and plan your escape to Myrtle Beach. This oceanside city along the beautiful South Carolina coastline features just about everything families with…

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Smooth Traveler: Delaware’s quaint cities of Kent County

August 28, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Belmont Mansion  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon)   By Renée S. Gordon Delaware is the most amazing state. It was the first of the original colonies to join the Union and is the second smallest state, a tiny jewel filled with history, mystery, quirky sites and a plethora of outdoor activities. Delaware consists of…

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A Soulful Retreat

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Akwaaba Philadelphia bed and breakfast (Photo: K-Len Anderson)   By Denise Clay One of the things that makes a potential vacation spot somewhere you want to visit and visit often is how long it takes for you to start relaxing once you get there. As I drove through the tree lined streets leading to the…

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