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Native American art finally arrives at Met’s American Wing

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Unus Americanus ex Virginia (An American from Virginia), Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London), Date: 1645 By Katherine Roth Associated Press NEW YORK –For the first time, a major Native American art exhibit is being shown in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, rather than in Arts of Africa,…

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Smooth Traveler: Along the Hammock Coast: Beaufort, SC (part one)

March 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Beaufort Waterfront  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon Beaufort, established in 1711, is the second oldest city in South Carolina. It predates the founding of the United States by 65 years. It is situated in the Low Country on Port Royal Island along the Atlantic shore. By virtue of its age…

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Nanjing, China: Come for the culture, stay for the food

March 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The Sacred Path leads the way to Ming Dynasty-era tombs in Nanjing. BPT Savvy travelers know Nanjing as a hidden treasure, offering an array of rich historical and cultural sites for visitors to explore. Located in Jiangsu Province just outside of Shanghai, this city of more than 8 million sits along the Yangtze…

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Visiting the Black Bards

March 8, 2019

By Renée S. Gordon “Yet do I marvel at this curious thing: To make a poet black, and bid him sing! –C. Cullen Africans have always told their stories in pictographs, orally or in written form. Current documentary evidence shows that the Egyptian written language, in the form of hieroglyphics, dates from 3200 BC with…

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Bucket list travel destinations for 2019

March 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: California Coast   (Photos: FAMILY FEATURES Taking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. The options for experiencing an amazing vacation are so plentiful, such as exploring a…

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A Portuguese Odyssey: Óbidos, Alcobaça, Batalha, Nazaré and Fatima

February 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The fishing village of Nazare   (Photo: Cherkasov / shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon Lisbon is so filled with activities, fine cuisine and wines that it is difficult for visitors to tear themselves away from the city. But I assure you, there are wonders throughout the country. Some of Portugal’s most historic sites…

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Smooth Traveler: Portugal, Lisbon and the Moorish influence

February 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Lisbon  (Photo: shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon “These Moors cultivated the sciences with success, and taught Spain and Italy for five centuries.” –Voltaire Portugal is the westernmost country in Europe and, along with Spain, makes up the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the south and west, with 500-miles of…

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Sailrock in Turks and Caicos takes two top Caribbean honors

February 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sailrock’s relaxing beachfront villas are popular among guests.  SOUTH CAICOS – Not only is the luxurious Sailrock Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands recognized as one of the “Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean”, it was also listed in the top 25 in the region for best service. The exclusive South…

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