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2:43 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019

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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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Smooth Traveler: Asbury Park, New Jersey, wow!

February 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Stone Pony (Renee S. Gordon) By Renee S. Gordon The thing about icons is that we somehow expect them to be arrested in time and evoke our feelings in the same way forever.  They do not disappoint and they certainly do not succumb to the lure of changing times.  This can prove daunting…

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Black History Month Events in Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

February 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mural of Harriet Tubman on Pine Street Dorchester County is where Harriet Tubman was born, enslaved and led family members and friends to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Dorchester’s county seat of Cambridge is where Gloria Richardson Dandridge, “The Lady General of Civil Rights,” led the Cambridge Movement. For more information on Black…

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Florida’s Space Coast could be your perfect winter getaway

January 25, 2019

BPT People who visit Florida’s Space Coast often end up making it their favorite vacation destination, mainly because it features such a wide range of enjoyable activities for all ages. Rich in entertainment and adventure, new learning experiences and natural beauty, the area is considered very affordable for tourists. If you’re already visiting the Central…

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Go exploring for these hidden travel gems

January 25, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Discovering a region’s secret treasures is one of the greatest rewards of travel. When you embrace an adventurer’s spirit, there’s no telling just where you’ll go. From an uncharted journey back in time to new ways to appreciate unconventional art, a vacation that celebrates the unexpected is an ideal way to uncover hidden…

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Smooth Traveler: Washington, DC, the pulse of America

January 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington Memorial viewed from steps of Lincoln Memorial (Photo: shutterstock) By Renee S. Gordon “Justitia omnibus” – “Justice for All” George Washington surveyed and selected a place on the Potomac River to become the permanent site of the Federal Capitol. In 1790, the Residence Act made this a reality. He commissioned Pierre L’Enfant to…

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Smooth Traveler: Craft a Classic Experience in Southwest Louisiana

January 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mardi Gras chicken run diorama  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon By Renée S. Gordon “the god(s) of the spit and the saucepan”  –Harper’s Magazine, 1880 Louisiana is internationally famous for its Cajun and Creole cuisine. Chef Paul Prudhomme is generally credited for its introduction and popularization into the American mainstream. You can literally find…

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Smooth Traveler: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

January 4, 2019

By Renée S. Gordon Musical symphonies are composed of individual movements, distinct sections, written to be played by a large orchestra. Haydn and Mozart are credited with creating the classic symphonic arrangement. Since then, composers have layered the form with creativity and innovations. Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, the aptly named Symphony of the Seas,…

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Smooth Traveler: Laurel Highlands Adventure in Southwestern Pennsylvania

December 29, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Frank Lloyd Wright house “Falling water” (Jim Packett/Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, recognized for its sheer beauty, inspires visitors to take the long way home, seek out the hidden path and wander in search of the endless possibilities the area offers. (laurelhighlands.org)  Laurel Highlands was home to native tribes —…

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