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Louisiana’s Great River Road (part two)

June 2, 2013

Louisiana’s celebrated River Road parallels the east and west banks of the Mississippi River for the 70-miles between New Orleans and Baton Rouge through “Plantation Country.” The road traverses three parishes,—- St. Charles, St. John and St. James— and winds past bayous, levees,

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Orlando, Florida, the real “Fountain of Youth”

May 13, 2013

The quest for eternal youth has only grown more intense and moved 100-miles south since the time of the conquistadors. Thousands of people flock to Orlando, Florida annually to share the limitless joy and unbridled excitement of childhood both with their families…

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PA Dutch Country Delights

May 5, 2013

The location of Philadelphia, Penn’s “City of Brotherly Love,” was selected because rivers were the roads of the era and it is situated where the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers meet. Also, the Delaware Bay that leads to the Atlantic Ocean is just south of it.

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The Soul of Arkansas (part two)

April 26, 2013

One of the most unique ways to continue our passage through Arkansas is to ride the rails on the 1880 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Tourist Train from Van Buren to Springdale. The 67-mile trip is taken aboard vintage and historic rail cars.

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Fort Smith, Wild, Wild West Arkansas

April 18, 2013

The earliest European settlements were along the coast and gradually settlers and explorers, following Indian trails and waterways, moved inland. Early 18th-century events opened the Louisiana Territory and made western Arkansas the frontier, the last stop between “civilization” and Indian Territory…

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Lives that changed ours: Gordy and Robinson

April 12, 2013

Martha Reeves declared, “It ain’t no party without Motown music!”  As always, Martha and the Vandellas and with that single quote summed up the sentiments of generations and I am happy to report that the party continues on Broadway with the hottest ticket in town, “Motown the Musical.”

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Little Rock, the Heart of Arkansas

April 8, 2013

Situated in the center of the state, Little Rock, more than any other city in Arkansas, has been a barometer of the prevailing opinions and feelings of the times. It is both the capital and the state’s largest city and modern Little Rock is filled with trendy restaurants, museums and entertainment venues.

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Delaware’s corridor of courage

April 1, 2013

The course of both slavery and abolitionism in Delaware was directed largely by three factors, its geographical position as a border state, the fact that no labor-intensive year round crop flourished there and the religious influence of the Methodists and the Quakers.

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