1:46 AM / Tuesday November 12, 2019


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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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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