4:41 AM / Sunday July 5, 2020


St. Maarten, A Tale of Two Countries (Part One)

December 23, 2012

This gem in the Caribbean has so much to offer, all of it easily accessible, that the list seems endless. The island is recognized as “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”, with more than 350 restaurants, a shopper’s paradise and the location of outstanding white sand beaches with an eclectic mix of outdoor activities.

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Trekking through West Tennessee (part two)

December 16, 2012

The Walking Tall Trail in West Tennessee guides you through 2,000 years of history and 360-miles and introduces you to numerous lasting themes and larger than life personalities. The route actually began as a pre-contact Native American trail along which the Woodland and Mississippian cultures constructed…

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Trekking through West Tennessee (part one)

December 8, 2012

To help you hit the road Tennessee has created a series of 16 trails that highlight the state’s five National Scenic Byways. The trails are designed to incorporate sites and attractions in all 95 counties and feature history and themes that are purely Tennessee.

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Riviera Maya, a Cultural Mecca

December 1, 2012

Mexico’s portion of the Península de Yucatán is a thumb shaped land mass, comprised of three states, Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo, that is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

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All trails lead to Independence, Missouri

November 21, 2012

Though Independence, Missouri was officially established on March 29, 1827 its settlement predates that by hundreds of years. The land, on the southern shore of the Missouri River, was the homeland of the Missouri, Osage and Kanza Indians when the first white man…

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Abraham Lincoln walks at midnight

November 18, 2012

With the premiere of Spielberg’s movie Lincoln, detailing the final months of his life, I have begun to wonder which places would he visit if he were to return. Which places, events and individuals did he hold so dear that he would want one more look to remind him of what happened there?

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Kansas City, Missouri, Living Out Loud! (Part Two)

November 9, 2012

Kansas City is renowned internationally as a city of jazz but it is that and much more. It has more fountains than any city in the world other than Rome, more boulevards than any city except Paris, some of the nation’s best restaurants and the friendliest people.

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Kansas City, Missouri, Living Out Loud! (Part One)

November 3, 2012

A stroll through the 18th & Vine Historic District is a walk into a living, breathing, autobiography of a people, an era and a genre of music that is considered America’s musical contribution to the world. African Americans began moving into the area in the 1880s and twenty years later…

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Escape to Upstate New York (Part Two)

October 28, 2012

Albany began as the Dutch West India Company’s northernmost Dutch settlement. In 1614, less than 10 years after Henry Hudson’s explorations, a small building was constructed on Castle Island to store trade goods and house approximately 12 men. Inside a moated stockade stood a…

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