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11:15 PM / Monday February 17, 2020

Travel

Virginia’s Eastern Shore

September 20, 2010

A visit to the Eastern Shore is perfect for everyone. There are opportunities for active tourism and quiet places for a romantic or solitary stroll. Sites are family friendly and yet the area abounds with antique shops and wineries that appeal to a select group.

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Alabama’s Music Trail (Part Two)

September 19, 2010

Our first stop on this portion of our “Sweet Home Alabama Music Trail” tour is the Alabama Blues Project (ABP), the love child of musician Debbie Bond. Inspired by Alabama bluesman Johnny Shines (1915-92) she founded the non-profit organization to preserve Alabama’s Blues heritage…

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Alabama music

September 3, 2010

The W.C. Handy Home & Museum complex features the Father of the Blues’ birthplace library and museum with exhibits including personal items, manuscripts, his iconic trumpet and the piano on which he composed the “St. Louis Blues.”

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Happy Birthday Hampton! (Part Two)

August 29, 2010

The presence of people of African descent in America really begins with the freemen who accompanied the Spanish explorers, the most notable of which was Estavanico. In 1585 privateer and slaver Francis Drake sailed to the colony of his distant cousin…

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Happy Birthday Hampton! (Part One)

August 23, 2010

Hampton, Virginia is celebrating its quadricentennial as the oldest continuous English speaking community in North America, 400-years that shaped our country’s culture and history, more than 150-years before we became a nation.

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South Carolina’s Heritage Corridor (part two)

August 16, 2010

The Blue Ridge Mountains, the northwestern edge of the state, the Savannah River and historic Charleston, border the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and four distinct regions have been designated within the 240-mile, 14 county area.

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South Carolina’s Heritage Corridor (part one)

August 8, 2010

South Carolina is a perfect location from which to begin or continue to understand, through travel, aspects of African American history. Many Philadelphians have familial ties to the state and because Charleston was the largest port on the Atlantic Ocean south of Philadelphia…

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Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands

August 1, 2010

Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is nestled within a 100-mile area in the Allegheny Mountains. It stretches from Bedford to Uniontown and is easily accessible via the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The region is notable for its stunning landscapes, undulating hills, streams and waterfalls, history and architecture.

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Butler County, history starts here

July 26, 2010

We think of George Washington as the general who led the revolutionary troops and the president who led the newly created United States and other than his dalliance with the cherry tree we think very little about his youth. Everyone has a “backstory,” those events that shape and prepare us…

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Cultural Columbus

July 18, 2010

Selecting a travel destination can be a lot like choosing a date on a website. Do you go for the overwhelming flash of New York City, the sophistication of Paris or the glamour of LA? There are also those who opt for places with less obvious treasures that reveal themselves more gradually.

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