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Tennessee’s Singular Cities (Part Two)

November 21, 2010

Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union and the first to rejoin, the first southern state to abolish slavery and the first, in 1881, to legislate Jim Crow. The state’s history is unique and it is filled with singular sites that bring that history to life.

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Tennessee’s Singular Cities (Part One)

November 15, 2010

Not only is each of the state’s divisions very distinctive but also visitors will find that each city is singular and the sites and attractions are unique. Tennessee has developed a series of tours that emphasize sites according to traveler’s interests.

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November 1, 2010

It is in the streets of the city and the surrounding countryside that the most important battle of the 60 major engagements of the Civil War would take place. The Battle of Gettysburg…

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Classical Dubrovnik

October 24, 2010

I select travel destinations based either upon something I have read that sparked my interest in a region or I plan my trip around an event. In the case of my recent journey to Croatia I chose to visit Dubrovnik because of the beauty of this city nestled on the Adriatic…

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Riviera Maya, party like it’s 2012!

October 17, 2010

Some 35,000 years ago nomadic tribes began migrating south, after crossing the Bering Strait, following their food source. It took an additional 30,000 years before permanent settlements began to appear in what is now Mexico.

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Tennessee Sesquicentennial Sojourn (Part Two)

October 11, 2010

“A Path Divided” is a free guide to Tennessee’s Civil War Heritage Trail. The sites include battlefields, cemeteries, historic homes, fortifications, museums, parks and National Historic Sites (NHS). Because locations are in varying stages of preservation the handbook contains interpretive information and…

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Tennessee Sesquicentennial Sojourn

October 3, 2010

Native Americans occupied the region that is now Tennessee for thousands of years prior to first contact in 1541. Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto, accompanied by approximately 600 men, some of African descent, explored westward from Florida as far as modern Memphis and the Mississippi River.

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Virginia’s Eastern Shore (part two)

September 26, 2010

The first recorded mention of the Eastern Shore is in a 1603 account by Thomas Canner who was part of a party searching for the Roanoke Colony. Thomas Savage, 11 years later, became the first permanent non-native settler.

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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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