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3:52 AM / Tuesday August 4, 2020

Travel

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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Uniquely Georgia (Part 2)

July 10, 2010

In 1825, the Marquis de La Fayette visited the region that is now Troup County and declared that it reminded him of his home near Paris. In 1826 when the county was officially formed from Creek Indian land the town of LaGrange was named after the Marquis’ French estate.

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Uniquely Georgia

July 5, 2010

On January 18, 1861 Georgia, the last of the 13 original colonies, became the 5th of 11 states to secede from the Union and, on July 15, 1870, the final Confederate state to return. During the intervening years, the state was a staging ground for a number of important Civil War battles and…

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Auvergne, the Undiscovered Country (part two)

June 28, 2010

Auvergne was the region from which many Bourbons ruled and as such its cities are filled with architecturally unique buildings, ornate chateaus and charming farmhouses. The first Bourbon king was Henry IV in 1589 and the French line continued until the end of Louis-Philippe I’s reign ended in 1848.

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Auvergne, an undiscovered French region

June 17, 2010

A four hour drive from Paris in the heart of France lies the breathtaking region of Auvergne. The area contains the largest group of volcanoes, approximately eighty, in Europe and they are protected in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne.

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Cruising the Danube (Part 2)

June 13, 2010

I can’t recommend a Danube cruise highly enough and Avalon Waterways has created an outstanding itinerary with all the side trips I mentioned included in the price. It is an ideal and cost-effective way to see Europe’s great cities.

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Cruising the Danube

June 6, 2010

While a sail along its course is akin to a trip through time, it is also a tranquil journey with ever-changing scenery and innumerable photographic opportunities. A river cruise on the Danube is very special and the optimum way to experience it…

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Bountiful Brandywine Valley

June 5, 2010

The Brandywine River Valley is made up of a number of historic towns and hamlets in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware with a 19-mile scenic loop through the hills, valleys and tree-lined winding roads of chateau country.

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Alabama’s small town tapestry (part two)

June 5, 2010

Old Cahawba is a great place to spend the day investigating history. The area is beautiful with Spanish moss draped trees and the Cahawba lily, a rare species that only grows here. Tours are self-guided.

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