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Travel

Smooth Traveler: A lion in winter

February 6, 2010

Carter Godwin Woodson was born in Virginia in 1875, the son of former slaves. Poverty drove him to find work in the coal mines of Kentucky until 1895, at which time he began his first formal education.

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Camden County’s African American history trail

January 30, 2010

New Jersey’s stance on the economic importance of the slave trade had been made clear in 1675, when the first slavery related laws, concerning the penalties for transporting or harboring fugitives, were established. The institution flourished through all of the early political changes and by 1726 there were more than 2000 enslaved individuals.

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Dying to Be There!

January 25, 2010

Many of the most visited tourist destinations, the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, Lincoln’s Tomb, are elaborately constructed burial sites. As early as 60,000 B.C. survivors sought to memorialize those who passed on by marking their graves. These early markings were sometimes a mere mound of dirt or a pile of stones to denote the location

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Winter Wanders

January 22, 2010

T. S. Eliot said that April was the cruelest month but I think most east coasters would disagree. January and February can be pretty mean-spirited with seemingly perpetual gray skies and ever-present snow warnings. Fortunately, the Philadelphia area offers a host of one-day excursions that are affordable or free and within a thirty-mile radius.

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Smooth Traveler

January 6, 2010

Martinique, Fantastique!

Martinique is, because of its beauty, topography and unique history, one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating destinations. The island, 43-miles long and 19-miles wide, has 217-miles of shoreline providing views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean…

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