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Virginia is for Foodies

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 29, 2016

Virginia’s surging restaurant and bar scene have recently propelled the Commonwealth to new heights in the opinion of many leading food and drink journals. In fact, National Geographic Traveler named Richmond, Virginia to its elite list of Where to Travel for Food in 2016, citing the city’s blend of English, Native American, and African-American influences […]

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Gilded Age of Newport Mansions

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2016

  Newport, Rhode Island was established in 1639 as a haven for those seeking religious freedom. By the mid-19th century Newport became a haven of a very different kind. The City-by-the-Sea became a summer playground for the very wealthy who built enormous mansions and claimed them as “summer cottages”.  Anything but cottages, these homes were built by families […]

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Discover Atlanta’s Neighborhoods

by Anthony Manzanares on November 21, 2016

Look beyond the city’s gleaming high rises to discover Atlanta’s soul. Interstate 285 forms a perimeter around the city, and just inside (known to locals as “inside the perimeter” or “ITP”) visitors will find several distinct Atlanta neighborhoods. Each neighborhood brings a unique flavor to the residential streets, gotta-find-it boutiques, and chef-owned eateries of its […]

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Dine on Historic Main Street East Greenwich, Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 18, 2016

Founded in 1677, the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island is steeped in history. George Washington is said to have slept here on several occasions while plotting the American Revolution and positioned on Greenwich Bay is the documented birthplace of the US Navy in 1775. Within the Historic Hill and Harbour District of town, Main Street is flanked on both sides with rows […]

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10 Reasons to Choose a Viking River Cruise

by Anthony Manzanares on October 28, 2016

October is National Plan a Cruise Month, and with so many types of cruises to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a fan of Viking River Cruises and so I offer my 10 reasons why you should choose a river cruise for your next vacation. A river […]

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Daytona Beach Ale Trail: A Taste for All Seasons

by Anthony Manzanares on October 21, 2016

Looking for some tasty options this fall? The Daytona Beach area has just launched the Daytona Beach Ale Trail, a collection of microbreweries and taprooms scattered throughout its must-see points of interest. Fall is the perfect time of year to try out some tasty, new brews, and the microbreweries and taphouses in the Daytona Beach […]

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Birding in the Lone Star State

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 14, 2016

Thanks to its incredible diversity of more than 540 bird species, Texas is widely considered to be America’s birding capital. The variety is further enriched by the convergence of three major migratory paths and an amazing range of habitat types. From well-known birding sites to off-the-beaten-path local hotspots, grab your binoculars and prepare to experience […]

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20 Little-Known Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge

by Anthony Manzanares on October 12, 2016

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous, photographed, and beloved landmarks in the world.  Yet as popular as it is, there are several things that most people don’t know about the graceful span and all the ways to experience it. A bridge across the Golden Gate Strait was first proposed in […]

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Discovering Columbus, Indiana: My Home Town

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 30, 2016

I grew up in the small Midwestern town of Columbus, Indiana. I lived there more than half my life until I moved away and traveled back on many occasions. I thought I knew it like the back of my hand, but somehow, on my last visit, I really looked at my hometown through a tourist’s eyes and discovered new things. Columbus was blessed with a […]

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Plymouth, Massachusetts: America’s Hometown

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 21, 2016

Just about every history book tells of the Pilgrims sailing aboard the Mayflower in 1620 across the Atlantic Ocean. The Pilgrims arrived in the New World and established Plymouth Colony in the area now identified as the city of Plymouth and America’s Hometown. It is known that the Mayflower made landfall in Plymouth Harbor, but it is at this point that history takes a […]

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