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Mary Ann DeSantis

Mary Ann DeSantis is a freelance writer, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and a fellow of the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Napa Valley.
If walls could talk

If walls could talk

New homes are wonderful, but the stories surrounding historical homes are priceless and worth preserving.  Many towns have beautiful, centuries-old…
Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

Discover the worlds of Faulkner, Twain, and Uncle Remus. The best part of travel is discovering unexpected gems, whether it’s…
Fun as the Dickens!

Fun as the Dickens!

Victorian-themed events are in style this Christmas season. Maybe it was the popularity of “Downton Abbey” and the sorrow over…
The King’s castle

The King’s castle

Elvis Presley’s Memphis—a $45-million, 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment complex—opened in March and is an extraordinary place honoring the late king of…
It’s A Man’s World

It’s A Man’s World

Looking for a summer road trip that will appeal to your guy? The Booth Western Art Museum and Old Car…
Tampa Sparkles for Holidays

Tampa Sparkles for Holidays

STORY: Mary Ann DeSantis The visiting children and grandchildren may be somewhat bored with Mickey and friends when they visit.…
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