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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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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 a city, an attraction, or a piece of history not on your original itinerary. The unanticipated surprises are often the…
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 its final episode that spurred a wave of Victorian-themed Christmas events this year. Or it could have been the resurgence…
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 rock ’n’ roll, but Graceland remains the crown jewel.  If it’s been awhile since you visited Elvis Presley’s Graceland, things…
Hamilton’s Philadelphia is hot! 

Hamilton’s Philadelphia is hot! 

‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ is coming to Florida in 2018, and tickets will be so hot you may have a better chance of learning about this controversial Founding Father on a walking tour of Philadelphia. Most people know Alexander Hamilton…
Unplugging in the Colorado Rockies

Unplugging in the Colorado Rockies

Taking a break from the digital world can be more difficult than we think, but a few days at a ‘wilderness retreat’ can be salve for the soul and a rediscovery of what’s really important. This story originally was to…
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 City USA in north Georgia are the kinds of places where big boys can reminisce about their toys.  The last…
The hills are alive with music, art, and literature

The hills are alive with music, art, and literature

Exploring the Berkshires In the Berkshires of Massachusetts, travelers can find picturesque towns and scenes straight out of a Rockwell painting. Story & Photos: Gary McKechnie There’s something homelike and comforting about the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. As you explore…
Riding the Emerald Coast

Riding the Emerald Coast

Story & Photos: Gary McKechnie South Florida makes you assume every mile of oceanfront is cloaked behind a wall of condos, but the Emerald Coast changes the story. Nature seduces motorcyclists, and few Florida journeys are as seductive as a…
NEW ORLEANS: BEYOND BOURBON STREET

NEW ORLEANS: BEYOND BOURBON STREET

Story: Mary Ann DeSantis Photos: Tony & Mary Ann DeSantis When the sun rises in New Orleans, the Crescent City reveals quiet paths that many tourists don’t take time to explore. The Garden District, home to writers, musicians, and other celebrities,…
Ashland: the estate where a presidential loser won

Ashland: the estate where a presidential loser won

If you love history—especially when it comes to presidential politics—you should add the beautiful Ashland Estate to your travel itinerary. The Kentucky home of three-time presidential candidate Henry Clay is a place where visitors discover that losing wasn’t the end…
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