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Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

On any given day the grandeur of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is something to behold, but during the Christmas holiday season it’s amplified. The large, majestic live oak trees draped in Spanish moss are even more splendid during the holidays as many are wrapped with brilliant white lights. A towering evergreen is outfitted in […]

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Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Life in Pennsylvania Dutch country is not as fast paced as life in the city and the rolling hills of its farmland invites visitors to slow their roll too. One of the best ways experience to this slower pace of life is aboard the trains of the Strasburg Rail Road. Located in Strasburg, Pa., (85 […]

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Augusta Canal reveals historic and natural wonders

Augusta Canal Reveals Historic and natural  wonders

Augusta is one of those places perfect for a quick fall getaway. It requires a bit of a drive—140 miles or so from metro Atlanta—just far enough to feel like one has escaped the everyday, yet not so far that an overnight stay is mandatory. A perfect day trip activity is a guided tour of […]

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Enjoying our national treasures

Enjoying our national treasures

  Those looking for inexpensive vacation ideas may want to consider perusing www.recreation.gov for more than 60,000 facilities and activities located in every area of our nation. Under the banner of recreation.gov are entities such as the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Archives. […]

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New Orleans Revisited: as vibrant as ever!

New Orleans revisited: as vibrant as ever!

I remember my sister frantically calling my father more than a decade ago. At the time, she was studying at Xavier University to become a clinical doctor, and had been told to evacuate New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina was on its way. My dad told her she should think about “waiting the storm out.” That’s […]

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Zimbabwe is indeed a world of wonder

Zimbabwe is indeed a world or wonder

Exploring bush camps and going on safari Second of a two-part series on adventure in Zimbabwe Sometimes the tedium of everyday life beckons us to shake things up, change routine and take on an adventure that’s guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. An African safari with accommodations at a bush camp is surely a departure […]

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Safari guides enhance African bush experience

Safari guides enhance African bush experience

First of a two-part series on adventures in Zimbabwe Peter Gava knows how to read the tall golden grass and soft Kalahari sand of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. There are lions here, and Gava knows how to find them. So do Liberty Ibasa and Tracy May. All three are African guides and rangers who […]

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