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NOLA, Revisited

Story by Hope S. Philbrick
With new destinations awaiting exploration, some places get tossed into the “been there, done that” pile. But New Orleans, Louisiana lures me back again and again.
New Orleans feeds the soul like nowhere else. The…

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Some of My Favorite Things in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva Region

By Hope S. Philbrick
“The hills are alive with the sound of music” sounded silly to me. While I appreciate a good musical and just about anything Julie Andrews belts out, the words didn’t make sense: It’s not the Alps…

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Through Social Media, New York City’s Biggest Fan Meets One of His Own

By Stacey Dougherty
Photos by Sammy Boykin
Back in December 2004, as he ascended to street level from the underground depths of Penn Station and was greeted by Seventh Avenue and New York City for the very first time, Sammy…

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Winter Wunderlands: Northern Germany’s Christmas Markets

By Hope S. Philbrick
The best antidote for fighting off feelings of “bah-humbug” would have to be a trip to Hamburg, Germany for an infusion of genuine Christmas cheer. The festive atmosphere there, emanating from numerous Christmas Markets, is sure…

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Macon’s Big House Is All About Rock ‘n Roll

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman

“My father was a gambler down in Georgia
He ended up on the wrong end of a gun
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rolling down Highway…

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Baltimore’s Neighborhoods Are Made for Food Lovers

By Hope S. Philbrick
Baltimore, Maryland is a place that deserves to be explored over the leisurely course of a week or longer. Which is not to say it wouldn’t make a great weekend getaway—it definitely would—but in that case…

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The Capital With Kids – Part 2

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Vacations with kids can be mellow, like a walk along a nature path. Or they can be packed with one adventure after another.
In Washington, D.C. vacations can be both. And if you have older kids, you…

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The Capital with Kids – Part 1

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Summer in Washington D.C. means steam rising from the sidewalks and tourists standing on the wrong side of the Metro escalators (stand on the right, walk on the left).
But it also means that many of the…

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Well Traveled – Finding Fresh Food Markets

By Pamela Irving
If you travel a lot, you probably get tired of restaurant food, even if it is well prepared, not to mention the load on your budget. Why not add culinary adventure to your itinerary at any destination…

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A Scenic Driving Tour of Northern New Mexico

By Hope S. Philbrick
If you fight traffic as part of your daily commute, it may be difficult to imagine that a driving vacation could be stress-free, relaxing, and, yes, even fun. But New Mexico offers all that with its…

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