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Avoiding Comparisons Best Way to Visit Charleston

By Hope S. Philbrick
In one episode of Seinfeld, Elaine befriends three guys similar to Jerry, George and Kramer except they’re much nicer and well mannered. The eerie coincidences convince her she’s stepped into a “Bizzaro World.” At first she’s…

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A Real Taste of New Orleans

Story and photos by John Griffin
New Orleans has long been known for its lively Cajun and Creole fare that mix seafood with spices in truly alchemical ways. But to limit your diet to gumbo or jambalaya is to miss…

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Golf + Mother Nature = Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
Night was falling and a full moon rising when we stumbled into a man in back of the hotel wielding a pair of scissors. Fortunately for us, he was only in search of fresh…

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Golfing the Emerald Isle On My Own – But Definitely Not Alone

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The fifty-something Irish salesman sucked down another vodka-diet as if one more might make my comments seem perfectly sensible.
You? A woman? From America? In Ireland? All by yourself? Traveling? Alone? Here?
Imagine if…

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Semester in North Africa – Festival of Sacrifice

By Katherine Lochery
December 7, 2009 – The days from Thanksgiving to the end of that weekend I probably consumed the most food I have ever eaten in my life. I don’t say this in that cute way that…

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The Flavors of Montréal

By Hope S. Philbrick
Depending on where you’re coming from, a trip to Montréal can be less expensive than a trip to Paris but equally charming. Full of history and spectacular architecture you’ll find French language, food and style in…

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Cruising Coastal Norway – May the Fjord Be With You

Story and photos by Hope S. Philbrick
In Norway I gained new respect for seagulls. I’d always thought of them as loud and messy creatures, but when a flock trailed our boat for some distance I discovered that they’ve got…

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Blue Ridge Autumn Getaways

Cool brisk mornings, perfect for long walks or fast runs. A cloudless, deep blue sky. Golden rays of sunshine that towards the end of the day, bath the outdoors in a rich light that resembles liquid amber. The fragrant aromas…

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Walla Walla Winemaker

By Lynn DeBruin
Were it wheat, Bill Schwerin, a third-generation farmer, would have known what to do. But suddenly this newbie winemaker had two tons of grapes sitting in his basement, and a bacterial action was threatening to ruin them…

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Windy City Weekend

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
America’s “Second City,” blows the competition away, so given a chance for a long weekend in the coolest summer on record, I breezed on up there without thinking twice!
For lovers of architecture, art,…

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