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A Feast for the Senses in Southern Mexico

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Colorful and festive in all seasons, the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca delights the senses and tantalizes the mind. Infused with pre-Columbian flavor in the arts, the foods, the rituals and celebrations, Oaxaca provides…

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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum: What Doesn’t Fit On the Mall Resides in Chantilly, Virginia

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
High on everyone’s list when they visit Washington, D.C. is the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. And it should be. The museum has hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, and tons of…

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The Birthplace of Texas

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
If you’ve ever wanted to get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl, there’s no better place than Washington County, Texas. Picture yourself sitting around a blazing campfire under a full moon,…

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River Town, Music Town, Fun Town – That’s Memphis! Part 2

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
We sit gazing at the opulent lobby of the Peabody, “the city’s living room,” waiting to grab a cab for the airport. Back in 1935, David Cohn in God Shakes Creation described the space:…

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River Town, Music Town, Fun Town – That’s Memphis! Part 1

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Big fans of the historic hotels of America, we’d long wanted to see the storied Hotel Peabody, and a winning bid for two nights there, in the annual (May) National Trust online auction fundraiser,…

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Mexico City – A Sightseer’s Delight

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
A short week’s stay in Mexico City proved to be full of activity on a trip last December that preceded a longer stay in Oaxaca. We had never been before but will definitely be…

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As Winter Ends, the Capital Ushers in Spring

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Whether you’ve been slammed by snowstorm after snowstorm or you were lucky and only had to deal with a week or two of bitter cold, one of the best antidotes to winter is the annual National Cherry…

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Ski Utah…or Don’t

By Hope S. Philbrick
What are couples to do if one partner loves to ski but the other person doesn’t? Of course separate vacations are one option (and, until this year, what Dean and I chose), but Ski Utah has…

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Shoulder Season Cruising Makes the Mediterranean a Great Value

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
Just a few months earlier I had sworn that the next time I visited Venice, it’d be with a guy. But here I stood, in arguably the most romantic city in the world, with…

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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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