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The Charms of Hilton Head Are All Outdoors

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Is it possible to go to Hilton Head and not play one of the islands 24 golf courses?
Yes, and you can still have a fantastic trip.
While still a popular golf vacation spot,…

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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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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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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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Old Saybrook and the Connecticut River

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
History is everywhere in Connecticut. The southern New England state is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum – the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford – as well as a university that’s a good bit older…

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Savoring Paris

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Everyone returns home from Paris with a great story, and it often revolves around the fantastic cheeses, the amazing wines or the stunning sights. I skipped over the first two and skated through part of the…

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