BP Oil Spill: Alabama’s Gulf Shores One Year Later

A year after Alabama’s Gulf Shores was visited by the worst accidental oil spill in U.S. history, locals… [more]

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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… [more]

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NOLA, Revisited

Story by Hope S. Philbrick With new destinations awaiting exploration, some places get tossed into… [more]

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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… [more]

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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… [more]

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Toronto: A Wellness Destination – Who Knew?

By Pamela Irving
Most people think of Toronto as the financial center of the North with Bay Street and the Toronto Stock Exchange as the main draw, combined with culture vulturing for festivals from food to music, but who knew…

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Destin, Florida Takes Steps to Protect Their Beaches

June 8, 2010 – The beaches of Destin are getting the full treatment to protect them from the oncoming oil slick. This report from CNN tells us what the town is doing, all without the help of BP, despite Destin’s…

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A Temporary Post In Luscious Seville, Spain (Part I)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
“Eye-opening…mind-altering…broadening”, all these terms can describe the travel experience. And residing in an environment and culture other than one’s own takes another step, often changing perspective profoundly.
We arrived by train from Madrid, rolling…

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Disaster Offers Opportunity

June 6, 2010 – Looking at the view of the Gulf and the mouth of Destin Harbor from the terrace of our condo rental, nursing a steaming cup of java, I watched the break of dawn as it slowly unfurled…

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Oil Spill Dwarfs Florida’s Other Environmental Problems

By Bill Steiden
Stand on the wood-planked city pier in the Gulf Coast island town of Anna Maria on a sunny spring afternoon and you’ll be dazzled. The water stretching before you shades from clear Caribbean blue to the deeper…

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Travel Trends – Special Report on Gulf Beaches

By Bobby L. Hickman
May 31, 2010 – Can you keep the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill from wrecking your summer beach vacation?
While you can’t plug the underground leak that has spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into…

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Camping Connection – From Natural Disasters to Natural Beauties

By Bill Steiden
A vast, open field at a mile’s elevation in North Carolina, bisected by a tumbling river and surrounded by green peaks.
A languid lake filled with the drowned corpses of a great cypress forest in a lonely…

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Don’t Let BP Cover It Up!

May 19, 2010 – This Saturday will mark one month since the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico sank after a massive explosion that killed 11 oil rig workers. I’ve watched and read news reports in horror as BP…

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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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Travel Trends – Are Travel Agents the Dinosaurs of the Industry?

By Bobby L. Hickman
Are travel agents obsolete in the digital age?
That’s a question many are asking these days. Consumers have 24/7 access to travel information online and even on their cell phones. Travelers can research a destination, find…

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