Honoring All Those Who Served

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Today is Veteran’s Day, and I would like to honor all those who have served for we would not be the great nation we are without them.   My son has learned quite a bit about the American Revolution and the Civil War in school and through our travels.  He still has a lot to […]

Moonshine, Southern Food & the Breeze Kings

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On my recent trip to Atlanta, I was looking to dine out at an authentic southern restaurant.  I asked a local for a recommendation, and he advised me to check out Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.  My first thought was what the heck is a Juke Joint?  Thanks to Google and my smartphone, I quickly discovered […]

The Birthplace of Gone With The Wind

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Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize novel, Gone With The Wind has sold Thirty-three million copies since it first hit bookstores in 1936.  This historical romance is the 8th most read book in the world. I am one of that thirty-three million.  I love the book and the 1939 movie that won 10 Academy Awards in 1940.  Scarlet […]

America’s First Amusement Park: Coney Island

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When I told my thirteen-year-old son this summer that we were headed to Brooklyn to take in some history, I received his expected moan as he said “Mom, enough with the history trips already.”    I just laughed and told him to call a friend to join him because this history lesson revolved around roller […]

Exploring the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

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Last month we were in Washington, D.C. and we visited the Ford’s Theatre Museum and Center for Education and Leadership.  One of the most fantastic sites was the 34-foot tower of books about Abraham Lincoln.  Fifteen thousand books about our most honored and revered president in history proves that it is unlikely that the fascination […]

30 Reasons to Vacation in Riverhead – Part Three

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So have I enticed you to visit Riverhead yet?  With a few more weeks of summer and fall upon us, it is the perfect time to head east of  NYC to this busy town on Long Island.  I mean seriously, the kids just started school this past week, but anyone in the New York tri-state […]

30 Reasons to Vacation in Riverhead – Part Two

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Did you enjoy part one of  30 reasons to vacation in Riverhead?  As mentioned before, the neat thing about Riverhead is that there is something for everyone. Mom’s and daughters will enjoy having tea at Tea Time Cottage, decorating Gingerbread cookies at The Gingerbread University and shopping at the outlets. Fathers and son’s will enjoy […]

Terracotta Warriors

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Currently, at Discovery Times Square in New York City, the exhibition Terracotta Warriors – Defenders of China’s First Emperor is on display.  The good news is that this is an amazing exhibit.  The bad news is that the last day for the exhibit at Discovery Times Square is August 26th, so if you are in […]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Across the country, many students today started or returned to college.  About 28,000 students walk the campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is North Carolina’s oldest state university.  UNC was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795.  It is the only public university in the United […]

Quacking Through Boston

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 Often when I travel with my son, we spend part of a day on some tour through the city we are visiting to get the lay of the land and sometimes as a way to get around town. Many people roll their eyes and groan at the thought of a tour because they have the […]