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Visiting Botanical Gardens Great Way to Get Back to Nature

After a long and rainy winter, there’s nothing better than seeing dainty crocuses peeking out of the ground, or noticing how small buds are beginning to appear on the trees.

Hampshire County, WV: A World Away from it All

Waking to the sound of gentle music being piped through the trees, it was difficult to remember how, less than a day before, I had been woken by a blaring alarm.

Escape to Jamaica in January (or Any Winter Month)

Let’s face it; it doesn’t matter how much you love Pittsburgh, getting to escape for a week to a beach in Jamaica in the middle of January is still a wondrous thing.

Southern Hospitality Alive and Well in Chapel Hill, NC

Sitting at a long table inside Mama Dip’s Kitchen in Chapel Hill, NC, I was reminded of how much I love southern cooking.

Celebrate the Holiday Spirit in the Christmas Capital of Texas

I’ve heard a lot of people say that “Christmas is for kids,” and in many ways, they’re right.

It’s a Wonderful Life in Indiana, PA

I’m not quite sure how I found myself marching in the middle of a parade, but when you’re in Indiana County, PA, during the Christmas season, I guess sometimes the holiday spirit just sweeps you away.

Hate Has No Home in Charlottesville, Virginia

I’m not sure if it was the small group singing “We Shall Overcome” on the rotunda at the University of Virginia (UVA), or the signs promoting the Pride Parade on the Downtown Mall.

Beauty Inside and Out: Artists’ Open House Weekend in the Endless Mountains of PA

One of the things I like to do most when traveling is check out the local art scene.

York County’s Good Libations Trails Bring Together Wine, Beer and Spirits

One of the complaints that I’ve often heard while wandering wine trails (and seriously—you don’t hear a lot of griping from those happily imbibing) is that not everyone wants to drink wine.

Outdoor Paradise: Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks

When visiting Missouri, it’s natural to consider the St. Louis Arch the state’s most amazing man-made attraction.






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