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Agritourism — It’s a Real Thing

ADAMS, Tenn. – Simply taking a city kid to a farm isn’t likely to inspire him or her to choose agriculture for a livelihood, but it certainly can provide some entertainment and show that food originates somewhere other than the … Continue reading

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An Art-Filled Stroll in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Bluff View Art District is a quiet retreat high over the Tennessee River that features a B&B operation in three houses, an art gallery, a chocolate kitchen, a bocce court, a nice restaurant, a fancy restaurant, … Continue reading

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Flowers from Guatemala for Mom

IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AMERICA — A visit last month to Guatemala produced a virtual bouquet for Mother’s Day. The only thing better would be having some of these beauties in my own yard, but I’d have to be … Continue reading

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Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife: Already Preparing for 2018

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia – The purpose of the Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife festival is to provide a respite from winter, but the just-completed W3 2017 (February 12) proved instead to be a celebration of spring. Temperatures climbed into the mid-70s, … Continue reading

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Tai Chi for Me? Surely, You Jest

The Smothers Brothers’ “Streets of Laredo,” Chinese version: Tom Smothers: I see by your outfit that you can do tai chi. Dickie Smothers: I see by your outfit that you do tai chi, too. Both: If you get an outfit, … Continue reading

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Big Mouse, Little Mouse in Southern California

SANTA ANA, California – There’s more than one mouse to visit when you go to Southern California. The internationally recognized Big Mouse, of course, is named Mickey, and he’s in Anaheim. The not-nearly-as-well-known Little Mouse is in Santa Ana and … Continue reading

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Getting Dirty in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – It was a good thing that I passed the Breathalyzer test because that meant I got to drive one of Ed Mumm’s bulldozers. Mumm’s business may seem a bit over the edge – it’s called Dig … Continue reading

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Rolling on the River in Laughlin

LAUGHLIN, Nevada. — The Colorado River is more than a linear oasis in the desert between Laughlin, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona. It’s also a major recreational asset. While jet skis, powerboats and river taxis do zoom around on this … Continue reading

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Princess Cruises Celebrates a Half Century in Cruising Excellence

No other Cruise Line has ever been able to capture peoples imagination quite like Princess. Much of this is owed of course to Geraldine Saunders, Aaron Spelling and the cast of the Love Boat. For many of us who remember … Continue reading

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Fish Tales and Life Stories on Lake Pontchartrain

ON LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, La. – It’s one thing to have a fishing guide who puts you on fish. It’s an entirely different thing to have a fishing guide who also imparts a sense of place. If you engage Captain Kenny … Continue reading

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