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Unique Places to Celebrate Black History

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

During Black History Month, there are many lesser known sites around the country where you can celebrate the month in a unique way. The African-American Heritage Trail is quite long and the short list that follows doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the attractions you can visit.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
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10 Tips to Responsible Travel

By Kathy Gerhardt

When simple actions – such as recycling, conserving water, and turning off the lights when you leave a room – help in making a difference for our environment, there is no reason one’s eco-friendly ways need to “take a vacation” when an individual or family goes on vacation.   Read more

United States Social Responsibility
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Girlfriends Getaway with New Friends

By Casey Wohl

Casey Wohl enjoyed a therapeutic girlfriends getaway on the Beaches of South Walton with complete strangers and she returned with life-long friends.   Read more

United States Experiences
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World Footprints radio receives Top Award

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The North American Travel Journalists Association awarded World Footprints Radio the top travel broadcast award for 2009.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
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Travelogue: Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Day One

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After several flight cancellations from Washington DC we finally arrived in Vancouver at 11:15pm on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010.  Regrettably we missed the Opening Ceremony but in our short time here we have experienced a wonderful flavor of cultural diversity and national spirit.   We have been to Vancouver many times and … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals
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Day Ten through the Canadian Rockies– Towards Calgary and Home

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Morning view of Lake Louise from our room.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Our final day in Lake Louise, we awoke very early to take in the sunrise over the lake and mountains from our large picture window.  This place is so beautiful that it brings tears to your eyes.  This truly … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the Candian Rockies.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Canadian Rockies train journey on day seven: Discovering Banff

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Ian working away inside our Douglas Fir chalet.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Last night we checked into a great resort—the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets.  The resort is set in a wooded area above the town in a remote area and we were given a very nice two-level, loft chalet.  The … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
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Canadian Rockies Day Five: A Happy Birthday from Vancouver to Kamloops

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

As we started the day a bit on the sleepy side, our taxi transported us to the Rocky Mountaineer Station on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver.  Over 500 passengers were gathered in anticipation of a long journey from the coastal British Columbia rain-forest through the Canadian Rockies into the desert … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel