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Conwy Medieval Walled Town & Castle in Wales

It was the first day of the new year, 1295, and King Edward I of England feared all might be lost. Madog ap Llywelyn, who some dared to call Prince Madoc, was leading the Welsh against him. The rebels had already occupied four of Edward’s castles: Caernarfon,...
Meeting the Ghosts of Bardstown

Meeting the Ghosts of Bardstown

Many people visit historic sites with the hope of finding ghosts. I don’t. However, I’ve always been envious of others who walk around a centuries old room on tours, let their fingers linger on a few of the do-not-touch pieces, nod, and say with...

Gulf Shores, Alabama – Sun, Sand & Sea

When it’s minus 40 degrees and the wind is howling, I always say it’s time to look for a warm spot with lots to do. Last winter I discovered the thirty-two mile stretch of Alabama’s gulf shore around Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. With The Beach Club in...

Visit Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Walking the Wilderness Trail, where Daniel Boone and nearly 300,000 settlers had trod in the late 1700s, turned back the pages of time for me. Maybe because I’d already watched the new movie, “Daniel Boone, the Westward Movement” at the Cumberland Gap National...

Spend A Day at Halifax’s Big Three Attractions

by Linda Aksomitis When business meetings ended early and I ended up with a free day to explore Halifax last spring, I couldn’t have been happier–so I set out to fit as much of this historic city as I could into twelve very short hours. Locals told me...

Visit Whyte Avenue – Old Strathcona

by Linda Aksomitis Old world pubs and patios. Windows and doors thrown open to the street. Laughter. Lively discussion. Classic buildings telling tales of gold and treasure. Paris? Rome? No, Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta’s Old Strathcona District. My...
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