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Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, Maryland

Death hasn’t stopped this African-American from making news. By Renée S. Gordon Black History Month began as a week in 1926 and was extended to a month in 1976. Founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, specifically chose the month of February because both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick...

Turks and Caicos Islands

Hello, Gorgeous. By Renée S. Gordon Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is renowned for its outdoor and adventure, fine dining and the breathtaking beauty of turquoise water and sandy beaches—it’s credited with having some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. Water temperature vary just...

Granbury, Texas

Spirited fun. By Renée S. Gordon Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, is notorious for the number of sites believed to be haunted as well as for the number of famous, quirky residents who have called it home. The earliest of these notable residents were dinosaurs that lived...

Lake Geneva Region Winegrowers’ Festival

Fête des Vignerons added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage On December 1, 2016, UNESCO named the Winegrowers’ Festival (Fête des Vignerons) to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The decision underscores the social and cultural significance of Switzerland’s canton of Vaud and its...

Little Bohemia, Wisconsin

Plan a Northern crime-history themed getaway with your gang. Escape to a hideaway that once harbored notorious bad guys. By Renée S. Gordon Wisconsin's Northwoods are filled with hundreds of picturesque lakes, wetlands and forests. Opt for serenity and tranquility or discover unique shopping opportunities, great food and...

Muhammad Ali Legacy Tour

Louisville KY
Louisville, Kentucky is home of a legend. By Renée S. Gordon On January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born to Odessa O’Grady and Cassius Clay Sr. He was their firstborn; 18 months later his brother Rudolph Clay was born. At that time, in a...

Front Royal, Virginia

By Renée S. Gordon Virginia’s 140 mile long Shenandoah Valley lies between the Allegheny and the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this beautiful region that served Native Americans for tens of thousands of years before colonists arrived, Front Royal was formally founded as a river town in 1788. During the Revolution...

Museum Hopping in Kansas City, Missouri

“Here I Come” By Renée S. Gordon Visit a museum to get immersed in the events and individuals of another era that changed our way of life. Kansas City, Missouri boasts several museums that should not be missed. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Independent by Design” By Renée S. Gordon Philadelphia’s variously recognized as “The City of Murals,” “The City of Restaurants,” “The City of the Arts” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” It boasts more than 3,000 murals—a greater number than any other city in the world!—eclectic restaurants and...