Navarre Beach
Feb06

Navarre Beach

A Haven from the Crowds By Abby Hoeffner Considering how beaten the path along Florida’s northwest gulf coast has become, finding a place with a secluded vibe is a major feat. But those seeking a relaxed, comfortable, unclouded seaside experience will find it at Navarre Beach, located between Pensacola and the Ft. Walton Beach/Destin area. Visitors enjoy miles and miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches and dunes because Navarre is...

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Splendor in the Tetons
Jan28

Splendor in the Tetons

Connect with Nature in Jackson Hole, Wyoming “I’m ready to move to the mountains,” I told my husband via our late afternoon phone call after I’d been in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for two beautiful days. This mid-March weekend had presented temps in the mid 40s and was so mild people were skiing in T-shirts. Jackson Hole is known for its world-class skiing—in other words its extreme vertical skiing. Though there are some green slopes, the...

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Discovering Charleston
Dec26

Discovering Charleston

  Charleston, South Carolina, easily the crown jewel in the state’s treasure trove of historic towns, is known as The Holy City. Steeples pepper the skyline in testament to the fact that, above all else, its founders prized religious freedom. Over 400 places of worship of varying denominations, including one of the oldest synagogues in the nation, confirm their principles of religious tolerance. But I prefer to think of Charleston as...

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A Movie Lover’s Guide to New York
Dec26

A Movie Lover’s Guide to New York

Love movies and New York City? Why not combine the two? From web-slinging comic heroes to wax statues coming to life inside museums to soul-mates falling in love in Central Park, thousands of characters have waltzed, fought, kissed and strolled across the silver screen with New York City as their backdrop. Over the past 100 years, NYC has become the most filmed location in the United States. In 2011 alone, 188 films were shot there,...

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Hi There, Neighbor!
Dec19

Hi There, Neighbor!

Travel to the States Next Door Sometimes you want to head out on a vacation, but you just don’t feel like getting on an airplane.  Enter the perfect opportunity to explore traveling in a neighboring state. Louisiana’s Lafayette By Rita Cook  To the east of the Texas, Louisiana offers a smorgasbord of treats and activities, with no city in the state as all-encompassing as Lafayette. It’s the home of Cajun culture and the unofficial...

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Pack Your Bags for The 30A Songwriters Festival
Dec19

Pack Your Bags for The 30A Songwriters Festival

John Oats, Matthew Sweet, Jeffrey Steele, Mary Gauthier, Chuck Cannon and more are among the co-headliners for the fifth annual event along Florida’s Gulf Coast in South Walton By Abby Hoeffner The 30A Songwriters Festival will heat up Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A once again, January 17-19, where writers who perform their own music and performers who write their own songs meet for a weekend of moving melodies, powerful...

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Celebrate Christmas in St. Augustine, Florida
Dec12

Celebrate Christmas in St. Augustine, Florida

Do something different this year and head to our nation’s oldest city for an unforgettable holiday getaway. By Abby Hoeffner Though the night was mild and free of snow and ice—Florida rarely sees either—few places I’ve visited are so thoroughly ensconced in the Christmas spirit. Trolley loads of merry folk circled the historic square, each trying to out Christmas carol the other. Over two million twinkling white lights bedecked...

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