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Visiting Faulkner’s Home on Mississippi Writers Trail

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Visiting Faulkner’s Home on Mississippi Writers Trail

The Mississippi Writers Trail is a statewide initiative celebrating Mississippi’s place in the literary world. One of the stops is the home of William Faulkner in Oxford.

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Tennessee Travel: Memphis on a Budget

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Tennessee Travel: Memphis on a Budget

People love Memphis for its barbecue, music, and significance in the civil rights movement. Now, “Bluff City Law” is introducing a new audience and new set of travelers. Following are tips to save during your trip to Memphis.

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Five Ways to Play in Southwest Florida

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Five Ways to Play in Southwest Florida

Rain or shine, here are five ways to play in Southwest Florida. A board game café, pinball arcades, bowling centers, axe throwing, and escape rooms will help you embrace youthfulness through playing.

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New York Travel: Buffalo Wing Trail

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New York Travel: Buffalo Wing Trail

My hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., is home to “America’s Tastiest Drive,” the Buffalo Wing Trail. In the name of research and because I know my readers are curious, I tackled the trail but failed. One day was not enough to visit and nosh in a dozen wing pubs.

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Nibbling Florida’s Wild Edibles with Green Deane

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Nibbling Florida’s Wild Edibles with Green Deane

Urban foraging is harvesting free food in urban environments. Not sure if you can eat the weeds in your backyard? Green Deane leads classes in Florida to help students identify wild edibles in their backyards and green (and not so green) spaces.

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Florida Travel: Foo Foo Fest in Pensacola, Oct. 31 – Nov. 11, 2019

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Florida Travel: Foo Foo Fest in Pensacola, Oct. 31 – Nov. 11, 2019

Fall is festival season in Florida and Foo Foo Fest in Pensacola is a fun, fabulous festival making it worth trip to the Sunshine State.

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Where to Eat in Sunbury, Ohio

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Where to Eat in Sunbury, Ohio

Planning a visit to Central Ohio? Here’s a foodie paradise. Where to eat in Sunbury, Ohio in Delaware County. In this part of the Buckeye State, you will find delicious eateries with many owned and operated by young entrepreneurs the world should watch.

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Press Release: Solo Travel Girl Wins Awards from Outdoor Writers Group

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Press Release: Solo Travel Girl Wins Awards from Outdoor Writers Group

Solo Travel Girl awarded Excellence-In-Craft Awards during the 2019 Florida Outdoor Writers Annual Conference in Daytona Beach.

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Florida Travel: Walking Tour Through Miami’s Little Havana

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Florida Travel: Walking Tour Through Miami’s Little Havana

A walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana and Calle Ocho is like stepping into Cuba’s capital city. Dominoes, cigars, and mojitos are some of the experiences to savor during a visit to Little Havana. Either explore on your own, hire a guide, or join a group walking tour and let the rhythm move you.

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48 Hours in Washington, D.C. with My Parents

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48 Hours in Washington, D.C. with My Parents

How do you spend 48 hours in Washington, D.C., with the parents to see the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony? Wowza! Other than that opening sentence being a mouthful, you spend it efficiently and warmly. Everyone travels differently and here’s how I did it in November 2018. My Dad at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Nov. 2018 Day 1 Accommodations I landed in D.C. around 2:30 p.m. and hopped on the Metro to the Virginian Suites Arlington. The Metro stop was about half a mile to the hotel, which is nothing for me. I enjoy walking, even if it was C-O-L-D. Note: The Virginian Suites Arlington has a complimentary shuttle from/to the Rosslyn Metro Station during specific hours. My parents have never been to Washington, D.C. and I invited them to join me. They drove down from Buffalo while I flew from Tampa, Fla. (on Southwest, my fave airline!) and we met up at hotel. They rolled in around 5:30 p.m. or so. Yummy Crab Cakes at the Quarterdeck Restaurant. Where to Eat in Washington, D.C.? 6:30 p.m. We walked to the Quarterdeck Restaurant which is about a quarter mile from the hotel. I suppose now is the time to mention my mom was wearing a knee brace, walking with a cane, and a January knee replacement surgery was on the books. I’m going tell y’all right now she was a real trooper with all the hoofing it we did in the nation’s capital. Before the trip, I asked if she’d be okay walking and she said she would be. I also offered to take a cab or Uber but most of the time, she said no and plugged along. (Quarterdeck Restaurant, 1200 Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209; Tel: (703) 528-2722) Anyway… Delicious Crab Dip at the Quarterdeck Restaurant. After asking what the market price for blue crabs was ($65 for mediums! I live in Southwest Florida and have access to fresh blue crabs at half that price), I opted for the crab cakes and they were delicious! We started with the crab dip which was tasty, too. The Quarterdeck is a delicious place. Washington Monument as Viewed from the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, Nov. 2018. D.C. at Night 8 p.m. After walking to Rosslyn Metro Station and confirming with my dad that yes, homeless people do sleep on the ground at the station, we headed to the Lincoln Memorial, which meant more walking! We rode either the Blue, Orange or Silver Line (can’t remember which but they all go to where we needed) to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station. From there, it was 7/10 of a mile walk to memorial and it was worth it. Admiring the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, Nov. 2018. Other than a couple of other groups of people, we were alone to admire the marble statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the Washington Monument. The air was cold but the sense of peacefulness was warm. Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 2018. Next, we visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We really didn’t discuss it, but I know that’s my parents’ generation and the names of men they grew up with were on the Wall. With the exception of a small tour group and a handful of others,...

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