Category: US

Christmas Past Comes Alive on Amelia Island

Victorian Seaport Village of Fernandina Beach Makes Perfect Backdrop for Dickens Festival  There’s likely no better place to get into the Christmas spirit than Fernandina Beach, Fla., a charming historic town on Amelia Island that was once a Victorian seaport village. Come early December this picturesque community on the northeast coast of Florida transforms itself […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Making Magic

White bankers boxes, some tattered, others torn, are stacked in various closets and other available storage nooks in America’s largest home. They don’t seem special, but these boxes contain Christmas magic. A young woman sits on the floor, fluffing bows and examining ornaments. Cranberry sprigs and gilded magnolia leaves are spread out on the floor […]

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Category: Carolinas

Weird, Wild & Whimsical

These 5 untraditional museums will entertain, surprise & educate! The Carolinas are replete with a variety of popular museums that showcase art, history, culture and other fascinating subjects. However, you may not be aware of the many lesser-known, quirky museums worth a visit. Here are five you might want to add to your list of […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

Let the Lights Burn for Hanukkah

The eight-day celebration brings together the Jewish community with events throughout the Southeast. In community centers, houses of worship and public squares throughout the Southeast, Hanukkah celebrations this year take place in early December. The eight-day Festival of Lights begins this year at sundown on Dec. 2 and continues until nightfall on Dec. 10. The […]

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Category: US

Oh, Canada!

Your guide to multi-gen gems in Montreal. It’s likely the phrase “I’m bored” won’t be uttered during a Montreal getaway. Visitors of every generation can find something of interest in this culturally vibrant Canadian city. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, yet English is widely spoken.   Montreal has […]

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Category: Carolinas

Member Spotlight: Marcus Hamilton

Whether building his career or reimagining it, illustrator Marcus Hamilton is the epitome of perseverance.  He discovered his passion for art early. “I’ve been drawing since I was about 6 years old,” he explains. “My mother would bring a notepad and pencil to church every week to keep me quiet. Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell […]

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Category: US

Tallahassee Treasures

Tally up the reasons Florida's capital city is an ideal getaway for every generation. Long ago, Native Americans traversed this area establishing trade routes and villages. Spanish and other European explorers appeared in the early 1500s. Becoming a crossroads for commerce between cultures led to its selection as Florida’s capital in 1824. Tourism surged in […]

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Go Explore Gaston County, N.C.

Established in 1846, Gaston County is named for William Gaston, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Originally inhabited by Cherokee and Catawba tribes, the area drew European settlers in the 1750s. An industrial boom in the mid-1800s led to the construction of cotton mills and […]

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