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Weekly Travel Quote

There are two kinds of adventurers:  those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won’t. –William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

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Look What the World’s Fair Left Us

A look at four towers travelers can visit that were built for World’s Fairs. Continue reading

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Knoxville’s Gilded Disco Ball: The Legacy of ’82

If I really wanted to know, research could tell me why there was a World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1982.  I guess I could even take the lazy Wikipedia way out, but I like not knowing.  The strangeness adds … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

A road trip is not measured by the velocity, but by the company. –Melissa Chessher Aspell

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The McDonald’s Debate

Is it still worth visiting a city once McDonald’s arrives? Does McDonald’s destroy or add to the local culture? Continue reading

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How to Decipher Online Hotel Reviews

Overwhelmed by the volume of user-generated hotel reviews out there in the blogosphere? Don’t know who to trust, or whether a disgruntled ex-employee is on an online rampage? Yesterday, Peter Greenberg Online (www.petergreenberg.com) published an article I wrote entitled “How … Continue reading

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Neon Motel Sign

I recently took a picture of the perfect neon motel sign:  palm trees, moon, & stars conjuring up visions of pleasant nights and sea breezes.  Days spent on the beach, metal pails in the sand. Except that the motel was … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Traveling Is

Guest writer Nate Stein unveils his take on the joys of travel. Continue reading

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My Grudge Against Wilmington

In which a young adult meets Wilmington, is betrayed, and never forgives. Continue reading

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Galveston, Sweet Galvatraz

Where memory meets reality at the Gulf of Mexico beaches in Galveston, Texas. Continue reading

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