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Located in Western Maryland, Hagerstown is located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, and just south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We are part of the Appalachian Highlands, where you can take in the beauty of cultivated valleys, and pastoral low rolling mountains. Founded in 1776, we are home to five National Parks,…

 
 

Faith-based travelers can examine the intersections of religion and the American Revolution at a new museum near Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Opened in spring 2017, the Museum of the American Revolution has become the logical first stop for visitors to the city. It is the unofficial “Revolutionary visitor center,” said Mark Turdo, curator. Although the…

 
 

Milwaukee is a city that knows how to have a good time! A vibrant urban destination on the shore of Lake Michigan, the city’s combination of cherished tradition and modern attitude makes it a can’t-miss destination every group will love. The original Brew City is still a hub for beer and brewing, boasting a combination…

 
 

While planning your next group getaway make sure to take a look at the convenience and diversity of Jim Beam Country in Shepherdsville-Bullitt County, KY, Just south of Louisville. For groups large and small, retired or working. We have the Jim Beam American Stillhouse. This 200 year old landmark features the fascinating art of bourbon…

 
 

Article Sponsored By: Prestonsburg Tourism Commission By Shar Scanlon, adsuccess.com   It was this time last year when I showed up, camera in hand, for Prestonsburg’s new moonshine tour. I was to wait on the Jenny Wiley boat dock to join the New Moonshine Hideaway Tour portion of a multi-day group tour in Prestonsburg, Ky. From…

 
 

Less than an hour’s drive from Charlotte, N.C., King Mountain National Military Park tells the story of an early Revolutionary War battle, and the first that I visited. The South Carolina battle site occurred after American patriots were on the run after several losses in 1780. After hearing of these losses, a force of rugged…

 
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Scenic Lighthouses Part Two

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on September 19, 2013

 
 

As promised last month, here is the second installment of particularly attractive lighthouses that I have encountered during the past few years. Photos #1 and #2:  Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, MN – 1910 – 54 feet in height     Cape Meares Light, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, OR – 1890 – 38 feet…

 
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Scenic Lighthouses

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013

 
 

Yaquina Head Light Visiting the nation’s many historic and picturesque lighthouses has become very popular among travelers these days, so I thought I might provide some photographic examples of a number of particularly attractive examples of such structures that I have encountered during the past few years.  Although a second installment will follow next month,…

 
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National Parks in Peril

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013

 
 

Our Congressional ‘Sequester’ at Work in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI According to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, if additional NPS budget cuts follow those resulting from the current Congressional “Sequester,” it will be necessary to actually close a number of National Park sites, which would be particular lamentable on the eve of the…

 
 
 

I visited the Creation Museum last week as part of a daylong editorial research trip in Northern Kentucky. There’s a lot to think about in a museum that deals with such weighty subject matter as the origins of human existence and the search for absolute truth; at the end of the visit, though, two main…