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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…

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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…

 

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,…

 

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…

 
 

The Peabody Little Rock held a VIP chef’s dinner on Tuesday, highlighting the expertise of its culinary team while entertaining clients.  Members of the hotel’s executive committee, including General Manager Monte Hansen, and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted clients in town for the Small Market Meetings Conference and local clients from Arkansas…

 
 
 

Everyone knows about the mansions in Newport, RI — perched high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic ocean, these 19th-century estates were the summer homes of rich robber barrons (Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and the like). Less known, perhaps, are the equally impressive Colonial sites throughout this historic city. I spent today touring numerous historic areas, from…

 

Fun at Cracker Barrel

Posted by Mac Lacy in Uncategorized on August 27, 2010

 
 

On Monday, August 16, our staff met for a breakfast at the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Newtown Pike in Lexington.  We had two reasons for this fun-filled gathering–the first was to enjoy a great breakfast together, and the second was to kick off our Cracker Barrel Photo Contest in The Group Travel Leader. We’re partnering…

 

Hallowed Ground

Posted by Brian Jewell in Uncategorized on May 21, 2010

 
 

  On a Friday morning, the air around Manassas is soft and quiet. Dew drops shimmer on the green rolling hills outside of town, and all is peaceful. But it was not always so. In July of 1861, young and inexperienced troops from the Union and Confederate armies met for the first time on the…