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Winston-Salem’s culinary roots date back to 1753 with the Moravians first brought their tasty traditions from Eastern Europe. Among the now iconic favorites are the whisper thin Moravian cookies, the timeless Moravian sugar cake and Moravian chicken pies. Groups visiting Winston-Salem can discover the area’s flavorful foundations as they travel along the Moravian Culinary Trail,…

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Even if you never turn on a computer or television screen, just walking through any major retail store will inform you of the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. “Star Wars” ice cream, makeup, bathrobes and even oranges line the aisles of shops as part of one of the most successful marketing campaigns ever….

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Dating back to the 1700’s when the Moravians – a group of Eastern European Protestants – settled in the area and planted their own herb, vegetable and medicinal crops, gardening has been an integral part of the Winston-Salem community. Today, visitors can enjoy a history lesson on Winston-Salem’s horticulture with a tour through a number…

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What does leadership mean to you? We use the term “leader” a lot around our office. Volunteer travel organizers are often referred to throughout the tourism industry as “group leaders.” And the word is even part of our company name and magazine title: The Group Travel Leader. But for all of the talk of group leaders…

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You finally made it to Australia, a country you’ve wanted to explore your entire life, but the 20-hour flight has left you sick in your bed. This unhappy scenario occurs often for passengers whose bodies can’t handle the hardships of long flights. Between the dehydration, restriction of movement, food temptations and nasty germs at every…

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History features several ways to celebrate with fun and unique events including festive tree displays, global experiences, holiday-themed events and more. Your group will ooh and aah over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the world in the enchanting Winter Wonderland exhibition. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with…

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Eliza Myers

Remember the Moon

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on November 19, 2015

 
 

“Ga?” My 10-month-old daughter asked her question while pointing up into the sky. I was hurrying to get her inside while carrying a large bag so I quickly glanced up. It was the moon. I forgot it was up there. After really looking hard at the glowing moon with my daughter, I remembered that the…

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Mac Lacy

Mars on Earth

Posted by Mac Lacy in Middle East, Travel Thoughts on November 12, 2015

 
 

I’m a Matt Damon fan. I’ve seen most of his films and can’t pass up any of his Jason Bourne roles if I run across them at night. Most of you are probably familiar with Matt Damon. I’m also a Wadi Rum fan. I count it as one of the places on Earth to which…

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During the Civil War, Ford’s Theatre provided respite for many. President Abraham Lincoln visited the theatre on at least 10 formal occasions, finding solace and escape from the burdens of the presidency. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln visited Ford’s for a performance of Our American Cousin. At this performance, Lincoln was shot by Confederate sympathizer…

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It’s amazing how events that take place in your youth can carry on far into adulthood — or be totally forgotten by the time you’re 25. On the one hand, the teenage years seem made for frivolity, and most people’s adult lives rarely turn out the way they expected. Plenty of people dabble in high…

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