Dressing Downton Exhibit and More in St. Augustine Florida

If you loved the Emmy-award-winning PBS series Downton Abbey, get yourself to St. Augustine, Fla., before January 7, 2018. The historic coastal city is the last stop on a nine-city tour for the collection of elegant, vintage costumes billed as Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times. It runs now through the beginning of the …

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12 Tips from Our First RV Adventure

Compiled by Paris Wolfe & Gary Mallory In early 2017, the first test spin in our 2006 Tiffin Phaeton took us to southwestern Kentucky. We considered various campgrounds around Mammoth Cave National Park, settling on Nolin Lake State Park because it had improved plots that accommodated our 40-foot motorhome and towed Chevy Cavalier. We didn’t …

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4 Mark Twain Awards from MTJA

I’m excited to share that I took four awards in the Midwest Travel Journalists Association’s 2017 MARK TWAIN AWARDS. I wrote all contest content in 2016. Thanks to everyone who helped facilitate these adventures and contributed to my success. Special thanks to Gary Mallory for traveling with me and supporting my writing habit. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES …

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Blogger Wins for Story about Columbus, O

Award-winning story as previously printed in Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond magazine Writer Paris Wolfe received a First Place nod from the North American Mature Publication Association Awards for 2016 travel writing in two issues of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine. This is one of the stories deemed excellent by judges from the School of …

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Acting Like Hipsters in Pittsburgh

We spent two weekends exploring Pittsburgh this year and we plan to return for more. During the most-recent visit — in mid-July — we crashed at the Ace Hotel in the slowly gentrifying East Liberty neighborhood. There, the century-old YMCA was reimagined as the Ace Hotel not quite two years ago. A boutique hotel company, Ace is becoming known …

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Tracing Tennessee’s Southern Dozen

By Paris Wolfe East Tennessee has a 12-pack of twisty routes mapped for motorcyclists.  These Southern Dozen, created by the Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, range in length from 37 miles to 157 miles. They trace Appalachian Country roads through switchbacks and scenery. In late May, four of us spent three days riding the …

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