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Carnival Glory

By P.J. Thomas Over the past decade, cruise ship companies like Carnival Cruise Lines have expanded the number of U.S. ports in which they dock and convenient places to board now include New York City, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., New Orleans, Galveston, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. These locations allow travelers the opportunity to simply drive to the nearest port, park their ...

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Traveling With Children

by Robert D. Fertig Traveling with children can be a joy or an ordeal and the result depends a lot on proper planning.  Initially, ask for the child’s input as to where they want to go and what they want to see once you’ve narrowed down a couple of choices.  Allow them to help you finalized the destination by going ...

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Future Home of the American Tennis Association Unveiled in Fort Lauderdale

TdS Roman Bath

by Elmer Smith The 200 ATA members who trickled into the convention center were dwarfed by its soaring spaces. A wine and cheese reception awaited them on a mezzanine that overlooked a massive multi-storied atrium. But then the mahogany doors of the ballroom opened, revealing a vision that matched the magnitude of the cavernous space. Six architectural drawings depicting the ...

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How to Start a Wine Collection

Pouring red wine

By J. Sunhawk Collecting wine was once the exclusive purview of well-appointed gentlemen with money to build exacting wine cellars, but that’s no longer so. With a modest amount of cash, attention to detail, knowledge, and an area to store the wine, anyone can try their hand at collecting. First, a dark cellar isn’t necessary. A cabinet or even a ...

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The Newark Black Film Festival – 40 Years of “Reel” Success

Newark Black Film Photo

June 25–July 30, 2014 Wednesdays, 7 pm (Adult) (Youth 1 pm, July 9–August 13)  Through all of the ups and downs of Newark, NJ, one constant has remained. The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), established in 1974, is the longest running black film festival in the United States. It is still administered by its founder, the Newark Museum, and planned ...

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Vacation Time – Eat, Drink and be Merry (But, in Moderation)

Food and Drink- Komski

Joy E. Love One of the best – and arguably worst things about being an American is we often eat whatever we want, and wherever we want without thinking too hard about it. For some, this overindulgence continues into the yearly vacation when all types foods are consumed. However, thoughtful planning about your daily meals, will save you pain and ...

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