Destinations

Smart Travel Tips from a Savvy Traveler

1. Buy souvenirs from the drug store or supermarket when traveling internationally. You’ll get great gifts like French soap and writing paper, or while in Jamaica gifts like coffee and jerk sauce will cost far less in the supermarket than in the hotel gift shop. 2. Don’t rule out the airport. Not only will you avoid cramming items into your ...

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Ten Foolproof Tips for Traveling with Your Pets

Pets ready for travel.

  “No Pets Allowed” signs are becoming a rarity as more and more pet owners have expressed a desire to travel with their pets. According to the Travel Industry Association, 70 percent of pet owners would like to travel with their pets, and the hospitality industry has made great strides in helping to accommodate these members of the family. Traveling ...

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Ten Packing Tips

Well Stamped Suitcase

One of the most stressful things about traveling is knowing what and how to pack. These travel packing tips will help to ease your anxiety, and ensure a more seamless trip!   1. Carry a small notebook. Keep your confirmation numbers, names, addresses and telephones numbers of people or places you’ll be visiting. 2. Write down confirmation numbers whenever you ...

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A Las Vegas Sampler

By Susan M. Keenan Las Vegas, even during the summer, is exciting. The constant addition of ultra-luxe hotels combined with inexpensive flights from nearly every major U.S. gateway makeLas Vegas fun. That’s why it was unbelievably horrific to think people would be kill by a crazed sniper while simply enjoying a concert. Twenty-five hotels are located along the Las Vegas ...

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Sauternes: A Unique Bordeaux

By S.M. King Little known in the United States, Sauternes hails from the Bordeaux region of France, which is famous everywhere for its fine red wines. Sauternes, however, is a sweet white wine, popularly served after meals. One might refer to it as almost a “white Port,” but Sauternes truly belongs in a category of its own. Unlike other sweet ...

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; The Perfect Small-Town Beach

By P.J. Thomas North Carolina is known for its beautiful beaches, finger-licking barbecue and delicious, fresh seafood. Wrightsville Beach is an hour and a half from 1-95, that congested north-south artery with which anyone who lives on the East Coast is all too familiar. It has been called one of the country’s best small-town beaches, family friendly destinations and one ...

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Shoes on, shoes off. This way, not that way. What You Really Need to Know to Get Through the Security Faster

As angry travelers reported increased missed flights due to reported problems with TSA screening, efforts have been made to help travelers do their part to simplify the screening process. The Transportation Safety Administration has the following packing tips: Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers – a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes, and then any heavier items. This ...

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Philadelphia’s Best Places for Selfies

PHILADELPHIA, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, welcomes the Democratic National Convention. The city has become a major restaurant destination, where you can find chefs rivaling those of its near neighbors, New York City or Washington, D.C. Take a ride along Boat House Row, swing to jazz at the Clef Club or, on a more serious note, pay ...

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Mississippi Blues

Pathfinders is dedicated to highlighting Black history 365 days of the year.  During Black History Month, we will showcase some of the people, destinations, museums and historical sites we especially love and believe should be added to your list of places to visit.   The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center 400 Second Street Indianola, MS 38751 The ...

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10 Quick Tips to Prepare for Traveling in Cold Weather

Before You Leave Home Consider trip insurance to protect against losses due to missed flights or connections in bad weather. Set your thermostat to insure the temperature in your home doesn’t fall below freezing which could result in burst water pipes. Leave your house and car key as well as your travel itinerary with a trusted neighbor who will know ...

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