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

Penns Landing

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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Garden of Stone, Grace, and Beauty


Arlington National Cemetery By P.J. Thomas Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), located in Arlington, Virginia, was established in 1864 on the orders of President Lincoln as a final resting place for America’s military heroes.  Two hundred acres of land which once belong to General Robert E. Lee who had abandoned Arlington House by 1861 during the Civil War years, was set ...

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The Big Easy, Harrah’s in New Orleans By Lucy Wilkins

John Besh Restaurant

You don’t have to hit it big on the Blackjack tables to be a winner at Harrah’s New Orleans. Located in the heart of The Big Easy, Harrah’s, owned by Caesars Entertainment, is just blocks from the French Quarter, so it’s just as perfect a destination for the reveler who craves Bourbon Street jazz after sunset as it is for ...

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Seven Must-See Sites of African Americans Who Served Their Country

Robert Smalls captured the Planter, a Confederate ship during the Civil War, and sailed it past Charleston to the Union Navy.

Memorial Day Weekend is sit aside as a time to honor the men and women who served their country. Not to be overlooked is Arlington National Cemetery, located in Washington. The stone memorial garden is the final resting place to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.             Here are important sites of ...

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First Derby Party a Smash

Arnold Jackson (left) won the men's competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy

Thank you to all who attended the First Annual Pathfinders Kentucky Derby Party. You really showed up and Showed OUT in your finest Derby regalia. Check out this full-page article in the Philadelphia Tribune.  MORE….…/article_5e555cc7-e1ca-5e9b-afa4       Arnold Jackson (left) won the men’s competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy      

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HAITI: Pearl of the Antilles Rediscovered


By Lesly A. Patterson “Ayiti,” as it was once called by its native people, means “land of mountains.”m Also labeled “Pearl of the Antilles,” Haiti occupies the western one-third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, makes up the eastern two-thirds. Until recently I had never considered Haiti as a vacation destination because of my perceptions ...

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An Unbroken Circle – The Gullah Geechee Kinfolk

Actors show the pageantry and royalty of West Africans in Sierra Leone. Credit: Anchor Media Group

One of the devastating effects of slavery in the United States was the loss of culture, language and sense of place, for the Africans held in bondage. It has been estimated that as many as 75% of all enslaved Africans that came to America came in through Beaufort; making the area culturally significant.  From this number, 40% of the newly ...

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