Destinations

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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Bethlehem-Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

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By Dee Dee McNeil The breeze was balmy and the sky clear and we disembarked from our cruise ship to begin our tour to the Bethlehem a city built on 21 hills. “We are going to experience today the impossible to the possible,” our tour guide proclaimed.  “If you think you can see all of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in one ...

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Namale Resort in the Fiji Islands

By: Angela Dean Watson The town of Savusavu in the island nation of Fiji, is 5,000 miles away from Los Angeles, and a 20-hour, one-way flight from the East coast on Air Pacific. It is also the home of the Namale luxury resort that features several hundred acres of tropical paradise and is the brainchild of self-help guru, Tony Robbins, ...

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Getting the Most from Your Shore Trip

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During, or after you’ve booked your cruise, you should explore the options offered via shore excursions, which can be done easily on the cruise lines website prior to sailing. These excursions range from $30 per person for a one-hour tour, to $200 all-day adventures such as biking, kayaking, hiking, and even fishing which equipment and lunch included. While researching the ...

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SCUBA Diving is Fun! How to Get Started

By Megan Caros There is nothing quite like the experience of diving underwater. The sensation of flying through the water to view diverse sea creatures and explore shipwrecks is one anyone in reasonable health can experience. All it takes is a commitment to train and an open mind. SCUBA diving, however, is a sport where proper training and certification is ...

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Restore at the Shore

The Revel Casino opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 2012 with much excitement and fanfare. Since that time the casino has experienced much financial trouble as it seeks to compete in what many describe as an already overbuilt market. So far, The Revel Casino has failed to delivered on its promise to usher in a new era for ...

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Five Must-Have Travel Apps

The past few years have seen an expansion of technology that makes travel planning as easy as it’s ever been. A click of the mouse leads to the best search engine for your particular needs and anyone can now do things that were once exclusive only to a travel agent. There are also travel applications (apps) available on such mobile ...

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Cousins of Color in Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax is a pretty and colorful city that I got to explore briefly over two days. Thanks to a half-day Your Cab minibus tour guided by Jonathan Duru, a first generation African-Canadian from Ghana, I got an in-depth insight into the communities from the past to the present. In the shadow of the MacKay suspension bridge, we trod through Seaview ...

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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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