Destinations

Response to the sisters who were thrown from the train

My Loud Girlfriends

Say it Proud, “I’m Black and I’m Loud.” by P.J. Thomas   When one of my best buds and a fellow journalist sent me the story about the 11 women of an African- American book club who had been unceremoniously tossed off the Napa Valley Wine Train for disturbing other passengers with their laughter, there wasn’t a doubt in my ...

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What You Should Know to Get Through the Security Checkpoints

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Get the 411 on 3-1-1  What You Should Know to Get Through the Security Checkpoints The Transportation Safety Administration has provided packing tips to simplify your travel experience through security screening. They include: Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers – a layer of clothes, then electronic, more clothes, and then any heavier items. This will help security officers see ...

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

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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…. http://www.phillytrib.com/…/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

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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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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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