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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Ten Black History Sites for Every American

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February is a time when African Americans celebrate Black history through cultural and educational celebrations. But, the United States is filled with Black historic sites that tell stories of how our nation developed. Here are a just a few Black History sites every American should visit: 1. President’s House – Philadelphia, PA 2. Pullman Porter Museum – Chicago, IL 3. ...

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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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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


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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