New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 3 — Soaring Mark Twain Country

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This is part 3 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. For the rest of the adventure, check out part 1 and part 2. Elmira, New York, rumored to have been named after a tavern owner’s daughter, has a fascinating history. Among many facts, this includes its pre-Revolutionary War inhabitants (the indigenous Cayuga Nation), […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Festivals, History and the Ocean

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Vacations are often aimed at large cities and when going to California most travelers head for Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego.  There are so many other aspects to the golden state that have great appeal and give a taste of what comprises California as seen from a small town view. Oxnard, California is an agriculturally-based coastal […]

The Saxon, Johannesburg, South Africa: History and Food Come Together

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In the three months that I spent in Africa, I flew in, out of and through the Johannesburg, South Africa (or Joburg for short) airport eight times on South African Airways — to say I was familiar with the various terminals would be an understatement. While I don’t really enjoy spending time at the airport, Johannesburg […]

Surprising St. Kitts

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The term “authentic” gets bandied about so often these days that I hesitate to label St. Kitts, West Indies, as such; still, no term comes close to what the island offers visitors – a genuine view of how island people, past and present, live. It is the road less traveled, Caribbean-wise, so visitors will not […]

Cultural Highlights of Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin pronounced “Meda-jean” in Colombia, South America is a vibrant city located in a valley about 626 miles northeast of Bogotá and about an hour and a half from the Amazon.  There has been an enormous educational, cultural, social, and urban transformation in Medellin. Today about 2 million tourists visit this city each year, a […]

Lexington, Kentucky – The Southern Starting Line

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You may feel like you’ve outdone the staycation thing as we continue down the road of tightening the belt buckle in the U.S.  There are other options. After you tally up the expenses of getting into overpriced theme parks, paying for gas to get there and feeding  the troops $7 hot dogs, other vacation choices […]

Lexington, Kentucky — Horses

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Three Chimney’s Farm If you love horses, farms or the incredibly interesting business of horse racing and breeding, Three Chimney’s Farm is a fascinating place to spend some time learning the process rearing and raising superior race horses.  This is the home farm of the renowned Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the triple […]

Lexington, Kentucky — The Races

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Keeneland Keeneland Race Course ties together the heart, soul and guts of Lexington. This is a not-for-profit course where the horses, bourbon and people converge into a big day out.  Horse racing is exciting to begin with, but being in Kentucky, let alone Lexington, raises the fun to a whole new level. From the general […]