A Look at Leonardtown

A Look At Leonardtown By Barbara Aiken Arriving in Leonardtown, one almost expects Sheriff Taylor to stroll up and say, “Howdy fella, nice day ain’t it?” This little nugget of a town is a delightful glimpse into the not-so-distant past of small town America. Like Mayberry in the popular television show of the 1960s, this […]

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Working Your Way Out to Sea

Working Your Way Out to Sea By Kathryn Marchi In the past, one of the most frustrating things about being a “senior” citizen was the fact that we have so much experience and knowledge and no one wants to hear it! In today’s world, however, the number of seniors has risen to the point that […]

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Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island By Ellen Moyer It was one of those days between ice and snow with the temperature above freezing and a hint of Spring to come that I decided to break Winter doldrums and strike out on a Maryland Eastern Shore road trip. Crossing the Severn River, Buddy Morrow’s orchestration of “Candy” was playing […]

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The Canary Islands – a Unique Getaway

The Canary Islands — a Unique Getaway By Peggy Kiefer Like most avid travelers, I’m always on the lookout for new and unusual parts of the world to explore and experience. When an opportunity came up to visit the Canary Islands on the sailing cruise ship Wind Star, I couldn’t resist. A popular vacation destination […]

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STEAMBOATIN’ ON AMERICA’S RIVERS

STEAMBOATIN’ ON AMERICA’S RIVERS By Louise Whiteside             Plantation homes evoking “Gone with the Wind.” Sleepy Southern riverfront towns with a flavor of yesteryear. Civil War battlefields. Green, rolling farmlands. These were just a few of the sights my husband and I enjoyed on our riverboat trip aboard the Delta Queen just a few years […]

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Healthy and Happy at Sea

 Healthy and Happy at Sea By Kathryn Marchi It’s always big news when a cruise ship has to return to port because of an outbreak of illness among the passengers. Hard-earned vacations are ruined and the cruise line loses money and time, right along with its employees. The cruise line’s reputation is greatly diminished which […]

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Friendly Debate: the top Five Sailing Destinations on the East Coast

  Friendly Debate: the top Five Sailing Destinations on the East Coast By Vern Penner  If you like to be out on the water in Summer, then Springtime is the time to take off the boat covers and paint the bottom, then launch the boat and run up the sails. It also means another year of […]

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France in our own Backyard

France in our own Backyard By Kathryn Marchi How would you like to travel to France without crossing the big pond? Quebec City, Canada, is just the place to go to enjoy that international “feel” and immerse yourself in the French culture — right in your own backyard. Of course, you can fly into Lasage […]

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Exploring the Outer Banks

Exploring the Outer Banks By Edree Hovey If you want to break out of the same old Ocean City and coastal Delaware routine for Summer vacation, how about the Outer Banks of North Carolina? It’s not that much farther. If traffic isn’t too heavy it can take as little as five hours from the D.C. […]

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Summer Camp for Grown-ups

Summer Camp for Grown-ups How many years has it been since you attended Summer camp? You know, the kind where you get to sleep over and talk into the wee hours with your camping buddies. Where you can stay up too late, eat s’mores, swim in the lake and take a quiet hike. There’s a […]

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The Canary Islands – a Unique Getaway

  The Canary Islands — a Unique Getaway By Peggy Kiefer              Like most avid travelers, I’m always on the lookout for new and unusual parts of the world to explore and experience. When an opportunity came up to visit the Canary Islands on the sailing cruise ship Wind Star, […]

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Don’t Leave Home Without These Necessities

Don’t Leave Home Without These Necessities By Penelope Folsom Going on a trip? Even for a short jaunt of just a few days by car, train or flying off to somewhere exotic, there are a few must have items that you won’t regret including in your easily-accessible-take-with-you bag. Address book that includes email addresses and […]

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Dear Vicki

DEAR VICKI Guidelines for Gracious Guests Our son was transferred to Japan two years ago and we will be traveling there for the holidays. We adore our two young grandchildren and can’t get enough of them. We’re scheduled to stay for three weeks and are looking forward to this time with our family. However, much […]

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HOLIDAYS WITHOUT STRESS: VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY

HOLIDAYS WITHOUT STRESS: VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY By Dr. James David Last December my wife and I had an opportunity to visit the Czech Republic, my ancestral home. Our first impulse was, “We can’t do that! We have too many holiday traditions and obligations we must complete.” Our second thought was, “This could be a trip of […]

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Taking the Family to Disney World

Taking the Family to Disney World By Penelope Folsom If you’ve never taken the family to Disney World in Orlando, perhaps this is the year to consider it. It’s huge. The grounds cover approximately 42,000 acres, far more than can be done in a week. With prior planning however, there’s a good chance that many […]

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