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A Rocky Mountain Roadtrip through the Centennial State

In mid-November, I had the pleasure of attending a work-related conference in Aurora, Colorado. After the forum ended, Rebecca and I procured a rental car and embarked on a Rocky Mountain roadtrip through the majestic Centennial State. Our trip would hold no particular destination point. We embraced a level of spontaneity, stopping along the way […]

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Warmth and Romance at the Chez Marie-Claire

Just in case any of you were wondering, the French word “chez”  means at the home or business place of.  Although I was never introduced to anybody named Claire during my recent stay at the  Chez Marie-Claire, I was lucky enough to come across two of the most gracious hosts to ever run a Bed & […]

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An Island, an Old Fort, and the Legend of a Gold Bug

  On November 18, 1827, an eighteen year old U.S. army private, Edgar Allen Poe, arrived by ship to Charleston Harbor to report for military duty. His station, Fort Moultrie, was located roughly nine miles southeast from the bustling port city of Charleston on a picturesque piece of marshland called Sullivan’s Island.   Edgar Allen Poe  […]

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Helen, a Big Bavarian Adventure in Small-town Appalachia

What do the Alps of Germany have in common with the southern state of Georgia? Well absolutely nothing, unless you’re talking about the picturesque village of Helen. This charming village, with a meager population of around 500 people, is hidden deep within the shadows of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Located about two hours north of Atlanta, this Blue […]

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Life is Always Sunny in Southend-on-Sea

In Essex County of Merry Old England lies the seaside resort town of Southend-on-Sea. This quaint coastal community  is really quite remarkable. It boasts seven miles of beaches, great shopping, a seaside amusement park, and the world’s longest leisure pier. It was one place that I just had to see for myself! It appears boating […]