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Lake Weatherford Park Offers the Nation’s Longest Floating Boardwalk

By Mandi Dietz Experience nature like no other via a new, record-setting walkway, bestowed the nation’s longest floating boardwalk, at Parker County’s Lake Weatherford Park. Be one with ...
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Exploring Conwy, Wales

By Donna Long Located at the top of Wales on the edge of St. George’s Channel is Conwy, a walled market and fishing town with roots dating to the Roman Empire. Formidable stone walls with ...
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Cheese and beer: What do they have in Common?

By Donna Long What do Cheese and beer have in common? For starters, Justin Bonard - owner, Cicerone, and chief cheesemonger of Denton’s only artisan cheese shop, Ten:One. Justin, a 16-year ...
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Tips for Traveling with RVs

By Metro Creative Road trips are a unique way to travel that afford travelers the freedom to stop and take in sights and scenery on their own time. Traveling the highways and back roads gives ...
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Tips for Traveling with Pets

By Metro Creative Many pet parents choose to include their four-legged companions in their travel plans. Bringing pets along can reduce the hassle of finding a pet sitter or a boarding ...
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Arizona Adventures Abound

By Donna Long It is no secret that Arizona is a mecca for people seeking warmer and drier climates. Balmy year-round temperatures and wide-open urban plains are the perfect settings for ...
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A Trip to Fort Worth: The Historic Secret Garden You Have to See

By Michelle Ames Gardens bring out the best of our imaginations, and in this beautiful English garden in south Fort Worth you can spend an afternoon exploring, pretending and just taking in ...
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The Big Island of Hawaii

By Donna Long Hawaii, the 50th state of the Union and once known as the Sandwich Islands, is an archipelago comprised of eight major islands, eachisland has a distinct vibe. The Big Island ...
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Jefferson, Texas

By Donna Long A short three-hour drive from Dallas off of Highway 59 in East Texas is Jefferson. Once a bustling riverboat port hosting steamboats laden down with supplies and adventurous ...
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Heart-healthy lifestyles begin in the kitchen

By Metro Creative Weight-loss initiatives and dieting often go hand-in-hand, but healthy diets can do more than help women shed pounds. Heart disease is the primary killer of females but ...
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Finger Lakes, New York: Visiting Will Change You

Taking a glass blowing class at Corning Museum. (Photos courtesy Donna Long) By Donna Long, Travel Writer Finger Lakes region of New York state has towering rugged clifts, sun-drenched ...
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Discovering Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun

Alaska Hope historical cafe. (Photo by Donna Long) By Donna Long Alaska, the 49th State of the Union, Land of the Midnight Sun and the Last Frontier is calling adventurous souls like a ...
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CR Smith Museum: Soak in the History of Commercial Aviation

By Michelle Ames, Travel Blogger The CR Smith Museum is often overlooked for the larger science museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, but it’s the perfect place to visit. Smaller in size compared ...
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Tarpon Springs: A Slice of Greece in Florida

Tarpon Springs sweet Greek treats. (Photo courtesy Donna Long) By Donna Long, Travel Writer A mere 30 minutes’ drive North West of Tampa off US Highway 19 is a seaside haven that makes you ...
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Tips for a Night at the Drive-In

By Michelle Ames Summer and drive-in movies go hand-in-hand, and it’s great to see them making such a big comeback. If you haven’t been to a drive-in movie, now is your time to go. Buy ...
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Waco Mammoth National Monument

A skeleton of a mammoth. The animals were quite large, standing at 14 feet tall at the shoulders and weighing an impressive 20,000-24,000 Ibs. (Photos by Donna Long) By Donna Long, Travel ...
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Lake Charles: Louisiana’s Hidden Gem

By Donna Long Lake Charles is Southwest Louisiana’s premier destination for luxurious Vegas-style casino resorts with a Southern welcome, gourmet restaurants, derby race tracks; and something ...
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The Canal du Midi

By Donna Long The Canal du Midi, a silky pale green liquid ribbon that unhurriedly meanders, connecting the Mediterranean port city of Sète to Toulouse is one of the most notable and ...
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Natchitoches: A Historic Christmas

By Donna Long Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), a charming French Creole town that has been celebrating a town-wide Christmas festival since 1926. This year, the Southeast Tourism Society ...
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For Stunning Fall Colors Check Out Northern Alabama

By Donna Long Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, and stunning fall foliage colors. Make time this fall for a romantic weekend getaway to explore Alabama’s picturesque ...
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Experience a cool retrieve

By Donna Long The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through the Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone ...
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From Chuck Wagons to Food Trucks – Lunch is a Corner Away

By Donna Long, Travel Writer Food trucks, the modern-day chuck wagon, got their start in the days of ol’ when cowboys ran cattle on long dusty trails from ranch lands to market towns. A ...
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Shreveport-Bossier City- The Place for Mardi Gras and They Throw Hot Dogs

By Donna Long  Located just 15 minutes from the East Texas border are two cities connected by a tremendous community spirit and the Red River. Shreveport - Bossier City is home to riverboat ...
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New Year, New You

A new year brings reflections on the past, which tends to leads to thoughts of ways that we want to change and improve ourselves and our lives, which can become bogged down at times with stresses ...
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Gaylord Texan Announces ICE Theme for 2017

The cool news we've all been waiting for while enduring the blistering heat is here - Gaylord Texan has announced the theme for ICE 2017..."Twas the Night Before Christmas." Featuring 2 ...
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Presidential Libraries in Texas Salute the Military with Free Admission

The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum is a member of the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to military personnel and their families this ...
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The History of Independece Day Fireworks

It's a tradition as old as time. Our nation has celebrated the Fourth of July as long as we can remember by staging grand fireworks shows in cities across the country. Why do we commemorate ...
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To the World, with Love – One Woman’s Journey

Better known as the 11 in 11, The World Race is an 11 month mission trip that travels to 11 countries. A recent Midwestern State University graduate and Nocona, Texas native will soon embark on a ...
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Flags Around Town – The True Meaning of Memorial Day

by Courtney McEwen, Editor   For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Family barbecues, lake outings on the boat and taking in a blockbuster movie have become ...
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The Mystery of the Marfa Lights

By Shannon Gillette Local Historian gillettes@live.com A stroll under the night sky, sprinkled with twinkling stars, has historically been one of the most romantic date night ...
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A Historically Brilliant Display

By Shannon Gillette, LiveIt Contributor It's amazing how a small, relatively insignificant, gesture can turn into a joyfully extravagant event. The story of the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights is ...
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Health Tips and Advice for Senior Travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are recently retired and would like to do some traveling both in the United States and abroad, but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a ...
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Health Tips and Advice for Senior Travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are recently retired and would like to do some traveling both in the United States and abroad, but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a ...
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