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Visit Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad National Monument for Black History Month

The newest addition to the National Park Service family of National Monuments and Parks is the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Cambridge, Maryland. You’ll appreciate the courage and achievement of this national hero when you visit her homeland in Dorchester County on the Choptank River. The bucolic marshes, fields and forests of this wilderness were…

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Washington DC’s Neighborhoods–Where to Stay in our Nation’s Capital

Explore Washington DC’s Sections and Neighborhoods As an expert in hotel reviewing, thanks to my work on the Fodor’s Washington DC Guidebook 2014, I have created a list of what I consider to be some of the best hotels in Washington DC, along with the highlights of each neighborhood. I hope it will help you…

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts: Food, Wine & Spirits

If you’re like me you probably don’t need anything. You’d rather select your own clothes, books and jewelry. You have all the artwork you need, and your cabinets are overflowing with house wares. So, what gift would be most appreciated? Food, of course! One great reason to buy food gifts–food doesn’t add to life’s clutter.…