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Souvenirs From the Farm

By Wayne Lazarus on July 31st, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

A visit to a local farm can give you a different perspective about an area you’re visiting. Many welcome visitors and offer products for sale – products you can take home with a comfortable knowledge of their origins.

Amidst the waterfalls, art galleries and historic sites of the Pendleton District in South Carolina for example, you can tour a goat farm, pick berries from head-high bushes and eat ice cream made with on-site grown peaches or blackberries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul

29

Seeing Your Destination Through Local Eyes

By Wayne Lazarus on July 29th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Many travelers find themselves wanting to know more about a location than the slick brochures or the opinion of the server at the restaurant. Nothing reveals the heart of a community like a folk-life play.

Originating in 1991 in Colquitt, Georgia with “Swamp Gravy,” a folk-life play consists of local people portraying stories gathered from those who live there. Not only can you learn a lot about a place through this kind of theater, you may discover a kinship with people in places that you never imagined you would have. Read the rest of this entry »

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