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24

The Peaceful Beauty of Illinois’ Amish Country

By Wayne Lazarus on November 24th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The apparent simplicity of Amish life is intriquing to those of us with so many time-savings and communications devices in our homes that even the dark is interrupted with the multiple tiny red glows of chargers and power strips. A visit to the village of Arthur in Illinois is an opportunity to see a little of the back-t0-basics lifestyle up close — by touring an Amish home or even eating a meal as the guest of an Amish family.

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Nov

17

Tasting along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

By Wayne Lazarus on November 17th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009. The Kentucky bourbon tradition though, is over 200 years old and a solid part of American history. Of the eight distilleries on the trail, four are located in Bardstown and the other four are all near Frankfort — so they make for an easy two or three day trip. You don’t even have to like bourbon to enjoy the tour. It’s a beautiful drive, there’s good food along the way and the distilleries have gift shops.

Heaven Hill Distillery

Heaven Hill Distillery

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Nov

13

Tabasco(R) and Turducken in Louisiana

By Wayne Lazarus on November 13th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Just two and a half hours from New Orleans and four hours from Houston, you can absorb a little Cajun culture by visiting Avery Island, home of Tabasco (R) sauce. The island is an ancient salt dome, yet it is home to a lush, semi-tropical wilderness. Here Edmund McIlhenny first planted peppers and experimented with sauce. His son, “Ned” sought to save the egrets back in the 1890′s, and created Bird City around the birds’ nesting grounds. He also added to the marsh beauty of the island by planting varieties of azaleas, camellias and bamboo. The 250-acre garden became known as Jungle Gardens. Both are open for tours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov

12

Traveling With Roger

By Wayne Lazarus on November 12th, 2009

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Nov

4

Experience the time of the First Thanksgiving

By Wayne Lazarus on November 4th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

If Thanksgiving has put the first Thanksgiving in your thoughts, the Plymouth Highway south of Boston is a short drive, long on things to see and do. Take Route 3 towards Quincy and the Adams National Historical park. Among the homes on the tour are the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams — the oldest presidential birthplaces in the country. (Note: Almost all attractions are seasonal — call ahead for days of operation.) You can see the Abigail Adams Birthplace a little further down 3 (exit 17) at 180 Norton St., North Weymouth. Read the rest of this entry »

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