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Revel in Water and Fire in Providence

By Wayne Lazarus on March 31st, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The sight of fire reflected in night-water sparks contemplation for some, romance or simply admiration for others. In Providence, Rhode Island, the lighting of WaterFire is a multi-sensory experience, with music playing over the crackling of the flames, the waterside and wood smoke aromas mingling in the air and the thrill of 100 braziers burning bright in the three rivers that flow through this city. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar

23

Dinosaurs and views along the Dinosaur Diamond

By Wayne Lazarus on March 23rd, 2010

Categories: Popular Cities

Celebrate spring with a three or four-day drive through some of this country’s most glorious scenery, an area with ample access to the remains of North America’s oldest inhabitants — dinosaurs.

Designated a National Scenic Byway in 2002, the 500-mile Dinosaur Diamond runs along western Colorado and through eastern Utah. Named because the shape of the trail is similar to a diamond, the drive goes through Arches and Canyonlands national parks, the Dinosaur and Colorado national monuments and along the Colorado and Green rivers. Throughout there are colorful and dramatic vistas of mountain and desert scenery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar

16

Through the glass of Ohio’s history

By Wayne Lazarus on March 16th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Ohio is almost synonymous with glass making in the U. S. Depending on what kind of glass you favor — from art to hand-cut crystal to novelty glass, you can find shopping, museums and exhibits in every quadrant of the state.

South west of Akron, you’ll find both history and creativity at the Canal Fulton Glassworks gallery (a little to the southwest of Akron.) Housed in one of the oldest buildings in the county (built around 1814) the gallery sits along the Tuscarawas River and overlooks the Market Street Stone Arch bridge. You can take a tour of the building, or take a class in glass-making to create flowers, paperweights, beads or an original design of your own. The gallery features only Ohio artists and has over 2,000 unique hand-made items.Canal Fulton

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Mar

8

San Antonio’s Historic Mission Trail

By Wayne Lazarus on March 8th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Most people have heard of the Alamo, although they may not be aware that it was built in 1718 as the mission San Antonio de Valera, part of Spain’s effort to convert the natives in the area to Catholicism. In the next 13 years, four more missions were established. They are all in a line about nine miles from beginning to end along the San Antonio River and together comprise the Mission Trail. Each offers a distinct look at the history of this area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar

3

St. Joseph – Home to the Pony Express and the last stand of Jesse James

By Wayne Lazarus on March 3rd, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The Wild West is not as far west as you might think. St. Joseph, Missouri was the starting point for the Pony Express — and also where Jesse James was living when he was killed in April 1882. You can see artifacts from his life, the hole left in the wall by the bullet that Bob Ford shot at him, even the evidence from the 1995 exhumation which was to determine whether James was really the man who was killed at the Jesse James Home on Penn Street in St. Joseph. Read the rest of this entry »

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