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Terri Markle

Washington DC

Be An Explorer In DC Neighborbood Georgetown

The slogan for DC neighborhood Georgetown is “A Story in Every Brick.” You better believe it! It is not certain who was “George” in George Town. Naturally it is presumed to be George Washington but Georgetown’s founding preceded George’s…

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Enjoy An Artsy Asheville Adventure

Any artsy Asheville adventure revolves around plugging into its energy source: artists. And this city is overrun with talent. My daughter Claire and I can only spend one day on our whirlwind tour of North Carolina’s 12th biggest city…

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic 469-mile route that takes visitors from Virginia to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It is older than the trees. We began to blast John Denver’s iconic song on the iPhone as…

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Fun Things To Do In St. Pete Florida

Gulf beaches, thriving local art scene, waterfront walks, botanic garden and the historic Kenwood neighborhood head my list of 10 things to do in St. Pete Florida. If you are expecting a retiring kind of place, think again. You’ll…

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Snow in DC: Top Adventures

Washingtonians dream of snow in DC. Our city turns into a snow globe, its monuments and memorials hidden under a quilt of snowflakes. Hello Winter Wonderland. Newscasters’ warnings of a Winter Storm means everyone races to Trader Joe’s or…

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Sensational Mother-Daughter Trip To Portland, OREGON

A whirlwind mother-daughter trip to Portland OR spanning 48 hours meant we had to make the right decisions about what to see and do. But Portland which has so many nicknames—Portlandia, PDX, and City of Books—clearly offers lots of possibilities.…

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Traveling Cat: On The Road Again

I get a few raised eyebrows whenever I mention traveling with my Siamese cats. Isn’t that a little crazy they seem to imply as they cock their head at the suggestion of a traveling cat? Nope. Everyone takes their…

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Loving Isla Holbox As A Dream Escape

Mexico is a contradictory country, a land of contrasts—cosmopolitan cities and tiny towns. The list of its beach getaways is legendary. But what I need is a quiet escape, not nightlife. I want to bathe in the palm fronds…