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I know not everyone is the road warrior traveler I am and for that, most of you can thank you lucky stars. I will freely admit that my tolerance of infrequent flyers is fully dependent on how tight my connection is and how long the security line has grown. It doesn’t take much to spot… Read more »

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People feel the need of being a part of history, both good and bad. There are bragging rights for saying, “I was there.” Having worked in the news business as long as I have, I can say there are plenty of things I would have rather avoided but didn’t have much choice. The Joplin tornado… Read more »

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Memorial Day is the traditional kick off for summer and people head to the beach, flop their towels and stay there for the whole summer. I grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC and the thing I always took for granted was the life guards. Ever-present, I could count on hearing a whistle blow should anyone… Read more »

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The Mississippi River is normally a beautiful thing. The largest river system in the U.S, it travels from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, working its way past farms and cities. But in watching the aftermath of the floodwaters that are slowly surging towards the Gulf, I am horrified at just how many people care… Read more »

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Escaping the Winter  What is it about that four-legged prognosticator that gets people all fired up?  I’m mean, really.  People actually predict the arrival of spring by whether a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd? AND a groundhog in Pennsylvania, of all places.  What does that have to do with spring in New York?… Read more »

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Escaping the Winter  What is it about that four-legged prognosticator that gets people all fired up?  I’m mean, really.  People actually predict the arrival of spring by whether a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd? AND a groundhog in Pennsylvania, of all places.  What does that have to do with spring in New York?… Read more »

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by Janice McDonald It’s been a tough month for Egyptian travel, for obvious reasons. Most U.S. carriers still have not reinstated their flights to the country while things shake out with establishing the new government. But I’m already looking forward to what that “new Egypt” will mean for the next time I visit. Egyptians are… Read more »

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Janice McDonald:  With 8 Emmy nominations, she was dubbed the Susan Lucci of CNN. Janice has taken her career global – writing books and producing TV, using all seven continents as her stepping stones. People ask me what my favorite city to visit is and my immediate answer is always Bruges, Belgium. From the first time I… Read more »