Baby, Honey, Sugar, Love

I first noticed it on a trip to New Orleans. I was sitting in a saloon, chatting with a young woman I’d just met named Grace. Every once in awhile during our conversation, Grace addressed me as “Baby” and it struck me as such…
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Halloween Travel Ideas for Scary Fun

It's a spooktacular time to travel in the Mid-Atlantic region. Everywhere you turn you'll find unique culinary events, wine and beer tastings, haunted tours, and historic landscapes ablaze with colorful foliage. Below is just a sampling of the fun that awaits visitors. Remember: life's…
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OpSail 2012: Danish Smiles

Navy ships from around the world converged in humble Hampton Roads today for OpSail 2012, and I was smack in the middle of it all. Along with a handful of other journalists, Peter and I boarded the Esbern Snare, a Danish support frigate. We’d…
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The Best Prize

What is it about winning prizes that makes grown men and women transform into giddy kids? At Tidewater Women’s Meet-and-Greet last Thursday at the d’ART Center, I had assembled an impressive array of door prizes to give away to my guests: two gift certificates…
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Shimmering Spring

Spring is a great time for taking photos of the outdoors. There’s a kind of glow, a lushness in nature—shockingly green trees, azure blue sky, and our silky blue waterways. What I love about watching nature is how it changes from one minute to…
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Spring Travel Ideas

Greetings, Fellow Adventure Lovers. Here are a few favorite travel tips to inspire you to get off the couch and head out for greener pastures Happy trails! Bluegrass Festival Get into the swing at the Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival March 16-18, 2012. This annual…
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