Southern Fiction Part 1

Southern fiction provides readers with a literary escape to the lush green hills of the Appalachians, a glimpse of  the Civil War through the eyes of a beloved character, or a tour of small-town America through the streets of dusty coal towns. Let’s explore our first section of southern fiction (deeper south comes next!) by reading our way through West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Carolina. West Virginia Snakehunter by Chunk Kinder: This coming-of-age story explores the life of Speer Whitfield, who reflects on his upbringing in 1940s Appalachia with his large and peculiar family. At turns funny…
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Costsaver Tours: The Big Apple, Niagara, and Washington D.C.

Explore the treasures and locations that weave together the fabric of American history, celebrate the cultural diversity and hustle and bustle of city life, or feel the force of mighty Niagara Falls when you visit the the Mid-Atlantic region states. With slowly changing seasons beautifully painting the landscapes from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic coastline, experiences vary not only by destination but also by time of year. Tour with Costsaver Join Costsaver, the value brand of Trafalgar, for an eight-day tour from Washington D.C. through Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country, into Niagara Falls, and ending in New York City. Costsaver…
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Reading Road Trip: Mid-Atlantic Region

The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States bursts with culture and history, allowing visitors to enjoy the hustle and bustle of big-city fun (New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia) or gorgeous rural landscapes throughout the lush Appalachians. With the region’s defined seasons and slow change between them, your travel experience varies just as much. You can enjoy Christmas in New York City or a summer vacation in Montauk. You can enjoy a spring park day picnicking and admiring Niagara Falls, or book an autumn weekend in the Poconos to gaze upon the foliage.  If spending a lazy, hazy summer day at…
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Caravan Tours: New England Summer & Fall Foliage Tour

Caravan Tours New England Summer and Fall Foliage Tour is the perfect way to experience all six of the New England states in one perfectly-planned vacation. Caravan Tours has been delighting travelers since 1952 with their small catalog of well-crafted and budget-friendly guided tours. With only nine tours each year, Caravan Tours can truly focus on providing an excellent travel experience through specialized itineraries. As of now, the company has three tours in Latin America, two in Canada, and four in the United States. With nearly everything included in the per-person rate, sightseers can relax and focus on the wonders…
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Weekend Getaway to Nantucket (Part 2)

In Weekend Getaway in Nantucket Part 1 we explored how to get to and around Nantucket and then acquaint yourself with the island with land and sea activities. In part two, let’s take a look at food, drinks, and fun! Drinks Around the Island Visit Nantucket Vineyard, Cisco Brewery, and Triple 8 Distillery to sample some of the island’s best offerings. If you enjoy sampling craft beers, spend a lazy summer afternoon in the Cisco Brewery beer garden and indulge in a Summer Rays Golden Ale or a Sankaty Light Lager. Head over to Nantucket Vineyard for a glass of…
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