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A Stop in Literary Asheville Oct. 21, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman I had been interested in visiting the Appalachian community of Black Mountain, Nor... Read More

Finding Tom Dooley in Wilkesboro, N.C. Oct. 20, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Back in 1958, the Kingston Trio released the song "Tom Dooley," which went on to b... Read More

Poetry and Natural Beauty on the Island of Guadeloupe Sep. 08, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman As my wife and I stood at the edge of the Guadeloupe rainforest contemplating the ... Read More

Munch's Work Lives on in Norway May. 20, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman I don't recall Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing one of his Sherlock Holmes stories... Read More

Munch's Work Lives on in Norway May. 19, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Edvard Munch was eluding me. While I was in Oslo, I thought I would seek out Norwa... Read More

Plan to Get Off the Train in Flam, Norway May. 06, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Probably the best disaster movie in the past decade was not American but Norwegia... Read More

Grieg's Norway Home Is a Must for Musicians May. 05, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman It was a dark and gloomy day with rain periodically blowing in sheets across the c... Read More

Take a Nostalgic Trip to 'River City' Mar. 04, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman At the turn of the 20th century, Mason City was a powerful commercial center and f... Read More

Montreal Remembers Leonard Cohen Nov. 26, 2017

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ATTENTION TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING IS A REVISED AND CORRECTED VERSION OF A PREVIO... Read More

The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Celebrates Music Oct. 22, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Of all the buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, probably ... Read More

Wind up the Season in Door County, Wisconsin Sep. 10, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman The "poppy-folk" duo was called Future Stuff, and they were performing at the band... Read More

Find Rock and Blues on the Tina Turner Highway Sep. 03, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Tina Turner didn't write many songs, but there was one of which she was particular... Read More

Literary History Is on Display in Dublin, Ireland Jun. 11, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman The Hotel REU Plaza the Gresham was once the grande dame of accommodations in Dubl... Read More

Dublin Is Ireland's 'Music City' Jun. 10, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Irish songstress Mary Black entered the hotel from a side door, but it wasn't to h... Read More

Relive 'The Quiet Man' in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland Apr. 01, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Ashford Castle in the heart of County Mayo, Ireland, is one of the most amazing pl... Read More

Outdoor Branson Is as Good as the Shows Mar. 12, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Branson, Missouri, touts itself as the family entertainment capital of the world, ... Read More

Family Values Headline Branson Entertainment Mar. 11, 2017

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Steve Bergsman On my first night in Branson, Missouri, I went to see the play "Million Dollar Quarte... Read More

Port Antonio, Jamaica Is a Romantic Getaway Jan. 08, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Ian Fleming, who wrote the James Bond books, lived on the northern coast of Jamaic... Read More

To Celebrate Reggae Music, Jamaica's the Place Jan. 01, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman I was in Kingston attending a small conclave of local filmmakers sponsored by the ... Read More

Don't Ski? You Can Still Enjoy Whistler, British Columbia Nov. 13, 2016

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By Steve Bergsman What do you do at a ski location if you don't ski? That's the question my wife has... Read More