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Enjoy the Simple Life in Patrick County, Virginia Apr. 11, 2021

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By Victor Block One place that my wife, Fyllis, and I visited promised a "luxury boutique" that has ... Read More

Secluded Smith Island Is Living at Its Best Apr. 03, 2021

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By Victor Block Talk about hometown pride! When I asked a grizzled waterman who lives on Smith Islan... Read More

Relive the Past at Museums, Diners, Drive-ins and More Mar. 28, 2021

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By Victor Block Louis Kaplan is channeling his childhood. As a youngster he collected baseball cards... Read More

Gardens Around the Country Celebrate Spring Mar. 27, 2021

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By Victor Block Spring has sprung, and summer will soon arrive. If you're a flower gardener — ... Read More

Find Fish, Kitsch and Wildlife in the Florida Keys Mar. 21, 2021

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By Victor Block One afternoon while visiting the Florida Keys I photographed my wife, Fyllis, swimmi... Read More

Mother Nature's Hidden Gems Mar. 13, 2021

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By Victor Block Sure, it's great to ooh and aah at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, be overwhelmed ... Read More

Find More Than Lodging in Some Unusual Hotels Mar. 06, 2021

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By Victor Block Tom and Betty Taylor settle down to spend the night in a Pullman train car. They snu... Read More

Learn to Love Where You Live Feb. 27, 2021

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By Victor Block If the current "don't travel far from home" regimen has you down in the dumps, take ... Read More

U.S. Train Stations Have Surprises in Store Feb. 20, 2021

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By Victor Block Betty Condon and Tom Butler are checking out a beautifully furnished room that was c... Read More

Beware of Travel Ads That Seem Too Good to Be True Feb. 06, 2021

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By Victor Block The advertisement for a Caribbean hotel touts "ocean view," and there is — for... Read More

Small Towns With Big Attractions Jan. 31, 2021

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By Victor Block Big cities have a lot going for them. New York's theater district, the monuments and... Read More

Virtual Visits to Places Near and Far Jan. 24, 2021

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By Victor Block If you've pushed dreams of visiting the Big Sur region of California, relaxing on a ... Read More

Sometimes Group Travel Is the Best Way to Go Jan. 16, 2021

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By Victor Block My wife, Fyllis, and I had long dreamed of visiting Costa Rica. We knew about its re... Read More

A Look Ahead to When Travel Returns Nov. 08, 2020

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By Victor Block Middle seats in the planes of some airlines are vacant. Passengers and crew members ... Read More

Presidential Libraries Bring U.S. History to Life Oct. 24, 2020

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By Victor Block Sightseers near Boston enjoy a leisurely stroll through a magnificent 18th-century g... Read More

Places Where You Can Sleep With History Oct. 17, 2020

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By Victor Block How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gabl... Read More

U.S. Archaeological Sites Tell Stories, Leave Mysteries Oct. 04, 2020

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By Victor Block People who ascend a high mountain ridge in Wyoming are greeted by a collection of ro... Read More

Small Rangeley, Maine, Yields Big Fun Sep. 26, 2020

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By Victor Block Digging our paddles into the shallow water, my son, Tom, and I steered our canoe aro... Read More

Faraway Cultures Combine on St. Martin-Sint Maarten Aug. 30, 2020

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By Victor Block By day, visitors on one side of the tiny Caribbean island enjoy patisseries and ot... Read More

Combine Adventure With Fall Foliage Peeping This Year Aug. 15, 2020

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By Victor Block Dan and Mary Stroudt ooh and aah at the multicolored scenery below the hot-air ballo... Read More