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Travel | History and Holidays in Fredericksburg, Virginia

By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

The Tidewater area, including our nation’s capital, makes a memorable and educational trip for the family. Tour the city, see the famous landmarks and browse the museums — but Washington can feel overwhelming and congested. Therefore, I suggest a side trip to nearby Fredericksburg, Va., either by rail or car, to continue the theme, but relax amidst colonial history. The charming town offers many special events in December. 

Travel | Autumn and apples in Hendersonville, NC

By Debi Lander
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Hendersonville, NC, may be overshadowed by its neighbor Asheville, but when it comes to apples, the smaller mountain city shines. Hendersonville ranks as the seventh largest producer of apples in America. Since I adore apples, I accepted an invitation to participate in an agritourism tour. 

Travel | Curious about Clearwater Beach?

By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Travelers head to Florida for sunshine and world-class beaches. We locals enjoy the nearby Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra beaches, but TripAdvisor’s list of Top Beaches for 2019, 2018 and 2016 gives Clearwater Beach on the Gulf Coast the number one ranking. Here’s why you should consider making the four-hour drive, especially off-season. 

Travel | Cooperstown, NY and the Boys of Summer

By Debi Lander
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In 1974, Chevy reduced the essence of America to a famous jingle: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” Too simple for sure, and more than a bit self-serving, but it hit a home run with many. Nearly five decades later, an idyllic place in upstate New York still hits ‘em outta the park. Cooperstown draws folks with three centuries of American history and baseball. 

Travel | Escape the heat in Door County, Wisconsin

By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Most days, I find the soaring temperatures in Florida push me toward air-conditioned activities. If you still feel the need to get outside, especially with children, I found a gorgeous, cool escape you may never have considered. Best of all, it’s affordable. Door County, Wisconsin, occupies the top two-thirds of the 70-mile long Door Peninsula, the part of the Wisconsin map that looks like a left-handed thumb in Lake Michigan. This location gives Door County about 300 miles of breezy ragged, rocky shoreline, dotted with lighthouses and little villages.