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Travel: Edison and Ford Winter Estates worth a drive

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

I’ve lived in Florida since 1997, but a certain light bulb never went off in my head until recently. I’m a travel writer, yet I never visited one of Florida’s most noteworthy historical landmarks: the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

Travel: Finding the Wild West in Wyoming

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Wyoming evokes images of cowboys, ranches and wide-open spaces. I headed for the least-populated state in America for a meeting in its northeastern corner, and stayed on to explore the mountains and plains.

Travel: New museums in Virginia’s Historic Triangle

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Three Tidewater cities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, collectively make up Virginia’s Historic Triangle. They recall the earliest days of life in the American colonies. Today, the family-friendly destinations bring hands-on opportunities to see, smell, taste, hear and touch the struggles and triumphs of pre-Revolutionary times.

Travel: Consider Cartersville, Georgia

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By Debi Lander
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Despite traveling extensively, I’m still impressed when I discover big things in small places. Cartersville, Ga., a city of 20,000 residents about 40 minutes north of Atlanta, has major draws. It’s the smallest town in the U.S. with two Smithsonian Affiliate Museums. The Booth Western Art Museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the entire country — and what a fabulous place it is.

Travel: The creative arts in Oxford, Mississippi

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Oxford, Mississippi may sound familiar to football fans as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, including greats Archie and Eli Manning. Literary fans recognize it as Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner’s hometown. The city’s history, small town charm and community support continue to spark inspiration and creativity for artists, musicians and writers, giving Oxford the title “Cultural Mecca of the South.”