Tag Archives: Travel

Travel | A visit to the 9/11 Memorials and Museum

By Debi Lander
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Visiting the September 11 Museum in New York City is worth the mental and emotional preparation required to relive the horrific events of that day. The visit offers compelling stories of the nearly 3,000 who died and those whose heroism saved others.

Waterfall Wonderland in Croatia

By Debi Lander
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My love of photography often takes me to places off the grid. One such detour in Croatia took me to Plitvice Lakes National Park (PLEET-veet-seh), renowned for its breathtaking lakes. The park lies about two hours from Zagreb or the coast. I hopped a train to Zagreb, the capital, arranging a pick up the next morning for a day trip to the National Park.

Travel | Visit Panoramic Parks in Utah

By Debi Lander
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America’s National Parks have been called our greatest national treasure. I agree. Trips to any of the 58 parks provide dramatic views, unforgettable memories and fun times.

Travel | Finding the jewels of Jordan

By Debi Lander
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Americans generally don’t include the Middle East on their bucket list, but I’d like to change your mind about Jordan. The Hashemite Kingdom, Jordan’s official name, is the safest country in the region and extremely welcoming to tourists. Jordan offers incredible historic sites, attractions, and adventures for luxury to budget travelers.

Travel | Return to Andy Griffith’s Mayberry

By Debi Lander
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North Carolinians may call it Mount Airy, but it’s still Mayberry to me. Imagine cruising down Main Street in a 1962 Ford Galaxie squad car. That memory lane transported me into a 1960s time capsule. Siren blaring, we cruised past white-stone buildings, the old Earle Movie Theater, a hardware store, Floyd’s barbershop, and Snappy Lunch. My driver, Allen Burton, a life-long resident of Mount Airy, points out that Andy Griffith actually grew up here. “The Andy Griffith Show,” a popular ‘60s television show starring Griffith, was set in Mayberry, a fictitious Mount Airy, N.C.