State Fair or County Fair? You Be the Judge.

There are certain things that you can expect at any agriculture-based county or state fair: the smell of carney food, livestock, 4-H exhibits and the thrill of the Midway. This month (July) you have your pick between the Cecil County (Maryland) Fair (July 20th to 28th, 2018) and the Delaware State…

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First Friday in Elkton Continues To Grow

Cecil County Arts Council

Elkton Maryland has historically been known as the place young lovers go to elope or for a quickie marriage. Even my great grandparents who resided in Baltimore were wed in Elkton in 1917. For that matter, there is little resemblance to how it was when I moved here six years…

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A Vote for a New Egypt

Egyptian Vote

Just over a month after the resignation of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, an autocrat who reigned for more than 30-years and was in power at the start of Egypt’s Arab Spring, Egyptians turned out at the polls in record number to vote on a referendum to amend their Constitution. In…

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An Unplanned Canadian Adventure

Ottawa Canada

In life there are planners and there are those who fly by the seat of their pants then there are others who fit somewhere along the spectrum. The same is true of travelers. Some plan every detail; others simply go where the wind takes them. Is one type of travel…

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Smiles: The Universal Language

Until 2011, the extent of my travels were within the US, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. In other words all places where English is commonly spoken. I guess being a touch naïve and maybe even a bit arrogant, I believed that most people around the world spoke at least…

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3 Reasons to Purchase Travel Insurance

I fought the door

If there has ever been a case to be made for purchasing travel insurance, a look at my travels over the years has shown me, if nothing else, that some people should have it. And by some people I mean – me! I’m not trying to sell insurance here. I…

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