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Winston-Salem: Arts, Innovation & Americana

Winston-Salem is all about the arts, Colonial history and culinary hot spots. It's also a destination that's sizably changed from its past life. Gone from the downtown warehouses are textile looms and cigarette manufacturing machines, replaced instead by galleries, boutiques, restaurants, lofts and condos. Freelance writers Kathy M. Newbern and J. S. Fletcher show why travelers should head for today's Winston-Salem.

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Hollywood Beach Marriott Completes $1 Million in Upgrades

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The Hollywood Beach Marriott in Greater Fort Lauderdale is sprucing up and has completed multiple upgrades to enhance the guest experience. 
 
It's spent approximately $1 million on the following updates:

  • Elevators have been completely refurbished.
  • Sunset Key Boardroom has been renovated.
  • Refrigerators have been added to every room.
  • WI-Fi and wired Internet have been upgraded in all rooms
  • New guestroom carpeting ihas been installed in all rooms
  • New outdoor pool  furniture and outdoor furniture have been added. 
  • Full length mirrors were added to all guest rooms

Plus the marina on the intracoastal side of the hotel was purchased; the hotel will have new docks and a potential restaurant there. 




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DreamWorks Parade

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

Sailing from Port Canaveral, FL.

Photos by Susan J. Young.

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   Americana in Action!

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Pomp, Pride and Precision .... The Citadel's Dress Parade

 


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Magical Memories: Disney Fun By Land and Sea
Disney expert Georgina Cruz takes a look at what's new and what's next onboard Disney Cruise Line and within Walt Disney World Resort in central Florida, both family-focused hot spots for southern vacations. She tells us what's new with the re-imagined Disney Magic -- with hefty emphasis on the children's club spaces -- and the new features at Disney theme parks. Here's what's cooking down South with Disney.
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Riding Tennessee's "Rocky Top" Wine Trail

Pigeon Forge, the home of Dollywood, makes a great base for touring East Tennessee's "Rocky Top Wine Trail." Five official wineries await between Sevierville and Gatlinburg, plus the region's family-friendly entertainment includes everything from celebrity performances to go-karts, from roller coasters to eco-activities and more. Join writer Gregory McCluney for a journey along the Rocky Top Wine Trail.
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Great Locomotive Chase & Civil War in Marietta, GA
In her Southern Journeys blog, freelance writer Kathy Witt touches on the amazing tale of "The General," a Civil War-era locomotive stolen in the heart of the South by the Union Army in 1862. While the theft was short-lived, it was the stuff of legends. Marietta is home to a wealth of Civil War heritage tales and heritage sites including a battlefield, museum and cemeteries, plus it boasts a Gone With The Wind Museum. Read "more" to see Kathy's perspective for visitors.
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