Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

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Explore hghlights of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii November 1st through November 10th. Celebrating its 49th year, the ten-day affair is Hawaii’s oldest food festival. Of course the legendary Kona coffee is the anchor, but music, art, crafts, … Continued

Why Knoxville Rocks

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When people think of Tennessee, Nashville and Memphis get the prime spotlight, and they most often make the top of the to-do list for travelers. But Knoxville has an abundance of attractions that are alluringly unique. Knoxville’s first iteration as … Continued

A visit with “Teddy” at Teddy’s Juke Joint in the heart Louisiana’s realm of the Swamp Blues

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Following a pitch-black night drive along on a gravel road, we have arrived at Teddy’s Juke Joint for a visit with Lloyd Johnson Junior.  Known fondly throughout the South as Teddy, the 73-year-old has owned Teddy’s Juke Joint for the past … Continued

When I fell in love with Hawaii

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As a 15 year-old in 1965 I painted houses on weekends throughout the school year. My dad knew I really wanted to go to Hawaii so he arranged for me to live with a University of Hawaii research pharmacologist and … Continued

Texas Country Musician–from Nashville to space shuttle Atlantis

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Texas Hill Country based Country Western musician John Arthur Martinez has written more than 700 songs, and produced 13 albums including his latest, San Antonio Woman. One of Martinez’s songs went intergalactic—accompanying the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis. Martinez, … Continued

San Luis Obispo, home to America’s 5th fastest-growing airport

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After two years of construction, the new $39 million San Luis Obispo Airport terminal opened on November 1, 2017. One year later, the airport has been named the fifth-fastest growing airport in the U.S., and the seventh-fastest growing regional airport in North America, … Continued

Ice Breaker ferry ride through Death’s Door

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If you’re not familiar with Wisconsin, look at a map of the state and you’ll notice a jutting peninsula (locals fondly refer to the peninsula as Wisconsin’s thumb) on the eastern flank. That’s Door County; cradled on the western flank … Continued

How Eastern Tennessee Moonshiners helped distill NASCAR

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 Tim Nichols’s family has been making Appalachian moonshine for more than six generations. Join Tim at Appalachian Heritage Distillery in Bristol, Tennessee for the inside story–and discover how the former NASCAR race driver morphed in to a legal distiller, making award-winning … Continued

Home For Life–dog & cat rescue home in Wisconsin

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer, reports from Wisconsin where he discovers a last hope option for unadoptable dogs and cats. There are two standard options for dogs and cats that arrive at shelters and pounds: adoption or euthanasia. Lisa LaVerdia decided to … Continued