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Travel: Exploring the San Antonio Missions

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Exploring the San Antonio Missions

Missions in East Texas were established as early as the 15th Century by religious Spaniards. Friars formed communities in order to convert the local Native Americans to Catholicism and to make them into Spanish citizens. The religious leaders would train the Native Americans in vocational skills and teach them the Catholic faith, with the intent […]

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Not Just a Theme Park Town: Off-Season Sandusky is its Own Destination

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Not Just a Theme Park Town: Off-Season Sandusky is its Own Destination

I’m about to sell you on a trip to Sandusky, Ohio. Believe it or not, the place is pretty cool, and it’s not just because it has an enormous amusement park called Cedar Point. Off-season has its own mixed bag of wonders to show you, too. Downtown revitalization efforts over the last two or three […]

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Travel: Escape the Winter Blues in Las Vegas

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Escape the Winter Blues in Las Vegas

Ohio winters can be bleak. The endless, gray, dreary days tend to take a toll on one’s psyche. By February, central Ohioans are counting down the days – or weeks – until spring. Thankfully, there is a way to beat those winter blues: traveling to a warmer climate. Las Vegas is a great winter getaway. […]

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For Passport Needs, Skip the Post Office This Traveling Season

John Hocter John Hocter For Passport Needs, Skip the Post Office This Traveling Season

From the joy of leaving work, worry and the everyday world behind, to the excitement of discovering new places, interesting people and unique cultures, nearly every aspect of traveling abroad offers a pleasurable and satisfying experience. With one major exception: obtaining or renewing a passport. A valid passport is now required for all means of […]

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Wanderlust and Lusting for Wanderers at the Great Vacations Travel Expo

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Wanderlust and Lusting for Wanderers at the Great Vacations Travel Expo

If you were to ask, “What’s the centerpiece of the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo?” there would be a few perfectly valid answers. For one thing, there’s the event stage where celebrity guests Darley Newman and Josh Gates deliver presentations of what they’ve learned on their travels. Over there is a collection of luggage designs, […]

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Interview: Darley Newman of “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley”

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: Darley Newman of “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley”

Darley Newman, star and creator of the PBS travel series Equitrekking and Travels with Darley, will appear at the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo in Downtown Columbus this weekend. In this edited interview, Newman shares with Columbus Underground some thoughts about choosing travel destinations and how to get the most out of a journey. Jesse […]

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Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

“We were never here!” – Message left in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, May 27, 2006 Before Chuck Williams finishes up, he announces to the crowd the next song is gonna be one to sing along to. It’s maybe a risky move, for if you tell […]

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