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Legendary Bait & Tackle Shops

Passionate proprietors of bait and tackle shops have no shortage of colorful fishing tales to tell. “You gotta be a character to be in the fishing business,” says Peggy Byrd, veteran shopkeeper at Whalebone Tackle in Nags Head, N.C.  No … Continue reading

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On Safari and Beyond with WALLSabout Travel

Fine art photographer and Bristol gallery owner Benjamin Walls heads to East Africa this month, already anticipating an early dawn safari in hopes of spotting a familiar pride of lions in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Walls has been here on … Continue reading

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Italian Luxury – Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Romance, tradition, elegance. All tell the story of Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, frequented by European nobility, industrial tycoons and countless illustrious guests throughout its colorful history. The 19th-century hotel sits on a lush promontory on Lake Como in northern Italy, … Continue reading

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Tip your helmets, the bike turns 200

On a recent trip abroad, I spent a few days in Southwest Germany for a very special occasion — the upcoming 200th anniversary of the bicycle. The city of Mannheim is the acclaimed birthplace of the bicycle and where an early … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Bike

Cycling in the Chattanooga area is a paradigm of our city’s vibrant outdoors culture. As this year marks the milestone 200th anniversary of the bicycle, it’s interesting to reflect a moment on the history of the two-wheel phenomenon – from its … Continue reading

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