Legendary Bait & Tackle Shops

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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 doubt it’s true, and we found another commonality…. Read more in DeSoto Magazine pp 32-15

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On Safari and Beyond with WALLSabout Travel

Stripes 300_BenjaminWallsFine 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 previous trips, scouting a particular ridgeline to capture through the lens the magnificent rituals of nature’s highly celebrated…read more in Bristol Herald Courier.

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Italian Luxury – Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Grand Hotel Villa SerbelloniRomance, 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, with panoramic views and a backdrop of the Swiss Alps…read more in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

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Tip your helmets, the bike turns 200

Technical drawing of the laufmaschine published by Karl von Drais in 1817. credit TECHNOSEUM 2 wheels - 200 years

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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 version of the two-wheeled phenomenon was introduced on June 12, 1817.  Read more in Adventure Cyclist

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Celebrating the Bike

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Chattanooga Riverwalk

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 rudimentary beginnings to modern roles as a means of mobility … read more in Chattanooga Magazine.

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