Richmond Upon Thames: a jewel in London’s crown

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William Byrd’s famous viewpoint

Richmonders may be curious about their namesake, the “other” Richmond. That one in the mother country. If you travel across the pond to visit Richmond upon Thames, a borough of London, you can stand in the very spot that made a lasting impression on William Byrd II, who was born in colonial Virginia, then spent his schooling years in England, and later founded Richmond, Virginia. Read more in River City Magazine

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Height of Innovation

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Chicago

The city that invented the skyscraper in 1885 remains an innovative hub of art, architecture and design. Its towering skyline, recognized as one of the most spectacular in the world, embodies diverse styles from Renaissance-inspired to Art Deco, modernist and contemporary. Read more in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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New Caribbean Resorts Beckon

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts

As the Caribbean islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, some hotels in heavily damaged areas have been rebuilt or refurbished and reopened. Meanwhile, several new resorts have recently popped up. Here, we spotlight three newcomers that up the ante on Antigua, St. Kitts, and Barbados. read more in Business Jet Traveler.

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Riding the Rails: relics of the railroad offer a glimpse into regional heritage

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Greenbrier River Trail

A well-groomed, peaceful pathway leads ‘over the river and through the wood,’ quietly beckoning us to follow. Into the distance we’ll peddle through scenic meadows and canopied forest, leaving the urban landscape behind. Like countless trains that once chugged along the route, we’ll roll through damp, echoing tunnels and …read more in DeSoto Magazine pp. 54-61

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Highland Lakes: a gem of the Texas Hill Country

Lake Buchanan, photo credit Beverly Langford, Painted Sky Inn

Lake Buchanan, photo by Beverly Langford, Painted Sky Inn

During the second week of April, the town of Burnet, officially designated bluebonnet capital of Texas, hosts an annual bluebonnet festival. But besides the spring festivities and a highly anticipated extravaganza of blooming fields of blue (red poppies and Indian Paintbrush too), the surrounding Highland Lakes region is a year-round destination for lake activities and outdoor recreation… read more in Chattanoogan

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