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True fans of autumn and its seasonal motifs - especially pumpkins - will want to check out the famed Great Jack Lantern Blaze that runs through Thanksgiving weekend in New York's Hudson Valley, near the legendary town of Sleepy Hollow.
Held annually since 2005, the "Blaze," as it is commonly known, kicks off in September and runs for 45 nights, drawing in tens of thousands of visitors to see its amazing display of more than 7,000 illuminated pumpkin carvings.
About a two-hour drive from South...
Feature on the concert season lineup for South Jersey's Scottish Rite Auditorium. With interview with Killer Queen's Patrick Myers and jazz musician Dave Koz.
Profile piece on 6ABC TV (Philadelphia) reporter/anchor Nydia Han and her crusade to bring the topic of race into the mainstream.
Thinking back, it was undoubtedly that still-memorable coming-of-age 1987 surprise hit film, “Dirty Dancing,” that first sparked my interest in in the Catskills. For decades, this beautiful region of New York State was a major year-round draw for millions of East Coast residents looking for fun and relaxation – and the movie brought that innocent, charming era to life.
But when air travel started becoming less expensive and central air conditioning more prevalent, the famed, sprawling “Borsch...
Travel story: First-time river cruise down the Danube with Viking won't be the last.
For as many times as I’d visited island destinations over the years, I’d always shied away from all-inclusive resorts, imagining long buffet lines, crowded swimming pools and watered-down drinks. Even when I heard rave reviews, I never seriously considered going the “full-package” route.
But after floating the idea of a mid-winter getaway to a group of longtime friends to celebrate/escape a “milestone” birthday – mine – I found myself surprised when my Google search ultimately led me to an al...
Feature on new Leonard Bernstein exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia