Gallagher's Travels

Potomac Eagle Romney WVA

A WVA Scenic Rail Excursion and Rare Opportunity to See American Bald Eagles.

By Dave Zuchowski In the mood for a relaxing scenic rail excursion as an antidote for coronavirus cabin fever, I made a quick check online to see what my neighboring state of West Virginia might have to offer. I chose the mountain state because it was both proximate as well as removed from the densely …

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The Stone Arch Bridge

Johnstown Disaster Still A Tourist Draw 131 Years After the Fact 

  By Dave Zuchowski   Photos by Bill Rockwell The historic town of Johnstown, 67 miles east of Pittsburgh, has a huge history that belies its small size. Its advantageous location along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and, later the Pennsylvania Railroad, contributed to its growth. Starting around 1860, rich coal and iron resources in the …

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Nidhe Synagogue Barbados

Barbados: Jewish history from 1628

By Roland Leiser Barbados in the West Indies counts among its national treasures Bridgetown’s Nidhe Israel synagogue (the Scattered of Israel) and yes, pop singer Rihanna. A street named for Barbados-born Rihanna reflects her world-wide fame, but the capital city’s synagogue and museum represent cultural icons of a different sort–a centuries-old Jewish past. Barbados Synagogue …

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Jackson Square - New Orleans

Optimize Your Travel Time with The Sightseeing Pass

Text and images by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva So you’ve finally decided to visit that city you have always wanted to see. But now it’s time to plan your trip – and this can be daunting. What to do, what are the top attractions, what is the best way to get to know the city? …

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