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MidCoast Maine – Land of Lobsters and Lighthouses

Story and photos by Jeff and and Stephanie Sylva…… Nothing says “Maine” like lobsters and lighthouses. These are what lured us to Maine’s MidCoast for a four-night stay in Boothbay Harbor, one of Maine’s prettiest coastal towns. The MidCoast & Islands region, with its charming harbor towns and quaint country villages, is home to some of …

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Midtown Manhattan replicas at the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show – a popular holiday tradition

Story by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva When you think “holiday season” what often comes to mind are traditions and memories. One such tradition for many families in the New York area has been the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show , which has delighted visitors for the past 25 years. This year’s edition at …

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Navigating St. Simons Island

by Terry Conway Seeking gold in the New World, Spanish explorers originally came ashore more than four centuries ago. What they stumbled upon was its astonishing beauty, mild weather and abundant wildlife. They christened the lands the Golden Isles. As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across from the …

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Capturing the Spirit of Ojai

Story and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva The Chumash Indians once made this valley their home. Now it is home to countless artists, musicians and health enthusiasts.  The city that eventually emerged in this California valley became known as Ojai (a Chumash word meaning “the Nest” or “Valley of the Moon”), a community that …

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