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Caribbean island Nevis: Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton

The islands are two miles and a 45-minute ferry boat ride apart. From the air, one resembles a ball and the other a chubby baseball bat. They share their history and a common government.  Yet Nevis (pronounced Nee-vis) and St. Kitts each has its own distinct personality.  

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Scary creatures (real or imagined) from around the world

With Halloween approaching, witches, goblins and other scary creatures – real or imagined – will be on many people’s minds. And soon at their front doors, demanding a “Trick or Treat.”

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History and beaches abound in St. Augustine

Visitors may enjoy a carriage ride in the historic district. Photo/submitted By Victor Block In 1607, a small band of settlers founded the first permanent English outpost in the Americas, Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia. At that time, another town had existed since 1565 in a different part of the New World. Last year, […]

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Curacao: tropical touches with European flair

A floating market By Victor Block I knew the Caribbean island of Curacao is unfamiliar to many Americans, but the flight attendant’s announcement still caught me by surprise.  As she said where the plane was heading, she stumbled over the destination, then sheepishly admitted, “I don’t know how to say the name of that island.” […]

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Ancient and modern combine in fascinating Tokyo

By Victor Block The traffic-clogged streets, sleek towering skyscrapers and dazzling lighted billboards could be in any city in the United States. So, too, could familiar fast food chain restaurants and signs promoting brands of electronics, clothing and other goods that are popular with Americans. But this setting is half a world away in Tokyo, […]

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Three historic American resorts connect guests to their storied past

This is the first of a two-part series. Part two will be published in the November 2016 issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate.

In 1740, a Native American chieftain helped lay out an east-to-west route through Great Britain’s Maryland and Pennsylvania colonies.

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