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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sicily- a place of great beauty, history, food and wine

“You can steal my money but not my food.”  “If you want things to go exactly as planned, don’t come here.” Those words spoken by my Overseas Adventure Travel tour guide in Sicily, who actually loves his homeland, tell a lot about it.
The Cajun Bayou Food Trail celebrates the area’s rich gastronomic culture.

Following a trail can lead you to culinary delights, nature, history and more

By Victor Block, Travel Writer Elizabeth and Andy Beyer’s drive along California’s Sonoma Valley Wine Trail was a lifelong dream. They satisfied their love for the...

St. Kitts offers Caribbean flair and historical attractions

A view of one of St. Kitts’ inviting beaches. By Victor Block The islands are about two miles and a 45-minute ferry boat ride apart. They...

Music, marvelous meals – and museums

Mardi Gras World By Victor Block Quick quiz: Think jazz and blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. If you guess that describes...

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.  

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.”

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...

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...

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...

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.