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Charlotte files paperwork intending to purchase ‘Red Line’

The rail line’s existing owner, Norfolk Southern, would be permitted to continue freight trains alongside future passenger trains. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte has filed paperwork with the federal government indicating intent to purchase railroad tracks that would become the city’s Red Line commuter rail service.…
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Across the Ocean Again!

The pandemic clearly restricted my international travel. I had to cancel travel plans to Amsterdam and England, but not all was lost. I found myself in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, in July of last year. I joined my brother and his friend from Kansas City there.…
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Taking On Tokyo

By Lashawnda Becoats   Destination: Tokyo, Japan    Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to visit Japan — land of the fictional characters Hello Kitty and the monster Godzilla. Back then, I knew very little about the culture, I just dreamed of going because it seemed like a cool place, so when my mother suggested we take a family vacation to Tokyo, I was very excited.…
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Exploring Wisconsin — Things to Do in Three Cities

By Lashawnda Becoats   Exploring Wisconsin can be full of adventure, with its beautiful prairies, lake views and city lifestyle. I recently had the pleasure of exploring Wisconsin, for an unforgettable trip full of adventure and surprises. I know you’re wondering what this Midwestern state, known for dairy, cheese and football, has to offer, so I’ll jump right in.…
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Dee Travels to Toronto

By Dee Dixon   Hi, folks. I did it once again, over the Thanksgiving holiday.   Explored a city I’d never been to, for four days.   Toronto was my choice because it allowed me to set foot in Canada for the first time AND visit Niagara Falls, which is now off my bucket list. …
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Improve Your Health Take A Trip

By Shanell Varner You’re the STRONG daughter, sister, friend, right? The one who always neglects her  own needs to take care of everyone else. A true SHERO! You love hard. But you neglect to take care of the most important person…YOU.…
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Marvelous Marbella, Spain!

By Dee Dixon To See All of the Marvelous Marbella, Spain Photo’s Click “Here” When my brother, Lloyd, and his fiancé, Cheryl Randle, invited me to join them at their time-share in Marbella, Spain, I did not hesitate, especially when Cheryl found round-trip tickets from JFK for $450!…
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Taking A Trip? Consider Travel Insurance

  By Shanell Varner, Owner of Moonglade Travel You’ve put a lot of thought into planning an exciting vacation, but did you plan for everything? We all know that trips get canceled, connections get missed, and luggage gets lost. When things go wrong, what’s your plan? …
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Family Spring Break Travel Tips

  By Shanell Varner A telltale sign that spring is here, is when the days get longer and the flowers begin to bloom. One of the most exciting times of spring is getting ready for spring break vacation. Traveling with your children, especially younger ones can be challenging – so we wanted to share a few tips sure to make your travel plans go a little smoother this year.…