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Follow Beatrix Potter through Britain’s Lake District

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Potter’s birth, an event celebrated by those who grew up on her imaginative children’s books. While I was at Hill Top, an entire tour bus of Japanese fans were queuing for entry. Aside from her skill as a writer/illustrator, Potter was an avid conservationist and preservationist. She was one of the early supporters of Britain’s National Trust, donating much of the land she accumulated to the Trust.

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Serious street riding in Italy

A word, please, about Italian drivers. They were weaned on Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Lamborghinis. They are expert operators, generally, who seem to think every trip to the supermarket is a Formula One event.

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Family adventure on Turks and Caicos Islands

Our captain, the avuncular "Marvelous" Marvin Mullings, pilots our boat, the Always Something, away from a squall and toward a quiet beach - quiet, that is until all the other boat captains of Providenciales, the most-visited of the Turks and Caicos Islands, reach the same conclusion and join us, forming a moored flotilla. Marvin is one-part seaman, one-part showman; he encourages us to attend to his safety instructions while gently inebriating us on rum punch. We then snorkel above a school of small, blue and utterly complacent fish, next climb back onboard for our next destination, Half Moon Beach.

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In the footsteps of the Bronte Sisters

Staring at the horizon, I might have been looking at a vast canvas where the technique of chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark, was used to create a specific mood. One minute sunshine dappled the landscape; the next misty rain enveloped it.

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Exploring the revived Eau Claire, Wis.

My Wisconsin hometown is easy to miss - the real Eau Claire, that is. Take any of its three I-94 exits, 90 miles east of the Twin Cities, and you'll find gas stations, fast-food joints, chain hotels, a shopping mall. Nothing too memorable.

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Harlem offers lively mix of old and new

Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox Avenue, the high-priced brownstones, the locals of all hues striding past Afrocentric sidewalk stalls while a drum circle grooves across the street.

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A tale of two Milwaukee museums

You know about the beer, the cheese, the Brewers, “Happy Days” and “Laverne and Shirley,” but do you know about Milwaukee’s diverse museum offerings? Come, take trip with us.

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Lafayette, Walker Wood have big night in Boyle County

Lafayette defeated Boyle County 47-21 in the second game of the Rebel Bowl on Saturday night. Walker Wood, Lafayette's quarterback who's committed to UK, had a big night on the ground.
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Lafayette, Walker Wood have big night in Boyle County

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Honor Flight Kentucky

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Comair 5191 10th anniversary

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Rowan County Pride Festival