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Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life and had never heard of Unionville, a small community on between St. Michaels and Easton. It is linked to a touching Civil War story – a story of “after-war” success of those facing the greatest challenges for survival. During the Civil War Harriet […]

 
 

Newgrange Passage Tomb – Spirals, Light and Stone

Newgrange Passage Tomb – Spirals, Light and Stone

    Newgrange passage tomb in the Boyne Valley – County Meath, Ireland is the oldest, fully in-tact building in Ireland, and probably in western Europe. According to Mary Gibbons who offers excellent tours of Newgrange, the tomb dates back 5000 years, predating the pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge and all […]

 
 

Croagh Patrick – the Holy Mountain

Croagh Patrick – the Holy Mountain

  Croagh Patrick is one of the “must see” destinations in Ireland and has been known as a “thin place” or site of sacred power for thousands of years. Plan to spend at least half a day. The mountain that dominates the landscape in Westport, Achill, and Murrisk, is also […]

 
 

Mapping out Day 1 – Connamara, Kylemore, Lough Corrib

Mapping out Day 1 – Connamara, Kylemore, Lough Corrib

During the various layovers at airports today, Dan Burgoyne and I planned out our first day in Ireland. We plan to take a drive around Lough Corrib then past the Maamturk Mountains and take in the unique light of Connamara. Like Paris, the light in this region has inspired artists […]

 
 

We’re Off to Ireland for the Thin Places Mystical Tour

We’re Off to Ireland for the Thin Places Mystical Tour

Dan and I will be traveling to Ireland on Tuesday.  We’ll spend a few days on our own before meeting the tour group in Dublin on May 15th.  In those few extra days we plan to visit Mayo and Sligo – particularly Down Patrick Head and some megalithic sites around […]

 
 

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Tangier Island is one of two inhabited off-shore islands (not connected by causeway) located in the Chesapeake Bay. Located in Virginia, Tangier Island is about 14 miles off the coast of Crisfield and has about 500 inhabitants, most making a living off the Bay by crabbing in the summer and […]

 
 

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

This being National Library Week, I offer a post about our hometown library, here in rural Somerset County, Maryland. When you check out a book at the Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library on Main Street in Crisfield, look up to the right and you’ll see a large urn set in a […]

 
 

Samuel Tull House – Ghosts of Somerset

Samuel Tull House – Ghosts of Somerset

  The Samuel Tull House is a Civil War era house in Somerset County, Maryland – known to be haunted. It was featured on my Ghost Tour of Crisfield back in February of 2010. Located on the east side of East Creek in Marion Station, the house was an anchor […]

 
 

Happy Maryland Day – Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the Free State

Happy Maryland Day – Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the Free State

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life. She’s just a little over 10,000 square miles, but this state has all a visitor or native could want for recreation and fun. Two major cities – Baltimore and Washington, DC, offer unparalleled venues for culture, entertainment, food and art.  To the west […]

 
 

Bonaventure Cemetery – Savannah’s Enchanted Park

Bonaventure Cemetery – Savannah’s Enchanted Park

Bonaventure Cemetery located in Savannah Georgia, is the memorial park made famous by the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. But it could also be America’s most enchanted park. Savannah is a city of superlatives … America’s most haunted city,  home to the First African Baptist Church, […]

 
 

Top 10 Ireland Travel Experiences

Top 10 Ireland Travel Experiences

Tourism Ireland’s Facebook Fan Page recently posted The Top 10 Irish Experiences (as voted by you). I’m thinking “you” means their facebook fans. I’m a fan and regret that I didn’t vote. I’m glad Tourism Ireland’s took inventory of fan experiences, but alas, the chosen sites show little of the […]

 
 

Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, MD – Haunted? Yes.

The Atlantic Hotel  - classy ghosts hang out here

The Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Maryland is not only an architectural wonder, but an aesthetic anchor for the Town of Berlin.  And … it’s long known for being haunted. I had the opportunity to be a guest at this Victorian-era hotel in Berlin’s scenic downtown. I’ve been familiar with the […]

 
 
 
 

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