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  • Travel: Postcard from Daytona Beach

    When most people say or think of Daytona Beach, they mean the beach itself and not the city of the same name.

  • Postcard from Meersburg

    Meersburg, Germany is one of those picture-perfect Old World towns. Everything here really owes its existence to the Reformation — particularly influential Swiss reformer Huldrych Zwingli — as the politics of the time drove the Roman Catholic prince-bishop of Constance, Hugo von Hohenlandenberg, from his see across the lake in 1526.

  • Postcard from Corpus Christi

    The Texas coastal city of Corpus Christi probably isn’t the first place you think of when planning a trip. I was one of them. I had booked Cinnamon Shore, a Mustang Island development of vacation homes and condos inspired by the classic architecture of Key West and the Bahamas.

  • Travel returns to normal as pent-up demand continues

    The travel and tourism industry is back. At least that was the message last week in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Domestic Showcase, a major regional industry conference sponsored by the Southeast Tourism Society.

  • How a mission trip inspired a fashion industry veteran to launch a 'purpose-driven' shoe brand

    Nelli Kim did known what to expect when she signed up for the short-term mission trip through Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 2014. But on the flight home, she resolved to use her gifts in service to others, although she was unclear how that might look.

  • In Sarasota, Amish snowbirds

    As with elsewhere in Florida, snowbirds are a regular sight here. But intermixed with the more stereotypical visitors to Sarasota, a city and county on the Gulf of Mexico coast in southwest Florida, is a large community of Amish.

  • Postcard from Paris: An ancient church restored

    One of the landmarks in the upscale Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood on the Left Bank of the River Seine is the eponymous church with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Founded by King Childebert in 543 and later dedicated to St. Germain, the present-day Church of Saint Germain des Prés mostly dates to a rebuilding in the early 11th century before the Great Schism that resulted in the split between Rome and Constantinople.