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Quit Telling Me to “Be Safe”

I was sitting at a table a while back, talking about travel with friends and a couple of people I didn’t know. At one point, I mentioned that I had traveled around Guatemala a few years ago. One of the newcomers quickly asked: “Is it safe?” She didn’t ask: “What is there to do in

By | 2017-11-26T17:02:05+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Features|6 Comments

Paddling on the Mississippi River: 26 Water Trails from Easy to Challenging

Maybe you're like most people in that you enjoy paddling, but you stick to lakes and small rivers. Maybe, though, you're ready for a new experience. Maybe you're ready to join the growing number of paddlers who are discovering the pleasure of taking their canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) on the Mississippi and other

By | 2017-10-04T12:12:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Ten River Festivals to Liven Up Your Summer

If your budget is tight this year and your dream trip to Venice is on hold, now is a great time to hit the road to get reacquainted with the history and culture of the Mississippi Valley. And what could be more fun than visiting festivals along the river that mix history and culture with

By | 2016-10-21T15:27:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Travel articles|0 Comments

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