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Ogunquit, Maine – Beauty by the Sea

The following is a guest post from this week’s contributor, Nick Sullivan, who shares with us his amazing time-lapse video and narrative of his time in Ogunquit, Maine.   “Ogunquit” is said to mean “Beautiful Place by the Sea,” and few would disagree. If you love a rocky-coast shoreline — or are more of a sandy-beach person — Ogunquit, Maine, as well as the Perkins Cove area, has you covered…

Top 5 Things to Do in St. Thomas

  St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a popular destination for vacationers, cruise ships, and sailors.  Normally packed with tourists, my visit to St. Thomas this past spring was, as one boat captain said, “reminiscent of the 1970’s, before anyone knew about the Virgin Islands.” After Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in the fall of 2017, the hardest hit lost homes, businesses, boats, and even people they loved. Despite these 2 category 5 storms hitting within weeks of each other, the people of St. Thomas continue to push forward and remain strong…

Comfort Suites Carlisle Review

Reviewing the Comfort Suites – Carlisle, Pennsylvania GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: C Room: B Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes Nestled in the small, historic town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is the Comfort Suites Hotel. This cozy, historic town prides itself on its importance in American history. After all, notable residents include Molly Pitcher (Battle of Monmouth/Revolutionary War heroine), James Wilson (one of America’s founding fathers and signer of the Declaration of Independence), and Frederick Watts (“Father” of Penn State University), in addition to being the home of the US Army’s War College. Surrounded by…

The US Army Heritage and Education Center

A Review of the US Army Heritage and Education Center –  Carlisle, Pennsylvania GRADING Overall Score: B Cost: A (It’s free!) Fun Potential: B Recommended?: Yes HOURS: Mon-Sat. 10-5; Sunday 12-5 (Research area closed Sunday, no research pulls on Saturday) In the small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, you can find the US Army War College. Part of the War College is the US Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC).  Part research facility, academic library, archive facility, and museum, the USAHEC is dedicated to educating people on American conflicts and preserving the legacy of those who…