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Getaways

Last Call in Apalachicola

A mostly true tale...

Apalachicola. My daughter, Natalie, and I arrive late at the bar in the historic Gibson Inn. Late is relative in Apalachicola. It’s a fishing village, and if you rise at 5:30, you’re too late to haul in a good catch. As a result, by nine on Sunday, this village—famous for its seafood, especially its
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Saturday at the Limerick Milk Market

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If there is one excellent way to experience a region’s culture, it is to spend time at the farmers market. The Limerick Milk Market is a foodie and gardener’s heaven, with more than 70 shops and stalls selling some of the finest foods and flowers available in Ireland. Located in the heart of Limerick,
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Finding the Burren

Guest Post by Heather Binder Dunbar

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Armed with my best companions (my mother Carolyn, my sister Natalie, and my auntie Laurie) I set out to Ireland expecting days filled with discovery and adventure, and evenings filled with wine and conversation. After staying awake for 28 hours,  then sleeping for 14 hours, and drinking copious amounts of coffee, we were ready
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A Girls Weekend in St. Augustine

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There is nothing like an occasional weekend away from the everyday responsibilities of life to refresh and renew your spirit. So last weekend Natalie and I packed our overnight bags and took a drive to Florida’s east coast and America’s oldest continuously occupied city, St. Augustine. The old city on the harbor has a
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Vignettes from the Brooks County Skillet Festival

A stop on the New Leaf Market Fifth Annual Farm Tour

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I live in a pretty rural area, so you would think that when I get a chance to venture out from the farm, I might head for the big city. And I do, from time to time. But this weekend the big event was the New Leaf Market Fifth Annual Farm Tour, and my
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Atlanta’s Lure Fish House Entices Your Senses…All of Them

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Sometimes you happen upon a place that beckons you. It might be a beautiful door or an unusual piece of art that draws you in. It might be the scent of delicious food mingled with laughter that slips out the door. It might be the enthusiasm shared by a previous visitor. All of these
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Noontime in the Garden of Good

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May was an exciting month, starting with Garden2Blog, where I met up with fellow garden writers from all over the country. It was extra special to spend time with a few of my closest friends, Shawna Coronado, Christopher Tidrick and Michael Nolan. We have been communicating for a couple of years, but for me
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Dinner at Atlanta’s Two Urban Licks

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I just spent a fabulous weekend in Atlanta, and it all started with a very special dinner at Two Urban Licks. Two Urban Licks is a celebrated restaurant in Atlanta, and with good reason. Secluded away in a renovated warehouse, it’s got a vibe that is edgy and sophisticated. The interior of the restaurant
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