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Lysa Allman-Badwin



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A wealth of Black history in Buffalo

In part one of this series, we started our exploration of Buffalo, located in the far west region of New York along the shore of Lake Erie and the bank of the Niagara River.

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Ebony Escapes! to Buffalo

Often when people think of traveling to the Empire State, New York City comes to mind. But as multifaceted as it is, it’s not the only fascinating city in the state.

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In search of the best

In a culture where being “the best” this, and “the most” that often takes center stage, it’s easy to find just about any subtopic that fits the bill.

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Unique travel adventures for beer, blood, capes, Uganda and homelessness

It seems like everywhere you look these days in blogs and websites, the craft brewery industry is taking center stage.

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The best of Santa Barbara

With all there is to see and do in Santa Barbara, as we learned in the first two parts of this feature series, you definitely need some downtime to relax and rejuvenate.

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Exploring ‘The American Riviera’

In our first exploration of Santa Barbara—dubbed “The American Riviera” and situated along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline just 92 miles north of Los Angeles, 249 miles from Carmel and Monterey and 332 miles south of San Francisco—we learned about its early history, stunning Spanish architecture and the tip of the iceberg in terms of its sites and attractions.

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Ebony Escapes! to Santa Barbara

We started this summer California road trip series in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, driving in a Jucy Rental, a New Zealand-based travel company that operates a fleet of retrofitted campervans featuring a 1950s-inspired mascot called “Jucy Lucy.” From there it was just a short one and a half hour drive north to Santa Barbara.

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Ebony Escapes! into August

The heat is on, and so is the wealth of exciting, funky and fun events all across the nation. Here are just a few to add to your travel itineraries this summer. Enjoy!

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Santa Monica: Beauty and the beach

Last time around we had just barely scratched the surface of Santa Monica, Calif., a unique, beachside community known around the world.

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Ebony Escapes! to Santa Monica

The beaches. An iconic pier. Miles of picturesque bike paths. Beautiful toned Southern California bodies.

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