Seasons of Williamsburg

Worth the Trip to Williamsburg

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I love Williamsburg—as you all know! Always on the top of my list, it is a fabulous place to go for inspiration and restoration. I make Seasons of Williamsburg a part of my trip anytime of the year I am lucky enough to be in Virginia. This year Neal and I planned a trip to be at the Christmas Open …

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A Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles

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I love sharing delightful travel experiences with readers, and that’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about our Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Lake Charles area is a fun place to visit with a full calendar of over 75 festivals celebrating local heritage, each year. Lake Charles is also home to the second largest Mardi Gras celebration …

Pursuing Peace This Fall

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We are in such a joyous time of year. I love fall for so many reasons: hot drinks, the changing of leaves, wearing cozy sweaters…the list goes on. Along with all the joys that fall brings, it also ushers in one of the busiest times of the year. It’s football season, the holidays are coming up, and many things demand …

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

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I have read and studied Beth Moore’s books for years and find her to be a gifted Bible study author and teacher. She is a resource in the world of Christian women—millions collect and study her books. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she leads Living Proof Ministries with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on …

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End of Summer Vacation Inspiration

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For my family, summertime is often a season of travel. Traveling is one of my favorite pastimes and I have been very fortunate to visit many beautiful places. Taking vacations allows me to rest and to see things from a new perspective, which is a welcome break from my daily routine. I so easily find myself falling into a rut …

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Traveling the World Through Postcards

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It always makes my day when I open my mailbox to a handwritten letter from a friend. I have always loved writing and receiving notes and I intend to keep handwritten correspondence a priority in my life. With the speed of technology, it is becoming more and more rare to receive words written by hand. There is still a simple …

Wakefield-Scearce Galleries from Victoria Magazine

Gleaming Christmas Antiques at the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries

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Guest post from the editors of Victoria.  The legacy of the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries—once a renowned school for young women—is perhaps best illuminated during the holidays, when the shops are gleaming with treasures and the property’s rich history comes alive with the jubilant spirit of the season. In keeping with the Kentucky landmark’s original mission, the site remains a wellspring of knowledge …

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Touring England: An Unexpected Treasure in Liverpool

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Several years ago, Neal and I traveled to England with the greatest anticipation of beautiful landmarks and gorgeous sights. Downton Abbey was in its second season, and I, like the rest of the world, was enamored with England. The glory of Buckingham Palace was completely overwhelming, and the sites of the typical tourist destinations just delighted us. We traveled with …

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The Joy of a Southern Road Trip: Win a Luxurious West Virginia Getaway

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I love the drivability of the South. Within several hours, you can pack your bags, hop into the car, and explore so many different things. Among my favorite road trip destinations is West Virginia. State highways winding among the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains beckon you to pull off the road and enjoy the view or take a casual stroll, …