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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Jersey

General Washington’s Fight

The battle George Washington waged against this invisible enemy may not seem that glamorous and it certainly doesn’t get much space in any history book. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Jersey

Washington’s Delaware River Crossing Destination

When Washington made his famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776, he was of course headed somewhere.  That “where” was right here……

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Jersey

More Than An Old Military Barracks

On the surface this place might not seem that important.  It’s just an old military barracks.  Yet it is the groups of men who lived…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Small Town Opportunities

Are small towns full of opportunities of full of overwhelming challenges?  Certainly the answer can be both, but Deb Markley is hoping rural America will…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Different Kind of Silo

Drive into farm country and you’re likely to see some silos.  Deb Markley talks about silos a lot when she is in Rural America.  However…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Horse Race You Don’t Want to Miss

The first Kentucky Debry was run in 1875.  The first edition of this annual horse race was run over two centuries before that.  Hang on…

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Posted in American Countryside international

An Italian Contrada

It’s called a “contrada” and unless you are from this city, you probably can’t fully understand the power of something akin to a family.  The…

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Posted in American Countryside international

The Home of Saint Francis

He said, “It is no use walking somewhere to preach unless your walking is your preaching.”  It’s just one of the quotes from a man…

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Posted in American Countryside international

Italian Truffles

We continue with our recent listener trip to Italy with a stop today to taste a real delicacy.  You’ve perhaps heard of this very expensive…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Stop in Milan, Italy

What is an appropriate bedtime for a kid in Kindergarten?  For this family it’s 10:30 at the earliest.  We go to a place where the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

A Casino With A Great History

Ask someone to name a casino in Vegas and they can rattle off names like the Belagio, Stratosphere, MGM and others.  But ask someone about…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Peak Inside the Italian Farm’s Castle

Living inside a castle may sound like a posh lifestyle, but the reality is that it can be a bit rough at times.  Structures built…

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Posted in American Countryside international

10,000 Olive Trees

It’s not everyday you find a farm growing olives, so today we take you to a place with 10,000 such trees and we learn a…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Farm With Centuries-Deep Roots

We had several listeners recently join us on our American Countryside tour of Italy.  We hope you’ll join us on future trips, but for now,…

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Posted in American Countryside international

The Castle is a Home

There’s a cliché that says your home is your castle.  For the owners of this farm, it’s one in the same, for the castle is…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

A Place Called Hildene

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and lived most of his adult years in Illinois.  But where did future generations of the Lincolns reside.  Most…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

The Son of a President

Being the son of a U.S. president has its perks.  However, it does provide a very high bar of achievement for that second generation.  Which…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The Youngest Pilot of Her Kind

She’s the youngest pilot of her kind in the state of Arizona.  If you think flying a plane is hard, this may be far more…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

Love and a Unique Hobby

You must admit, today’s story about how one couple met and fell in love is certainly unique.  Now add the fact that the place of…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

A Wealth of History and Natural Beauty

It’s a relatively new site in the National Park Service and for most of us, you’ll have to drive a ways through the woods to…

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