P.J. Thomas is editor and co-publisher of Pathfinders Travel Magazine for People of Color, a nationally distributed publication founded in 1997, and co-host of "Travel with Pathfinders" on WPGC-AM in Washington, D.C. Contact her at email@example.com.
OLD-FASHIONED CAROLING, twinkling lights, beautifully decorated trees and window displays are the scenes and sounds of Christmas that make the holidays special. Spectacular displays and events at Longwood Gardens, the Cape May House Tours and the Camden Children's Garden are among many events that will soften hearts and ignite the holiday spark in our area.
CARS FILLED with vacationers whiz along U.S. Route 13, destined for Virginia Beach, North Carolina's barrier islands and other places known for the very thing they are passing by - an easygoing region with natural beauty, pristine beaches, outdoor recreation and some of the freshest seafood you will find anywhere.
YOUR CHILDREN have lazed away the summer, but now it's time to start thinking of educational-enrichment activities. Most summer camps will close in mid-August, leaving parents wondering how to stimulate learning and fill the two-week gap until school begins after Labor Day.
IN NEW JERSEY, where open land is disappearing faster than water ice on a summer day, the Pine Barrens stand out as the largest national reserve east of the Mississippi River, stretching roughly from Lakehurst to Cape May County.
IN A magnificently restored, four-story brownstone in Harlem, N.Y., the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association was hosting a wine-tasting social to help fund one of the organization's numerous projects.