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Jordan: Of Sandstone and Sanctuary

Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River at a place a few yards wide. There isn’t much sunlight because the banks are shaded by tamarisk trees. The shallows are lined with grasses. There is little current, and the water isn’t clear. Nothing remarkable meets the eye. Yet songs have been written…

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Jordan Tour Demonstrates Reach Of Going On Faith

In April, the Jordan Tourism Board contracted with The Group Travel Leader Inc., publisher of Going On Faith magazine, to promote and co-sponsor a site inspection tour of Jordan. Publisher Mac Lacy agreed to accompany the group, and through a series of print articles, e-blasts and online newsletters over the following three months, travel planners…

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Journey to Jordan Photo Slideshow

Journey to Jordan Photo Slideshow

Bethany Beyond Jordan courtesy Jordan Tourism Board

 

Faith-Friendly Favorites

Faith-friendly destinations flourish with attractions, music and entertainment that are not only top-notch but uplifting. Branson, Missouri, offers gospel and Broadway-caliber music, among its many attractions.

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As Seen on TV: Monroe- West Monroe

In north-central Louisiana, Monroe and West Monroe have long been quiet towns, twin destinations separated from each other by the Ouachita River. The area has its share of historic and natural attractions, but recent years have brought newfound fame in the form of duck fever.

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Touring Texas Treasures

Texas enjoys an identity and an ethos all its own, and groups have plenty of opportunities for unusual experiences when they travel there. The area has a combination of big cities and smaller towns that, together, offer travelers opportunities to visit historic sites, sample international heritage and enjoy some distinctly Texan activities.

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New Exhibit Opens Lincoln Museum’s 10th Anniversary

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865” opened November 22 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum as part of the museum’s 10th anniversary celebration. The exhibit, which runs through 2015, also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end and Lincoln’s death. The exhibit is mounted in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and…

 

Empire State Building Offers Expanded Multimedia Experience

NEW YORK — A new multimedia experience at the Empire State Building Observatory provides additional depth about the building’s history.

 

Longwood Gardens Unveils $90 Million Improvement Plan

KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania — Longwood Gardens has embarked on a series of major improvements to its 83-year-old Main Fountain Garden. The $90-million project will include the restoration of the original limestone reliefs and fountains throughout the five-acre garden; replacement of the fountains’ electric and plumbing infrastructure with 21st-century systems; new water choreography, which will include…

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North Dakota Heritage Center Finishes Expansion

  BISMARCK, North Dakota — The final two galleries in the $52 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum were opened in ceremonies on November 2 in conjunction with the state’s 125th anniversary. The Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today features exhibits from the 1800s to today, while the Governors Gallery, which…

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