You Play Too Much, In Warren County!

“Again with the Kings Island!” my staff said in unison. “Dude, what’s your problem?” My “problem” – and it’s a good one to have – is that I love Kings Island Amusement Park and all the fun places and things surrounding it in Warren County, which is called “Ohio’s Largest Playground.” I first wrote about Read More …

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, Motown and Mystery

[dropcap]Las[/dropcap] Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter Pan capital of the civilized world. Anticipation still reigns after all these years and buffets and loyalty cards and long lines, what with this ersatz city’s uncanny ability to reinvent Read More …

“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor for Bronzeville

  (Photo Credit: Dawn Kish) By Carole A. Parks The 50-knot winds and waves 30-feet high besieged Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s 47-foot cutter for 48 hours, knocking it over twice and disabling most of his instruments.  If he survived, thousands of miles and countless months (two in total isolation) still lay ahead.  Surely this qualified Read More …

Soul Train + Smooth Jazz = Cruise Fever!

SPECIAL SAVINGS ON CABINS USE CODE: NDIGO SAVE OVER $1000   SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE: The Smooth Jazz Cruise presents the finest stars in the smooth jazz world together with other music, comedy and fun targeted for adults. There is a spirit and an elan that is palpable on The Smooth Jazz Cruise which has led Read More …

The Cave of Mounds: Go Get Lost In A Cave!

Chances are you’ve visited the Wisconsin Dells a time or two…and spent little to no time looking at the splendor of nature’s wonders around you – probably whiling the time away instead of adventuring in the waterparks of the Kalahari and Mt. Olympus, or visiting attractions like The Upside Down House, or seeing how many Read More …

Donley’s Wild West Town: A World Away, Close To Home

  So I’m telling Mike Donley in frustration that I didn’t make it until 2 p.m. to his Donley’s Wild West Town with my party of 12 when we were supposed to be there at 10 a.m. because traffic was murder getting out of Chicago and my GPS insisted on steering me the wrong way Read More …

It’s STILL Better In The Bahamas!

By Farrah Turenne As the Bahamas approaches the 40th anniversary of its independence, a massive campaign is underway to celebrate the historic event and make sure that the islands continue to remain the number one Caribbean destination for the African-American consumer market for years to come. The Bahamas became a sovereign nation on July 10, Read More …