Fran Severn

I own more suitcases than Imelda Marcos has shoes. Over 30 years of traveling and living around the world; I am fascinated by the magic and variety of the cultures, history, and people. Based in the Mid-Atlantic, I'm ready to fly off (including in my own plane) for a new adventure. Read More

Charleston Tea Plantation: Unique in North America

The Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina is the only commercial tea-growing operation in North America.


Ft. Smith, Arkansas: Frontier Heritage and Elvis’ Haircut

Ft. Smith, Arkansas celebrates Hanging Judge Parker, True Grit, and Elvis Presley’s haircut at Ft. Chaffee.


Parkin Archeological State Park & Hernando de Soto, Arkansas’ first tourist

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto encountered the mysterious Casqui Indians when he arrived in Arkansas, the first European to cross the Mississippi into the area.


Corks and Canines: Virginia’s Wine Country Part 2

Traveling Virginia’s Wine Country with dog friendly locations like Middleburg, Morven Park, Bluemont Winery, Chrysalis Vineyard,


Corks and Canines: Virginia’s Wine Country Part 1

Virginia’s wine country includes very dog-friendly vineyards, towns, and attractions.


Fancy Food Show: Nibbles and noshes and new favorite foods

The Fancy Food Show has over 2000 exhibitors from around the world showcasing specialty and gourmet foods.