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Canada’s Capital Canal

I attended a conference in Ottawa, Canada recently and was completely enamored with this capital city which consistently ranks very high on quality of life polls. Its history as a city goes back only to 1826 when a village called … Continue reading

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Historic Houses as Holiday Rentals

Guest post by Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England Using historic houses as holiday rentals is nothing new in Europe. The National Trust of Britain, the Landmark Trust of Britain, and English Heritage among others rent … Continue reading

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Life on the Canal

One of my favorite places in the Washington D.C. area is the Great Falls of the Potomac just fourteen or so miles upriver from the city. There, at the fall line of the Potomac, the river drops nearly eighty feet in less than … Continue reading

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