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Editor Bios Marilyn Jones

Marilyn Jones
Marilyn Jones has been a published journalist for more than 30 years specializing in travel and features. Her articles have appeared in major newspapers including the Columbus Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times as well as regional travel magazines (under the bylines Marilyn Thorbahn, Marilyn Loeser and Marilyn Jones). She is currently a regular contributor to Texas Farm and Home, and

By Marilyn Jones


Tanning: Fake Bake is a Safe Alternative

All you have to do is checkout the Skin Cancer Foundation website to realize just how dangerous tanning beds and overexposure to sunlight can be. The facts: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United… (more)

Looking for a little R&R? Check out Panama City Beach and Destin this winter

Whether you’re trying to escape the snow or just looking for a great and economical resort vacation, you may want to consider Panama City Beach and Destin , Florida. The catch? Great rates hinge on month-long stays. Winter travelers will… (more)

“The Anxious Traveler” – Guidebook to Successful Travel

Part autobiography and self-help; part workbook, Rita Anya Nara’s The Anxious Traveler: How to Overcome Your Fear to Travel the World, covers all the bases whether you have anxiety issues or not. Everyone — even the most experienced travelers —… (more)

Fargo Air Museum: Where Aviators are honored and Exhibits Fly

Airplanes aren’t just on display at the Fargo Air Museum; many of them are routinely flown over this North Dakota city. Located at the edge of Hector International Airport, the brightly lit hanger, that the museum is housed in, is… (more)

Gladewater: Antique Capital of East Texas

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and the city’s antique district is buzzing with browsers, shoppers and the curious. This is Gladewater, the “Antique Capital of East Texas.” Stores along Pacific, Main and other downtown streets feature vintage jewelry, Depression glass,… (more)

Wichita and Omaha are Excellent Foodie Destinations

Fastidious foodies already know New York City, New Orleans and San Francisco are food meccas. But thanks to the Food Network, Travel Channel and websites such as, smaller cities, including Wichita and Omaha, are getting their fair… (more)

Memorial Honors Special Operations Forces K9 Heroes

The first memorial to Special Operations Forces (SOF) K9 soldiers killed in action was unveiled at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, SC, recently. The museum is part of the U.S. Army Museum System and tells the story… (more)

“Fake-Bake” Now Offers Sunscreen

It is estimated that more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year making it the most common of all cancers. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age… (more)

Remembering the Battle of Vicksburg

Two men dressed as Confederate soldiers and a woman wearing a long gown chat in front of the Old Court House Museum as a small boy looks on. “We’re here to show locals that there’s a Confederate presence in town;… (more)

A Day in Key West

It’s a balmy 75 degrees. The sun is shining and everywhere tourists are fanning out from Duval Street to explore Key West after disembarking from their cruise ship. You can choose to travel to Key West by driving 155 miles… (more)