Franklin County Visitors Bureau Marks 200th Year of Franklin County Old Jail

CHAMBERSBURG, PA., February 26, 2018 – If the walls of the Franklin County Old Jail could talk, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is sure it would want to hear the stories. Located at 175 East King Street in Chambersburg PA, the Old Jail celebrates 200 years in 2018.

Built in 1818 as Franklin County’s third jail, the property’s exterior appearance illustrates the balance and proportion of Georgian architecture. Inside, the old cell walls bear the hand-scratched messages of former inmates, who marked off the time they served and recorded their misgivings. The jail housed debtors, thieves, and murderers. The gallows sit in the limestone exercise year and reach back to a time when hangings were social gatherings. By 1920, it became inactive. Continue reading “Franklin County Visitors Bureau Marks 200th Year of Franklin County Old Jail”

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SURVIVING SUMMER – HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT ON JULY 4TH

SURVIVING SUMMER - HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT ON JULY 4THJACKSON, May 23rd, 2016 – Americans celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, barbecues, and, where possible, escape from the hot weather. Southern Oregon’s summer months are sizzling, and escaping the heat is fun and easy on the river, the Rogue River that is. The Rogue River canyon is full of thrills and chills. Its charm lies in its thrilling whitewater stretches, alternated with mild riffles, placid pools, and narrow canyons edged by towering cliffs. When triple-digit days arrive, rafting is a cool way to stay cool. Continue reading “SURVIVING SUMMER – HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT ON JULY 4TH”

The Blue Lake — Travelrat’s Travels

 

Mount Gambier: 21st November 2015. We spent a comfortable night at the Commodore in the Park Hotel at Mount Gambier, and our first call the following morning was at the famous Blue Lake. Yes, it was blue; bluer than most lakes, but, as the day was rather overcast, probably not as blue as it might […]

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European Waterways Announces 2016 Specials on Whole Boat Charters And Cabin Bookings

The 2016 season is “special” for European Waterways, Europe’s largest hotel barge cruising company. The company is offering up to $12,000 off select whole boat charter prices and up to $2,500 off per cabin on select hotel barges and cruises. These specials are good when booked by March 29.

UNITED STATES, February 18th, 2016 – European Waterways, Europe’s leading hotel barge cruising company, is making the 2016 season a “special occasion” by offering up to $12,000 off select whole boat charter prices and up to $2,500 off per cabin on select hotel barges and cruises. The charter offers apply to vessels that include Panache in Alsace-Lorraine throughout July & August, the Anjodi on the Canal du Midi in May, June and August, and L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, among others. They must be booked by March 29, 2016 to qualify. Full details and conditions are available at www.gobarging.com. Continue reading “European Waterways Announces 2016 Specials on Whole Boat Charters And Cabin Bookings”

Brazil Amazon Tours

Brazil Amazon Tours
Natural Wonders Experience the natural wonders of the Amazon river in Brazil.

Oct. 24, 2015 -The Amazon Rainforest is synonymous with Brazil and not surprisingly, we have a fine selection of Brazil Amazon tours to take you there, aboard classically-designed riverboats. 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is to be found within the borders of Brazil, making it an ideal destination for an Amazon River cruise. Tour Brazil’s vast Amazon Ecological Corridor or the Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve, 20 million hectares of protected habitat, home to some of the world’s most fascinating and elusive creatures. Continue reading “Brazil Amazon Tours”