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  • Post-Bulletin
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • The Bismarck Tribune
  • The Miami Herald
  • Orlando Sentinel
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Past articles by Patti:

See -- and help

According to Cyrus Mejia, one of the founders of Best Friends in 1984, some 35,000 visitors arrive annually at the sanctuary. Some come to sightsee, but about a third come → Read More

Nation's capital earns reputation for world-class cuisine

From sizzling steaks to spicy Afghan kebobs, Washington has it covered. → Read More

Check out Norfolk's varied attractions

"My destination was the waterfront and the American Rover Cruise Company. Home to the world’s largest naval base, Naval Station Norfolk, and NATO’s Strategic Command Headquarters, the city is as → Read More

Beaufort, crown jewel of S.C. Low Country, has plenty to offer

Street after street of these mansions -- adorned with white columns and surrounded by stately oaks dripping with Spanish moss -- elicit "ooohs" and "aaahhs." → Read More

5 great reasons beyond football to visit Madison

MADISON, Wis. — It’s tough being a football fanatic in a state besotted with basketball. While I love roundball at my alma mater, the University of Kentucky, my real passion → Read More

Try bringing in the herd for a vacation in the state that has it all

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. — It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. After what seemed like hours waiting patiently for something to happen, the seismic shaking → Read More

This Caribbean getaway is so laid-back there’s not a single stoplight on the island

The island of Nevis prides itself on being the most laid-back in all the Caribbean. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, the Lesser Antilles island is two miles from the neighboring island of St. Kitts, with which it shares nation status. → Read More

Beyond Yosemite: State parks to seek out off the beaten vacation path

The government shutdown earlier this year brought with it many hardships for millions of Americans who depended on those missing pay checks to feed and clothe their families. On a → Read More

Beyond Yosemite: State parks to seek out off the beaten vacation path

National parks aren’t the only natural beauties worth exploring. State parks, including Cumberland Falls, often are unique and historic. → Read More

What’s this country got to offer when it comes to travel? I recommend these places.

Travel writer Patti Nickell has spent much of 2018 traveling in the USA and she has come to “more fully appreciate just how much America has to offer the intrepid traveler.” → Read More

Looking for holiday lights? This Southern town has the wackiest, tackiest and ‘best.’

Looking for tacky in your Christmas light display? Head to Birmingham. → Read More

Review: This neighborhood bistro has a ‘Cheers’ ambiance, ‘respectable’ wine list

The Tulip Bistro & Bar is a welcoming with ‘respectable’ cocktail and wine list → Read More

Looking for a holiday present idea? How about giving the gift of a travel.

The gift of travel may be perfect for someone on your list → Read More

We went for the colorful leaves, but found so much more on our trip to Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers quirky neighborhoods, plentiful donut shops, a delicious culinary scene and Art Deco architecture. → Read More

Why visit Paducah? Because artists, preservationists and foodies think you should.

Why visit Paducah? Because there’s lots to see, do and eat. → Read More

This restaurant is one of the ‘most reliable dining venues’ in town. Here’s why.

At this restaurant, you won’t find avant garde dishes. You’ll find fresh, local ingredients, ambiance and great service. → Read More

Looking for a hassle-free tropical getaway? We’ve found one for you.

The Grand Cayman Islands are worth visiting. → Read More

A visit to Cheyenne won’t disappoint if you’re seeking the Wild West in all its glory

When I started out on my trail ride on a scorching day with temps well into the 90s, I didn’t know I would be riding from Wyoming to Colorado. What I did know — according to the trail leader — was that along the way we could possibly see wildlife which might make the horses skittish enough to spook. The last word of advice before we set out: “If you see a rattlesnake, well (hesitating) ... try… → Read More

Lexington’s historic Distillery District gets a new lease on life

Approaching the Distillery District from downtown Lexington, Ky., motorists are taken aback by the large black-and-red mural depicting what looks to be – depending on your perspective – a demented scuba diver, a man wearing a gas mask, or more menacingly, a prison inmate flashing what may or may not be a gang symbol. Underneath are scrawled the words, "Caution. Do not feed." → Read More

Choose Montreal if you’re looking for an arty, culinary, historical adventure

There’s plenty to make your visit to Montreal worthwhile. → Read More