Victor Block
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Victor Block is an award-winning travel journalist who writes about destinations throughout the United States and the world. He belongs to the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalists Association, and Travel Journalists Guild. He has authored guidebooks and for years was a state editor of Fodor’s Travel Guides. His stories appear in publications throughout the United States and are syndicated to outlets in other countries. Among honors that Victor has received are First Place in the North American Mature Publishers Association 2007 and 2008 awards, designation as Travel Writer of the Year by the Bahamas Government Tourist Office and the Maryland Office of Tourism, the East-West News Bureau’s TravelWorld International Award, and honors from the Society of American Travel Writers.
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Spring Has Sprung & U.S. Gardens Await Discovery

Spring is here, and summer's already around the corner!  If you’re a flower gardener - and the National Gardening Association estimates that members of over a third of U.S. households are - you already may have begun to till soil and plant seeds. And those who like to travel as well as garden (as well as those who enjoy…


Posted on April 16, 2021 at 8:22am

The Past Come to Life at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg

William Byrd III was a man of great stature in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. His vast estate included mills, warehouses and ships, and he owned hundreds of slaves.  However due to his lavish lifestyle and gambling addiction, he could not live within his income, lost…


Posted on March 22, 2021 at 7:35am

Sleeping with History at 7 of the USA's most Historic Hotels

Crescent Hotel

How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gable, Ingrid Berman, Marilyn Monroe and a long…


Posted on February 28, 2021 at 3:47pm

The Past Comes Alive in Many Ways in Patrick County, Virginia



   One place that my wife Fyllis and I visited promised a “luxury boutique” which has won accolades as among the best resorts in the country.  The other invited us to “Experience the simple life.”


   These very different settings stretch along the Virginia-North Carolina border.  Together, Patrick County, Virginia and the Primland resort offer an inviting getaway with eclectic appeal. 


   Primland combines touches of elegance with a…


Posted on February 26, 2021 at 9:11am

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At 3:00pm on December 19, 2009, EnLinea Media said…
Good morning, Victor, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of Tripatini, you may want to take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Media Only, Maryland, Bahamas, China, various African destinations, Antarctica, Museum Mavens, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Travel Photography, Eating/Drinking the World, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the USA, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the globe.

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