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Writer, photographer, travel and marketing consultant; Bi-monthly column "Gary's Great Getaways" for The Journal & Topics Newspapers - Chicago suburban chain; Served as Travel Editor: Dane County Lifestyles Magazine; and monthly "Mixed Media" feature- quick reviews of books, DVDs, useful websites, blogs,,,,,, gadgets- broad range of "media"!
Travel Advisor: "The Joy Cardin Show" on Wisconsin Public Radio (www.wpr.org/cardin - program archive)
Good afternoon, Gary, and a hearty welcome to Go-Lo! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
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We wish you a great rest of 2009 and look forward to hearing more from you...!