Bob & Sandy Nesoff

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Bob and Sandy Nesoff have been writing travel articles as a team for more than 40 years and have covered the globe from the Caribbean to Europe to Africa. They have won more than 40 journalism awards and have been included in Marquis' Who's Who in the Media and Communications and Who's Who in America since 1998. They are members of the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Bob served as the first national president of NATJA.
Baton Rouge-Louisiana's
September 3, 2014
Lagniappe! In Louisiana that means "something extra." The term might rightly be applied to Baton Rouge, the political heart of the Pelican State. Lagniappe is generally used in restaurants throughout Louisiana when the host sends something a little extra to the table. It could be a cake, a drink, or in some cases it's even been a whole roast chicken.
Lake Charles, the un-New Orleans Louisiana
September 1, 2014
Say "Louisiana" and New Orleans immediately comes to mind; The Big Easy, the French Quarter, Hurricane Katrina and the obnoxious Mayor Ray Negin. Louisiana has always had a reputation for somewhat shady politics from the abovementioned Mayor Negin to the historically infamous governor and senator Huey Long. But how these politicians managed to get approval for a state carved out in the shape of its own initial is a mystery.
Bigots Can't March: Holocaust Museum: Skokie's Answer to the American Nazis
April 14, 2014
It takes more than a swaggering neo-Nazi to scare a Holocaust survivor as a bunch of goose-stepping Neanderthals learned when they attempted to bring their particular form of hatred to Skokie, Illinois.
Lubbock, Texas: More than just Buddy Holly
December 15, 2013
Buddy Holly was a scant 23 years old when he died tragically in a plane crash, but he had made such an impact on the entertainment world that his death was called "The day the music died." His hometown of Lubbock, TX, remembers him every day in a multitude of ways from naming a street after him to a museum dedicated to Holly and the Crickets.
Cowboys to Christmas in Grapevine
December 10, 2013
Texas may be known more for the Dallas Cowboys and cowboys in general, but the city of Grapevine is making a major bid to become known for Christmas. For a month before the holiday is actually upon us, Grapevine transforms itself into the Christmas Capital of Texas... and a number of surrounding states. Its historic Main Street glows with enough lights to make New York's Broadway blush in comparison. The blast of color strung from lamp posts, across the street and from every store in town lights up enough to be seen from space.
Bonnie & Clyde take on Fort Worth
December 4, 2013
Fort Worth is only a half hour drive from Dallas, but the two cities are not only miles apart, they have a breach of centuries. Dallas is a big, business-lie city while Fort Worth still revels in its history as a major cowtown. Add to that the fact that arguably the last great gun fight of the Old West took place in its historic Stockyards section, but major league baddies like Bonnie and Clyde were visitors.
Buddy Holly every where, all the time
December 3, 2013
Lubbock, Texas may not be at the top of your bucket list for places to visit, but maybe it should be. Lubbock is Buddy Holly all the time in every place. Although this mid-sized city has produced more than its fair share of celebrities, the ill-fated rocker stands out as the most cherished for the local citizenry.
Great Traveling Off the Beaten Track: Where the Heck is Rockford, IL?
September 12, 2013
There are more places in the continental United States that you have never heard of. But for that matter, people from those places probably never heard of your home town either. Some years back we stumbled onto Wisconsin Dells, north of Madison and popular with Mid-Westerners for weekend getaways and extended vacations. Anyone in Chicago could tell you about "The Dells and what a great family destination it is," but East Coasters didn't have a clue.
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