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Five Reasons to Follow George Washington to Barbados

  By RICH GRANT     Everyone knows George Washington was first in war and first in peace … but first in picking Caribbean vacations? George only left the continental United States once in his lifetime, and that was to sail to the Caribbean island of Barbados. The then-19-year-old George went with his ailing half-brother Lawrence in the hopes that the warm

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In the Footsteps of a General: George Washington’s Philadelphia

By RICH GRANT Feb. 22 marks the birthday of United States’ very first president, George Washington, a stately man renowned for his honesty, integrity and idealistic vision of democracy. But while much is known about Washington in his later years, it was during his earlier life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – the site which would eventually become the new nation’s first

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