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Rebecca McCormick
Attended University of Louisiana at Monroe
Lives in Hot Springs, AR
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Go figure. 
“We’ve worked really hard in trying to keep our commitment to opening up more seats on the lowest level,” said Karen Zachary, Delta’s SkyMiles managing director of global programs. “We used to be really bad.” ...“The 25,000 mile round-trip award fare that historically has been a standard for the airlines, I think you’re going to see that completely change,” Zachary said.
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Why I Wear Pearls

Some time ago, a group of ladies who regularly gather for lunch invited me to join them, despite the fact I am 20 years their junior. When I arrived, one of them whispered in my ear, "I need to speak to you privately after lunch."

Feeling like a kid who had been summoned to the principal's office after class, I wondered what I might have done wrong or maybe even had failed to do that I didn't realize at the time. I could hardly eat.

Eventually, as the other guests said goodbye, my friend motioned with her head for me to join her around the corner in a vacant room. I stood silently, waiting for the shoe to drop.

"You probably don't realize this, Rebecca," she said. Yep, I thought. Here we go... "I have a daughter about your age from whom I've been estranged for nearly 15 years. And ever since I've known you, you have hugged me every time I see you. Initially, these hugs were source of great pain and irritation because they reminded me of the relationship which I desperately wanted, but did not have, with my own daughter.

"Over the years, however, a curious thing happened," she explained. "My heart began to soften and I actually started looking forward to those hugs. What started as a source of pain and irritation was layered with love until it finally became a thing of beauty in my life."

With that, my friend reached into her purse and pulled out a small black velvet drawstring pouch, which she pressed into my hand. Eyes now brimming with tears, she continued, "I want you to have these pearls as a token of my appreciation. When you look at them, remember that each pearl started as a source of pain and irritation to an oyster, but was gradually covered over until it became a thing of beauty. And if you ever get to a place in your life where you are nursing pain and irritation, I want you to put on these pearls, look at yourself in the mirror and remember that like this strand of pearls, we are bonded together by the beauty and bounty of love, which never fails."
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Oslo, Norway: Good clean fun!
Hot Springs on the go! is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates the Spa City. Spotlighting the extraordinary citizens and events happening in the area. Hot Springs history, the art scene, local restaurants, travel, outdoors, home design, fashion, weddings and events.
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Looking for a place to take the #family  #fishing?
Georgia’s coast sees an encore of fish September through March. By Rebecca McCormick [caption id=
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Sunrise on the beach never gets stale for me.
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Caves and campfires. What's old is new.
If you want the truth, I probably won’t read that carefully crafted travel press release. Or have time to respond to that glitzy invite to attend a lunch and presentation about your destination. And neither will most serious travel journalists or editors. 100 emails. That’s the average number I face on a good day, stacked up my inbox. And, if I’m honest, 99 of them probably never even get opened. The reasons range from boring, neuron-killing head...
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Some folks call it immersion learning. I call it fun!
Balfa Week is part of a growing trend in travel known as immersion-learning vacations, sometimes called “ed-ventures.”
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Looking for warmer weather? 
Hot Springs on the go! is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates the Spa City. Spotlighting the extraordinary citizens and events happening in the area. Hot Springs history, the art scene, local restaurants, travel, outdoors, home design, fashion, weddings and events.
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Forge meaning. Build identity.
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Geeky with a bluegrass twang.

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Ribbon #fish and lizard #fish from Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours. 
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International Travel Journalist
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Conference speaker.
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Hot Springs, AR
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International travel journalist.Avid angler. Coffee aficionado. Cellist. Fountain pen user. #luxury #wellness #adventure http://www.rebeccamccormick.me
Introduction
Rebecca McCormick is a full time multimedia travel journalist for newspapers, magazines and web sites. Her work has been featured by Fodors Travel, Gannett News Service, USATODAY.com, WSJ.com, Spirit magazine (Southwest Airlines' in-flight publication), GO! magazine, WEHCO Media, Inc., Miami Herald, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Canadian World Traveler Walton Sun, NYT.com, Belfast Telegraph, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Lake News, AAA Southern Traveler, Sea Island Life, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Celebrate Arkansas, Northeast Georgia Living, Weddings with Style, Hot Springs Life & Home, Hot Springs Village Voice, Gumbo magazine and others..


When not on the road, Rebecca manages Four Seasons String Quartet, the group with whom she plays cello for weddings and special events. 

Specialties

Luxury markets with special emphasis on arts and culture, wellness and soft adventure--especially fishing. Anytime. Anywhere.

Bragging rights
When I fish--which is as often as possible--I wear red lipstick and pearls. I feel good and the fish apparently like it, too.
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  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
    Liberal Arts
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Becky Bingham until 1991.
While visiting Orange Beach, we called on a Friday afternoon at 5:23 to ask an employee to clarify directions to the store, which were obviously incorrect on our GPS. "We're closed," she said abruptly. "Really?" I replied. "Your web site says you're open until 6pm on Friday." "Nope, 5:30," she answered. "And because of the holiday weekend (Thanksgiving), we're closing early." So we went to the US Post Office the next morning to spend our $32.
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