Japan's abandoned Hashima Island has a shameful history of exploitation and slavery since World War II.
Often called the "castle" by former inmates, the Ohio State Reformatory has a rich history spanning over 100 years. This eerie prison has appeared in numerous television shows, music videos, and movies, including The Shawshank Redemption. It is a popular site for paranormal investigations as well.
Sign up for a free boat tour of the Houston Ship Channel. Learn about one of the busiest ports in the nation. Ships come from all parts of the world.
Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tennessee, is beautiful at any time of the year, but cooler temperatures and smaller crowds add to the appeal of a late winter visit. Here is a look at some of the highlights of our January 2020 tour and a bit of Graceland history.
This article offers a practical guide with lots of top tips for planning a visit to the Gorkhii Terelj National Park tourist zone in Mongolia. The article includes many fantastic photos and provides an overview of what to expect from a 2-day tour from Ulaanbaatar with a local tour agency.
This article offers travel tips and advice for planning a one-day tour from Kiev to the Chernobyl exclusion zone and the evacuated city of Pripyat. Based on my own personal experience, I share photos of the area and we look at the various tour options and example itineraries and what to see and do.
Saguaro Cactus played a major role in the life of the original inhabitants of Southern Arizona. My wife and I recently spent a day in the desert with a group harvesting Saguaro fruit using ancient native tools under the direction of native guides.
Want to board an icebreaker, watch fish swim beneath a frozen river, and have a close encounter with a polar bear all without making the long trek to the Antarctic? Shiretoko is the place.
The Chicago skyline is an architectural masterpiece, and there is no better way to view it while hearing the history of the city than on Chicago’s Architecture River Cruise.
See the Northern lights with the Norwegian ferry company, Hurtigruten. It's a different experience from being aboard a traditional cruise liner; there are fewer passengers and lots of helpful, multi-lingual staff. This is having a holiday in slow-motion. Very restful and gentle.
Our tour began in east central Michigan and went north into the Upper Peninsula. There were several stops to pick up passengers on the way. There were food comps and free play at the casinos along the way.
A Columbian coffee tour is a wonderful (and delicious!) experience. My tour at Hacienda Venecia was one of the highlights of my time in the country. Here's why.
A visit to the Alhambra is a step back in time to a magical period of sultans, emirs, and the last Muslim dynasty in Spain. If you are visiting Granada, then you must visit the Alhambra.
The New Belgium Brewery is consistently rated as the top brewery tour in the Asheville area. Their fun and engaging tour guides will make your visit a memorable experience.
When I decided to plan a long weekend on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I found there was no easy-to-follow itinerary and lodging guide anywhere on the web—only a list of the distilleries to visit. I decided to create my own, tweaking it along the way!
For a fascinating look at the future of aviation, head to Everett for the Boeing Factory Tour. This amazing facility is home to Boeing’s latest aircraft, including the 777X and 787 Dreamliner.
Visiting nearby Mount Rushmore? Stop off in downtown Rapid City with the family for a fun self-guided tour and scavenger hunt. Street corners feature life-sized bronze statues of American Presidents.
If you are lucky enough to visit Napa Valley, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of a self-guided driving tour of the area.
Travel review of Kauai and Marriott Timeshare presentation. How to have a great trip for a fraction of the cost. Amazing photos and videos.
One can assend this "Purple Mountain Majesty" in a number of ways, from mountain climbing, cog railway and bus tours to auto racing. The views from the lofty top of Pikes Peak are worth it no matter how one gets there!
Cotton used to be king in the small scenic town of Montgomery, Texas. That is where we discovered the pretty Cork This! Winery. Learn about the winery plus the historic town.
It isn't hard to understand why people would wish to have wedding receptions and other events at Bernhardt Winery. It is gorgeous! See photos of it as well as bluebonnets and other wildflowers we saw on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.