Learn much about the Spanish, then Mexican, expansion of influence in California through mission settlements. San Francisco Solano was the last of these missions, named after a saint.
Howard Park is one of those true hidden gems that offers a beautiful beach area combined with a wonderful multipurpose park that has something for everyone.
Part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano is known for its bell tower. Part of it is in ruins. See photos and videos.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or walk up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and be amazed by views over Palm Beach and the Tasman Sea. Or maybe just relax on Bondi Beach, picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden or enjoy the idyllic Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.
Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) was one of my favourite cities in South East Asia. For me, it was my introduction to Vietnamese culture and food and it holds a special place in my heart. Here are some things I would recommend trying while visiting this wonderful city.
The Orange Show Foundation is an homage to the imagination and creativity of Jeff McKissack. Built on Houston's east side, you must see this to believe it!
Any trip to Udon Thani is incomplete without seeing the Thai-Chinese Cultural Center. Located near the center of Udon City's nightlife, the Cultural Center has displays about the history of the Thai-Chinese community in Udon. It also has a small Chinese-style garden with a pond of colorful fish.
Antelope Island State Park is mesmerizing. Situated in the Great Salt Lake, it's one of the most breathtaking places I have visited in the beehive state of Utah. The island is a picturesque backdrop for hiking and wildlife viewing.
Located on the banks of the Mekhong River in upper northeastern Thailand, Nong Khai is the gateway to Laos. This article introduces five Nong Khai tourist attractions, including temples, an Indo-China market, a river cruise, a crocodile farm, and a scenic view of the Mekhong from a skywalk.
Amsterdam has an impressive number and range of museums, as well as its own Museum Quarter. The challenge is choosing which ones to explore. Read on to find out about 10 of the best and start making your list. One trip will not be enough. You will be left wanting to plan a return visit to see more.
My family and I take regular vacations to Universal Orlando in Florida. I've ridden every ride in the park and seen every attraction. Here's a ranking of the rides from my point of view.
The Moraga Steps located in the Sunset district of San Francisco are a hidden tourist attraction. This little-known site is far away from other tourist attractions and offers a beautiful view of the city and the ocean from the top.
Sculpture, gallery and bridge in one; such is the signature building, The Twist, in the middle of art collector Christian Sveaas's sculpture park at Kistefos. The beautiful building designed by the Danish star architects at Bjarke Ingels Group is a must-see for art and architecture lovers.
If you are ever in Moline, Illinois, and would like to learn about the farming history and view modern-day equipment plus antique items, visit the John Deer Pavilion. What John Deere started is fantastic, and now is used worldwide. Admission is free!
Food and drink are vital ingredients of a great tourist experience, but how can you enjoy your time in Amsterdam, whilst not overspending on refreshments? Read on to find out how to achieve this. Pick up some money-saving tips along the way and learn about our favorite eating places in Amsterdam.
Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and offers visitors stunning views, miles of hiking trails, and a wonderful mountain top experience.
The West Pasco Historical Society Museum, located in New Port Richey, contains a vast collection of artifacts and antiques on display documenting over 100 years of life here on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
In 2015, Bolivia was the third least visited country in South America. But the heart of South America has so much to offer to those who come to explore the complicated backdrop of rich colors and diverse landscapes. Consider just five things that await you in Bolivia.
Amsterdam is characterized by its waterways. This article focuses on the different forms of water-based activity in the city. Discover the canal tour to suit you and find out about different floating transport options. Take a virtual water trip around Amsterdam without getting your feet wet.
The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure boasts more than 1,200 animals that you can see as you drive through the park in the comfort and safety of your vehicle.
Well-known philanthropists Gus and Lyndall Wortham have a park and a fountain bearing their name in two distinct areas of Houston. See what makes each unique and special, and learn some Houston history.
A guide to finding elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado. Information on where to see elk in all four seasons along with photos.
Information and photos of the Great Stupa Of Dharmakaya, a Buddhist shrine near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
Read about my visit to Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is a cemetery like no other—full of burial places for loved ones, monuments to famous Hollywood actors, cultural and entertainment center, garden beauty, classic architecture, sites on National Register of Historic Places, and more.
The elegant and richly furnished Pittock Mansion, now a historic house museum, sits up high on a hill overlooking Portland, Mount Hood, and the Cascade mountains. See photos and videos.
Amsterdam, the 'Venice of the North', is a great destination for a city break. But city breaks can get expensive. Read on to discover a list of free things to do that will enhance your time in Amsterdam without costing anything. Experience city life outside and under cover in Amsterdam for free.
Of all the Michigan Lighthouses, those on Lake Superior stand alone. Lake Superior is a cold, deep lake that often acts more like an ocean and has claimed more lives than any other Michigan Lake. Join me as I travel up the shipwreck coast exploring the lighthouses along the way.
Some information and photos of Dzibilchaltún, the small Mayan archeological site on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
This article serves as a travel guide for Slovenia's Alpine wonderland—with pristine emerald rivers and stunning gorges and valleys, it is perfectly suited for all levels of adventures during the summer.
In addition to three community parks, the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, TX, maintains many miles of channels as well as interconnecting trails. See photos and learn about the parks here.
Thanks to the Rosenberg Arts Alliance, local artists have painted a number of outdoor benches in the historic downtown area.
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is one of the largest of such parks in all of Texas. If you are a skateboarder, you will definitely wish to see this fantastic place near Houston.
This Houston gallery features modernist artists from the 1900s to the present day.
Learn about the countless things that make living in Houston or visiting this large metropolitan city worthwhile. We have an abundance of things to see and do here!
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum on the eastern side of the state and Forest Lawn to the west are two historic NY sites worth visiting.