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Visiting Pike Place Market in Seattle: Throwing Fish and More

See photos and videos of this oldest operating farmer's market in the US. View fresh fruits, veggies, and flying fish. Entertainment, restaurants, etc., are here to enjoy.


Downtown Santa Fe "Longmire" Walking Tour

Love the TV series "Longmire"? You aren't alone. It was one of the most popular shows on television during its run. The bulk of the show was filmed in the Santa Fe, NM, area. If you find yourself in downtown Santa Fe, take a short walking tour and visit the filming sites in the city center.


The Best Hotels for a Good Walk in Las Vegas (All Indoors!)

If it's too hot to walk along the Las Vegas Strip, why not go for a walk in one of its many hotels? These are the best hotels for walking on the Strip.


50 Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of the best-kept secrets as a destination city. It's been tough shaking off its rough-and-tumble steel-producing days, but today it is a city worth visiting. And for those on a budget, Pittsburgh has plenty to do absolutely free.


Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, CA: Short Life and History

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.


Visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano: A Historic Site in San Antonio, TX

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.


Pittsburgh Christmas Lights Walking Tour

If you live in or are visiting Pittsburgh during Christmas time, be sure to catch the city's famed holiday lights. You can see the main attractions on foot in about an hour. It's fun, it's free and it's colorful.


What to See and Do in Helen, Georgia

Itinerary of a day trip to Helen, Georgia, focused on traveling with children and on a budget. Includes waterfalls, Charlemagne's Kingdom, Babyland General, and Mountain Fresh Dairy. Helton Creek Falls. Raven Cliff Falls. Anna Ruby Falls.


Visiting the Orange Show Foundation: Fantastic Folk Art in Houston

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!


The Moraga Steps: A Hidden Tourist Attraction in San Francisco

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.


The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya: A Buddhist Shrine in the Colorado Rockies

Information and photos of the Great Stupa Of Dharmakaya, a Buddhist shrine near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.


Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Actors Die to Get in Here!)

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.


Michigan Lighthouses on Lake Superior

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.


Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Dzibilchaltún in Mexico

Some information and photos of Dzibilchaltún, the small Mayan archeological site on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.


A Guide to Visiting Montréal, Canada

With nearly a dozen visits to Montréal under my belt, I know a thing or two about the place. Here's my guide to this modern North American city with a European vibe.


Rosenberg Arts Alliance: Enticing Public Art Benches Downtown

Thanks to the Rosenberg Arts Alliance, local artists have painted a number of outdoor benches in the historic downtown area.


Houston: Fascinating Facts and Information for Visitors

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!


3 Historic Sites in New York That Only Locals Know About

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.


The Somesville Bridge, Mount Desert Island's Most Photographed Bridge

Located in the charming historic village of Somesville on Mount Desert Island, the Somesville Bridge creates a stunning reflective panorama and is one of the most photographed bridges in Maine.


Landmark Williams Water Wall in Galleria Area of Houston

One of the most photographed places in Houston is the Williams Water Wall near the Galleria Shopping Mall. Wedding photos & more are taken there.


Cornelius Nursery: A Christmas Wonderland in Houston

Cornelius Nursery in Houston is worth visiting all year long. Still, at Christmastime, the sights, sounds, and smells of the season make it a fantasyland!


Chapel of St. Basil: An Architectural Beauty in Houston

The Chapel of St. Basil is an architectural marvel designed by architect Philip Johnson in 1997 located on the University of St.Thomas campus in Houston.


Red Queen's Attic: Antique Shopper's Delight in Rosenberg, TX

Red Queen's Attic is a large family-owned antiques and collectibles store in downtown Rosenberg, TX. The wide aisles and artful displays enable fun shopping.


Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park Houston

The Tim Bailey sculpture titled "Shady Grove" in Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park holds meaning for victims of crime. It is one of several notable sculptures in this park.


"Monument au Fantôme" by Jean Dubuffet in Downtown Houston

The "Monument au Fantôme" by Jean Dubuffet in Discovery Green Park, located in downtown Houston adds much to the public art scene in our art-loving city.


Visiting the Historic Washington Cemetery in Houston, Texas

Houston's historic Washington Cemetery was originally a German Cemetery. It has many beautiful gravestones, some of which date back to the 1800s.


Shady Lane Park: Shows Importance of Bayous in Houston

Shady Lane Park teaches people about the importance of bayous in the Houston area. It has nature-inspired playground equipment, a splash pad, a community center, and more.


Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace: A Houston Oddity

Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace, with its golden geodesic dome, is a Houston oddity. Although designated a non-profit entity, the construction ceased. Learn why here.


Little Cypress Creek Preserve: Wildlife Habitat in Cypress, TX

Located in Cypress, TX, the 58-acre Little Cypress Creek Preserve is a rustic nature reserve amid surrounding subdivisions. Birders like this place!


Paseo Park in Bellaire, TX: History and Beauty on Display

The pretty 6.5-acre Paseo Park is on the wide esplanade of Bellaire Boulevard in Bellaire, TX. It has a streetcar, art, clock, war memorial, and historical markers.


Houston Heights World War Two Memorial: Heartfelt Tribute

The Houston Heights WWII Memorial honors all those from the Heights who served their country, both living and dead, during that war. It is a beauty!


Exploring the "Texas Legacy" Sculpture and More at the Astrodome

The "Texas Legacy" sculpture is one of many beautiful Western sculptures near Carruth Plaza, the Astrodome and NRG Stadium in Houston. See photos here.


Roots the Salon, Houston: Murals Past and Present

View the delightful, eye-catching murals that have been painted on the side of the Houston hair salon called Roots the Salon, located in the Montrose area.


Congressman Bill Archer Park: Houston Dog Park Heaven!

Located in western Houston, Congressman Bill Archer Park is a popular dog park for both large & small canines. A small skate park is also located there.


Galveston, Texas: Historic Strand District, Harbor, and Tourism

Enjoy seasonal activities like Mardi Gras in Galveston, or hit the beaches, visit museums and historic houses, eat fresh seafood, take cruises, and more!


Houston Galleria Springtime Primavera Event

Primavera is an annual springtime event in the Houston Galleria mall. Landscaping companies set up displays all throughout the mall and bring the wonders of outdoors inside.


Mandell Park in Houston: Neighborhood Urban Harvest Oasis

Mandell Park is one of the many Urban Harvest community gardens in Houston located in the Montrose area. Community involvement has beautified this spot.


Visiting the Eastside Farmer’s Market in Houston

The Eastside Farmer's Market is held each Saturday from 8 AM to noon. In addition to fresh produce, there are flowers, food trucks, entertainment and more.


Zube Park: Houston Live Steamers Miniature Train Ride!

Once a month, there is a free miniature-train ride for everyone to experience in Zube Park located in Hockley, TX. See soccer fields and other amenities.


Teo Chew Temple: Located in Houston’s Chinatown

The Teo Chew Temple is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple located in southwest Houston. The Teochew people who came here from Vietnam operate this sanctuary.


Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire, TX: Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sculpture

One item that makes Evelyn's Park in Bellaire, TX, unique is the fantastic sculpture of Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Tea Party.


Theis Attaway Park: Small Nature Center in Tomball, Texas

Theis Attaway Park is a 4-acre nature preserve in Tomball, Texas, with a pond, observation platform, amphitheater, 1/4-mile trail, lawn area, and restrooms.


Silver Street Studios in Houston: Fun and Quirky Exterior Murals

There are many eye-catching murals painted on the exterior of the art studios at Silver Street Studios in Houston. Take a look and learn about the artists.


August Antiques Store in Houston Heights

August Antiques Store in the Houston Heights has a fantastic variety of items for sale, including salvaged windows and doors, religious articles, books, and more. The building also has history!


Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve: Nature Lover's Paradise in Houston

The 80-acres of Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve has forested areas + 40-acres of Marshall Lake. View wildlife, walk the trails, enjoy scout activities & more.


Listening Vessels at Houston Discovery Green Park

Listening Vessels are stone sound sculptures in downtown Houston's Discovery Green Park. People can sit and whisper and hear one another from 70 feet apart!


Glenwood Cemetery in Houston: Who’s Who of Spectacular Grave Sites

Plan a visit to Glenwood Cemetery in Houston (origin, 1871) to see opulent gravestones in a breathtaking setting. Many prominent people are buried here.


Antique Dolphin Fountain in Houston’s Lamar Park

One of Houston's oldest fountains, the antique dolphin fountain, is located in the half-acre Lamar Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood established in 1893.


Louise Nevelson Sculpture in Houston: "Frozen Laces - One"

"Frozen Laces - One" is a steel sculpture installation in downtown Houston created by well-known artist Louise Nevelson. See photos and videos about her life story.


Oyster Creek Park: Spectacular Beauty and Art in Sugar Land, Texas

Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land, Texas, is a beauty! Trails, spectacular water features, art, a pavilion, lawn spaces, and more delight people of all ages.