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A Photo Tour of The Elms: Our Favorite Newport Mansion

The Elms may not get the notoriety that The Breakers gets, but it’s just as stunning and with its beautifully landscaped backyard has become our favorite Newport mansion to visit.


Pella, Iowa: Dutch Heritage, Tulip Time, and More!

From wooden shoes to windmills—including the tallest working windmill in the U.S.—there is plenty to see in the lovely Dutch town of Pella, Iowa. Enjoy specialty food and thousands of tulips each springtime.


"The Hill" Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri

A look into the background and some highlights of "The Hill," a popular and historically Italian American neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri.


Tonquin Beach and Third Beach Near Tofino BC

In this article, I recall many trips that I have taken out to the Tonquin Beach area and the small trail network you find there on the outskirts of Tofino, British Columbia.


8 Free Things to Do When Visiting Newport, RI

Despite its reputation as a playground for the wealthy, there are plenty of free things to do in Newport to make your visit an amazing experience without busting your budget.


Quigley's Castle: Fun and Historic Attraction in Eureka Springs, AR

Visitors to Quigley's Castle will walk away in wonder. Folk art rises to an entirely new level here! Plantings inside and outside of this unique residence merge with vast collections on display in unique ways.


Visiting Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located on the beautiful grounds of the Newport Casino and offers visitors a look back at the history of the game and its most celebrated players.


8 Ways to Have the Best Girls' Weekend in Cape May, NJ

From staying in the right neighborhood to planning a fun photoshoot, here's a list of ways to have a relaxing and low-key weekend with your girlfriends.


10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mexico City

Mexico City—vibrant, colorful, and sometimes a little chaotic—is a culturally rich destination. This article lists and looks at 10 reasons to visit.


How to Spend a Day in Washington D.C.

From the musts to the mehs, here are a few ideas for how to spend a day in the nation's capital.


10 Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a large and surprisingly varied city in northeast Florida and a great place to visit. The city has an interesting history, beaches nearby, and plenty of restaurants and theatres. This article looks at 10 fun things to do in Jacksonville.


No Kids? Hate History? A Williamsburg Vacation Can Still Be for You

This article shares things to do in Williamsburg and its nearby towns when you are not interested in reenactments or history.


10 Fun Things to Do in Tampa, Florida

Located on the west side of central Florida, Tampa is a fun city with an interesting history. This article looks at 10 things to do in this vibrant conurbation.


Things to Do in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy is a charming town in the North Carolina foothills with many things to do, whether you are visiting due to a love of the Andy Griffith show, or while you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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.


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.


Telge Park: Charming Neighborhood Park With History in Cypress, Texas

Cypress Creek runs through the historic 111-acre Telge Park. A children's playground, restrooms, and a trail are in the wooded park. Learn about the history of this area here.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Link-Lee Mansion: Historic Houston Landmark at University of St. Thomas

The impressive and historical Link-Lee Mansion now serves as the executive office of the University of St. Thomas in Houston. It started as a private home in 1912.