Situated only 40 minutes south of Tulsa, Okmulgee is a small town rich in history and teeming with wildlife. This article outlines various Okmulgee attractions and points of interest.
A visit to see the petroglyphs at Celebration Park, Idaho makes a great day trip from Boise or surrounding towns.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a great family-friendly city to visit. There is no shortage of fun and educational sites that adults and children will love to visit. With a map in hand, these 10 sites will help ensure that you and your kids have a great time in Pittsburgh, PA.
In the Little Sahara desert, one can almost picture wandering camels, Arabian princes, and Egyptian sphinxes. This unique location is one of western Oklahoma's greatest treasures.
Sharks Cove offers some of the best scuba and snorkeling opportunities in Oahu. Located on the island's North Shore, rocky conditions mean you need to plan ahead and bring the correct equipment and footwear.
Yes, there are native Palm Trees in Oklahoma. This article describes the McCurtain palm, as well as a few other cold-hardy palm trees found in the state of Oklahoma.
An overview of the ten best beaches on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Essential information if you are planning a trip to any of the towns on the Cape and are wondering what beaches you should visit.
Kevin Newell is using the latest in hydroponic technology to operate his organic vegetable farm. He shares his methods with us.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked places to visit in Canada is Alberta. While most international travelers come to enjoy the night life of Toronto and Montreal or the beaches of B.C.'s West coast, Alberta has remained a relatively quiet province.
Hawai'i newspapers are an important part of island life. This hub provides a comprehensive overview of newspapers in Hawai'i, their web portals, subscription costs, and how to get free access.
National Parks and Monuments in the US showcase some of the most unique and stunning areas of this country. Because National Parks are often located far off the beaten path, and sometimes even in wilderness areas, visitors need to plan ahead to get the most out of their visits. These tips include information about lodging and safe exploration of National Parks. Photographs showcase some National Parks across the country.
Journey into Nevada's Carson Valley. Far removed from the big cities of Las Vegas and Reno, this secret valley is full of rivers, green grass, trees, and wildlife. Close to Lake Tahoe and Carson City, this area is feast for the eyes.
For Halloween, these are the weirdest miniature golf courses you can imagine. They include monsters, a Rube Goldberg machine, a rock band, 3-D glasses, and even depictions of eternity.
There are many unique and stunningly beautiful places across Oklahoma, but some of these amazing sights can't be seen from the ground. Join me on a satellite tour of some of the state's strangest sights.
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is a must-see destination. I hope you will enjoy this travel essay about the park's features, complete with photos and tips on how to make the most of your visit.
Among the exciting activities and events in New York City are a few that stand out as the coolest of the cool. Here are the best things to do in NYC for comic-lovers, history buffs, movie addicts, theater-lovers and the generally cool!
Avoid the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach when it is crowded, as the price of admission is high and the aquarium is quite small. The time spent waiting in line was easily double the time spent actually viewing the attractions. A review of the aquarium in Myrtle Beach, with our personal experiences during Spring Break with large crowds.
A traveler could spend an entire year in Pennsylvania and not see the end of it. The Keystone State is full of history, culture, diversity, arts, music, festivals, landscapes, mountains, visitor attractions and hidden treasures. Here are some of the must unusual.
The Caribbean carries its own tales of hauntings. It's not just fun in the sun. So before your vacation begins in the beautiful Caribbean islands read about duppy and other hauntings that are found in the beautiful Caribbean islands like Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and more.
A guide to help you make the most of a vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. The city of St. Augustine, FL is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Florida south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine offers the perfect place to relax, as well as learn some early American history.
Downtown Vancouver has some beautiful scenery. The city is located by the ocean and close to mountains. It offers many attractions and photo opportunities and is always interesting to visit.
Nestled in the Tonto National Forest are the Indian ruins of a cliff dwelling ancient people, the Salado. Tonto National Monument is home to a 700 year old cliff dwelling overlooking a lush valley.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs has beautiful sandstone rocks with an incredible history of formation and erosion. I frequented this park often when I was young and its beauty enraptured me. Read more to find out why.
Southern Minnesota for the most part consists of corn and bean fields with a not so interesting landscape. Minneopa, however, is a charming little State Park with a waterfall and Bison range.
Find out clean and free bathroom services along California's Interstate 15, from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. It doesn't have to be a "crap shoot".
Just west of St. Michaels, the small towns of Tilghman Island and Claiborne are time capsules of the past. The quaint MD towns offer historic architecture, great fishing, and beautiful water views.
Visiting St. Augustine on a budget? Get helpful advice on how to enjoy the oldest city in US, from sights and parking to eating out.
If you want to RV to one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the United States, you must take this vacation up the Pacific Coast Highway. It's an 1,100-mile dream trip that you will never forget.
Fans of Americana are enjoying a new craze sweeping across rural America—barn quilts. Learn how organizations have increased tourism in small towns across America by showcasing barn quilts.
Discover 100 things to do in Orlando, Florida, including theme parks, resorts, shopping, museums, sports, nightlife, Central Florida beaches, natural parks and what to do when it rains.
Oklahoma has some of the most fascinating WPA structures in the country. The town of Poteau is full of them! Take a look back to see how they were made and what they're used for today.
Downtown Vancouver in British Columbia is a wonderful place to explore with a camera. Spring is especially attractive as cherry blossoms and other flowers bloom. The flowers, the architecture, and the special events traditionally held in spring are very enjoyable to photograph.
Seeing these life-sized statues of passengers and overhearing their conversations as they would have taken place years ago is like stepping back in time. This and more can be enjoyed at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
Take a glass-bottomed boat ride on crystal clear water. See animals living freely in lush, jungle-like settings. The Tarzan movies and Sea Hunt were filmed here in beautiful Silver Springs.
The Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, with the surrounding historic mill area in the City of Paterson, has been designated as America’s 45th National Historical Park, the 397th unit of the National Park System. A spectacular natural wonder, the Great Falls also played a key role in American history as the centerpiece of the first planned industrial center in the U.S.
Find a mixture of nature and history at a place that took ages to build. Just ten miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Natural Bridge State Park promises each visitor an amazing journey.
You do not have to be Catholic, or believe in the purported healing powers of Father Duffy's Well, to appreciate the story of this Catholic priest and his little roadside spring.
If you are planning a visit to Washington, D.C., then one of the most important stops is a visit to the U.S. Capitol—one of the most important and recognizable landmarks in the world. Read on to find out some history, area information, and helpful tips so your visit is a success!
Including history of the C.H. Moore estate in Clinton, Illinois, the development of the annual Apple 'n Pork Festival, and tips for visiting!
On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is an old barge stuck in the river just above the falls. Here is the true story of the men who were on that barge in 1918 and their incredible rescue.
If you are coming to San Francisco with your family, here are some great activities and must-sees in our beautiful city!
Sea kayaking through caves and over kelp forests at this National Park off the coast of Southern California is a magnificent experience. Read on to find out more about this family-friendly activity.
Visiting Pioneer Saloon in Nevada is like stepping back in time about 100 years. It has a colorful history of cowboys, gunfights, gamblers, miners, actors, actresses, girls of the night, and ghosts.
Are there fun things for teens to do in Las Vegas? Of course there are! I have loads of ideas for ways teens can have fun in Vegas!
The historic Houston National Cemetery with a hemicycle and carillon tower holding 330 bells is amazing! Ponds throughout the space add much beauty. Join me for a virtual tour of this incredible place.
Written by a local San Franciscan, this article provides the top things to visit in San Francisco and includes original photography and maps.
Don't wonder about what to do in Waco, Texas. There are museums, lots of park space, bowling alleys, sporting events, a range of restaurant types and there is lots of water - Lake Waco and the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. With all of these features, Waco has something for everyone.
Located among the rolling hills of southern Ohio, Salt Fork State Park offers breathtaking landscapes, a variety of outdoor recreational activities, and a little bit of history.
Traveling Michigan lighthouses—in this article, we will visit Muskegon, Grand Haven, Big Red, and South Haven lighthouse. Join me as I travel to the lighthouses in Michigan.
Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a wonderful place to observe birds and flowers. The park also offers many other attractions for visitors.
If you are a nature lover and are planning to visit Florida, you’re in luck. There are so many great nature centers and wildlife preserves located throughout the South Florida area. Start planning your Florida trip now...
The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival begins each year on Easter Sunday and lasts all week. Tickets get sold out within days, however, so if you're interested in going to this event, be sure to reserve them ahead of time.
The National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Museum system, is located on 8th and F Streets and features presidential portraits, historical, and contemporary portraiture.
San Juan Bautista is one of the lesser-known, but also the largest, of 21 California missions. Built in 1797 and still active today, this well-preserved church evokes a feeling of life in earlier days. The plaza and surrounding structures are part of a state park that is well worth a visit.
Is it safe to vacation in Jamaica? Read on to find out. This article includes crime statistics and an analysis of the causes of crime in Jamaica.
Everyone is familiar with Graceland, the Grand Ole Opry, the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and the Great Smoky Mountains, but what about all the great things in between?
When traveling to the City by the Bay, many vacationers flock to typical tourist attractions like Alcatraz, Pier 39, and the famed Golden Gate Bridge. If you're looking for places a little less ordinary, yet still stunning and less crowded, check out these five hidden gems.
Oregon is a place of both natural and cultural beauty. Having lived there for several years, I experienced many of the best places in Oregon. I have chosen to share these experiences with you!
The Philadelphia Magic Gardens is a mosaic wonderland of intricate and unique art by Isaiah Zagar. Don't miss a visit to this labyrinth of tile, mirror shards, glass bottles, and bicycle wheels.
San Diego is a city in southern California, near the border of Mexico about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Los Angeles. It is a port of entry and the seat of San Diego county. It was named for San Diego (St. James) de Alcalá
Tour vineyards and taste award-winning Napa Valley wines at one or all of these top-notch wineries! Enjoy picturesque landscapes, educational tours, beautiful architecture, modern art, and world-class wines!
Galveston, Texas has so much more to offer than meets the eye. History, ghosts, friendly people, and so much more!
The Ringling Brothers Art Museum & Circus Collection is definitely worth viewing if you travel to Sarasota, Florida. The Ringling's winter home is on the same grounds. Plan to spend some time!
In search of nature in the Bay Area? Marin Headlands, Mt. Tamalpais, Samuel P. Taylor Park, Point Reyes, and Tomales Bay are all state and national parks within a two-hour drive of San Francisco.
Discovering beautiful places in California compels sheer gratitude for living in such a fertile, lush and majestic State. Some of these places I have listed are jaw-dropping and must-see adventures. If you can stay a couple of days, more the better. Each location has so much to see.
Travel agents and guide books alike will tell you of the beauty of Hawaii: the year-round neon greenery, the healing Pacific Ocean, the buttery tropical breezes, and the excess of exotic fruit. All good and fine, but take it from me, what you need...
The next time you're on the island of Oahu, or even if you have lived there for years, why not include a visit to one of the many botanical gardens around the island?
Plan now for your singles or family tours of Autumn Wonder. Many state and national parks are free access and one autumn train ride for leaf-peeping in New Hampshire may be exactly what you want. Even California offers deciduous forests that change color dramatically in parks that the public saved from closure with their donations and volunteer efforts.
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!
Trumpeter Swans are found in the Midwest, but during several months each year, a certain large population of them call an area near Heber Springs, Arkansas, their winter home.
This is a must read before you visit Crazy Mountain Ranch, The Marlboro Ranch in Montana. This will be a trip of a lifetime. Going in the winter of 2014 was fantastic! Prepare yourself to be amazed!
To celebrate my three year anniversary as an expat in Costa Rica, I wanted to share with everyone my list of 10 things I love most about living in Costa Rica. Here is my list in no particular order.
Star of the Sea, a historic 85-year-old church, houses an incredible display of hand-painted murals that preserve and tell a fascinating story of the people of Kalapana.
These buildings, which are set against a dramatic backdrop of rock outcroppings, housed soldiers back in the days when covered wagons filled with pioneers were heading west and needed protection from raiding Indians.
Learn all about the best beach in the U.S. and find out why it's the perfect spot for a family beach vacation! Photos and videos are included.
Apparently some natives are offended by this article. This is not for them. Please read this before you make a move to Ojai! I will leave some of the nasty comments to show you the truth. Have fun!
Charleston, South Carolina is one of those cities where you need at least a few days to sample what this gem has to offer. Enjoy these things to do in Charleston, SC
Mission San José is one of five missions of San Antonio, TX that showcases beautiful Spanish architecture. A free guided tour explains how missionaries and their converts lived.
If you’ve been planning a trip to the Florida Keys, you’ve probably seen a lot of promotional material put out by the various tourist industries. You may be excited about catching amazing fish or scuba diving or snorkeling to see lots of...
Photos, directions, and information about places worth visiting when staying off-season in Brian Head, Utah
The "Houston" sculpture created by Mac Whitney is located in Stude Park near Studemont in Houston, TX. Installed along the White Oak Bayou, there are hiking and biking trails that extend for 7.4 miles. A community center in the park offers many amenities in addition to other art found there.
Looking for rooftop bars and lounges in Manhattan with amazing views of NYC? Then look no further! This article reviews twelve of the best bars and lounges in New York.
Experience the majesty and wonder of wild horses on Assateague Island, complete with a great gallery of stunning wild horses.
Is it possible to have a jungle, a rainforest, and an ocean, all in the desert? Yes, and all under glass. Take a virtual tour here and find information to help you plan your own visit.
Of the many attractions in Northern Arizona, native American culture is featured extraordinarily here. This museum ranks as one of the best in the nation. Don't miss it!
Las Olas Boulevard is Fort Lauderdale's finest street. With exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants & luxurious facilities, it can be expensive. But you can enjoy this fabulous area on a budget.
These spectacular scenic grounds boast mature live oak trees and a creek dotted with swans and peacocks. These features and more have had us returning to Los Patios year after year. It is no wonder many brides choose this spot for wedding photos!
Learn about Charleston's award-winning Waterfront Park and what the site has to offer residents and visitors alike.
Dallas is the second-largest city in Texas. Situated on the Trinity River on the rolling prairie of the state's north central plain, it is approximately 225 miles (360 km) northwest of Houston
You may have heard a lot about West Virginia—the stunning mountains and forests, the wonderful hiking trails, the fresh, crisp air—but there are some places in West Virginia that are truly creepy.
Whether it is history that interests you, leisure and tourist attractions, places to eat and drink, or just hanging out on the beach, St Augustine has something for you.
An overview of the Redneck Riviera, including Mexico Beach, Panama City, Ft. Walton Beach, and Destin, Fl. Photos and videos included!
Ideas on what to check out, where to stay, and what to skip on your visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
St. Michaels, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is a quaint town on Rt 322 just off Route 50. The water oriented town offers cute shops, great biking, and walking, as well as historical MD architecture.
Traveling through the Yucatan, one of the main attractions is the great pyramid at Chichen Itza. During the equinoxes, the shadow of the serpent Kukulcan is seen descending its stairs.
Brucemore Mansion, Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site, preserves a piece of Cedar Rapids' history. Learn more about this historic house, the families who called it home, and its current role in the community.
Mount Vernon Place is one of Baltimore's most beautiful neighborhoods. The walkable area is home to a variety of architectural styles as well as the Washington Monument.
This beautiful island, located just off the coast of Rhode Island, is a great destination for those who love the beach and the great outdoors.
Abandoned Pennsylvania resorts of the '70s and '80s: Buck Hill Inn, Unity House, Pocono Gardens. Period love-nest decor like heart-shaped tubs, mirrored and carpeted walls, and shag rugs.
Thanksgiving is one of the most fun and festive days to experience in New York City, and with some planning, it will be one of your most memorable holidays for years to come.
Often overlooked, the Sunset and Richmond districts of San Francisco are fascinating neighborhoods with much to offer for visitors and locals alike.
A guide to visiting Charleston, SC . The city of Charleston is a lovely place to take a vacation. If you have never had the chance to see Charleston, you should plan to visit there the next time you have a chance to take a vacation. It is well worth the trip!
Explore Lynden, Washington, home to one of the largest Dutch American communities in the United States. The city's Dutch Heritage is reflected in its storefronts, signage, and architecture.
You don't have to drive all the way to the coast to see a perfect sunset. I've compiled a list of the best sunset spots that are all within a close driving distance from downtown PDX.
Swilling's Mills and Pile-Of-Bones are two of the worst city names ever. Learn how five communities ran their old names out of town. See if you can figure out their new names before we tell you!
This article will help you find the best place to snorkel, surf, play volleyball or build a sand castle on your vacation in Hawaii as well as help you get there with maps. Enjoy your vacation to one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Cherry Springs State Park is a showplace for the Northern Lights. Every 11 years, sunspot activity increases to maximum, allowing the Northern Lights to be seen even more often.
Get all the information you need to plan a visit to the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This beautiful Victorian-era home was once the residence of William Skinner and his family.
These garden domes are the crown jewel of Mitchell Park. Summer or winter, one can enjoy the tropics, desert plants, and seasonal plantings and decor.
It all started here! If you are visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina make it a priority to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This site is an amazing piece of American history.
There is more to explore in areas outside of the common tourist areas. Mountain Barrios and seaside towns dot the Puerto Rican landscape.
From the early 1920's until 1939, Tulsa was booming with life and money. Throughout downtown Tulsa, Art Deco buildings were springing up almost overnight. You can still visit many of them today. Read on to find out where!
There's so much to do in Lancaster County, PA! Here you can read about local markets, horse-and-buggy rides, Amish buffets, and more; and take a little picture tour of my most recent visit to Amish country.
Thinking about moving to Florida? Here are four reasons living in Florida is wonderful. The Sunshine state is a wonderful blend of fun, sun, friends and family and you are sure to love it.
Cowlington was a brief town in a heavy floodplain, but the history of this Oklahoma town is fascinating. Cowlington is a good reflection of the hardships towns faced in early day Oklahoma.
It's hard to figure out what to do on a rainy day. I have provided a list for St. Louisian's and visitors alike. I hope this list will give you some ideas of things to do in St. Louis on a rainy day.
Another great kayaking spot on Florida's gulf coast is the Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. Located in Port Richey just north of Tampa this unknown gem offers great scenery and amazing wildlife.
Mesa Verde, Spanish for "Green Table", was established as a National Park by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, with the purpose to "preserve the works of man". It was the first one of this kind.
Explore Dry Tortugas, one of the most remote and least visited parks in the U.S. National Park system. Learn the park's fascinating history, find out how to get there, and start planning your trip today.
There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do in downtown Dallas. After all, the DFW metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Whatever it is that you are into, whether it be shopping, history, nature, or the nightlife--Dallas has something for everyone. Downtown Dallas is packed full of interesting things to do and see.
The Cranberry Lake 50 trail is a 50-mile wilderness backpacking route that passes through the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks, offering solitude and great scenery.
If you're looking for a weekend getaway or a vacation spot that is off the beaten path, look no further than this charming little Tennessee town.
No visit to San Antonio, Texas is complete without a tour of the Alamo, site of the most important battle for the Republic of Texas. It was once a mission and is now a shrine. "Remember the Alamo"!
Ever been in a strange town while traveling and wondered where you could find a short hike just right for stretching one's legs and possibly also close to a picnic spot or a place to buy food? If you ever come to North San Luis Obispo County, I have such a walk for you along a river in Paso Robles, around a lake in Atascadero, and in the woods beside a vineyard in Templeton. All are close to the 101 Freeway through the North County. Enjoy.
Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.
Summer in Chicago brings a wealth of activities and events that are great for visitors, tourists, and residents alike. Try some of these great ideas for fun activities in Chicago in August.
The Big Island of Hawaii has many locations where you can camp. This page tells you about the best places to camp and also what you need to bring, what amenities are there, and how to obtain permits. Whether you want to camp on a beach or close to the volcano, this article is for you.
The Sandoway House Nature Center has been educating visitors of all ages on the diverse marine life of southeast Florida since they first opened their doors in 1998. It's definitely worth a visit next time you're in Delray Beach!
In 2014, my friends from Japan came to visit the island of Oahu and so during my free time on my days off from work, we got to go and do the usual tourist things that tourists do and so I got to play tourist. I really like it because sometimes being...
If you're looking for an outdoor adventure while visiting southeast Florida, consider visiting one of these wonderful nature and wildlife centers. They offer a great break from the beach.
The Riviera Maya has become a favorite tourist destination over the past half century. It's sure to please, and can be enjoyed without breaking the bank!
In this well-lit cave, one gets to see beautiful formations in close-up fashion, unlike the experience one gets in much larger caves. My girlfriend and I were very happy that we stopped here and would recommend this gem of a cave to anyone. Enjoy the photos and videos!
The absolute best things to see in San Antonio—tips from a real Texan on where to go and what to do in the Alamo City!
An absolutely amazing number of bronze sculptures are displayed in public locations throughout Loveland, Colorado. Read on for photos and videos of this incredible place.
There is a place in Southeast Oklahoma that conjures tales of medieval knights, wholesome princesses, and glorious adventures. This is a brief history of the Captain's Castle built by J. E. Reynolds.
Our latest trip to the Tampa area took us to the turquoise waters and beautiful sandy beach of Caladesi Island for a morning of kayaking, beach combing and wildlife viewing.
Millions of people visit Hawaii every year, and there are hundreds of places to go on Oahu alone. Find out which places not to miss on Oahu to get the most out of your trip.
Getting your mail is one of many things you need to plan for when traveling. This article shares easy ways for you to receive your mail no matter where you are or how long you plan to be away from home.
History of the Nauset Beach lighthouse, which is the famous logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips. The lighthouse was moved to prevent it from falling off the cliff due to beach erosion.
If you're into antiques and collectibles, then welcome to the Brimfield Antique Show, the largest outdoor show of its kind in the world. If you can't find it here, you're just not looking hard enough.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a great place to RV. You can camp near the beach at private campgrounds or at one of the four campgrounds on the National Seashore. Read on for information and tips for camping near the beach and driving on the sand.
Kahe Point Beach, called Electric Beach because of its proximity to a local power plant, is a fantastic place to snorkel in Oahu. Warm water vented from the power plant attracts marine life of all kinds, but you have to be a confident swimmer to snorkel Electric Beach. Learn how to find the water vents and congregating fish, as well as tips on how to stay safe.
This is my report of the Charleston Museum and the two historic houses that decorate Charleston, South Carolina.
Twenty wise sayings translated from Saint Kitts Creole to English. They offer wise counsel and laughter simultaneously. Meanwhile, repeating them helps to keep the language and the culture alive.
Although the Bay Area can be expensive, it ain't cheap for a reason. Discover new and exciting thrills from Wine Country to Sausalito and everything in-between.
Choosing where to stay in a city can be hard! This list of pros and cons to staying along the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, should help you decide if it's the spot for you.
Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula, affectionately known to Michiganders as "the little finger" of the "mitten," is an area of great beauty and many attractions.
The big difference in this canyon and the "grand" one in Arizona besides overall size is the fact that one can drive into Palo Duro Canyon and see things close up as my mother and I did. See many photos of its beauty here in this hub.
Big bets, fun in the sun, and partying until daylight, Vegas is a great place to take a quick weekend trip to get away from it all and it doesn’t have to come with an uber expensive price tag.
Pahoa Village is an old plantation town on the Big Island. Interesting historic buildings, eclectic shopping/dining choices, and friendly local folks make this quaint little town a must visit.
If you want to take a fun (and potentially very profitable) vacation with your family, why not try digging for diamonds at the world's only diamond mine that is open to the public?
The day I spent with family at the Shelby Gardens was one of the most beautiful I've ever had. Take a tour with me and see why it was so special.
This beautiful nature preserve, located close to Chicago, is perfect for a stroll around the lake or for nature viewing.
How artists portray the people who pay them to create portraits can tell us much about the times and lifestyles of their subjects. View 12 different portraits by famous artists in this article.
Thinking of moving to either Portland, Oregon or Austin, Texas? Can't decide which is better? Let me help! Here are seven ways that I think these two cities are similar.
Planning a visit to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? There are a few things you should avoid so your trip doesn't get spoiled. But don't be fooled, there are loads of fun things to do in this great city as well.
Evergreen Cemetery is the City of Muskegon's second pioneer's cemetery and features the gravesites of many of the city's founding families.
Florida has three of the top 10 beaches in the country including the number one of 2008, the Caladesi beach. Top ten beaches in florida with pictures, links and description.
Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan has always been a pearl among dune coastline tourist spots. Secluded from noisy development, it remains pristine thanks to well-established preservation societies.
I gold panned for free on the South Fork American River in Coloma, and got to see the area where 49ers did their California gold digging. This is also where John Sutter’s partner, James Marshall, found gold at the sawmill.
Planning a visit to Seattle and the great Pacific Northwest? Check out all you need to know to make your visit to the Space Needle a memorable one. This iconic symbol of Seattle is a must visit.
After spending many summers in the Great Smoky Mountains and its gateway cities—Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg—I've visited lots of fun attractions in the area, but these six activities are my all-time favorites.
Many movies were filmed in Jamaica! Visit to see the beach from the white bathing suit scene in Dr. No, Dr. Kananga's cave in Live and Let Die, the beach from Knight and Day, and more!
Nashville is a popular city not only for their history but also for their music and entertainment venues. If you haven't considered a visit to Music City before, I hope that you consider it now...
See the Colonel William Barret Travis monument, Confederate soldier gravestones, distinctive Woodmen markers and more in this historic cemetery which dates back to 1853 in Chappell Hill, TX.
A historic gem tucked in a deep mountain valley at the edge of the Pocono region affords Jim Thorpe, PA easy access from all points of the compass.
Burning Man is held once a year in the middle of the Nevada desert in a city that vanishes back into the dust at the festival's close. It's like Brigadoon, only with art, music, and way more fun.
One of the neatest things we've discovered on our Florida vacations were these Gulf stilt houses! Learn more about their history and how to visit below.
Arizona contains a rich diversity of desert landscapes, a few of which I have visited. Take a little journey with me through this beautiful state.
St. Mary's City in Southern Maryland was the first English colony in the U.S. to grant freedom of religion. Historic St. Mary's is a living history museum and the campus of St. Mary's College of MD.
Here's a guide to all of the fun that Three Lakes has to offer, including fishing, wine tasting and wakeboarding.
Imagination, science and history come alive for all ages in South Dakota when you visit an active paleontological dig site for wooly mammoth bones. An hour from Mount Rushmore, this is a must see!
There's a palpable, gritty vitality when you visit Philadelphia, sort of like a conglomeration of the old and new hitting you all at once.
Fall or winter are great times to travel and visit places that are normally busy during the height of summer! As tourist season winds down, here are some great reasons to visit Gettysburg off-season!
As a resident of San Marcos, Texas, and an avid live-music aficionado, here are my top five live-music venues here in San Marcos.
I hope my review of Lake Hartwell's River Forks Recreation Area in Anderson, SC will help you decide if this recreation area is right for you and your family.
Rock climbing, cozy puppet shows, gondola rides and lots more make Central Park the perfect addition to your list of things to do on your next NYC family vacation. Here are the best spots in Central Park for kids.
Tarzan Falls is a moderately difficult hike that is easy to find and follow. Only about half an hour away from the major hotel district, the Tarzan Falls hike is the perfect way to spend half a day.
My mother and I enjoyed seeing these historic, thick adobe structures that have stood the test of time. American Indian and Spanish influences are easily viewed in this capital city.
At an elevation of 2,000 feet on the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano, Kalopa Native Forest State Park is a hidden gem! The 100-acre rainforest contains an incredible number of rare, endemic species of trees, shrubs, and plants that exist nowhere else in the world, only here on the islands of Hawaii.
Giants of the American roadside. They have a story to tell. Here are the ten most famous of these gigantic icons of Americana.
Isaac Hale Beach Park is located in Pohoiki Bay on the east side of the Big Island. This small, 2-acre park gets quite crowded during weekends and holidays as many local residents flock here for picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boating, and surfing. There are tidal pools and a geothermal warm pond to explore.
The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a popular vacation destination in the Eastern United States. While it's beautiful, it can get pricey. The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money at the Outer Banks to have a good time. From a National Wildlife Refuge to a Lighthouse, here's a look at a number of fun and free things to do in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.