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  • This is a brief but very complete review of the Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. We stayed here in 2010. I offer this review to help make your vacation choice easier.

    Ocean Creek Resort Review

    Ocean Creek Resort Review

    by Jason Poquette11

  • In this article we explore 13 out of the literally thousands of amazing things to do in Canada—one amazing thing for each province and territory.

    13 Amazing Things to Do in Canada

    13 Amazing Things to Do in Canada

    by Stephen Barnes8

  • If you're looking for things to do in Phoenix AZ, you're not alone. Even though Phoenix is a huge city, I always hear people complain that they can't think of anything to do. Well, this list of things to do in Phoenix AZ is your cure. You'll find...

    Things to do in Phoenix AZ

    Things to do in Phoenix AZ

    by collector3

  • What do you do with an old, weed-infested concrete bridge with no discernible use? You turn it into a one-of-a-kind flowering landmark. Welcome to The Bridge of Flowers, the pride of Shelburne Falls.

    Visiting the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

    Visiting the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

    by Bill De Giulio34

  • 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.

    Visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial

    Visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • Spending a weekend in Colonial Williamsburg is easy. The challenge is making sure you do not miss anything you want to see! Whether you are traveling as a family, a couple, or alone, follow these tips to successfully plan a weekend here.

    How to Spend a Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg

    How to Spend a Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg

    by Natasha15

  • I love living in Albuquerque, NM, and I'm happy to show you the coolest spots to visit. Get rid of the guidebook and visit my list of places locals love. This is the real Albuquerque.

    10 Awesome Places to Explore in Albuquerque

    10 Awesome Places to Explore in Albuquerque

    by Melissa39

  • Off the beaten path of my usual topics, I present to you one of my favorite vacation destinations. As always, there will be a spiritual lesson and application along the way.

    Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore

    Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore

    by Tamarajo4

  • One of my favorite vacation spots is Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California. The stately redwoods and the remnants of logging days in the area combine to remind us of why these trees must be saved.

    Calaveras Big Trees: A California State Park

    Calaveras Big Trees: A California State Park

    by Liz Elias7

  • 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 Review of Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

    A Review of Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

    by Leah Lefler10

  • Looking for a So Cal escape for at least 24 hours, drive to the charming beach village of Carlsbad to enjoy good food, breathtaking sunsets, paddle boarding and a few hours at the beach themed spa.

    Spending 24 Hours or More in Carlsbad, CA

    Spending 24 Hours or More in Carlsbad, CA

    by Jill Weinlein0

  • A beautiful place to visit, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer people looking for a variety of tastes and interests.

    Vacationing in Puerto Rico

    Vacationing in Puerto Rico

    by Lisa Roppolo12

  • Many of Newfoundland's coastal communities have unusual place names. Here are some of the more interesting and colourful ones, along with their origins.

    Colourful Place Names of Newfoundland

    Colourful Place Names of Newfoundland

    by Stephen Barnes0

  • The annual orchid show in Hilo on the Big Island showcases thousands of orchid specimens from professional and amateur growers. It is a lavish and highly anticipated event among orchid collectors and hobbyists in and outside the state of Hawaii.

    Hawaii: The Annual Orchid Show in Hilo on the Big Island

    Hawaii: The Annual Orchid Show in Hilo on the Big Island

    by Viet Doan7

  • 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.

    Oklahoma's Native Palm Trees

    Oklahoma's Native Palm Trees

    by Eric Standridge0

  • There's nothing wrong with Turner Field and Coca-Cola World, but you can spend less off the beaten track while getting just as much local flavor. Here's a fun half-day outing for a rainy day.

    Off-beat and Budget-Friendly:  An Atlanta Outing

    Off-beat and Budget-Friendly: An Atlanta Outing

    by Doc Snow19

  • Eugene, Oregon is a vibrant college town that is also a must-see destination for beer-lovers and hopheads. Check out a former local's recommended stops for all things beer.

    A Hophead's Guide to Eugene

    A Hophead's Guide to Eugene

    by Taylor Monte Calvo1

  • 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.

    Lighthouses of Southwest Michigan

    Lighthouses of Southwest Michigan

    by Susan Sears6

  • 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.

    The Top 5 Things to See and Do in Oahu, Hawaii

    The Top 5 Things to See and Do in Oahu, Hawaii

    by jdavis882

  • 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.

    Hawaii Road Trip: Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki on the Big Island

    Hawaii Road Trip: Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki on the Big Island

    by Viet Doan9

  • This 2 mile stretch of ocean shoreline on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful anywhere. There are no long endless stretches of pristine white sand beaches here, just breathtaking pink granite shoreline, sheer cliffs, a sand beach, mountains, and a deep green forest providing awe-inspiring views in every direction.

    Ocean Path, Acadia National Park

    Ocean Path, Acadia National Park

    by bankscottage25

  • The Dole Pineapple Plantation near the North Shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is a must-see for travelers. This working plantation offers walking and train tours, pineapple tastings and demonstrations and has the world's largest maze!

    Dole Pineapple Plantation: Things to Do on Oahu, Hawaii

    Dole Pineapple Plantation: Things to Do on Oahu, Hawaii

    by Stephanie Hicks34

  • 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.

    Much About Oval Beach; and My Fun Summer Job

    Much About Oval Beach; and My Fun Summer Job

    by Kathi48

  • 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.

    10 Things I Love About Living In Costa Rica

    10 Things I Love About Living In Costa Rica

    by Tiffany Redman19

  • Looking for things to do while you're visiting Seattle. Don't fret, Seattle has something for everyone. Great museums, a beautiful setting, markets, aquariums, and of course those drop dead views of the mountains.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Seattle

    Top 10 Things to Do in Seattle

    by Bill De Giulio22

  • 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.

    Beautiful Places in California

    Beautiful Places in California

    by Kenna McHugh0

  • If you are interested in bonsai, it's a good idea to look at the work of the masters. For education and inspiration, look at these beautiful bonsai from the National Bonsai Museum. Washington DC

    Bonsai Gallery From the US National Arboretum

    Bonsai Gallery From the US National Arboretum

    by Dolores Monet2

  • 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.

    Hawaii Road Trip: Kalopa Native Forest State Park on the Big Island

    Hawaii Road Trip: Kalopa Native Forest State Park on the Big Island

    by Viet Doan5

  • 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.

    Hiking and Camping Within Two Hours of San Francisco

    Hiking and Camping Within Two Hours of San Francisco

    by Sherry Hewins3

  • A description of one of WNC's best loved adventure destinations. Located along the French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail, Hot Springs is home to hiking, biking, rafting, climbing, eating and of course the hot mineral springs!

    Things to Do In Hot Springs, North Carolina

    Things to Do In Hot Springs, North Carolina

    by TMHughes3

  • I am excited to inform those of you who have dreamed of visiting far off baseball parks that something new is on the horizon. Something wonderful and exciting and well worth your time.

    The Ballparks of America in Branson, MO

    The Ballparks of America in Branson, MO

    by Mr Archer2

  • Galveston, Texas has so much more to offer than meets the eye. History, ghosts, friendly people, and so much more!

    Why I Love Galveston, Texas

    Why I Love Galveston, Texas

    by Allisyn0

  • 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.

    A Guide to Vacationing in St. Augustine, Florida

    A Guide to Vacationing in St. Augustine, Florida

    by Rhosynwen11

  • 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.

    Arizona's Delightfully Diverse Deserts

    Arizona's Delightfully Diverse Deserts

    by Tamarajo8

  • The Cave Garden was swarming with people. Cigar smoke filled the rooms as tall men in dark fedoras ordered whisky under the code name of “horse liniment” or “coffin varnish." This is the story of the Tulsa Cave House.

    Tulsa Cave House: Speakeasies, Secrets, and Specters

    Tulsa Cave House: Speakeasies, Secrets, and Specters

    by Eric Standridge5

  • A trip to Key West, Florida, doesn't need to break the bank. Here are five things to do in Key West for under five dollars (and a few more options if you have some money to spend).

    Five Things to Do in Key West for Under $5

    Five Things to Do in Key West for Under $5

    by Deborah Neyens29

  • Visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes in the upper part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It was voted the most beautiful place in the US.

    Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes

    by Barbara Badder10

  • Xel-Ha is a relatively small Mayan site, right on the highway connecting Cancun to the rest of the Maya Riviera. Though easy to miss, it is worth stopping here to see the frescoes on the buildings.

    Visit the Ruins at Xel-Ha

    Visit the Ruins at Xel-Ha

    by EmeseRéka5

  • Looking for a place to visit on your next road trip? From outdoor adventure to shopping, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has much to offer when you visit this gateway to the Smokey Mountains.

    On the Road in America:  Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    On the Road in America: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    by Sherri Tuck2

  • 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!

    5 Reasons to Visit Gettysburg Off-Season

    5 Reasons to Visit Gettysburg Off-Season

    by Jody Newton0

  • Charlotte is a city on the grow which, classically, means it is an attractive and captivating community. However, that is not nearly the case.

    City Grade: Charlotte, North Carolina

    City Grade: Charlotte, North Carolina

    by Mr-Mediocre0

  • 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.

    Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park: Natural Beauty and Urban History in New Jersey

    Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park: Natural Beauty and Urban History in New Jersey

    by Brian Lokker24

  • 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.

    The Best Autumn Leaves and Fall Foliage Tours In America

    The Best Autumn Leaves and Fall Foliage Tours In America

    by Patty Inglish52

  • Features, facts, and photographs of Hannibal, Missouri, at the height of tourist season. Focus on Mark Twain history, tourist sites, architecture, geology, legends, and local history.

    America's Hometown Today: Hannibal, Missouri

    America's Hometown Today: Hannibal, Missouri

    by KT Dunn0

  • Locals, tourists and visitors alike can see the many fun attractions in downtown Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas in this list of places to see and do in the Capital City of Ohio. The maps and photographs will help you find them easily.

    Top Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

    Top Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

    by Shasta Matova17

  • 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.

    Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    by Cynthia Calhoun44

  • 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.

    What To Do In Waco, Texas

    What To Do In Waco, Texas

    by Randy McLaughlin13

  • Local beach bum writer ranks Jamaica's best beaches. Look out for number one in some of your favorite movies!

    The Six Best Beaches in Jamaica

    The Six Best Beaches in Jamaica

    by Rosheda Stephenson2

  • Orlando, Florida is a popular destination for both American and international tourists. Here is my top 20 list for things to do in and around the city.

    12 Things To Do in Orlando, Florida

    12 Things To Do in Orlando, Florida

    by Paul Goodman2

  • A fan's personal journey to visit the Goonies House, in Astoria, Oregon.

    The Goonies House

    The Goonies House

    by missbat67

  • In 2007, on a whim, I decided to drive to Alaska along the Alaska Highway! It cost much more and took much longer than I thought it would, but I saw some beautiful things.

    Best Road Trip: Alaska On The Alaska Highway

    Best Road Trip: Alaska On The Alaska Highway

    by Edweirdo14

  • Toronto is a bustling city with diverse neighborhoods to explore. The Annex, Chinatown, and Kensington Market are just a few of the cool neighborhoods in downtown Toronto you won't want to miss.

    Downtown Toronto

    Downtown Toronto

    by Kaili Bisson11

  • 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

    Things to do in Charleston, SC

    Things to do in Charleston, SC

    by Richard Bivins19

  • I was fortunate enough to go to Disneyland two years ago with my friend, her husband, and her adorable baby boy when he was 6 months old! Here is a look at our day together!

    A Day At Disneyland With A 6 Month Old Baby

    A Day At Disneyland With A 6 Month Old Baby

    by Lyndsay Gamber10

  • Traveling with my family is a phenomenal experience with moments that I will cherish forever. Each new place is an adventure that brings our whole family together.

    California State Parks Worth Visiting

    California State Parks Worth Visiting

    by Kenna McHugh0

  • Seeing the wild mustangs roaming freely along the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a thrilling and amazing sight. These horses are living free much as their ancestors have for the last 500 years.

    Visiting the Wild Spanish Mustangs of North Carolina

    Visiting the Wild Spanish Mustangs of North Carolina

    by Bill De Giulio14

  • Staycations are a great way to spend time with family, instead of a fortune. If you live in Northeast Georgia, here are some spectacular places to visit!

    Plan A Staycation in Northeast Georgia

    Plan A Staycation in Northeast Georgia

    by Jules Corriere5

  • Hannibal? The fellow who led a cavalry of jangling war elephants over the Alps? Or Hannibal, the Lector fellow who disgraced the name of the previous man by the same name? No, I discovered a Hannibal nearer to America's hometown. This March, a...

    Visit Hannibal Missouri—Mark Twain's Childhood Home

    Visit Hannibal Missouri—Mark Twain's Childhood Home

    by Ann Leavitt11

  • 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.

    On the Road in America: Natural Bridge, Virginia

    On the Road in America: Natural Bridge, Virginia

    by Sherri Tuck2

  • Featuring the oldest live oak tree in Northeast Florida, The Jessie Ball duPont Park in Jacksonville offers the visitor a natural, tranquil setting along the Banks of the St. Jouns River.

    Jacksonville's Treaty Oak Park

    Jacksonville's Treaty Oak Park

    by Coolpapa0

  • Learn more about Pennsylvania's coal mining history as you descend into the Lackawanna Coal Mine in Scranton, PA. Afterwards, visit the gift shop or the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Great and educational fun for families!

    Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour—Scranton, Pennsylvania

    Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour—Scranton, Pennsylvania

    by Marissa14

  • A look at all the Holiday magic at Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney in the Winter season!

    Holiday Magic at Disneyland

    Holiday Magic at Disneyland

    by Lyndsay Gamber19

  • The Emerald Coast is a beautiful area of Florida, famous for its white beaches and emerald green waters. This is a top 10 list of things to do in Destin, Florida.

    Top 10 Things to do in Destin, Florida

    Top 10 Things to do in Destin, Florida

    by Paul Goodman0

  • 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...

    My Trek Up the Koko Crater Railway Trail

    My Trek Up the Koko Crater Railway Trail

    by Michael Yoshinaka2

  • 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.

    Great Short Hikes in North San Luis Obispo County: Paso Robles, Templeton, and Atascadero

    Great Short Hikes in North San Luis Obispo County: Paso Robles, Templeton, and Atascadero

    by Barbara Radisavljevic51

  • 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.

    The 10 Most Obscure Places in West Virginia

    The 10 Most Obscure Places in West Virginia

    by Ashley Louk4

  • Winter visitors to Arizona who stay into spring may be lucky enough to see the desert come alive with tiny desert wildflowers and cacti in bloom. Here are a selection of photos by Stephanie Henkel of southern Arizona wildflowers.

    Arizona Desert Wildflower Pictures

    Arizona Desert Wildflower Pictures

    by Stephanie Henkel29

  • Some people put some mighty strange things in their yard and call it art. Here is a rundown of the ten weirdest displays of cultural calamities in the nation.

    Top Ten Wacky Yard Art Displays in America

    Top Ten Wacky Yard Art Displays in America

    by Tom Lohr3

  • You can't make these names up, folks; they're real. I've always been intrigued by some of these names and wondered how in the world the founding fathers of these towns came up with them.

    Just Havin' Fun: Great Town Names In Arkansas

    Just Havin' Fun: Great Town Names In Arkansas

    by Mr Archer7