Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the U.S. National Parks. In this article, you will find details about what to see when you visit. Included are 50 photos by the author.
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.
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.
Be sure and wear sunglasses as we did when visiting the largest gypsum sand dunes in the world. White Sands National Monument has to be experienced to be believed!
Burnaby contains a network of urban trails for pedestrians and cyclists. Following the Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail is a great way to observe nature and to exercise.
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...
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.
Cleaner than NYC, smaller, and so much easier to navigate, Philly offers a wealth of places perfect for first date ideas.
When foreigners come to the United States, they are a number of things they often find shocking, amazing, or just plain weird.
La Casa Vieja de Analco in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a structure originally constructed by Pueblo Indians a century or more before Columbus arrived in the New World. Used almost continuously for over six hundred years, it is the oldest continuously inhabited house in the United States.
The Big Island of Hawai'i is one of the most beautiful on the planet. This article is an overview of what's in store for the visitor. Be sure to watch the drone video of Big Island from the air.
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!
Photos, directions, and information about places worth visiting when staying off-season in Brian Head, Utah
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.
Here is some helpful advice from an RV owner and Floridian about how to plan a Florida RV trip that will provide the type of vacation you'll enjoy. Includes information about finding sites, the importance of location and considerations about weather, all of which can impact one's enjoyment.
Pre Columbian art, relics, and stone buildings were first excavated at Besh-Ba-Gowah in 1935. Vacations in Arizona are full of exciting sites to see, and Besh-Ba-Gowah is one such hidden treasure.
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.
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.
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.
A pictorial tour through Seattle's third most popular attraction, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks.
Wise sayings translated from Saint Kitts Creole to English followed by their meaning. These twenty selected sayings all make references to animals, suggesting 17th century plantation origin. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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!
Looking for free things to do in NYC in summer that are also fun? Check out this list of free summer activities that will make your NYC vacation super fun.
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.
Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.
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!
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
MacKenzie State Park is a remote but amazingly beautiful 13-acre park located in Puna on the Big Island. It is known as one of the most haunted places in Hawaii.
How does cost of living in Costa Rica compare to the US? A cost comparison of my life in Florida and my life in Costa Rica.
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.
When you visit Goldfield in Arizona, you might feel like you've landed in an old Western movie. But how much of it is a genuine ghost town as opposed to a plain old tourist attraction?
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.
It's hard to know what to do and see in Maui without having lived here for a long time. Thankfully, we are long time Maui residents sharing our island knowledge with you! We've listed the top Maui activities, restaurants, attractions, shows,...
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.
Along Route 322 and on into Ephrata, Lancaster PA you can find the quaint, unique shops, bargains, and all the warmth, and folksy goodness that made Lancaster famous.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Savannah is one of the great treasures of the United States--old, beautiful, historic, charming, gracious, and above all, friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A trip to Winchester Bay is a perfect way to spend the day with family. One of my favorite pastimes is to head to the beach and take pictures.
Planning a visit to Texas? Be sure to take the kids to these great attractions in the Lone Star State. Kids of all ages will find fun things to do in Texas.
Bighorn Medicine Wheel is located at Medicine Mountain. Rocks and stones make up the wheel and line up with the equinoxes. It is a magical place.
Evergreen Cemetery is the City of Muskegon's second pioneer's cemetery and features the gravesites of many of the city's founding families.
The Mayville Ice Castle is built in Mayville, New York each President's Day weekend, bringing a festive atmosphere of winter celebration to this Chautauqua County town.
Visit Guthrie, Oklahoma's most haunted city! Here are the histories behind four of the most haunted buildings in downtown Guthrie.
Military history and outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Florida's southernmost state park.
The Priest Pools are named for Spanish priests who would bathe in the cool pools after the European nation colonized the island in 1500. Today, hiking to the pools is quick, easy, and fun!
Today, the 195,000 square-foot Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is one of the largest university-based natural history museums in the world, housing more than six million artifacts and specimens.
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.
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.
Written by a local San Franciscan, this article provides the top things to visit in San Francisco and includes original photography and maps.
Did you know that in addition to fun in the sun, the Caribbean carries its own tales of hauntings? Before your vacation begins in the beautiful Caribbean islands read about duppy and other hauntings.
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.
Once an extraordinarily threatened reef, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a beginner-friendly snorkeling spot and a great place to learn more about reef ecology.
Oregon's Willamette Valley features hundreds of wineries and vineyards. Read on for three unique wine trails in the Willamette Valley
The fair at the PNE is a popular summer event in Vancouver, British Columbia. It includes shows, exhibits, tasty food, and fun activities for all ages.
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.
The Walnut Street Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA is a pedestrian bridge with a unique history. This bridge has existed in its original form for over 120 years. Here is its story.
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.
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.
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.
The trail beside the waterfront in downtown Vancouver is an attractive place to explore. Some interesting examples of public art can be seen near the trail.
For a quick getaway from the city, a trip to the vineyards on the North Fork makes for a wonderful day in the country full of wine tasting, cheese sampling, and live music.
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).
There are a wide variety of activities in Fort Worth, Texas, including arts, music and sporting events. It is city with cultural areas, botanical gardens, water features, and much more. Visit today!
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.
The Newport Cliff Walk offers visitors a picture of the past. You will walk beside Gilded Age mansions, the serene shore line and active wildlife.
The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts is home to a number of small, charming wineries. Discover the vineyards and wineries that are putting western Massachusetts on the wine map.
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.
Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to an accurately preserved 565-million-year-old sea floor that contains fossils of the oldest complex life forms on earth.
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.
Perhaps you live in North Carolina or are planning a visit. Included here are the best places to enjoy the state's natural beauty, history, architecture, and culture.
Seven things to know about Alaska before you visit. This can help you plan your trip if you decide to go. Enjoy the United States Last Frontier!
Eco-sculptures of animals are a traditional summer attraction in Burnaby, British Columbia. The interesting sculptures are intended for entertainment and education.
This article emphasizes great family outdoor activities for vacationers, or families from Pittsburgh who still need/want to know...
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.
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.
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.
A cautionary tale about mistakenly taking the rugged mountain road from Gold Beach, Oregon to Grants Pass, Oregon through the Klamath Mountain range.
There are many things to do in the Austin area with the kiddos. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.
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.
Known as the Sponge Capital of the World, Tarpon Springs is a very unique community full of Greek culture and heritage that makes for the perfect day trip from the Tampa or Clearwater area.
History and highlights of the Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.
Creating adventures for kids is fun and exciting. There are tons of things to do with kids in Arlington, VA that are great for the whole family. The great public transportation and friendly residents make this a great place to spend time with your children. Read on for some of the best activities!
Denali National Park is one of the most remote, pristine areas in the American National Park System. Home to an amazing array of wildlife, the park's six million acres of untamed landscape offer visitors spectacular views and stunning scenery.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It contains beautiful plants and lovely scenery that is very enjoyable to explore.
This 60-foot natural rock waterslide is a must-see if you're in Western North Carolina! The final plunge into the cold mountain water will take your breath away. Use this guide to plan your trip.
Long before settlers came to the Sierra Nevada mountains in search of gold, the Miwok people made their home among the meadows and oak forests that are now part of Indian Grinding Rock SHP.
The Fremont Troll lives under the Aurora Bridge in Seattle. Here, you'll find a history of the troll, some useful facts, directions, and a map. I've also included some fun things you might never have known, such as how the troll is connected to Elvis.
Wisconsin Dells is a small town with the feel of a big city. Winter or summer, it is the perfect place for a family vacation or business conference. Here are ten ideas to help you plan your trip.
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.
This hub details 10 things to do in the Wisconsin Dells that are not water parks. I've included photos and links for all of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you love the great outdoors and plan on being in the Tampa/St Petersburg area, then be sure to check out Fort De Soto State Park. Known for its beautiful beaches, Fort De Soto also offers visitors the opportunity to fish, bike, camp, kayak and so much more.
The Mall of America is a fun place to visit with so many different things to see and do. This is one of the few shopping malls that kids will love.
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.
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.
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.
Muskoka is a popular vacation destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts and Hollywood celebrities. Find out where to stay, what to do and places to visit in this article.
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.
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.
The New River Gorge National River offers hikers a spectacular view from the rim of a steep canyon and unique vantage points of the third highest bridge in the United States.
The site of the John F. Kennedy assassination has been preserved in the Book Depository as a museum. The assassin's firing site is set aside as an exhibit as are many other artifacts.
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.
Here are photos and descriptions of Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Memorial Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.
When most people think of Oklahoma, they think of cowboys and Indians, or of oil and large corn fields. But castles? It just sounds wrong. Yet unbelievable as it may be, there are indeed castles in Oklahoma.
If you find yourself in the Motor City and want to catch the highlights without blowing a lot of time or money, then this little tour will have you feeling like a Detroit insider in short order.
Check out all the cool places in Detroit you may not know about. This list is filled with awesome places to eat, hang out, spend the day, and explore. Come discover all Detroit has to offer!
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.
This charming home in New London, PEI provides intriguing glimpses of a past era and offers up memorabilia and insights about one of Canada's most famous authors.
In the small town of Hamilton, New Jersey sits an oasis of art where fine sculptures form part of nature. Most delightful are the pieces inspired by Claude Monet and Edouard Manet.
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.
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.
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.
My grandparents found a funny poem titled "Me Mudder" in the old territorial prison many years ago while visiting Yuma, Arizona. This article contains some information regarding the prison and surrounding lands as well as a copy of the poem.
Located on the shores of Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park is the perfect destination for numerous outdoor activities!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Bloedel Conservatory is a beautiful domed garden that contains exotic plants and birds. It's located in Queen Elizabeth Park, another very attractive site. The park is located in Vancouver BC.
Traveling to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle is a fabulous experience. If you go on your own boat, it’s even better. Here are details about how to get there and what to do.
The Lava Cast Forest near Sunriver, Oregon takes you back in time thousands of years, to when a lava flow trapped a forest and created casts of the trees that can still be witnessed today.
Florida may be the world's favourite tourist destination, but it is also the subtropical home to exotic wildlife. This page is written to encourage tourists to take in the wonders of natural Florida
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...
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.
Five great day trips in Central Texas. Visit these beautiful and unique towns for a taste of the Lone Star State.
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.
Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the US, built on the ruins of a much older civilization. Pueblo Grande Museum honors the long-gone Hohokam, builders of canals still in use today.
If you are coming to San Francisco with your family, here are some great activities and must-sees in our beautiful city!
The past is vividly alive at this museum, which is located in a recreation of an 1800s pioneer village. Prairie Song is a must-see for those interested in Oklahoma pioneer history.
Here is my review of the Shipwreck Treasures Museum in Key West, Florida. Is the experience worth the pricetag?
The Stanley Park Seawall has an 8.8 km path on top. The wall travels around the perimeter of the park beside the ocean. It offers great views and interesting sights.
Birdwatchers, campers, and RVers love Padre Island National Seashore on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Here are photos of birds as well as information about RV camping on Padre Island National Seashore.
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.
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.
Learn more about Siegfried and Roy's sanctuary efforts and see some of their majestic white lions and tigers on your next visit to Las Vegas. In the meantime, please enjoy the pictures from my last visit and view some videos taken at the Mirage.
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.
Traveling to Texas? If you are you had better brush up on these common sayings and their not so obvious meanings!
For a fascinating look at the future of aviation, head to Everett for the Boeing Factory Tour. This amazing facility is home to Boeing’s latest aircraft, including the 777X and 787 Dreamliner.
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!
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 Manassas National Battlefield Park is a huge area just west of the District of Columbia. The park is loaded with ruins, paths, forests, and replicas—a great opportunity for photographers.
Monterey, California has a fantastic aquarium, great restaurants, wine tasting, shopping, and accommodations all in a small area, making this a perfect mini-vacation spot.
We did not see all 15,000+ petroglyphs on the volcanic escarpment just west of Albuquerque, but pictures & videos show some of them. Wow!
Planning a trip to Costa Rica? The hardest part may be deciding where to go and what to do. This Costa Rica vacation itinerary will give you a good taste of everything the country has to offer.
The UBC Botanical Garden is a lovely place for plant lovers. It's both enjoyable and educational to explore. The garden contains a mix of nature and cultivation.
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...
There is more to explore in areas outside of the common tourist areas. Mountain Barrios and seaside towns dot the Puerto Rican landscape.
Brooklyn has become the new 'it' place to see. While you're there with kids, check out these fun places for the vacation of a lifetime.
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 beautiful nature preserve, located close to Chicago, is perfect for a stroll around the lake or for nature viewing.
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.
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.
Visit Connecticut and discover a host of places to see and things to do that are just a little off the beaten path.
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
Charlotte is a city on the grow which, classically, means it is an attractive and captivating community. However, that is not nearly the case.
Often overlooked by nearby national parks, southern Utah has a great collection of beautiful state parks which are uncrowded and underappreciated.