Take a trip back in time and visit the Amish communities in Western Pennsylvania. Unlike the eastern part of the state, you'll find no crowds and peaceful countryside lined with Amish farms and community members going about their everyday business. Dayton, Smicksburg, New Wilmington and Volant Pennsylvania are the perfect places to visit.
These pictures of some of our favorite masterpieces were all taken in the European art section on the second floor of the Audrey Jones Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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. Between Lake Waco and the Brazos and Bosque Rivers, there is also lots of water. With all of these features, Waco has something for everyone.
Visit these five historic restored lighthouses on the barrier islands, and enjoy the beaches, shopping, and great seafood restaurants of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Tampa, FL, is a fabulous travel destination on Florida's west coast. Family friendly and chock full of culture, here's a list of just a few of the great spots to visit in Tampa.
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.
In Central Park, winter gives way to spring colorfully and obviously, with sprouts, shoots, buds and blooms in April.
Here are 6 fun and easy hikes in and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. The hikes are divided by location: near Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond House, and the Quiet Side, Bass Harbor area. Enjoy the hikes and the nearby attractions and you will see many of the highlights of the park.
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.
Some of the world's most beautiful beaches are located on Kauai, the Garden Isle of Hawaii. This Top Ten List includes Hanalei Bay, Poipu, Anini, and Waimea.
Lost Lagoon is part of Stanley Park, which is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The lagoon is a wonderful place for bird watchers and photographers.
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.
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.
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...
Looking for a fun and educational mini trips for you and your kids? A factory tour is great option. These tours in Michigan are kid friendly and free or low cost. They are perfect for field trips as well.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
There are many native American city names in Wisconsin. After describing the history of Wisconsin, this hub lists cities and towns in Wisconsin with native American and French origin names.
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.
Often overlooked, the Sunset and Richmond districts of San Francisco are fascinating neighborhoods with much to offer for visitors and locals alike.
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!
If you are planning a visit to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, here are 5 mistakes to avoid. Make sure your trip is the best it can be. You'll also find tips for spots you won't want to miss.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beer Can House is a local Houston, Texas folk art attraction. John Milkovisch used flattened beer cans and other items to cover his house, mailbox, fence, and yard spaces. People come from far and wide to visit and photograph this place!
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.
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...
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.
Basic information that new RV owners need to know about visiting US National Parks that includes but is not limited to items such as park amenities, costs, size limits, stay limits and current policy changes for certain parks.
One Day is never enough when visiting New York City. We are fortunate to live close enough to experience many one days in the Big Apple. Join us for a long yet very rewarding day tooling around NYC.
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.
Finding kid-friendly activities in Indianapolis is not hard to do. Here are my top 5 things to do in Indy that are kid friendly. Some are pricey but others are free.
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.
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.
One of the most beautiful Baroque communities in Sicily is the charming Noto. Totally rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693, this quaint town is known for its amazing Baroque architecture.
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.
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...
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Watson Lake in Prescott Arizona is a scenic reservoir surrounded by giant, natural sculptures called the Granite Dells. If you live in or plan on visiting Arizona, this is a must see destination.
If your travels are taking you to Seattle, do not pass up the opportunity to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. This amazing exhibit highlights the work of renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
Jamaica is an incredibly interesting country, but many people don't know much about it. Read on to discover the top ten awesome facts about this small island (including several world records!).
Cleaner than NYC, smaller, and so much easier to navigate, Philly offers a wealth of places perfect for first date ideas.
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?
Local expertise is far more valuable than any travel blog or website. That's why I decided to write a local's guide to visiting Burlington, VT. This article is comprised of must-see places in and around Burlington that would not be found otherwise!
History and highlights of the Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.
The beautiful Biltmore Estate is Asheville’s most visited destination and a must-see on any visit to western North Carolina. The château, gardens, winery, and extensive grounds will make any visit to the estate a memorable experience.
If you're looking for a pristine beach without the crowds, and don't mind sharing your space with eagles, owls, and an armadillo or two, then check out Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, Florida.
The Maku’u Farmers' Market is lively, fun, and famous for its eclectic mix of ethnic foods and abundant local produce. This market reflects the true image of a laid-back and diverse Puna community.
Planning for a trip to Louisiana can be overwhelming. I’ve compiled a list of day trips in New Orleans and beyond that the whole family will enjoy!
A visit to see the petroglyphs at Celebration Park, Idaho makes a great day trip from Boise or surrounding towns.
Galveston, Texas has so much more to offer than meets the eye. History, ghosts, friendly people, and so much more!
The Big E is New England's largest and most diverse state fair. This annual event takes place over 17 days every September and has something for everyone from agriculture to entertainment to food.
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.
Waipi’o Valley Lookout is one of the most amazing places to visit on the Big Island. Make a day trip out of it and enjoy the unforgettable views!
Want to get away for the weekend? My five best recommendations for California weekend getaways are Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Highway 1, Yosemite and Northern California hot springs.
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.
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.
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.
Five great day trips in Central Texas. Visit these beautiful and unique towns for a taste of the Lone Star State.
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.
Funny American place names abound, from Gun Barrel City, Texas, to Why, Arizona. This list celebrates towns and cities with names worth a second look, a smile, and a smirk.
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.
This park has something for everyone, including the Forest Park Zoo and the nationally acclaimed Brights Nights Holiday display.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cautionary tale about mistakenly taking the rugged mountain road from Gold Beach, Oregon to Grants Pass, Oregon through the Klamath Mountain range.
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.
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.
If you love old cemeteries, grab a friend and hop in the car for a road trip across Tennessee to visit some of its oldest cemeteries.
Eco-sculptures of animals are a traditional summer attraction in Burnaby, British Columbia. The interesting sculptures are intended for entertainment and education.
The Printing Museum in Houston is filled with interesting artifacts but also offers some hands-on learning experiences via workshops and classes. The resident artist, Charles Criner, produces lithographs in the museum. Tour groups are encouraged.
Oregon's Willamette Valley features hundreds of wineries and vineyards. Read on for three unique wine trails in the Willamette Valley
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.
A bucket list destination for the longest time, we finally made it to New Orleans and the famed French Quarter. It was a quick visit and with just 24 hours to explore, we hit the ground running.
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
How much do you know about the Canadian Province of Ontario? Now is the chance to brush up on your Ontario trivia, eh.
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.
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.
Ideas on what to check out, where to stay, and what to skip on your visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Looking for information on the best parks in Los Angeles? This article features five of Los Angeles's greatest parks in order to show you where YOU can enjoy the outdoors!
Atalanta was famously burned to the ground during the Civil War, but since then, the city and surrounding area have blossomed into what some people consider the “capital of the south.” Discover what fun activities this city and its environs have to offer!
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.
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.
Known as the gateway to the Rockies, Calgary, Alberta is a booming oil town where people come from all over Canada to take advantage of its scenery and outdoor life. There is no shortage of things to do, with year round entertainment and clean atmosphere you are sure to always have the time of your life.
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!
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.
Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.
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.
The center of the universe is an acoustic anomaly; when one stands in the center of the circle and makes a noise, that noise is echoed back several times louder than it was made. Imagine dropping a small pin and expecting to hear a tiny “tink” as it hits the floor. Instead, the sound the pin makes is more like the loud crash of a gong.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.
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.
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"!
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.
For a relaxing and scenic kayaking option, check out the newly opened Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park kayak launch. The winding inlets, small ponds, and salt marsh make for an interesting and stress-free adventure.
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 Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic roads in North America. Heading north from Asheville for just 50 miles gives visitors a great opportunity to experience some of the most scenic parts of this national treasure.
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.
Old Red is a beautiful building on the UTMB Medical School campus in Galveston, Texas. It was designed by Nicholas Clayton in a Romanesque Revival style. One of only two national bio-containment labs in the U.S. is located here. There are also some great beaches on Galveston Island!
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!
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.
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.
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.
We did not see all 15,000+ petroglyphs on the volcanic escarpment just west of Albuquerque, but pictures & videos show some of them. Wow!
Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The Virginia section offers historic sites and magnificent scenery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California, The Golden Coast. While a lot of people know the Bay Area very well and can tell you all of its quirks, perhaps an equal number of people have no idea what to expect when they arrive.
The Lake Michigan Circle Tour is a designated scenic road system that circumnavigates Lake Michigan: excellent roads, huge sand dunes, beautiful vistas, fabulous beaches, and 100 historic lighthouses.
Looking for something to do that is off the busy Las Vegas strip? Check out this list of 10 places near the strip that are not to be missed!
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.
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.
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 are coming to San Francisco with your family, here are some great activities and must-sees in our beautiful city!
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!
Here are photos and descriptions of Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Memorial Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.
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.
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".
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.
A pictorial tour through Seattle's third most popular attraction, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks.
Miami is the most southerly major city in the continental United States. It s located on the Atlantic coast, some 2° north of the Tropic of Cancer, and has a warm subtropical marine climate,
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Photographs of cactus of the southwest deserts in their natural environments. Includes cactus from Big Bend National Park, Organ Pipe National Monument and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
Not interested in spending more than a day in Yellowstone National Park? And not much of a hiker? For folks who are more inclined to sight-see from the car rather than hike the trails, here are just a few of the stunning sights in the park (photos included).
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.
There are a lot of reasons to visit the Bahamas. If, on your next visit, you want to spend some time away from the resort, here are my top 6 Nassau travel tips and recommendations.
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
Just inside the east gate of Bowring Park, in the west end of St. John's, NL, stands the Peter Pan monument. This is the story of how this most beloved feature of the park came to be there.
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.
An overview of the Redneck Riviera, including Mexico Beach, Panama City, Ft. Walton Beach, and Destin, Fl. Photos and videos included!
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
When visiting the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, be sure to set aside a few hours to make the beautiful walk through Waimea Falls Park, Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Its an easy 3/4 mile walk on paved surfaces to the falls. You can even bring a swimsuit and enjoy the water. Look for amazing flowers and foliage, as well as exotic birds including wild peacocks
View grand Victorian cottages, natural features, lighthouses & more via photos & videos while reading descriptions of this fabulous island site in Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
After getting your fill of Jamaica's history at the great Devon House, these six other things will add to your appreciation of Jamaican culture.
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!
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.
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.
Learn about Charleston's award-winning Waterfront Park and what the site has to offer residents and visitors alike.
Ben Woitena created this striking red sculpture called "Three Quarter Time" in 1975, and it has been situated in Memorial Park since 1984. It is owned by the City of Houston.
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.
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.
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.