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.
Here are photos and descriptions of Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Memorial Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Do you want to pass for a local on your trip to Wisconsin? This handy guide will help you navigate the state that speaks its own language: beer. Crafted by a former F.I.B. Cheers!
This is my report of the Charleston Museum and the two historic houses that decorate Charleston, South Carolina.
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.
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.
A pictorial tour through Seattle's third most popular attraction, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks.
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.
Travels in Michigan always bring me to State Route 13 and its bakeries, delis, parks, and beaches. But more than anything, I love the cheese shops in Pinconning. Here are my four favorites.
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.
Nearly everyone has heard of San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Park, but hardly anyone knows about its early history and formation. Read on to discover the history of its Japanese Tea Garden and tips about visiting the lovely site.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Written by a local San Franciscan, this article provides the top things to visit in San Francisco and includes original photography and maps.
Cylburn Arboretum is Baltimore's largest public garden, featuring a Victorian mansion and carriage house, themed gardens, tree collection, and woodland trails. It is also a bird sanctuary and nature preserve.
Relax with these 16 things to do in Central Park where gorgeous gardens, ponds, lakes, and fountains make relaxation easy.
Not many visitors to Delray Beach, Florida, are probably expecting to find a beautiful Japanese Garden just eight miles from the shore. But that's exactly what you'll find here at the Morikami Gardens.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is the long-time home to groups of people that together comprise the Plain People, but there's much more than meets the eye in these wonderful folks.
Traveling with my family is a phenomenal experience with moments that I will cherish forever. Each new place we visit is an adventure that brings our whole family together. California State Parks are treasures to explore and gain a better understanding of the State's history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Great Lakes contain over 35,000 islands, and many of them are uninhabited. However, a select few draw sailors and visitors from all over North America during the brief summer tourist season. Here are five of our favorite islands on the Great Lakes.
The Beehive Summit is a moderately challenging hiking trail in Acadia National Park. Located in Bar Harbor, Maine, the view over looks Sand Beach & surrounding islands from a steep cliffside.
Washington D.C. is rife with historical monuments, buildings, and locations. So what are the top 10 places to visit during your next trip? As someone who has been to Washington D.C. several times during every season, I will tell you all you need to know to make the most of your visit!
St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, is a beautiful destination for a family-friendly vacation with a myriad of things to do for all ages.
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.
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.
Nestled off the Pacific Coast Highway of California, you will find Paradise Cove, a pristine beach straight out of the Malibu of your dreams. Here are some tips and perspectives from my own visit to Paradise Cove Beach and Café.
Considering a trip to Ocean City, New Jersey? Don't miss a visit to the local farmers' market, where you'll find an incredible selection of treats, both edible and otherwise.
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the big island is must-see for any tourists on vacation in Hawaii.
Arizona's history is replete with stories of Indian attacks, mining accidents, saloon shootouts, old west cowboys, and heavy imbibing of alcoholic spirits. For a taste of the Old West, don't miss Miami, Arizona's wonderful Bullion Plaza Museum.
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.
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.
This article provides information on visiting one of the lesser-known and often-overlooked attractions in the town of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Harbour Grace Airfield is an important place for fans of Amelia Earhart and lovers of aviation history.
Here's a guide to all of the fun that Three Lakes has to offer, including fishing, wine tasting and wakeboarding.
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.
There is more to the state of New York than Manhattan! Here are three gems I have discovered while traveling solo in the Rochester area. These places are perfect for loners and families alike.
Lake Wister is one of Southeast Oklahoma's most charming state parks. Learn the history of the lake here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Often overlooked by nearby national parks, southern Utah has a great collection of beautiful state parks which are uncrowded and underappreciated.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte is a city on the grow which, classically, means it is an attractive and captivating community. However, that is not nearly the case.
There are many things to do in the Austin area with the kiddos. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.
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.
Small town museums are always a crap-shoot; but when you find a gem, like the Wyoming State Penitentiary Museum in Rawlins, you'll be happy you took the time to stop.
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 Florida Everglades is one of the most beautiful locations to see when you visit the state. If you're not a fan of going on a long airboat tour and having to deal with the humidity, bugs and alligators, one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of the Everglades is by helicopter tour.
The Burnaby Village Museum depicts life in British Columbia in the 1920s. It's an entertaining and educational place that is located in the lovely Deer Lake Park.
Including history of the C.H. Moore estate in Clinton, Illinois, the development of the annual Apple 'n Pork Festival, and tips for visiting!
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 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.
See pictures and videos of these vividly-colored and ancient sand dunes encompassing thousands of acres. Quite the playground!
If you are coming to San Francisco with your family, here are some great activities and must-sees in our beautiful city!
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.
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 mother and I visited the "Best Garden in Florida" when the azaleas and camellias were in full bloom. Once privately owned, this exquisite home, grounds, and lake are now a state park. Read on to see photos and videos of these exquisite gardens.
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!
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.
This is the final year of SDC's World Fest; a gathering of cultures from across the globe. I am not privy to the reasons for such an end, but I must cope with the loss of new-found friends in music.
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.
The best Indiana State Parks for hiking, camping, fishing, winter activities, horseback riding, biking, wildlife and bird watching, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wild and wacky Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas is a must-see for its collection of crazy cars and modern art. Admission is free! In this article, you will also learn about the largest art-car parade in America, which takes place right here in Houston.
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
Whether you're a sophisticated wine drinker or just wine curious, you've got to give this winery a visit. Seriously, it's a little wine heaven.
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.
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.
San Francisco’s North Beach is a vibrant community with a rich history. The district’s eclectic range of attractions reflects this history. Here are some of the top things to do in the neighborhood.
Often overlooked, the Sunset and Richmond districts of San Francisco are fascinating neighborhoods with much to offer for visitors and locals alike.
This article provides a brief overview of Stellwagen Bank marine sanctuary, how to experience a whale watching cruise, and some pictures of a recent outing.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Arizona is full of museums with fascinating insights into local history. One of my favorites is the Arizona Historical Society's Pioneer Museum. It's a must-see if you're ever in Flagstaff!
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.
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!
The Black Hills of South Dakota are a stress-free, family-friendly destination. Leave the crowds and high ticket prices behind and travel back in time to our country's Wild West.
Where can one walk, bike ride, rock climb, and enjoy nature all in a spectacular city park filled with dramatic sandstone formations nestled against the lofty Pikes Peak Mountain? In the Garden of the Gods! Here are photos, videos, and descriptions of this beautiful location in Colorado Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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...
In this article, you will discover some fun, family-friendly places to visit in St. Louis, Missouri!
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.
This article emphasizes great family outdoor activities for vacationers, or families from Pittsburgh who still need/want to know...
Nicknamed "Vacationland," Maine offers a variety of activities to satisfy many interests. Artists and art lovers, in particular, will find some very interesting and impressive art locations to visit.
The Mexican capital is full of places that exhibit the rich history of the country and demonstrate the clash of the indiginous past with the colonizing movement.
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.
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...
Father Matthias Wernerus created a folk art attraction in Dickeyville, Wisconsin that draws visitors from near and far. In this article, you will find photos and videos showcasing his masterpiece.
Deserts are places of extreme contrast, and as such are often overlooked as places to visit. What a shame! The desert has so much to offer, especially in the way of wildflowers. March and April are the best times to witness the transformation from bare to full of blooms.
If you are thinking about visiting Ocracoke Island but aren't much of a beach fan, don't worry. There are plenty of other things to do on this small island to keep you busy. Here are more than 10 ideas to help make your vacation a success!
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.
Oregon's Willamette Valley features hundreds of wineries and vineyards. Read on for three unique wine trails in the Willamette Valley
Savannah is one of the great treasures of the United States--old, beautiful, historic, charming, gracious, and above all, friendly.
For almost 200 years the Springfield Armory was the manufacturing hub for US Military firearms. From 18th century muskets to the weapons that turned the tide in WWII the Armory has it all on display.
In addition to their unparalleled beauty, Alberta's lakes provide lots of opportunities for canoeing, picnicking, and more. Read on to discover all that these lakes have to offer!
Thanks to our friend Mary, we got to see the magnificent Clydesdale horses plus where President Ulysses S. Grant hand built his log cabin in days of old. These 281 acres are open and free to the public except for a parking fee.
Strike-a-Lot Lanes in Poteau is one of the best entertainment locations in the region. Find out more about the history of this iconic destination and the services they offer today.
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.
Dominica is a mountainous, actively volcanic island in the Southern Caribbean. There are many beautiful places to visit and adventures to take on this gem of an island!
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.
Think you know all there is to see in New York City? While the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are certainly must-sees, if you only hit the tourist highlights, you could be missing out! Here are five unexpected gems just slightly off the beaten path!
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.
Native Americans used to live in this locale not far from the Grand Canyon. See this amazing place via photos and videos. Yes there are walnut trees!
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is a great place to see old US Navy ships, submarines, military aircraft, and more.
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!
Five great day trips in Central Texas. Visit these beautiful and unique towns for a taste of the Lone Star State.
Exit Glacier is the only land access into Kenai Fjords National Park. Located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, this is a great way to experience the magic of a glacier up close and personal.
A beautiful place to visit, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer people looking for a variety of tastes and interests.
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.
Knoxville is a great place to live and an even greater place to visit. From old-school theatres to gorgeous greenways, this city has something for everyone. Here are my top 10 favorite things to do in Knoxville!
Bruneau Dunes State Park can be a wonderful place to visit, and it has something for the whole family. Here is my review of this park and campground.
Come along for a scenic tour of Galveston complete with pictures and YouTube videos. This article will give you yet another look at what makes this Texan city a special place in which to work and play.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The Niagara Escarpment is a natural wonder, and it creates perfect growing conditions for vineyards. The Beamsville Bench is a sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula, and it has a lot to offer for wine lovers. Here are five of the best wineries you will want to visit if you are in the area.
This still operational cemetery is home to prominent artists and well-to-do historical Chicago figures.
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!
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.
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!
Combined a trip to a family reunion with 2 nights at an area casino to have a good time in southern Indiana
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.
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!
Lime Kiln State Park, located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, is one of the best places in the world to observe orcas. Over 80 orcas make their summer home there!
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.
History and highlights of the Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.
Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a wonderful place to observe birds and flowers. The park also offers many other attractions for visitors.
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!
A 2.5 acre park located in the heart of downtown Chicago offers sweeping city views in a tranquil garden setting.
If you're looking for a trip to a beach town, San Diego is a great choice. Here are five things to do while you're there.
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.
See live manatees! At Florida's Homosassa Springs and Manatee Springs you can experience some of the best Florida State Parks along with getting an up close view of Florida's manatees. With nature walks, boat rides, underwater observations and more, these parks will give you a time to remember.
With so much to see and do, Colorado is a great vacation destination any time of the year. Here are five reasons to start planning your own Colorado vacation.
Learn about Charleston's award-winning Waterfront Park and what the site has to offer residents and visitors alike.
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.
Information about this charming beach area to help you plan your next beach vacation. Highlights and tips for just a few of the beach communities.
Isle Royale National Park is one of the most remote areas of the country. Accessible only by seaplane or ferry, it's considered a hiking and kayaking paradise. Yet folks of all ages can have a comfortable, safe, and adventurous wilderness experience without needing a tent and sleeping bag.
There is more to explore in areas outside of the common tourist areas. Mountain Barrios and seaside towns dot the Puerto Rican landscape.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It contains beautiful plants and lovely scenery that is very enjoyable to explore.
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.
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.
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.
Go to Las Vegas to have fun! Here are a few things you can do to minimize gambling losses and maximize fun. Gambling is only part of the thrill of this adult wonderland!