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New Orleans – NOLA | Discovering Louisiana

New Orleans, or simply NOLA, is a city like no other in the United States. It has a culture unique to the area- combined with its architecture, cuisine, music, and a bit of Voodoo magic, it is intriguing in every way possible. When I had visited it was during the summer months, it was raining… Continue reading New Orleans – NOLA | Discovering Louisiana

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Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

Just speaking the name "Montenegro" sounds majestic and magnificent. Visiting the country was even more magnificent than speaking its name. Montenegro quickly became an Adriatic Sea favorite for me after visiting the old towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva. Old Town Kotor In a cloistered district within a beautiful bay is the old fortified city… Continue reading Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

Visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial was a very different experience for me, in comparison with the other WWII sites that I have seen on my extensive travels. I had visited many WWII sites throughout the UK and Europe; and each site was a crystal clear example of how Europe was altered during the war,… Continue reading Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

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Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

It took me a course of numerous trips to New York City, and about eight years to visit the best museums The Big Apple has to offer. Museum Mile on 5th Avenue runs alongside Central Park in the upscale neighborhood of the Upper East End. Within twenty-two city blocks from 82nd St. to 104th St.,… Continue reading Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

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Yosemite National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

Greetings from Tunnel View- one of the most famous views in Yosemite Yosemite National Park in California is one of the most majestic, and breathtaking valleys on Earth. It is more than a place to camp and hike; Yosemite is a special place to recharge, to be grateful that you are alive, and are spending… Continue reading Yosemite National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House | Warm Springs, Georgia

A Detailed Look into FDR's Little White House FDR's Little White House- A simple and modest home tucked away in the woods of Warm Springs, Georgia. This was where Franklin D. Roosevelt found solace during his presidency, and swam in the local hot springs hoping to find a cure for the later effects of childhood… Continue reading Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House | Warm Springs, Georgia

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New Mexico’s Route 66 | Road Tripping in America

Road Tripping along America's Mother Road- Route 66 and Interstate 40 has always been an adventure for me in the past two decades. Sometimes it was a quick drive where I stopped for sleep, a meal, and gas. While there were other times that I took my time and stopped off at Albuquerque, Santa Fe… Continue reading New Mexico’s Route 66 | Road Tripping in America

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Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

Road Tripping along America's Mother Road- Route 66, or along Interstate 40, has been an adventure for me in the last two decades. At times it was a quick drive where I stopped for sleep, a meal and gas. While there were other trips that I took my time and stopped off at the Grand… Continue reading Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was excited to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles, and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

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Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

I am not shy when it comes to road tripping, and exploring on my own within reason of course. While I was visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I decided to head into the Cherokee Indian Reservation, and explore Mingo Falls. Also known as Big Bear Falls by the Cherokees, heading to this beautiful… Continue reading Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

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A Day in Gatlinburg | Exploring Tennessee

For us people who road trip, we also day trip. There are towns or cities along the way that we can only spend a waking day in. While I was exploring The Great Smoky Mountains, the city of Gatlinburg was that day trip for me. Autumn in Gatlinburg I had started off in Cherokee, North… Continue reading A Day in Gatlinburg | Exploring Tennessee

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Calistoga’s Geyser and Petrified Forest | Exploring Napa Valley, California

There are a lot of interesting sights in the Napa Valley beyond the grapevines and fine restaurants. Although those are a few of my favorite Napa sights. If you find yourself in Napa Valley with younger family members or looking for interesting natural sights, I suggest driving a few minutes to Calistoga. There you will… Continue reading Calistoga’s Geyser and Petrified Forest | Exploring Napa Valley, California

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SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

One of my favorite road trip agendas in the Untied States is driving through the Southwest. I have been fortunate enough to take that long road, Highway 40/ Route 66, numerous times in the last couple decades. Sometimes I would drive it with my family, and other times on my own. I have also driven… Continue reading SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

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Wigwam Village Motel #6 | A kitschy stay along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona

Listed on the National Historic Registry Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to stay a night at this hotel. I am not sure if I saw it on TV or a magazine, I genuinely do not remember. I just knew it was out there for me to stay in for a night during… Continue reading Wigwam Village Motel #6 | A kitschy stay along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona

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“The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California

Alcatraz Island, AKA "The Rock", has been many things over the past couple of centuries- from a Native American territory to a tourist destination. This small island located in the bay of San Francisco¬†was initially developed with a lighthouse, which is considered the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. It was also a military fortification,… Continue reading “The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California

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The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California

The first time I read about Watts Towers, I was in grade school and living in Glendale, which is a suburb of Los Angeles. Even at a young age I was intrigued by this public art work display, and the artist behind it, Simon Rodia. Although I am not an artist, I have always had… Continue reading The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California

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Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

Welcome to Cayo Costa! This unspoiled Gulf Coast island in Florida is a nature lovers paradise. It is peaceful, secluded, and can feel like you are on a private island. There are wind shaped trees, miles of white sand beaches, wildlife, and crystal blue waters. The best part of all is the freedom to explore… Continue reading Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

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The Ernest Hemingway House & Museum – Key West, Florida | A U.S. National Historical Landmark

Located on the small Florida island of Key West, the Hemingway house and museum is the most popular tourist attraction on the island. This French Colonial home was the residence of Ernest and Pauline Hemingway during their marriage in the 1930s. After their divorce in 1940, Pauline lived here until her death in 1951. It… Continue reading The Ernest Hemingway House & Museum – Key West, Florida | A U.S. National Historical Landmark

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The International UFO Museum & Research Center | Roswell, NM

The city of Roswell in New Mexico definitely owns it when it comes to the extra-terrestrial lifestyle. This tourist town of about 50,000 people is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico, and is world famous for an alleged UFO incident in 1947. It is also a two hour drive away from Carlsbad Caverns… Continue reading The International UFO Museum & Research Center | Roswell, NM

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Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska

Northern Exposure? That I do not know, but what I do know is that Talkeetna was a picturesque and charming little town in Alaska. I also know that at one time they had a CAT as Mayor. I am actually a dog person, but I will not hold that against them. While we were in… Continue reading Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska