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Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy: Exploring the Palace of Knossos
Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy: Exploring the Palace of Knossos
It didn’t look like any other ruins—not at all. In fact, in some ways, as I walked through this maze, the place looked like the inhabitants never really ...
01-26-2022
Gatlinburg’s Best Breakfast Is at Crockett’s
Gatlinburg’s Best Breakfast Is at Crockett’s
Crockett's Breakfast Camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which churns out huge home-cooked breakfasts and a fascinating hillbilly history, honors the work of the dedicated frontiersman and soldier David C. ...
01-21-2022
Rough It in Style: The Fun of Glamping
Rough It in Style: The Fun of Glamping
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting isolation caused by air travel and hotel and resort disruptions have led many to look outdoors for a way to spend quality time ...
01-15-2022
Science Mixes With History at New Mexico’s Valley of Fires
Science Mixes With History at New Mexico’s Valley of Fires
On a recent RV trip across the United States, we discovered places which we had never heard of that turned out to be real finds. Valley of Fires ...
01-12-2022
Discover Dynamic Eau Claire
Discover Dynamic Eau Claire
Chances are if you don't have relatives to visit, a child in college or business to transact in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, you may have completely overlooked it as ...
01-10-2022
New Mexico’s Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Opens a Door to the Past
New Mexico’s Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Opens a Door to the Past
Driving our RV from home in South Carolina to see our family in Los Angeles, California, is an ambitious trip. But spending as much time outdoors as possible ...
01-9-2022
Small Utah Resort Offers Big Family Fun
Small Utah Resort Offers Big Family Fun
For learning how to snowboard and ski, Snowbasin is the perfect resort to make winter-sports lovers out of your whole family. Nestled behind Mount Ogden in Utah, it's ...
01-2-2022
Find Much More Than Shopping at These Malls
Find Much More Than Shopping at These Malls
Every member of the Taylor family found something of interest and entertainment. Dad Bob tried his hand at the miniature golf course and checked his accuracy throwing an ...
01-1-2022
Finding the Best of Budapest: Grand Delights and Little Discoveries
Finding the Best of Budapest: Grand Delights and Little Discoveries
Budapest is full of surprises. With grand buildings rising on both sides of the Danube River and connected by a series of soaring bridges, it is undeniably one ...
12-31-2021
Working-Class Wonders: Exploring Lyon
Working-Class Wonders: Exploring Lyon
Set on two mighty rivers and hemmed in by very steep hills, Lyon, known as France’s second city, is a place of broad vistas and flowing water, with ...
12-30-2021
Memphis: The City’s Got Soul
Memphis: The City’s Got Soul
The Mississippi flows south along the edge of Memphis, but musicians traveled north out of the Mississippi Delta and the South, arriving there in the 20th century. The ...
12-30-2021
A Storybook City: Finding the Best of Prague
A Storybook City: Finding the Best of Prague
Anyone who has been there will tell you: Prague feels like a fairy tale. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first visit or your 20th, when you walk ...
12-29-2021
Land Trusts Protect More Than You Might Think
Land Trusts Protect More Than You Might Think
Visitors to North Carolina stroll by a centuries-old Native American site, then relive a taste of life in rural Appalachia from the early 1900s. Farther north, a center ...
12-26-2021
Winter Wonders: Château-Hopping in the Loire Valley
Winter Wonders: Château-Hopping in the Loire Valley
The scale of these gardens was so sweeping that when I climbed the final step to the top of the belvedere, I drew a breath. The size, yes, ...
12-24-2021
High Desert Fun in Albuquerque
High Desert Fun in Albuquerque
I’m soaring over the treetops, and dogs are coming out on backyard patios to growl up at the fiery roar of a dragon passing overhead. In between blasts ...
12-22-2021
Earn Your Wings: Learn to Fly
Earn Your Wings: Learn to Fly
Here's a scenario we’ve all experienced: While sitting in a traffic jam, a small plane passes overhead. Watching it make its way, presumably in a straight line to ...
12-21-2021
The Spirit of San Diego’s Imig Manor Remains Today
The Spirit of San Diego’s Imig Manor Remains Today
It was during the dark days of World War II that a San Diego entrepreneur and former car dealer named Larry Imig decided to risk $2 million on ...
12-18-2021
Learning History Firsthand in England
Learning History Firsthand in England
To really understand the American experience one needs some knowledge of British history until the time of independence. And there is no better way to learn about the ...
12-18-2021
A Golden Christmas in Colorado
A Golden Christmas in Colorado
We’ve just begun our winter walk when a man behind us pulls out a guitar. I hear the simple sounds of “Silent Night” fill the cold night air, ...
12-17-2021
Archeologists Find Stunning Gold Tiara From the Age of Queen Nefertiti in Underground Tombs in Cyprus
Archeologists Find Stunning Gold Tiara From the Age of Queen Nefertiti in Underground Tombs in Cyprus
The 2018 discovery of two ancient tombs located in the Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke, in Cyprus, led to an excavation that recently revealed some 150 ...
12-17-2021
Underwater Spear Fisherman Catches Monster Hogfish in Florida Coral Reef, Breaks State Record
Underwater Spear Fisherman Catches Monster Hogfish in Florida Coral Reef, Breaks State Record
A grand prehistoric coral reef ecosystem situated 100 miles off Florida’s west coast is a first-choice recreation spot for divers and sport fishermen alike, including former U.S. Marine ...
12-13-2021
Brew, Chew, and Cider, Too: Exploring San Diego’s North Park
Brew, Chew, and Cider, Too: Exploring San Diego’s North Park
You're vacationing in San Diego. You've had a close encounter with wildlife from every continent at the zoo. You've strolled the waterfront and admired the clipper ship Star ...
12-12-2021