america

Travel from sea to shining sea; by car or by plane, there's plenty to see in the good ole US of A.

Jennifer York8 hours ago
Walking in the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe
Master of horror, inspiration to many, Edgar Allan Poe left his indelible mark on the literary world. Born 1809 to Eliza and David Poe, Poe's parents were actors. David Poe was an unstable alcoholic w...
Rachel Lesch2 days ago
Day at Old Sturbridge Village
I have not been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA since I was six or seven, which is going on 15 or 16 years ago. Today, it was open for free as part of the state’s “Free Fridays” program, s...
Nathan Sturm6 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (6)
Up at 6 AM again (after an eight-hour rest; hard to believe this is a “vacation” with me going to bed and getting up so early) and spent three hours preparing myself. First, I went and got a nice nutr...
Most Expensive Hotels on the West Coast
Traveling in style has always been in vogue, and these days, the competition for being the most lavish hotel in America has never been more extreme. Nowadays, resting in the lap of a luxury hotel or r...
Nathan Sturm9 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (5)
Once again I was up at 6:30 and had a breakfast of tea and granola/fruit bar. Browsing maps and such on my phone, I was determined to CAREFULLY plan my route into Phoenix to avoid anything like last n...
Jennifer York9 days ago
Ghost Towns and Gunfighters
Check out these ghost towns.
Eslieann Lefler11 days ago
Two Wandering Souls
Little did we know, there, right in front of us, was change. For months I had been planning the trip of a lifetime. I had made spreadsheets and mapped out countless routes. Organizing each stop to cre...
Nathan Sturm11 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (4)
I rose early again but took my time getting ready, since I had a shorter drive today (or so I thought). Checking out, I also bought a postcard depicting Canyonlands National Park, since Tina (and her ...
Kate Adams11 days ago
California Dreaming
The first time I had gone on vacation to California was when I was 16 years old. My parents finally gave in due to my bugging the crap out of them to take me to Disneyland for my "Sweet 16" Birthday. ...
Jordan Murphy14 days ago
Worth the Gamble
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I zigzag my way through the airport crowd, in between the hundreds of walks of life who came from all over the country and probably even the world to be here. So...
Nathan Sturm15 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (3)
The clock in my room had not been adjusted for Daylight Savings Time and I forgot to correct it, so I thought I was getting up at like 6:30 but actually it was 5:30. So when I went out for continental...
Nathan Sturm19 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (2)
I rose at about 6:45 and hit the road by 8:30. The plan was to follow the directions I’d looked up on my phone to the local Firestone. However, the area around my motel consisted, in addition to const...
Charli Knight19 days ago
The City That Never Sleeps
On first impressions, it seemed to be less alien than I imagined. When you sit and think about how different our two countries are, you tend to imagine there to be guns visible at every glance, patrio...
Kate Adams19 days ago
New Orleans
New Orleans is well known for the Mardi Gras. People from around the country visit to dress in costume, drink, watch the parades as they go down the small streets of the French Quarter and when the po...
Nathan Sturm20 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017
During the dread Polar Vortex of December 2016, I, having worked six to seven days a week for the last five weeks, most of it spent outside when snow buildup made it nigh-impossible to pull out of any...
Why Napa Valley Isn’t Just for Wine Lovers
A popular destination for wine lovers everywhere is Napa, California. There are about 400 wineries total in this wine region, complete with wine tasting rooms. However, Napa—which is also known as “wi...
Maurice Berniera month ago
New York! New York!
I LOVE NEW YORK! Despite everything that goes on here, I still love it. Where should I begin? I have been a native New Yorker since the day I was born. As far back as I can remember, it was just the t...
Peggy Ricea month ago
Living on an Old Country Road
Living out in the country is a fun thing if you are born and raised as a country girl or boy. I always loved the leaves falling on old country roads, and when you drive over them, you can see them fly...