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April 21, 2021 - 3:05 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

10 Unforgettable Things to Do in Phoenix, AZ

  Phoenix also known as 'Valley of the Sun' is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. To live in Phoenix is such a great feeling, at least this is what all people there are claiming. It’s a bustling city in the middle of the desert and it does get hot sometimes up to 115 °F and has more to offer than simply resort life. A city where plenty of attractions,…
March 21, 2021 - 2:09 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

The Charming City of Casper, Wyoming

Things to do in Casper, Wyoming Casper, Wyoming is a beautiful city, rich in history, with plenty of sites to see, and tasty restaurants to enjoy. Casper is a great city to visit, especially if you are looking to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air. The city of Casper was founded east of the former site of Fort Caspar, "which was built during the mid-19th century mass…
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February 18, 2021 - 2:42 pm in Historical, Places to visit

Top 10 Things to Do in Bucharest, Romania

Top 10 Things to Do in Bucharest, Romania Bucharest is indeed one of Europe's most visited cities, thanks mainly to its affordability and unique charms. For those who are always interested in experience something different and authentic - Romania's vibrant and chaotic capital is a great choice. If you are visiting Bucharest for the first time, below you can find a hand-picked…
February 17, 2021 - 2:17 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Keystone, South Dakota; Home of the Carvers

Things to do in Keystone, South Dakota Keystone is a nifty town in the Black Hills region of Pennington County, South Dakota. Keystone is home to Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills National Forrest, and many more interesting attractions. Keystone is a one-of-a-kind town that will leave you breathless with its monuments and beautiful scenery.…
January 25, 2021 - 8:00 am in City Spotlight, Historical

Massapequa, New York; Exploring a Hamlet of Oyster Bay

Things to do in Massapequa, New York Massapequa is a hamlet located in the southern area of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, on Long Island, east of New York City. It was first believed that the Massapequa were one of the "13 tribes of Long Island," but after further research was done, it was discovered that the Massapequa were a band of the Lenape, "the…
January 20, 2021 - 12:43 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Oxnard, California; Gateway to the Channel Islands

Things to do in Oxnard, California Oxnard is a beautiful city, right on the California coast in Ventura County. Oxnard is filled with intriguing history, stunning views, and tasty restaurants. Oxnard is sure to keep you entertained throughout your stay. The Chumash Native Americas lived in the area we know today as Oxnard, before the Europeans moved to the area. The first European…
January 6, 2021 - 10:43 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Bismarck; North Dakota’s State Capital

Things to do in Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota is a quirky state capital that is filled with a plethora of history that helped shape the state of North Dakota and the United States. Bismarck is an interesting city to explore and is recommended to visit during the summer. Present-day central North Dakota was home to indigenous peoples for thousands of years.…
December 2, 2020 - 2:49 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Estes Park, Colorado; Come for the Haunts, Stay for the Mountain Scenery

Things to do in Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park, Colorado is a picturesque town that lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, just 70 miles northwest of Denver. Estes Park, Colorado is home to one of the most famously haunted hotels in the world, The Stanley Hotel. While Estes Park is known as a small mountain town, there's so much to do and see, that you may want to spend…
November 30, 2020 - 3:34 pm in Historical, Places to visit

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is undoubtedly one of Europe's most visited countries, thanks mainly to its affordability, ideal holiday weather, and unique attractions. Located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal's geography differs from green farmlands and ancient towns to gorgeous vineyards and mountains in the north to the Algarve's sensational beaches in the south. Portugal's…
November 23, 2020 - 7:00 am in City Spotlight, Historical

Natural Beauty in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Things to do in Idaho Falls, Idaho Idaho Falls is a charming city in eastern Idaho. Idaho Falls is located 28 miles west of Rexburg, Idaho, home to Brigham Young University-Idaho. The city of Idaho Falls is sure to leave you in awe with all of the natural beauty it possesses. Idaho Falls, and the surrounding area, was first populated with a sparse amount of cattle and sheep…
November 14, 2020 - 1:35 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Logan, Utah; Big History in Cache Valley

Things to do in Logan, Utah Logan is a small town located in Cache County in Northern Utah. Logan is the county seat of Cache County and the principal city in the Logan metropolitan area. Logan is home to many historic buildings, such as the Logan Tabernacle and the Logan Utah Temple, both owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With plenty of indoor…
October 8, 2020 - 2:58 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Williams, Arizona; The Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Things to do in Williams, Arizona Williams, Arizona is a fascinating city to visit. Williams has been nicknamed "The Gateway to the Grand Canyon," due to the Grand Canyon Railway that offers guests service between Williams and Grand Canyon National Park. I visited Williams over the summer, after a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, and found Williams to be a charming little…
September 29, 2020 - 3:33 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby

Things to do at Coney Island Coney Island is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York known for its seaside amusement parks, iconic hot dogs, and for hosting one of the oldest operating aquariums in the United States. Coney Island was one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Brooklyn. Visiting Coney Island is like spending the day at the fair, except admission is free. Even…
August 26, 2020 - 3:30 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

To Live and Die in Sin City; A History of Las Vegas

Things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada is always an exhilarating city to visit (even in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.) Nicknamed "The Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas is known for hosting some of the biggest names in entertainment be it musicians like Wayne Newton and Aerosmith or magicians like Penn & Teller and Mat Franco (winner of the…
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July 19, 2020 - 1:22 pm in City Spotlight, Historical

Tucson, Arizona; The Old Pueblo

Things to do in Tucson, Arizona I recently took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Tucson, Arizona. Tucson (nicknamed The Old Pueblo) is an exciting and unique city to visit. This Southern Arizona town is packed with mouthwatering eats, compelling history and impressive views. It is assumed that the first people to visit Tucson (although the city wouldn't receive its name until…
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June 1, 2020 - 8:00 am in City Spotlight, Historical, Places to visit

Salem; Massachusetts’ Spooky Site

Visit Salem Massachusetts “Salem” is a name that always reminds people of witchcraft, black cats, and all things spooky. This town in Massachusetts is best known for the Witch Trials of the late 1600s that made its mark on history.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Salem, Massachusetts (@destsalem) on Apr 15, 2020 at 8:48am PDT   History of Salem In…
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May 25, 2020 - 9:00 am in City Spotlight, Featured Cities, Historical

Jackson; A Quaint Wyoming Town

Things to do in Jackson, Wyoming Jackson is a charming town that offers plenty of outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding), but also serves as a nice town for a relaxing trip for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy some fresh mountain air. Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful area to visit, no matter the time of year. Native American tribes including…
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May 20, 2020 - 2:44 pm in City Spotlight, Historical, Places to visit

Tallahassee; Florida’s Stunning State Capital

The history of the Florida state capital. Nowadays, Tallahassee is home to over 30,000 Florida State University students. However, originally Tallahassee was occupied by the Apalachee tribe, who encountered Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, when he took over their village from 1538 to 1539. Anhaica, the Apalachee village in Tallahassee, was where the tribe's people were living…
May 12, 2020 - 2:10 am in City Spotlight, Featured Cities, Historical

The Discovery Continues in Missoula, Montana

Things to do in Missoula, Montana Missoula, Montana is a laid back city in the western United States. Missoula is home to some top-notch U.S. history and a few rather peculiar attractions. Missoula is a nifty city to explore and makes for a great summer getaway. Missoula, Montana's earliest settlements date back to 350 BCE (this is known by the findings of archeological artifacts.)…
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May 5, 2020 - 9:59 am in Featured Cities, Historical

Park City, Utah; America’s Favorite Town

Things to do in Park City, Utah Park City is a gorgeous mountain town located in Summit County, Utah. The town is popular with avid skiers and snowboarders and offers plenty of open areas for those who wish to take part in snow-based recreational activities. Park City is the perfect mountain getaway for families who love the thrill of fast paced winter sports, as well as those…
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April 29, 2020 - 3:32 pm in Featured Cities, Historical

Sacramento; California’s River City

Things to do in Sacramento, California Sacramento is a beautiful Northern California city with plenty of activities to take part in. The city of Sacramento is proud to have numerous historic landmarks; related to the early government of California, as Sacramento is the State Capital of California. Sacramento is a fun city to explore and is full of interesting museums, art galleries,…
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April 21, 2020 - 6:02 am in Featured Cities, Historical

Buena Park, California; Center of the Southland

Things to do in Buena Park, California Buena Park, California is a quirky and interesting Orange County city. The city of Buena Park is filled with many family-friendly attractions and is a great area in Southern California, perfect for your next family vacation. Early on, Buena Park consisted of large ranchos by land grants that The King of Spain had created. The King of Spain…
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April 15, 2020 - 5:35 am in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical

Bakersfield; Hitting the Town in Central California

Things to do in Bakersfield, California Bakersfield is a unique city in Central California with many great historic attractions to visit. While Bakersfield is a ways from the California coast, there is still a great amount of beauty offered in this fine city. According to archeological evidence, Bakersfield was first inhabited thousands of years ago, by Native Americans. When…
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April 8, 2020 - 3:41 pm in Featured Cities, Historical

San Francisco; The City by the Bay

Things to do in San Francisco, California San Francisco is a breathtaking Northern California city that offers an abundance of history, stunning scenery, fresh air and delicious cuisine. Once you visit San Francisco, you'll understand how there simply isn't anywhere else like it on this planet. San Francisco is a unique city that should be on the top of your travel bucket list.…
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October 10, 2019 - 12:35 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Burbank, California; The Media Capital of the World

Things to do in Burbank, California Burbank is home to some of the biggest entertainment studios in the world and is where some of the most popular television shows are filmed. "The Media Capital of the World" is a family vacation destination you don't want to miss during your next trip to Los Angeles. The city that we know today as Burbank, used to be two large Spanish land…
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October 2, 2019 - 3:14 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Portland, Maine: The other Portland.

A Visit to Portland, Maine   If you’re looking for a beautiful vacation spot with a rich history which is worn on its stunning, ornate sleeve you could do much worse than Portland Maine. Why don’t we dive deep into the history of this quintessential American city...   Portland at a glance   Famed for lighthouses, lobster and living in harmony with the great…
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March 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

San Juan Capistrano, California; The Birthplace of Orange County

Things to do in San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful area of Orange County, California and is home to the Christian mission, Mission San Juan Capistrano. The mission was founded in 1776 and, at the time, was populated by the "Acjachemen band of Native Americans, called Juaneños by the Spanish." The mission was named after Giovanni da Capistrano. San Juan Capistrano…
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February 12, 2019 - 3:16 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Why Florida Is An Absolute Must-visit Destination

For those who have never been to Florida, this state is so vast that one would be forgiven for considering it to be a country of its own. Its tourist attractions, cultural diversity, spoken languages, and fun outdoor activities are too many that you would need a whole year or more to go through them all. Its cities and beaches are clearly on a level of their own: big, long, and…
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December 24, 2018 - 2:44 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Washington D.C.; The Capital of the World

Things to do in Washington D.C. Washington D.C. was founded on July 16, 1790 and was decreed the official capital of the United States by the Constitution. Washington D.C. has been involved in "political maneuvering, sectional conflicts and issues of race, national identity, compromise and, of course, power." President George Washington himself decided on the land where Washington…
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December 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm in Historical, Places to visit

Why you should visit Mexico City

Why You Need To Visit Mexico City If you are a travel and adventure enthusiast, then one of the places you should definitely consider visiting is Mexico City. From its thriving culture, art and history, you also encounter amazing culinary dishes and delightful welcoming people. This is one of the places that ought to be on your radar. The modern life of the city draws multitudes,…
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Rexburg, Idaho; Not Your Average College Town

Things to do in Rexburg, Idaho Rexburg, Idaho is a small city located in eastern Idaho, not too far from Yellowstone National Park. Rexburg is most notable for being home to Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private university that is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rexburg, Idaho is an interesting college town to say the least. Students who attend…
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May 21, 2018 - 8:00 am in Historical, Places to visit

The Fascinating and Beautiful Stowe, Vermont

Things  to do in Stowe, Vermont The green mountains of Vermont always seem to be calling my name, and I finally gave in and chose to visit the area of Stowe for a long weekend with my family. Driving up to Stowe from my home meant taking roads full of twists, turns, and numerous hills, but those same roads took me through areas that were more beautiful than the ones before.…
May 7, 2018 - 8:00 am in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

The Historic Twin Cities Are More Different Than You Think

Things to do in the Twin Cities The Twin Cities in Minnesota are two exciting cities in the United States, each offering a rich amount of history and fun attractions to participate in throughout the year. If you're a water enthusiast, Minnesota may be the place for you. After all, Minnesota's nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Minnesota's Twin Cities had its first European settlers…
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April 30, 2018 - 8:00 am in Featured Cities, Historical

The History of Bath, England

So many places throughout the United Kingdom are steeped in history, but perhaps none more so than the city of Bath, located in the south west of England. Having been founded by the Romans, built by the Georgians and exploited by the Victorians, this city is a living monument to yesteryear. Every inch is dripping with history, and yet this place is not a museum piece – people…
April 23, 2018 - 8:00 am in Featured Cities, Historical

Exploring Civil War History with a Trip to Gettysburg

History is prevalent through the Gettysburg area due to its role during the Civil War. Most of that history has been preserved, so that everyone can take a step back in time and see what the town was like as the war was taking place. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center I spent a couple of days in Gettysburg with my family, so we could explore many of the…
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April 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Experiencing the Bavarian Charm of Helen, Georgia

The village of Helen in the state of Georgia is quaint and charming, mostly due to the fact that it has been created to look just like a Bavarian alpine destination. The village may be small, but the beauty and lack of major brand name shops and restaurants adds to the appeal. I spent a day in this fabulous village when my family and I were in western Georgia, as it wasn’t…
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April 12, 2018 - 3:04 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

History Everywhere in Fredericksburg, Virginia

The city of Fredericksburg is in the state of Virginia and it was named after the son of King George II, Frederick the Prince of Wales.  While Fredericksburg has been around seemingly forever, the Civil War really put the city on the map.  After visiting Gettysburg a few years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to show our children another area where the Civil War…

Montpelier; Quirky, Small Town Charm in Vermont’s Capital

Things to do in Montpelier, Vermont Montpelier, Vermont is an absolutely beautiful city. Vermont's capital gives off a laid back, small town feel, that makes Montpelier the charming city that it is. Montpelier is the perfect place to try exciting outdoor winter activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding, hiking, ice fishing and ice climbing. Fun activities…
January 23, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

Downey, California; Big History in Suburban Los Angeles

Things to do in Downey, California Los Angeles, California is home to some of the most interesting suburbs in the country, all of which are bursting with diverse histories. Just a mere 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles is the city of Downey, California. Downey may seem like just another city you pass when you leave your Disneyland hotel to go star searching in Hollywood, but…
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December 7, 2017 - 4:29 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Reading Terminal Market; Home to Philadelphia’s Most Mouthwatering Eateries

Merchants to try at Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market is one of the most popular and heavy trafficked areas in Philadelphia. It is also home to some of the best eateries in Philadelphia. Reading Terminal Market is “one of America’s largest and oldest public markets.” The market has been housed in a National Historic Landmark building since 1893. Reading Terminal…