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August 2015
Compulsive Traveler

Fun Things to do in Stowe, Vermont

All the roads around Stowe offer spectacular scenery but some drives are scenic and in the fall, the area is ablaze with color. The historic auto Toll Road winds its way to the summit ridge of Mt. Mansfield where there are stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west.


Cuba: What I Learned on My Summer Vacation in Castroland

Cubans are hopeful. They are survivors. They are creative. The art, the music, the dance, the food, the people, the architecture, the vegetation, the beaches, the intelligence, the humor, and the smiles –  I could go on and on. I'm so glad I went now. My eyes were opened as was my heart. I want to return in five years to see the progress.

July 2015
The Tenacious Traveler

A Festival for Every Taste, Hobby, Thrill or Skill

Food, sort of, also is the focus of the somewhat grossly named Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, West Virginia. Where else would you be asked how you prefer deer sausage, squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear prepared?


America's Cowboy Culture Is Alive and Well

Oklahoma City is home to the Western Cowboy Museum, which covers every aspect of cowboy life and Western heritage. John Wayne features big here in painting and sculpture. There's the TV show "Gunsmoke" display, and in the lobby is "The End of the Trail" sculpture.

Compulsive Traveler

Fascinating Places to Visit in Arizona

Arizona is dotted with many unique sites including Monument Valley, Four Corners, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Lake Powell, Hoover Dam and more.

June 2015
The Tenacious Traveler

Intriguing Beauty and History Blend in the Balkans

The tiny sizes of the countries – the four together have a total area about equal to New York State – makes traveling between them convenient. At the same time that similarities become evident, so do interesting differences.

Compulsive Traveler

Tips for Traveling in Asia

Check airfare to many locations to find the least expensive entry into Asia. The shortest flight is not always the least expensive. Once in Asia, check one of the many low-cost carriers like Airasia to connect from one location to another. With low-cost carriers, book baggage online – it is less expensive.

May 2015
Compulsive Traveler

Vietnam for Tourists, Not Troops

Da Nang is becoming a premier beach destination with many high-end resorts. During the war it was one of the world’s busiest airports, parts of which now have grass sprouting from cracks in the concrete runway.

April 2015
The Tenacious Traveler

Of Famous Poets, Writers, Lakes and Incredible Scenery: Don’t Miss England’s Lake District

Begin with the magnificent scenery of lakes and rugged mountains, thick forests and rolling fields outlined by stone walls and hedge rows, where countless sheep graze contentedly. Top off the list with the region's intriguing history and rich cultural heritage and it's clear why the readers of Wanderlust magazine last year voted it the leading destination in the United Kingdom.

March 2015

Sounds of Muscle Shoals

Many famous names like Nat King Cole, Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Hank Williams, Aretha Franklin and W.C. Handy not only made it in the music business -- most of them recorded in one of two recording studios in Florence.

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