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November 2015

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson

The world is invited to this little tourist town to enjoy the Christmas season in a community where its citizens openly honor God and country. American servicemen and women are honored in almost every theater production. Nativity scenes are displayed as prominently as Santa.


Charleston: A Cool City When It’s Not Hot

Your visit will be infinitely more enjoyable if you keep your car parked and use the many available forms of public transportation: city buses and taxis, free hop-on/hop-off trolley buses, free Scoop Car electric taxis, horse-drawn carriages and human powered pedicabs. You’ll also notice skateboarders in the midst of all the traffic. In Charleston, skateboards are treated as street-legal vehicles.

October 2015

Penske Racing Museum

Many people who visit the museum “consider it a walk down memory lane. We get people who...were at an Indy race and remember the car here on display and the feeling when they saw it win. And then you have people who only see races on TV, never realizing the cars were so big or that the tires had no grooves."


Nevada’s Springs Preserve Reveals Las Vegas Roots

It is the original bubbling spring water hole, which drew early native peoples and early settlers to the area — long before the casinos.

Compulsive Traveler

Peru: Land of the Incas

There are several ways to get to the iconic Machu Picchu. The hale and hearty can take a multi-day trek along the Inca Trail. Most people take either the tourist train or the luxurious Hiram Bingham train.

September 2015

Seven Ways to Enjoy the Mile High City

Use the Smart Phone app and go on the amazing scavenger hunt Urban Adventure Quest for Denver. By solving clues and completing challenges, you can turn Denver into a three-hour gameboard combining the fun of Amazing Race with a city tour. (Urban Adventure Quests are now in 35 cities and are just plain FUN.)

Compulsive Traveler

Not to Miss Sites in Macau

Gambling has been legal in Macau since the 1850s and it has grown to be the “Vegas of the East.” It has become a gambling Mecca for the Chinese. There are 33 casinos with the Venetian Macau being the largest; in fact, it is the largest casino in the world.

August 2015
The Tenacious Traveler

Imaginative Leafpeeping

"Leaf peepers" seeking to enjoy the annual Technicolor display have many more choices than a drive along a traffic-clogged road or a hike through the woods. They also can find surprising places around the country to take in the multi-hued spectacle, and imaginative ways of doing so.


Small Museums Showcase Individual Passions

Across America, collectors have heard something of the same voice and opened their collections to the public. Small museums showcase the inventiveness, passions and the life stories of private individuals. Try these out on your travels.

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.

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