Isle Royale, our island wilderness National Park, lures visitors both for its seen and unseen attractions.
Orlando Florida includes a contrast between several Disney World Parks and a downtown Orlando, with a history center plus the Church Street Station area for dining and entertainment.
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C., has added a new branch, the Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia.
The El Paso Texas Mission Trail, near the El Paso/Juarez border, provides a fascinating glimpse into four centuries of Mexico/U.S. immigration, trade, and cultural exchange.
A major Minnesota lake resort vacation destination at Gull Lake, known as Grand View Lodge, offers fishing for walleyed pike, boating, swimming, golf, and tennis.
Miami's Art Deco Architecture in South Beach is a main travel attraction among things to see and do here. Check out also the Design District, pulsating clubs, art at the Lowe Museum, fine dining at Sushisamba and Azul restaurants, and an eventing of classica orchestra music by the New World Symphony.
Minneapolis celebrates its Aquatennial and Summer Arts festivities, honoring the 10,00 Lakes, with a parade, the Nicollet Mall Block Party, and many summer cultural efforts, including drama at the Guthrie Theater.
America's most popular park is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in eastern Tennessee and northern North Carolina. It draws over 8.5 million visitors each year.
The traveler longing for an antidote to a growing sense of placelessness in America, an increasingly franchised and homogenized country, might well consider a visit to Savannah, a gracious Georgia window on the South.
The ongoing reality of terrorism worldwide is now a daily factor in our lives. Occasionally, we may think back on that fateful day in New York 9-11-01 when the first major terrorism shock of the new century occurred.
Kayaking, hiking, canoeing, biking, and manatee viewing are active ways to sightsee around Tampa and north in Citrus Country in western Florida. The Florida Aquarium, Hillsborough River, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and Withlacoochee State Trail are venues.
I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about Minnesota American values.
Central Florida is a land of visionaries. St. Petersburg first saw a future in Florida tourism. Walt Disney at EPCOT dreamed of a peaceful and technology-rich world future. The Kennedy Space Center is where man left earth for the moon.
Special and newer travel attractions of Minneapolis include the Cowles Center, Target Field, Nice Ride MN, Guthrie Theatre, 35W Memorial and Illuminated Bridge, Weisman Art Museum, Tim McKee and La Belle Vie, Ethnic Eat Street, Ritz Theatre, Northeast Social Restaurant, Northup King Arts Building, and Red Stag Restaurant.
One of the loveliest year-round day-hikes in New England is the 2.7-mile Zealand Falls walk along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Texas's number one vacation destination is the San Antonio region. See the main attractions, which are the River Walk, the Alamo, the crafts village of La Villita, the Institute of Texan Culture, the Witte Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Outside San Antonio, in the Hill Country, visit the YO Ranch and German heritage town of New Braunfels.
Tampa, Florida, the lesser-known sister of Orlando, might be summarized in three categories--its access to nature, its special history, and its celebration of the good life. See the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park, Zoo, Busch Gardens, Ybor City, and the Hyde Park homes.
I came to Boston to walk its celebrated Freedom Trail, marching all the way up to Bunker Hill to re-awaken in myself the fervor of the original dream of freedom that sparked the American Revolution.
New York City seems as resilient as ever, perhaps aided by the city's basic exuberance and vitality.
Nashville offers two cultural windows--Country Music and a Civil War battlefield--for the visitor who wishes to comprehend this enigmatic region of the country, so rich in culture.
Georgia boasts more undeveloped coastline than any other Atlantic seabord state. Numerous islands, rich estuarine environments, and extensive swamps make Georgia's coast more diverse than the mileage claim alone suggests.
I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about the power of religion in shaping us.
Lee Foster’s literary memoir about growing up in Minnesota has been re-published and released as Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century.
The annual spring Cherry Blossom Festival in Wasington, D.C., has blossoming cherry trees, a parade, and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese festival.
Baltimore, a treasure trove of Americana, emerges to explore.