Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”                 — Miriam Beard

Seeing, visiting and doing things in a particular place is at the heart of most travel.  Touring a national park, spending a day in a museum, ziplining through a rainforest, tasting craft beers, shopping at fine boutiques or sunning at the beach are just a few of the things travelers can do just about anywhere.   Whether as a solo traveler or with a group, everyone wants to experience something that they can remember for a lifetime.


Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona

The Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizonia

Explore a bit of Sedona, Arizona in this legacy video. Sedona is a desert town near Flagstaff, Arizona that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. Noted for it’s mild climate and vibrant arts community, some say that Sedona’s red rocks hold a spiritual energy.    We … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Landscape
Super Bowl XLIII

The Best American Sporting Events to Watch or Attend

Sports are a huge aspect of American culture. It therefore makes perfect sense that the nation regularly hosts some of the biggest and best events on the planet, which are each a celebration of exceptional talent and fandom. There are, however, numerous sports to choose from, which each have various … Read more   Read more

North America Family Travel Events & Festivals
A whirligig from the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Reviving North Carolina Towns through Art and Tourism

On one side of the state, North Carolina has the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the coastal side, the state boasts wild horses and deep blue waters.  However, the center of the state holds surprising treasures and a rich history. After losing the tobacco and textile industries, Kinston’s Mayor, B.J. … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Food & Drink The Arts
Exterior of Dooky Chase restaurant in New Orleans. PHoto: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Beyond New Orleans French Quarter

Remembering Chef Leah Chase (Jan. 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019). The spirit of New Orleans is showcased in the people we met and the places we visited for this show.  At the time of this taping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing recovery of the Big Easy … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Experiences History
Grand Canyon

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Grand Canyon becomes a National Park (Feb. 26, 1919)

Following the 1908 legislation President Theodore Roosevelt signed giving the Grand Canyon status as a National Monument, the United States Congress signed an act on February 26th, 1919, making Grand Canyon National Monument a National Park. The Grand Canyon National Park hosts over 4 million visitors each year who explore … Read more   Read more

North America History Preservation
Museum of Free People of Color in New Orleans photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick

New Orleans’ Hidden Black History

New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811.  We will explore the history of America’s largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising:  The Untold Story … Read more   Read more

New Orleans History Literature & Music
Cliffs of Mohar, Ireland

Tonya and Ian on The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

This is our personal take on one of our favorite attractions.  The Cliffs of Moher offers an extraordinary view can be found on the west coast of Ireland. From atop the vertical drop of the cliffs one can see the heaving Atlantic ocean below and across the water to the … Read more   Read more

Ireland Family Travel Landscape
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Viewing Polar Bears in Northern Canada

By Sam Treacy

One of the North’s most recognized species, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus being its Latin Name) has a notorious reputation as a bold and brainy predator, not to mention its massive size.   Read more

Canada Preservation
Nepal

Is Nepal the ultimate cultural experience in Southeast Asia?

By Derek Cullen

Nepal is one of the few countries in the world which can feel unspoiled by the effects of tourism. Immense and majestic in every way, it is also here that you will find the infamous Mount Everest but make no mistake; this isolated pocket in the mountains is popular for … Read more   Read more

Asia Experiences
Paris at the Louvre

Exploring Paris, China, Family Travel and City Pass

To understand a city one must look through the lens of its artists with open eyes, appreciate the personal stories of locals, and sometimes jump on a fast track to have time at popular attractions. Let’s begin with Paris Art curator and author Matt Wagner travels the world looking for … Read more   Read more

The World Family Travel
Parc tete dor in Lyon, France

5 Popular Attractions To Check Out While In Lyon, France

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Lyon, France – it’s the second biggest city in France, situated between Paris and Marseille.  Although it’s regarded as the gastronomy capital of the country, there are fewer restaurants than attractions for tourists to see.   Read more

France Architecture The Arts
Viewing the Burundi landscape from two angles

A Trip to Burundi

By Breana Johnson

Ask any average Westerner, and they likely won’t be able to point out Burundi on the map. Although this tiny country is virtually ignored when it comes to East African tourism, that’s no reason why it shouldn’t be on your travel bucket list.   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink
Grand Canyon

Seeing the Grand Canyon from different angles

By Jackie Jones

The Grand Canyon National Park is a location that just the name alone sends feelings of awe through any traveler.   Read more

United States Adventure
The Carpathian Mountains

5 Breathtaking Spots to see in Ukraine

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Ukraine is a versatile country with a lot of different sceneries and places suitable for all kinds of vacations. Whether you are a backpacker or prefer luxurious hotels – there’s everything for everyone! Travel to the city of Lviv to get the best cup of coffee in Europe, climb the … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences
Along the bund in Shanghai

Shanghai – Where the Ancient Meets the New

By Jackie Jones

From historical significance, to popular culture, Shanghai is a Chinese city that intrigues millions.   Read more

Asia History The Arts