By Jim Ferri I love road trips. Anywhere and everywhere. It’s even better when the destination is of historical significance. In Texas, it all comes together on the Chisholm Trail. You may have heard of the Chisholm in your high-school history class or, more likely, in an old western movie. In fact, the Chisholm is
By Dave G. Houser Mardi Gras season is here once again, and while New Orleans is the American epicenter of this festive pre-Lenten celebration, there are plenty of other options for some fantastically fun Fat Tuesday revelry (February 28 in 2017). Of course, different locales bring their own unique flavor to the merrymaking. But there
By Jim Ferri I love San Francisco. Then again, I’m only one of millions. Or, perhaps, gazillions. It’s a fantastic city, one of the most beautiful in the world. For much of its beauty, you can thank the 43 hills on which it’s built. And, of course, there’s that sea, which surrounds the city on
By Dave G. Houser According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, some 76% of American adults said they read at least one book in the past year. Furthermore, 21% claimed to have read 10 or more books. The latter demographic grabbed our attention, suggesting there are millions of avid bookworms out there
To we Americans, Chicago is both the “Windy City,” and the “Second City”. Perhaps we should also call it the Remarkable City. Chicago, you see, is remarkable for its beauty and sophistication, style and architecture, wonderful museums, great restaurants, and a musical tradition that goes back generations. Chicago’s location may be responsible for its well-known
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Mexico is perennially one of the most popular destinations among North American travelers. Too many head only for the beaches, though, and bypass Mexico City, one of the top cities in North America. In the oldest capital in the New World, and the former capital of the Aztec Empire, you’ll find there’s a lot to
It’s pure Americana…..the sight of a multi-decked Mississippi riverboat gliding seemingly effortlessly along the mighty river, its signature black smokestacks pointing skyward, as its great red paddlewheel slaps the river behind. It’s a dream trip for many, and one that’s often long remembered….. (all photos by Dave G. Houser except as noted) By Dave G.