A Day in Nashville: Honky-Tonks and Hot Chicken

The second fiddle-Mark Mitchell

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
December 20, 2012

Music is the lifeblood of Nashville, and honky-tonks are the heart, pumping out new sounds from morning to night.   Once upon a time, these venues were rural barrooms blurring the line between a saloon and a dancehall.  Farmers, miners and other blue-collar workers filed in for a whiskey or beer and... Read more »

January Web Exclusives: Route 66 Area Attractions (Part 1)

CUSTOMIZED 49 MERCURY AT SPRINGFLD, IL

Pamela Selbert
December 5, 2012

CHICAGO: ADLER PLANETARIUM AND ASTRONOMY MUSEUM, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive; phone 312-922-7827; web site www.adlerplanetarium.org.  This first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere offers displays about astronomy, telescopes, space exploration, a Sky Show and much more.  THE FIELD MUSEUM, 1400... Read more »

New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument

La Ventana Natural Arch

Donna Ikenberry
December 5, 2012

El Malpais may mean “the badlands” in Spanish, but there’s nothing ugly about the place. In fact, it is a little-known treasure in New Mexico. Pronounced El Malpais (mal-pie-EES), the national monument was established in 1987 and preserves 114,277 acres. The monument is a stark, but phenomenally... Read more »

Galveston: A Sandy Nest for Snowbirds

Galveston sunrise woody hibbard

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
November 28, 2012

Can you hear it? The call of the snowbird is echoing through the crisp air all around us, imploring us all to follow the geese southward to greener pastures and new adventures.  If you can heed the call, and crave an oceanic nest for a little while, Galveston, Texas, is a sweet, sandy spot with plenty... Read more »

Panhandle Treasures in Texas

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Len Cousineau
August 6, 2012

The ancestors of modern Wichita, Pawnee and Caddo peoples inhabited land along the Canadian River in the area currently known as the Texas Panhandle between the years 1150 to 1450. Human habitation in the region stretches back 13,000 years, however, and modern day travelers can study the colorful proof... Read more »

Chasing Waterfalls near Portland, Oregon

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Amanda Lepinski
July 20, 2012

Oregon’s tallest waterfall, Multnomah Falls, reaches nearly 620 feet and is located in the Columbia River Gorge, just east of Portland, Ore. Also billed as the United States’ second-tallest year-round waterfall, Multnomah Falls offers miles of hiking trails with an abundance of striking views. Nearby,... Read more »

All Aboard! History Meets Innovation in Colorado

ATB-railroad-Debra MacDonald

July 9, 2012

Railroads, one of the Industrial Revolution’s greatest phenomena, brought an affordable way for American businesses to operate on a grand scale. Today, the history of the American railroad system, specifically Colorado’s role, is highlighted at the Colorado Railroad Museum, located outside of downtown... Read more »

Beach Bums: 10 Beach Camping Hotspots

Beach Camping in Newport

Kathy Cabrera
June 21, 2012

Make sure your swimsuits, surfboard, kayak and fishing rods are packed in the RV before revving that engine. We found 10 great places to make beaching it part of your outdoor summer adventure to find sun, sand, surf and all the fun you can handle. 1. Texas – 367 Miles of Gulf Coast   Texas is... Read more »

RVing around Minneapolis: The City of Lakes

1-11895-Minneapolis Dustin Gaffke

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
June 17, 2012

Minneapolis, the City of Lakes or the City by Nature, is one of few places that sits on the not-so-fine line between urban bedlam and pastoral calm. In the space of a couple miles, travelers can see world class museums and fish for dinner beneath a metropolitan skyline.  Built upon the Mississippi River,... Read more »

Oronoco Gold Rush Days

Rustic 1890s farm wagons were some of the antique gems.

Pamela Selbert
June 11, 2012

Antiques have caused my husband, Guy, and I, to while away many enjoyable hours over the years at shows and auctions, but never until just recently had we seen anything on the scale of Gold Rush Days. It turns the entire town of Oronoco, Minn., located in the southeast corner of the state with a population... Read more »

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