Ten years ago, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, thousands of people were left homeless, the city had no power or running water and automobiles were rendered useless because roadways were submerged.
Canada is one of the nicest and most scenic countries you can travel through.
Hard to believe summer is passing by and fall isn’t really that far off. Many people stay home during the summer months and wait until fall to travel when the crowds thin out and prices are sometimes less. We’ll explore here some ideas that may tempt you for your next vacation.
In the first part of this subject we suggested several interesting locations you might consider for a vacation. In this, we will expand on the same idea discussing regions that not many tourists have yet discovered.
We hear and read about popular vacation destinations and most seem very interesting. Well, how about investigating some of the uncommon locations you usually don’t read about?
Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city situated an hour and a half drive south of Phoenix. The Santa Catalina Mountains to the south and the Rincons to the east surround it. The Tucson Mountains frame it in the west.
We often just want to get out of town for one, two and three days to change the scene. It’s good for the soul! Arizona is packed with interesting and scenic locations. All we have to do is visit them.
There are times when we get itchy feet and want to do something. We often drive down to the Valley for some event or other pursuit. And we have family living in Scottsdale and visit with them including two grandchildren, ages 11 and 13.
Ever since I can remember I have had a special place in my heart for the very big trees.
Each one of us has different expectations in what we desire in a vacation.
More and more people are traveling these days, and that means more people are visiting U.S. theme parks.
It’s hard to believe, but we are already into summer.
Train travel is gaining ridership in North America. Why? It is comfortable, relaxing and in some cases rather inexpensive.
For several years, Norma and I have wanted to cruise the east coast and into the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
There are a growing number of travelers who are fed up with the crowds that are visiting the more popular destinations and so they turn to seeking destinations where fewer are going.
The family vacation has become an American ritual — one that has been around as long as I can remember. In this article we will discuss vacations that the entire family will enjoy regardless of age.
Some of us that travel are not satisfied with a stay-put vacation. Many want to rent a room at a hotel perhaps on a beach and sit, sun and relax for a week or two.
If you have not traveled to New York City at least once in your life, it’s time to do so. No other city offers the excitement, shopping opportunities, sightseeing and live theatre as does New York City.
Are you getting an itch to get in your automobile to take a trip? About this time of year we find ourselves a little tired of the cold weather and begin thinking about a trip this spring. Why not consider exploring some of our great national parks?
We love our cars and we love taking car trips. That’s part of the American spirit.
Spas have been available to folks for many years. You may not have tried one, but wondered what they were really like.
Is this the year you are considering travel to Europe? The tour companies are telling us early bookings suggest a busy travel year in Europe.
Travel the globe in one vacation
Have you ever thought of going around-the — world in one vacation? I have several times and it leaves you with a strong sense of completion.
Spring break can be an ideal time for families to get away and do some bonding.
If you are one of those persons who remember how the ships and cruising was in the ’70s and ’80s, I may have some good news for you.
Nevada offers visitors a wide range of experiences: from exciting gaming at resort hotels and casinos to snow in the mountain areas. There are memorable dining opportunities, recreation and world-class entertainment.
How about Colorado? Beyond the state’s celebrated ski slopes you will find world-class hiking, mountain biking and fishing.
We like to travel! Oh boy, do we! Our vacation budget often determines how far we can travel, how we travel and where we can afford.
Since we are already in a new year, some readers are already beginning to plan a vacation for spring and summer.
I thought it might be helpful to impart some travel industry news that may help you in planning travel in 2013.
For a trip that had so many pieces – the one I have just come home from – was about as perfect as it could be.
Mass tourism can turn a lovely island paradise into a tourist trap.
If somebody asked you, “What is the entertainment capital of the world?” — you would probably answer Las Vegas or New York City.
Tired of the usual vacations you have recently taken?
Many consider Arizona to be the golfing capital of the West.
When considering travel destinations, many of us rarely consider Central America as a vacation area. Probably more Americans have traveled to Costa Rica, but that’s about it for most.
For several years we have wanted to take the family on a cruise again. Three years ago we chose Alaska with Holland America Line.
Even with the drug wars going on in Mexico the last few years, Mexico remains the second most favored foreign country to visit by U.S. tourists after Canada.
I have been writing travel articles for more than seven years and almost every day someone asks me about my favorite vacation destinations.
We often talk about touring the East Coast, New England, the Old South, but we sometimes forget how much there is to see and do in our Old West. So let’s get into what there is to see and do in the Old West.
Cruise line ads promise all the best things in life if you take one of their ships for a cruise.
Probably one of the more interesting regions in the United States is the so-called old south. Here, you will find much history as well as delicious food served in various types of restaurants.
Some of us only get two- or three-week vacations each year.
Christmas and New Year’s are a long way off, but if this is a time when you choose to travel, you should start making arrangements now.
Twice each year, major cruise lines reposition some of their ships. You have lines that position ships from Caribbean service to Alaska for the summer period and then reposition them back to the Caribbean for winter service.
For many years I have wanted to re-visit the Canadian Rockies. I had been there twice in the past, each time traveling by train from Vancouver. The train ride itself is wonderful moving through the beautiful Rockies in the luxury of the Canadian, which has today been completely renovated.
It has been a few years since our last cruise to Alaska and we decided this was the year to once again cruise the northlands. We flew to Vancouver the day before our cruise departure.
The history of Palm Springs is varied. More than 2,000 years ago, Palm Springs’ first residents were the ancestors of today’s Cahuilla bands. The Agua Caliente existed as peaceful hunters and gatherers, living off the land.
There are few destinations that are suited for almost every traveler. Hawaii is one of them. It has almost everything you could want — good weather, tropical scenery and fine hotels and resorts. The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago of eight major islands, and numerous atolls. The island group was once known as the Sandwich Islands.
A few days ago we returned from a week in Santa Barbara, Calif. It is located 90 miles north of Los Angeles.