Tourists and visitors to the Midwest region would do well to educate themselves on the many and various attractions that are available. Planning your trip more effectively and learning about the most exciting attractions can provide travelers with the means to enjoy a more successful and enjoyable visit. Discovering, too late, that you had the opportunity to visit natural environments and tourist destinations that would have been of interest to you can be a very frustrating experience. By making the effort to learn more about your destination, it may be Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever heard a Holiday Home Tour?
It’s one of the Great American pastimes where people spruce up their homes to put them on display, and people come from all over to see them. Some of the homes are historical, some are just really nice to look at. Even you can put your home on the home tour – you just need to take care of a couple things.
1.) Make sure your home is up to snuff. That means making sure it passes inspection and the structural integrity is sound. It might also be a good idea to contact your home insurance provider if you have any questions about how this may impact the home.
2.) Register your home as part of the tour. Make sure you put some money away to cover the entry fee. Typically, these things are arranged through the Chamber of Commerce in your area, but you can also check with City Hall if you are unsure.
3.) Have something to talk about. It is a home tour after all and people are going to be walking around, looking at your things. You don’t necessarily need to have one of the many fabled bedrooms that Lincoln slept in, but try to see where the story is in your home and play that up.
U.S. Route 66 is knicknamed the “Mother Road” of America. The highway was established in 1926 and has since become one of the country’s most famous roads. Although the route was removed from the highway system in 1985, it served as a major path for many travelers and migrants to the western United States.
The 2,451 mile highway stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles, crossing seven states and giving brith to many prosperous new cities. High traffic on the route supported the communities it winded through during the Dust Bowl of Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you arrive by boat or plane from across the globe or via train or car from nearby Canada, a trip to the United States of American will introduce you to densely populated cities, rural areas with wide expanses of land in between homes and quaint suburban towns. New York City, Las Vegas, Boston and Philadelphia are some “must see” spots if you want to experience some true urban flavor.
For family vacations, Disney World and Disneyland are consistent favorites. The United States is also home Read the rest of this entry »
From the Great Lakes to the east and west coasts, the United States abounds with lighthouses, ships and maritime museums. It’s just a matter of deciding upon the geographic area visitors want to explore.
The California coast, for example, has a famous maritime history, particularly around the San Francisco area.
Stop first at the city’s Fisherman’s Wharf to tour the San Francisco National Maritime Park, which has several vessels dating from the 19th century. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are travelling throughout America, it is important to include the Eastern Seaboard. Along the coast are the most historic sites the country, as a nation, has to offer. One of the most exciting cities is New York City, New York.
New York City is home to many historic sites including the American and New York Stock Exchange where the rise and fall of the US economy continues to be monitored. Central Park is one of the most well-known attractions in the city, boasting beautiful greenery and many film backdrops. Ellis Island is home base for most American families, Read the rest of this entry »
If fun and excitement are what you crave while on vacation, there are many cities in the United States that are right up your alley. Whether you want to vacation in the east, the west, along the Gulf Coast or somewhere in between, there is a city that will meet your need for adventure.
For a vacation out east, nothing beats New York City. See a Broadway show, tour the Statue of Liberty and watch for stars at some Read the rest of this entry »