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  • A Unique Excursion near Monterey (Part 6)
    A Unique Excursion near Monterey (Part 6)
    Like I said in the previous feature in this series, I’m always a little bit sad when I get to the end, because I know all good things come to an end even though there is always so much more to share. And this is definitely the case with this...
  • Who says it doesn't snow in the Deep South?
    Who says it doesn't snow in the Deep South?
    Have you ever been asked by northern friends, "does it ever snow in the deep south?" Well, if you took photos of the snow that was dumped on parts of the south on February 25 and 26, 2015, you can show them proof "it does snow in...
  • Mayor Parker opens Rodeo Season 2015 with a proclamation
    Mayor Parker opens Rodeo Season 2015 with a proclamation
    On Tuesday February 24, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, joined by officials of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Rodeo choir, dozens of vendors and hundreds of onlookers to proclaim the opening of Rodeo Season. The Houston Livestock Show and...
  • Remembering Cooley after 40 years
    Remembering Cooley after 40 years
    It has been 40 years since the release of the movie, Cooley High. Set in the infamous Cabrini-Green housing project neighborhood, the movie depicts life in "the projects" in the 1960s. Eric Monte wrote Cooley High, based on his own life...
  • Edmund Pettus Bridge
    Celebrating Selma
    When John Legend and Common brought the Oscar audience to tears with their performance of “Glory” at the Academy Awards, millions of people caught a glimpse of an Alabama bridge made famous back in 1965. The Edmund Pettus Bridge spans...
  • Seattle Skyline
    Where to go for the best view of Seattle’s skyline
    Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic picnic spot, a photographer seeking the perfect vantage point, or anyone curious to experience the city from another angle, this list will take you to all the right places.Gas Works ParkGas...
  • Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida continues February 28 with Heart concert
    Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida continues February 28 with Heart concert
    The big blow-out Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Studios Florida continues on Saturday, February 28, with a Heart concert. The show is the night cap, but you'll want to come early because Mardi Gras includes Cajun food, other bands on...
  • SeaWorld finishes Praise Wave music event with Fred Hammond on February 28
    SeaWorld finishes Praise Wave music event with Fred Hammond on February 28
    SeaWorld is capping is brand-new Praise Wave event with a concert by Fred Hammond on Saturday, February 28. He finishes a powerhouse line-up that included and Colton Dixon, Lecrae, and Steven Curtis Chapman.Praise Wave concerts are included with...
  • Feeding elephants in Malaysia
    Eco tourism: Feed and bathe Asia's elephants
    In past years, elephants helped build Asia as part of a necessary transportation infrastructure. Over the years they have been abused. Many elephant orphanages and sanctuaries have sprung up in various countries to stem the abuse, but much of it...
  • Historic buildings on Tucson Medical Center campus
    Tucson Medical Center once home of the Desert Sanatorium
    During the Fort Lowell Days celebration on February 14, 2015, participants had the opportunity to shuttle across the street to the current home of the Tucson Medical Center to visit the historic buildings on that site.Between 1880 and 1945, if you...
  • Poetry Foundation
    The Poetry Foundation launches a national poetry competition
    The Poetry Foundation is launching the national competition for Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowships. Five fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age. Submissions...
  • Busch Gardens announces new show for 2015 season
    Busch Gardens announces new German musical show for 2015
    In honor of its 40th anniversary season, Busch Gardens is introducing a new musical show to its theatrical lineup. This German-themed production, Roll Out the Barrel, tells the tale of a fictional German town where the residents are preparing to...
  • Flower Power Cruise returns to the '60s with music, love, peace
    Flower Power Cruise sails into the '60s with music, peace, love
    Remember bell-bottom pants, flower power and smiley faces popping up everywhere? John Wayne and Doris Day ruled the silver screen. And shows like Gilligan’s Island, Get Smart, Lassie and Gunsmoke were beamed into homes on small TV sets.It...
  • Glamour, color and convenience are highlights of The May Fair in London
    Glamour, color and convenience are highlights of The May Fair in London
    It’s hard to find a more fashionable area of London than Mayfair, which is probably why The May Fair itself has been such a popular hotel ever since King George V and Queen Mary opened it with much royal fanfare in 1927.Since then, while the...
  • Baglioni Hotel: Italian panache in stately London
    Baglioni Hotel: Italian panache in stately London
    An impromptu master class in mixology courtesy of award-winning Salvatore Maggio proved to be one of the highlights of a stay at the glamorous and quintessentially Italian Baglioni Hotel opposite London's Kensington Palace and Gardens.Located...