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  • Myan Ruins of Becan
    Exploring ancient Mayan past - the ruins of Becan and Chicanna EcoVillage Resort
    story and photos by Susanna StarrWith all the spectacular Mayan archeological sites in this region, it is close to impossible to look at each of them individually. Although I have often, over the past thirty years or so, gone to several of these...
  • Dos and donts for female spring breakers
    The top 10 dos and don'ts for female spring breakers in Mexico
    Everybody loves the never-ending party during Spring Break season, which is, in particular, a traditional rite for students looking for running away from the freezing winter, as well as to experience a taste of the adult life.Usually, young spring...
  • Laocoön Group, Octagonal Court, Vatican Museums
    Treasures of the Vatican; the curious tale of the Laocoön
    On January 14, 1506, a farmer named Felice da Fredis was digging up his vineyards in the Esquiline Hill and discovered a concealed chamber. Inside was one of the most fabled statues of all time.In the 1st century AD, Pliny the Elder claimed it was...
  • Fort Scott (KS) National Historic Site
    Freedom’s Frontier Activities Upcoming for Heritage Tourists
    The following events have been announced by the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area that may be of interest to Springfield Area Heritage Tourism enthusiasts. The Fort Scott Workshop was especially appealing to me, as my family has a...
  • CA: Amador County: The riches of Amador County, Part 2
    CA: Amador County: The riches of Amador County, Part 2
    PLAY & SHOP: During the Gold Rush, Amador County was once the hotspot for growing grapes in California. But once the Rush subsided and Prohibition set in, the area was deserted. Now, new growers and vintners are focused on creating great wines...
  • CA: Amador County: The riches of Amador County, Part 1
    CA: Amador County: The riches of Amador County, Part 1
    Nestled in the Sierra Nevada’s historic Gold Rush region, Amador County is a year round playground – ski and snow board in the winter; raft white water and pick luscious fruit in the spring and summer. Pan gold whenever you’re...
  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
  • Give scented sea glass to the tropical lover on your gift-giving list
    Give scented sea glass to the tropical lover on your gift-giving list
    Do you have to buy a gift for someone who loves smelly things, as well as a tropical setting? Or maybe you yourself love both items. Either way, scented sea glass is the perfect gift for just this type of person. Scented sea glass can be presented...
  • Florida Eco-Safaris: Take a Wild Adventure
    Florida Eco-Safaris: Take a Wild Adventure
    Be swept away from the moment you enter the 4,700-acre conservation area known as Forever Florida. You can go horseback riding or explore the area in an open-air coach where you will experience tons of fauna, flora and wildlife unique to Central...
  • Celebration, Florida
    Visiting Kissimmee on a budget? No problem!
    With the current state of the economy many Americans are traveling on strict budgets. If they travel at all. However, those on a tight travel budget will realize that there are plenty of things to do in the Kissimmee area that are free. Free fits...
  • Million Dollar Quartet
    Million Dollar Quartet Yields Million Dollar Memories This Weekend at the Fox
    Sam Philips knew December 4, 1956 was worth commemorating. He grabbed his camera and captured the moment when his million dollar quartet (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis) jammed together for the first and only time at...
  • Rachel Zoe Studios stylists Jill London and Jordan Johnson
    Air New Zealand offers Rachel Zoe Studios London Look Book for premium flyers
    With the standard of a seat that becomes a flat bed and fine food and wine now found on most international business class flights, airlines are constantly seeking something different, something unique to attract that lucrative premium-class...
  • Get ready for Daylight Saving Time
    Get ready for Daylight Saving Time
    Knowing the right time is always a good idea especially for those of us who travel frequently and need to catch a plane or train. How often have you almost ‘missed the boat’ because you forgot to change your watch or clock when...
  • Explore dramatic cultural exhibits at the South Florida Museum
    Explore dramatic cultural exhibits at the South Florida Museum
    One of the most unique museums in Florida, the South Florida Museum offers everything from cultural events, deep-sea experiences and out of this world planetarium experience. But the most interesting part of the museum is the history you can...
  • Manatees rehabilitate at the South Florida Museum in Tampa, Florida
    Manatees rehabilitate at the South Florida Museum in Tampa, Florida
    If you are in the Tampa, Florida area, stop by the South Florida Museum and visit with the manatees that have made their home at The Parker Manatee Aquarium. It is a great break from the history of the museum and the darkness of outer space. You...