The echoes of war have gradually faded in Vietnam as the country has rebounded from decades of conflict to create a thriving modern economy; one sign of the forward looking times, former adversaries are now welcomed. Visiting Vietnam today is an eye-opening experience, particularly for an American visitor.
It’s that time of year with Halloween approaching that we start thinking of all things haunted. Here are 10 of the spookiest ghost towns in America, places that were once thriving but are now abandoned. A visit to any one of them is intriguing, desolate . . . and more than a little spooky. Picher, […]
When we took off in 2011 to travel around the world one of the places high on my list to visit was Cuba. But when I looked into it I learned that over 50 years after an embargo was placed on the island country, Americans still couldn’t visit this tempting spot located only 90 miles […]
Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities in the world, but is it an attractive tourist destination for people who don’t gamble? We put the city to the test, starting out by finding hotels in Las Vegas without casinos (or that place them in a separate building). They still provided an exciting Vegas […]
Strolling down the Strip in Las Vegas, our faces were overwhelmed by the glow of a million pulsating lights. We don’t gamble so what would we do in a city that is defined by casinos? We weren’t alone. Las Vegas is one of the country’s top convention cities, each year bringing in over 5 million […]
When it comes to romance we’ll always have Paris, but there are plenty of cities in North America that provide a romantic getaway without flying across the pond. Whether you have two weeks to spend or just a simple weekend, here are five of the most romantic spots to fall in love again in North America. […]
The ancient Mayans were a prolific city building civilization. The massive stone structures they created sprinkle the landscape all over Central America, even though much about the culture that built them remains a mystery. We do know the Mayans had a complex understanding of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. The buildings that remain provide some of the only […]
At 6 a.m. the streets of this Buffalo neighborhood are deserted. Dawn is gradually washing away the film of night, transforming lumpy gray forms into a scattered array of brick houses and the occasional leafy tree. Midway down the block in a lone storefront a soft fluorescence accompanied by the clanging of pans