100 Years of National Parks

100 Years of National Parks

America is unique in many ways and heralded by many to be “America the Beautiful.” But one of the most striking differences is the diversity of the physical environment and geography found from coast to coast. While America’s physical beauty has a history going back...
Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters

People watch animal documentaries because, as human beings, we find animal behavior absolutely fascinating. There’s something about seeing the rawness of nature in wildlife that intrigues us, since people are typically far removed from anything wild. We may take it a...
À la Carte Restaurants

À la Carte Restaurants

“You have to taste a culture to understand it,” according to travel writer Deborah Cater, and she’s quite right. After all, what is travel without experiencing new tantalizing tastes? What is a visit to Philadelphia without a Philly cheesesteak? Or to Maryland without...
Watch Your Step! The Effect of Tourism

Watch Your Step! The Effect of Tourism

A vacation is often a step outside a traveler’s frame of reference. However, the footsteps of tourists often remain in the countries they visit, even after they go home. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced that over 1.2 billion people traveled abroad in...
Pop Culture Meccas

Pop Culture Meccas

Travelers have long since sought out places associated with classic artists: Stratford to visit Shakespeare’s hometown, Giverny to tour Monet’s house, and Salzburg to bask where Mozart composed his music. However, today’s travelers seem more influenced by pop culture....