Travel from sea to shining sea; by car or by plane, there's plenty to see in the good ole US of A.
Five Different Places to Visit in New York City
New York City is one of the most amazing places in the world! It's a city of twenty-four hour energy, entertainment and action. I lived there for five years, and still don't feel I've discovered all of its nooks and crannies. When talking to would-be tourists, the usual suspects are on their list--Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park... they are all worthy places to go, but what about a few other lesser-known places to make you feel like a real New Yorker?
Windows: Slice of LA Life
The street here is much busier than the one near my new apartment, and even the place I was at prior to that, a house in a cul-du-sac off of a busy freeway exit. Here, next to the Metro Blue Line, we are setting up machines for projects. It’s a location in LA that is most certainly bigger on the inside. The curb appeal is quite low for most structures in this area, but that can’t be helped with Los Angeles’ version of the L as well as one of the busiest freeways in the country across the street.
The Pawnee Buttes of Colorado
There is a reason why tourists and native Coloradoans alike are drawn to the mountains-- they are awe-inspiringly beautiful and teeming with fun things to do. That is where we spend most of our vacation time in Colorado. However, on this beautiful day in May, we decided to visit an area where we had never been before-- the Pawnee Buttes. The buttes are a part of the Pawnee National Grasslands in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings Explained
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are located at the foot of Pikes Peak in the town of Manitou, Colorado. Very few tourist attractions attract the mixed reviews of this one. Most of the negative comments come from those who are either annoyed by the fact that the Anasazi (“Ancient Ones”) did not live on at the site of the Manitou Cliff Dwellings (in fact that did not live anywhere near Colorado Springs), or they think the attraction is overpriced, considering the limited area that the dwellings cover.
Santa Fe - New Mexico - My Hometown
“Santa Fe, New Mexico” Golden Sunset on the Sandia Mountain Range My Hometown - “Echo Leta Johnson - A True Work Of Art.” Circa 1999. A tagline once used on the first website I produced, built and managed to display my art. Who am I to conceit such a statement? I am Echo. Santa Fe, New Mexico bred and proud as hell to be from this magical city.
I checked my GPS. I was lost. Worse than that, I was lost in my hometown. How in the world was I getting lost in my hometown?!
The Bizarre Story of Zzyzx and Curtis Howe Springer
Located directly off Highway 15 in California, today, Zzyzx is home to the California State University Desert Studies Centre. However, it was once home to a health spa called Soda Springs or Zzyzx, with a somewhat bizarre story attached to it. The spa founder and owner, Curtis Howe Springer turned out to be somewhat of a conman, despite claiming to be a doctor amongst other things.
Things You Can Do in Bisbee While Your Visit
There is a lot thing to do and explore in Arizona. Bisbee is one of the funkiest small towns in the city. This town was built on mining mostly copper, but also silver, gold, and turquoise emphasis Brent Emerson. The thriving mining town attracts visitors who want to get a flavor of the town's past. You will experience you have stepped back in history as you wander up and down Bisbee’s streets during a tour. You can also peruse the exhibits at Bisbee’s Mining and Historical Museum. Here is a list of things you can do in Bisbee. Let’s have a look:
New Orleans, I Love You
I never knew it was possible to fall in love with a place like you fall in love with a person. I ended up there randomly. With my college decision due the next day, my mother and I drove from my hometown of Richmond, VA, all the way to New Orleans. 16 hours, nonstop. The trip was a spur-of-the-moment decision and required my grandmother to come stay with my siblings while we went on our adventure. "I don't want you to have any regrets," my mother had said, "so we're going to explore every single option." We didn't have money to break up the trip and stay at a hotel, so we showed up to the city in the same clothes we left in, bleary eyed but excited.
Cleveland Runs The Nation
Cleveland is located in northeast Ohio right on the fourth-largest lake in America lake Erie. Cleveland is home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, and the wonderful Cleveland browns. The Q (it's called Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse now), where the Cavaliers play, is also home of the Cleveland monsters our hockey team. The streets on game day are full of fans, free t-shirts, and free food. The atmosphere is amazing and makes you feel proud to be apart of it. My hometown is the location of many great museums Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which holds the famous Michael Jackson glove. Downtown Cleveland also has two of the nation's best Entertainment establishments The Playhouse square and The House of blues. Playhouse Square is the Clevelands version of broadway and The House of blues is a premier live music venue. The signature part of Cleveland is the six huge Cleveland signs all over the cities. Tourists and Locals love taking pictures with the sign with a beautiful background that shows the skyline. When someone takes a picture at the sign it to symbolizes love, success, or adventure.
The Tides of San Francisco
On his free weekends, my boyfriend drives over fifty miles to visit me in San Francisco. Without fail, he’ll make his utter disdain for the city known from the moment he walks through the door.
At one time, my hometown of Sudbury Ontario was scarred and scorched from nearly a century of mining, first with roast beds and then from the fallout of smokestacks at the smelters. Exposed rock was blackened, tree health spotty and the lakes didn’t fare much better as the effect of acid rain caused many of them to become, in effect – dead lakes.