Visiting North America
Visiting Pointe Saint-Charles, Montreal, Quebec: Le Pont Victoria / Victoria Bridge — 19th Century Triumphs & Tragedies
Extreme triumph and extreme tragedy: though poles apart, they met at Le Pont Victoria / Victoria Bridge at a crossing — completed in 1859 — over the Saint-Laurent / Saint Lawrence at Montreal, Quebec.
E.R. Ann Taylor Park: Historic Forested Oasis in Houston
Visiting this forested oasis will open your eyes to history. It includes the Civil War and slavery, interracial marriage, the discovery of oil on the property, and what has become a wildlife nature preserve.
Visiting Glanmore House, Belleville, Ontario: Recalling the Curious Historiography of Prime Minister Bowell of Canada
A National History Site of Canada, with nationally acclaimed Second Empire architecture; it contains artifacts including the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Collection, named for a 19th century Prime Minister of Canada whom — oddly — Canadians have seemingly spared no effort to try to forget.
Prince Albert National Park Waskesiu Lake and Spruce River Highlands Trail
Author recounts his July 2021 visit to Prince Albert National Park, a trip that included a visit to Waskesiu Lake and the Spruce River Highlands Trail.
Leavenworth, Washington: When The Going Gets Tough . . .
A story of one town's refusal to give up while facing overwhelming odds.
Things to do in Amish Country, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennyslvania is a great vacation option for all members of the family. There are many things to do within the peaceful atmosphere of the city that everyone will enjoy. From traveling farm-surrounded roads to making your own ice cream flavor, Lancaster is a great place to enjoy oneself in.
Travelling During The Covid Pandemic
Our road trip covered 5-6 states visiting family and tourist destinations and was over 3000 miles. Covid restrictions were of a concern, so we did have a supply of masks. We were also concerned about the rapid spread of the Delta variant....
Ten Fascinating Architectural Oddities in Oklahoma
Ten of the most interesting locations in Oklahoma to visit, especially if you're into architecture.
Ocho Rios Vs Montego Bay Vs Negril: Which Jamaican Resort Town Should You Visit?
Many visitors to Jamaica get confused when deciding which resort town to choose. Here is a good overview of what to expect from the island's three major resort towns and which one may be good for you.
San Diego family planning to open comic book-themed coffee shop
New San Diego coffee shop to feature inclusive superheroes
Visiting The 2021 Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
The now world famous Tucson Gem and Mineral show has been a popular event for locals and tourists since 1955. Despite the COVID Pandemic many vendors and tourists attended the delayed and smaller 2021 event.
Visiting Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska: A Carved Eagle by Nathan Jackson Recalling the Tlingit Language City Name
Carved by Nathan Jackson, this eagle on display in Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska is the embodiment of the name of the City in the Tlingit language.
Virginia Is For Lovers: False Cape State Park
False Cape State Park is the southern most state park in Virginia and one of the most remote locations. The park is a pristine maritime forest, marsh, and beach. The park offers birdwatching, hiking trails, primitive camping, and some of the most isolated beaches in the state.
Spotts Park: With One of a Few Hills in Houston Near Downtown
If seeking a hill of any size in Houston for some cross-training or just plain fun, Spotts Park is the place to be. Learn about the other amenities found there.
A Hike To Arizona’s Unusual Wave Cave
Over the course of millions of years rain, wind and flowing water have gradually carved the ground that makes up Arizona. The result is a state awash in natural beauty from the spectacular Grand Canyon to smaller but equally fantastic features. Wave Cave, described here, is just one such feature.
The Fascinating Story of the Forbidden Island of Niihau
The state of Hawaii has a historic restricted area: the small, 70-square-mile island of Niihau, also known as the ‘Forbidden Island.’
Lunch at the Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe in Phoenix Arizona
With foreign travel being almost impossible during the COVID Pandemic my wife and I have resorted to seeking our and dining in the numerous traditional ethnic restaurants in our state. In addition to helping these small and struggling businesses we get to experience foreign food & atmosphere
The Best of the American Spirit in 3 Museums of the Berkshires
A visit West of Boston or North of New York City could bring you a renewed faith in humanity.
From Irish Famine to Oklahoma Fame: The Story of Frank Murry
From the Irish Potato Famine to the Civil War to Wealth and Prosperity, this is the story of how an Irishman made Oklahoma fame.
Visiting Parsippany-Troy Hills: A Crossroads of New Jersey With a Submerged, Rich History
A crossroads in a state long known as the Crossroads of the American Revolution, New Jersey's Parsippany-Troy Hills Township encapsulates a strong historic sense of transition.
The Strange Tale of Elmer McCurdy, a Bungling Oklahoma Outlaw
Elmer McCurdy wasn't a great outlaw, but despite his best efforts at being dead, he became a great showman.
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Florida During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The one good thing about the virus pandemic for Florida is that the usual flock of snowbirds (in the millions) from colder climes have not come between Nov.- March. But, like Trump, DeSantis, its governor, he has handled it badly then and now with vaccines.
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Visiting the 1911 Bank of Toronto Building, The Junction, Toronto, Ontario: Classical Revival Style by Eustace Bird
An ornate building, formerly belonging to the Bank of Toronto (amalgamated in 1955 with the Dominion Bank) is located at Dundas Street West's intersection with Keele Street, in the Toronto, Ontario suburb of The Junction. The building, dating from 1911, was designed by Eustace Bird (1870-1950).
The Wonders of Death Valley
A perfect place for hiking, biking, sand surfing, and backpacking. The sights of Death Valley are beautiful and full of wonder. Death Valley National Park is the largest National Park in the U.S. with one million visitors per year.
Visiting the Former Victoria Presbyterian Church, The Junction, Toronto, Ontario: Romanesque Revival Style From 1891
The building of the former Victoria Presbyterian Church, in Romanesque Revival Style, was completed in 1891 and was designed by Messrs. Knox and Elliot. Its history reflects a former influx of immigrants to the suburb of West Toronto Junction, formerly a separate jurisdiction from Toronto.