When you visit the capital city of the United States, Washington D.C., of course you will visit the White House, Congress in the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court Building, along with the Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials on the National Mall in front of the Capitol. On the Mall you also will find the Vietnam Wall Memorial, and the Korean and World War Two Memorials. The World War One Memorial is located in nearby Pershing Park, There is, however, much more to see and do including touring other government buildings, such as the office of the FBI Headquarters or Ford’s Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, or the United States Botanic Garden.More
The Everglades is divided into five separate areas, one of which is the Everglades National Park. When we last visited the Everglades, we stopped at a Visitors Center and listened to a lecture about the history, wildlife, and trees and plants that thrive in the wetlands that covers 1.5 million acres, over 2410 square miles of South Florida from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the southern peninsula of the State. After his prepared talk, the Park Ranger told us that he was not suppose to show us this, but out of grave concern, he displayed a series of maps depicting the probable sea rise due to Global Warming...More
Have You Ever Visited Key West Florida? Key West is an island city lying about 50 miles north of Cuba located at the end of a chain of islands extending in a southwest direction off the southern of Florida. It is the southern most point of the Continental United States of America. In pirate days it was known as Bone Island. It has also been referred to as the Conch Republic. If you fly there, plan on renting an automobile, so that you can get around more easily, as you explore the island; but also so that you can visit other islands in the chain between Key West and mainland Florida.
There are a number of interesting sites to see and plenty of excellent restaurants and bars to satisfy your taste...More
Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska? Seattle, the Emerald City, a major seaport on the Puget Sound, is the largest city in the state of Washington and one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. It is named after Native American Chief Seattle.
Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska? Its most famous landmark is the Space Needle, the top of which offers spectacular views of the city, the sound, and the not too distant Cascade Mountains, including Mount Rainer, a dormant volcano, that can be seen on a clear day.
Mount St. Helens, a volcano, which last disastrously erupted on May 18, 1980, is also in this mountain range. It is located 96 miles south of the city.
Seattle is the home of tech giants, Microsoft and Amaz...More
Have You Traveled To Thailand Yet?
From the United States the trip by air takes approximately 18 to 24 hours depending on your point of departure; but the investment of your time is well worth it. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. The King appoints the Prime Minister, who is responsible to the National Assembly. The capital, Bangkok, located along the Chaco Phraya River is a modern large teeming metropolis with tall buildings, parks, many interesting museums, nightclubs, casinos, canals, Buddhist Temples and more. Buddhism is the primary religion for approximately 97% of its citizens.
You should begin your visit with a tour of the magnificent Grand Palace, ...More
The City of Las Vegas, Nevada, located in the 47,877 acre Mojave Desert, the driest place in North America, is best known for its casinos and gambling and as a place to be able to get married quickly. Considering all of its bars, nightclubs, and fine restaurants that serve liquor, all of which never seem to close, “Vegas” may also be one of the wettest cities in North America.
It was founded on land originally occupied by the Paiute Indians, which tribe continues to maintain its Headquarters nearby.
While the casinos focus on gambling, as their primary drawing card, they also often offer great entertainment. The Fountains of Bellagio located at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, which provides a free unforgettable spectacular aquatic show with its soaring fountains, music, and lights, is but one event not to be missed.
Other casinos with nightclubs feature well known entertainers, some who appear regularly. The magician, David Copperfield, is a Las Vegas icon. You will definitely want to see a production by the Cirque De Soleil for an unbelievable visual experience. The performances by the entertainers and showgirls at certain venues are legendary. And of course, the gambling itself is a fun form of entertainment, particularly, if you win! The “Strip” itself showon which the majority of the action occurs is both breath taking and exciting, especially at night. There are, however, many other forms of entertainment. I recommend that you take a bus ride from one end of the “Strip” to the other to take it all in. When you do so you will see Old Las Vegas at one end of your ride, a bit of New York City, and the Eiffel Tower.
You may want to go to the Sky Pad, the tallest standing observation tower in the United States, for a 360 degree panoramic view of the city and beyond. In addition to the casinos, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants, there are interesting and unusual museums and plenty of shopping opportunities. Besides, just walking around will provide fascinating entertainment!amazon
The Colorado River flows through it providing a variety of boating challenges, including white water rafting and kayaking. There is also the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with amazing geological features and Native American petroglyphs. Tours to the Hoover Dam allow visitors to walk through the inside of the structure. Lake Mead, which was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam, also provides a variety of boating and water related activities, including cruises and boat rentals. You can also literally leave the earth and take to the air in helicopter tours, which offer day and night flights over the city and excursions to points of interest. Also, you can take flight in hot air balloons, if you wish. For those who prefer to stay more earthbound, there are off road vehicle adventures in the desert, horseback rides on beautiful trails, or you may wish to hike picturesque trails on your own two feet.
Las Vegas is most definitely worth the gamble. Happy travels!
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When Did You Last Visit The Smokey Mountains?
The 520,000 acre Great Smokey Mountain National Mountain National Park is calling you to visit. Those majestic peaks offer not only beautiful scenery, but also photo opportunities and 600 miles of hiking trails, including a significant part of the Appalachian trail. The Park and nearby cities provide great recreational and educational activities, entertainment, shopping venues, restaurants, and cabins to get away from it all.
On the west side of the Park is the town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee with many tourist attractions, including the Space Needle, the Sky Lift, the Ober Ski Resort, and several museums...More
Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak, also known as the “Weeping Lady”, because it is often cloud covered at the top, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo is actually a dormant volcano, last erupting in December 1907. This is but one of the sites that you will want to visit.
Tokyo is a thriving city mixing its skyscrapers and historical temples. The Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan and the world’s tallest tower, offers a restaurant and observation decks from which spectacular views of the city can be seen. There are also many interesting museums to visit along with fantastic shopping venues and restaurants to indulge your shopping and epicurean tastes...More
Louisville is the home of the Kentucky Derby along with the two week Derby Festival, which incudes the Thunder Over Louisville air show including a day long party on the Belvedere, with a fireworks extravaganza at night, the Great Steamboat Race, the Pegasus Parade, hot-air balloon events, marathon races, and many more events not to be missed!
Louisville was originally settled on now disappeared Corn Island at the Falls of the Ohio River. That river, a mile wide downtown, provides an inland waterway for commercial barge traffic and great pleasure boating experiences. The fossil bed in the exposed rocks of the falls, located across the river, are thousands of years old.
Louisville is home for several universities and colleges...More
I suggest that you read the novel, Hawaii, by James Michener before you go. It will whet your tourist appetite for what you are about to see. Hawaii was first settled by Polynesians between 124 and 1120 AD and then discovered Captain James Cook in 1778. During our last trip to the 50th State, I was invited to be substitute a crewman on board a small sailboat during an important race at our friend’s yacht club. The other crew person was an experienced young woman, who sailed regularly with my friend, Captain John. When we started the race Captain John began screaming orders use nautical terms of which I had no knowledge...More