Posts Tagged ‘North America’

Seven intriguing attractions for baseball fans

Field of Dreams site

If you’re a baseball aficionado, it might be time to explore the sport at a few intriguing but under-the-radar destinations. Here are seven less well-known places where you can experience the history and wonder of baseball.

Birth of Democracy road trip

U.S. Capitol building

A road trip that explores the birth of democracy in the U.S. From Massachusetts to Virginia, this journey will take you to historic sites that played a key role in the country’s founding and in the formation of a new American government.

Riel World photo – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Balloons take to the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Photo essay – Images of Monument Valley

Road to Monument Valley

If you had to choose one iconic image of the American West it may very well be Monument Valley. This photo essay takes a look at the red buttes and mesas of this dramatic landscape.

Seven space-themed museums

Space Shuttle Challenger

If you’re fascinated by space travel, then it may be time for you to explore some of these intriguing space-related destinations that are scattered across the United States.

Riel World photo – Snow in the desert

snow in desert

Snow in the Sonoran Desert – from a February 2011 storm near Tucson, Arizona.

Road Trip through the Literary Midwest

Mark Twain

Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut and Laura Ingalls Wilder are just some of the writers who hail from the American heartland. If you love literature, you could do a lot worse than to craft a literary road trip through the Midwest.

Obama and democracy in Asia

Obama Air Force One

If you go behind the headlines of President Obama’s current trip to Asia, you can see that much of the agenda has been devoted to engaging with other democratic nations and promoting shared values. Here is a snapshot of the trip from that perspective.

Seven travel-worthy independent bookstores

Elliott Bay Books in Seattle

Do you love bookstores? Do you enjoy wandering the aisles, fingering the titles that line the shelves, breathing in the scent of new books, and looking for unfamiliar treasures? Then you’ll enjoy this look at some of America’s most interesting independent bookstores.

Riel World photo – Arizona pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

Another nice fall photo – a pumpkin patch in southern Arizona.

Poetry of travel: Life in the Sonoran Desert

Saguaro National Park

Inch along eight-mile long Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park and imagine traversing the landscape of a distant world.

Riel World photo – Vermont in autumn

Vermont foliage

It’s autumn, so here’s a photo of a covered bridge framing some early autumn foliage in Vermont.

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