Archive for the ‘QUIRKY PLACES’ Category

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IT’S MY PLEASURE today to take you on a wonderful day trip to Paris, Texas, located about 98 miles northeast of Dallas. As you get close to Paris, you will notice not only the rolling hills but also the fields of cotton. Hay...
August 10th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. ONE OF THE greatest things about London is its history. Everywhere you go there’s something from the past to fascinate and astound. Walking from Tower Hill station you pass not only some of the largest remnants of the Roman wall...
June 1st, 2012 | STAFF, DINING, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, THE UK | Read More

The Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom except where indicated. The Great Dismal Swamp, in the North Carolina and Virginia section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds like a depressing place. Think dark, craggy trees draped with moss, stagnant water and strange noises...
May 18th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Boating, QUIRKY PLACES, Scenic Wonders, ★ Rewind 4 | Read More

Taos Is for Writers

Taos Is for Writers
By guest blogger Deonne Kahler. Feature photo Copyright © Brian Williams. Story photos Copyright © Deonne Kahler except where credited otherwise. WRITERS AND ARTISTS have been hanging out in Taos, New Mexico, seemingly forever. D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, R.C. Gorman, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Nichols,...
May 1st, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WRITING | Read More

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. I WAS IN Poland, Ohio in July taking photos for a story (Summer Vacations at My Grandma’s House by Julia Munroe Martin) when I met a local who showed me the bridge over Yellow Creek. At first glance, this bridge is nothing special. Sure,...
October 10th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. I’VE BEEN PUZZLING over what to say about Arcata, California, which is where I’ve stayed both times I visited Humboldt County, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. I could call it a university town and that would...
August 26th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More