AMERICA

Re-Discover America In These Great Places!

Visiting Popeye’s Home Town

Debbie Brooks has been a Popeye fan for decades.  Along with her husband, Mike they've collected thousands of Popeye trinkets, statues, figures, dolls, and ever...

Is Oxford Mississippi’s Coolest Town?

The state of Mississippi often gets a bad rap.  As a travel journalist, I've definitely encountered people that perfectly fall into the typical southern stereot...

No Wonder Lafayette Is So Happy

After a week in Lafayette, it's no wonder this vibrant Louisiana town is often called the "happiest city in America".   The constant sound of native music, the ...

See Little Rock: 7 Things, 1 Day.

Little Rock is one of my favorite cities in the south.  People are often surprised when I talk about how many fun things there are to see and do in the Arkansas...

Take A Genius Road Trip. Literally.

Some say it's part of flyover country, others honestly don't even know where it is.  (Not joking - when I lived in California, some of my friends had no idea wh...

Where Walt Disney Found His Magic

Inez Johnson unfurls the "we're open" flag outside the historic, refurbished train depot in rural Marceline, Missouri.  The trains still come by each day, in fa...

Blowin Through Breese, Illinois

Sitting on my desk is a bottle of Darkest Hour Black Cherry soda that I've been sipping on all morning.  It's the latest creation from the Excel Bottling Co. in...

A Missouri Road Trip: St. Joseph

Having lived in Missouri most of my life, I'm always tickled when I explore a new town in my home state.  Of course, I'm also embarrassed that it's taken so lon...