The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday to honor the life and legacy of the foremost figure of…
Signage for the Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee against a gray sky
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was born in Wisconsin, rose to fame among early modernist art circles in New York City, and traveled widely across the globe…
A display of skull paintings over a cabinet with animal skulls at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona, has long been known as the “City of Seven Wonders,” referencing its proximity to an enviable number of natural treasures. The small city…
A mixed landscape of fan palms, juniper and pines at Walnut Canyon near Flagstaff, Arizona
Outside of studying anatomy or working in the medical field, there are few opportunities to see the real inner workings of the human body. We…
Close up view of the head and torso of a human body on display at Bodies at Bally's in Las Vegas
By J.C. Thomas It’s not at all difficult to imagine the joy of the two prospectors who followed a wisp of steam into an Alaskan…
Mist rising over bathers in the hot springs pool at Chena Hot Springs Resort near Fairbanks, Alaska
Gorgeous scenery and rafting fun await with New Wave Adventures at Alaska’s Denali National Park By J.C. Thomas Imagine whitewater rafting down an ice-cold river…
A wide stretch of the Nenana River outside Denali National Park in Alaska
Moab, Utah is a very cool city. It has a trendy vibe, but in a timeless, not-actually-trying sort of way. Moab is also very good…
Arches National Park scenery near Moab, Utah
Highlights of Santa Fe, the oldest capital in the United States, include amazing art galleries, 17th-century landmarks and an out-of-town trip down the Rio Grande…
The county building in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an example of the city's own style of architecture
All About Denali National Park and Preserve, the No. 1 Destination in Interior Alaska By J.C. Thomas Denali National Park, the prime tourist destination in…
A Denali National Park tour bus in front of a mountain and tundra backdrop
A cooling and thrilling jet-boat river ride is a definite must-do in Moab, Utah By J.C. Thomas Moab, a small city with big attractions in…
The soil-tinted water of the Colorado River framed by tall red rock formations in Moab, Utah seen from a jet boat tour with Moab Jett
Travel writer Roger Allnutt remembers exploring the (pre-pandemic) highlights of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth By Roger Allnutt                It is hard to…
River Walk in San Antonio, a major tourist attraction in one of the biggest cities in Texas
On the leeward side of Molokai, one of the smallest and most tranquil of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, is the 10-acre Molokai Plumerias. The farm…