Monthly Archives: February 2011

Best of South Dakota

    As far as I am concerned, South Dakota begins and ends with the Black Hills. All of the major attractions are concentrated in this rather small region. We have been here once and are planning to return this summer, … Continue reading

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Best of South Carolina

   South Carolina is infamous because the Civil War began here, when confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter. It is also seen as a symbol of slavery in the South because of its many plantations. However, those days are gone. … Continue reading

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Best of Rhode Island

        Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union but it has a significant slate of tourist attractions packed into its tiny space. Newport was once the summer playground of the ultra-rich and evidence of this wealth can … Continue reading

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Best of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania, another of the thirteen original colonies, is anchored by Philadelphia in the east and Pittsburgh in the west. These two large cities are in contrast to the smaller venues in between. The state is fairly rich in interesting … Continue reading

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Best of Oregon

    Oregon is another state with a variety of geological landforms, producing a diverse group of natural attractions that entice thousands of tourists each year. There is a beautiful coastline with various habitats, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and even volcanoes. What … Continue reading

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Best of Ohio

    Ohio is not often thought of as a tourist destination, and for good reason. There are not many noteworthy attractions in the state, although some would disagree with me. However, there are two (2) sights that entice thousands of … Continue reading

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Best of North Carolina

     North Carolina has a variety of landscapes, from the seashore and lowlands of the east to the Blue Ridge Range of the Appalachian Mountains in the west. The state also has a number of tourist attractions, most related to … Continue reading

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Best of New York

    New York is one of the United States’ most popular places, probably due to the presence of New York City, one of the most dynamic and exciting urban places in the world. Certainly “the Big Apple” deserves its standing … Continue reading

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Best of New Mexico

        The state of New Mexico, in the desert southwest, is a popular tourist destination because of the variety and quantity of attractions. The gateway is typically the largest city, Albuquerque, which has a historic and well-preserved Old Town, and … Continue reading

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Best of New Hampshire

     New Hampshire is one of our favorite states. It is close, yet offers a radical change from Rhode Island. The White Mountains area, the premier focal point for travelers, has been well-developed as a tourist destination for many years, so it … Continue reading

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