Category Archives: Great Places

Great Places – Northern Rockies USA

     This category highlights the beginning of the West for a traveler from the East. Some of these states are not actually in the Rockies, but they foretell what is to come further westward and begin the sense of vastness and … Continue reading

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Great Places – Central & Lower Midwest USA

     The Midwest is fairly bleak as far as tourist attractions go, which is why I have included so many states in this entry. There are a few bright spots, however, and they have been highlighted below. The states I … Continue reading

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Great Places – Upper Midwest USA

     For this entry, I have included Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota as Upper Midwestern States. There is not a wealth of significant tourist attractions here, but there certainly are a few which deserve mention. See my descriptions below, … Continue reading

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Great Places – Florida, USA

    Florida has certainly become a destination in and of itself, which is why I am dealing with here as a separate entry. Whether it is Disney World and the other entertainment venues in the Orlando area, or Florida’s incredible … Continue reading

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Great Places – Southeastern States, USA

    The American southeast includes North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Florida, which is usually included here will be considered by itself, later). Because these states all border the Atlantic Ocean, many sights are related to their coastlines. However, there … Continue reading

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Great Places – Southern States (Deep South) USA

     For this entry, I have included the following states in the category Deep South, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. These are states which have somewhat similar characteristics, especially their southern drawl. Several of them border the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Great Places – Mid-eastern States USA

     What I call the mid-eastern states include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. They offer mountain scenery, fertile farmland and a few significant urban areas, in which are concentrated the majority of the tourist attractions. Below is … Continue reading

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Great Places – Mid-Atlantic States, USA

     The Mid-Atlantic states of the United States of America include Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. They are primarily coastal states although Maryland & Virginia extend westward into the Appalachians, so have a more diverse landscape. Since … Continue reading

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Great Places – New York, USA

    New York is one of the most populous states in the United States of America. It also has a diverse landscape with Atlantic Ocean shoreline (Long Island), mountains (Adirondacks, Mohawks), farms (Upstate wineries, etc), rivers (Hudson), lakes (Finger Lakes, … Continue reading

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Great Places – Miscellaneous Countries

    There are a number of countries who do not fit into the scheme I have applied to group tourist destinations. Some of them are highlighted below, in no special order. Relax and enjoy, then look for the photo album … Continue reading

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