District Of Columbia

    Columbia Glacier, Alaska

    9/21/17 •

    …Get a close-up look at Alaska’s fast-moving Columbia Glacier. We live in sunny Florida, so it’s only natural that Alaska is our favorite destination–we’ve been there five times. One of our most exciting day trips there began in Valdez, where we boarded the Glacier Spirit for a cruise through Prince William Sound to…

    Historic Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, British Columbia

    9/09/12 •

    …We spent a fun-filled, educational and interesting day at the Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, British Columbia. The historic flour mill was built in 1877 by Barrington Price and was restored in the 1980s. It now serves as a living-history museum–it’s the only mill in British Columbia that still has its original…

    Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in Southern British Columbia

    11/11/16 •

    …Last summer, my girlfriend and I ran across Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in southern British Columbia — a perfect place to take a break. Spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada, tumbles 197 feet over the smooth rock face of Mount Cheam. We enjoyed a 15-minute walk through lush greenery…

    Gunderson's Cannery Cafe, Oregon: Dining With a Panoramic View of the Columbia River (1)

    9/12/17 •

    …As a military family, my husband and I have lived and traveled all over. But we’ve never eaten anywhere like Gunderson’s Cannery Cafe on the waterfront in Astoria, Oregon. Housed in a former fishing cannery built in 1879, the pleasant bistro offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River. Naturally, we ordered seafood for…

    Othello Tunnels, British Columbia: Carved From Granite for a Railroad Line

    7/07/14 •

    …is where Trans-Canada Highway 1 meets Highways 3 and 5, roughly 35 miles northeast of Chilliwack. The day-use park, open from April through mid-November, is just east of Hope, off Highway 5 (take Exit 183 north). Parking costs about $2.50 (in U.S. dollars) per vehicle. To learn more, telephone Tourism British Columbia at 1-800-435-5622….

    Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia: An Amazing Engineering Achievement

    5/09/16 •

    …Late fall or early spring is a great time to drive through spectacular Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park of Canada, located in east-central British Columbia. My girlfriend and I find that the park’s traffic greatly diminishes during these seasons. This magnificent stretch of road winds through the heart of the Selkirk and…

    Latourell Falls, Oregon: A Spectacular Falls With Few Rivals

    7/19/17 •

    …Many waterfalls grace the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in northern Oregon, but few rival little-known Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park. I hiked a steep but short trail to see the stunning 250-foot-high falls, formed as Latourell Creek (named for a prominent early settler) plunges over a sheer…

    Kimberley, Canadian Rocky Mountains: A Cozy Little Bavarian Town

    12/03/17 •

    …As my girlfriend and I drove through the Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia, each turn in the road brought a breathtaking view more spectacular than the last. We thought it couldn’t get any better — until we pulled our fifth-wheel into Kimberley, a cozy little Bavarian town. Sidewalk cafes… whimsical wooden carvings……

    Georgetown on the South Carolina Coast: A Peaceful Town With Plenty to See

    3/29/15 •

    …admire the 32-square-block downtown district that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (keep an eye out for the light-blue markers that identify historic structures) and love the friendly hometown atmosphere. Georgetown is still an active seaport; you can watch shrimp trawlers unload their catch daily. The streets, lit at night with old-fashioned lanterns,…

    Manistee Michigan's Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend

    3/14/17 •

    …than any other city in America! Manistee still looks much like it did during those lumber baron’s heyday. Its entire downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many graceful “painted lady” Victorian homes dot its cozy neighborhoods. The heart of the historic district is River Street, which follows the Manistee…

    Making the Most of Your Trip to Tokyo

    7/12/13 •

    …temples and marketplace. The kitchen goods district (close to the motorcycle district). The perfect place to buy some plastic sushi for that special someone. Shinjuku station and the surrounding neon – just make sure you don’t get lost in the station (which is pretty big!) The Imperial Palace Gardens – about the only spot of…

    Red Wing, Minnesota: Shop Antiques and Watch the Boats

    12/21/13 •

    …very relaxing to browse in antique shops and watch the boats from Levee Park behind the hotel. Red Wing is known for its salt-glazed pottery and Red Wing shoes, so we enjoyed visiting the Red Wing Shoe Museum and the Historic Pottery District. You’ll also want to see the renovated Sheldon Theater, at the corner…

    Delicious Dinner at the Northern Lights Saloon, Montana

    9/08/13 •

    …early — we got there at 5:30 p.m. and an hour later, the place was full. Polebridge is roughly 35 miles north of Columbia Falls on County Highway 486 (also called Outside North Fork Road), a mile west of the park’s Camas Creek entrance. (The drive is not recommended for RVs.) From Memorial Day weekend…

    Safari Clothing and Gear

    11/20/16 •

    …batteries, or memory cards. I picked up the Columbia Silver Ridge Vest which I bought from REI for $65. Safari Hat I hate wearing hats. They make my head itch. And with pretty thick hair I usually don’t worry about getting a sunburn on my head. However, it seemed foolish to not take a hat…

    Mountain Survival: Les Stroud Shows How to Get Out Alive

    4/11/15 •

    …This time around Survivorman, Les Stroud, shows us some tactics for surviving 7 days in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia — home to high winds, snow, and bitter cold temperatures. In addition, the weather can change without notice in the mountains as storms are hidden until they are upon you. And the combination…

    How to Become a Life Guard

    7/22/15 •

    …more effective rescues. In this course there are physical skills they must complete, knowledge they must show they possess, and various rescues they must prove they can perform. This course is about 40 hours in length. For more information on the Life Saving Society refer to: Ontario Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Quebec…

    Falls Mill, Tennessee: A Still-Working Historic Mill

    12/08/13 •

    …depot in Cowan, about 18 miles east of Falls Mill on U.S. Highway 41. The museum showcases a rare full-size Columbia-type locomotive, a 1920 Porter steam locomotive and a caboose plus other railroad memorabilia. It’s open Thursday through Sunday from May through October. For more information about the museum and other area attractions, call the…

    Take a Scenic Side Trip to Polebridge Mercantile, Montana (1)

    7/02/17 •

    …of Columbia Falls, Montana on County Highway 486 (also known as the Outside North Fork Road). From the park’s Camas Creek Entrance, take the North Fork Road and follow the signs; it’s about a 15-mile drive. The store is generally open 7 days a week, but it shuts down for a few weeks in late…

    Best Places to Retire in the World (12)

    9/16/16 •

    …I had no interest in Brazil or Venezuela (sometimes you just have to go with your gut). Columbia is obviously out for a gringo. Uruguay got plenty of mention in my research, but I wasn’t impressed with the weather — still it may be that some areas could be good. Chile sounded promising in part…

    20 Easy Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Happiness

    11/18/17 •

    …current cable package for a while, you’re probably not near as excited about it as when you first signed up. Couldn’t you save $20 or $30 by downgrading and still have plenty of movies, sports and other channels available? Have you signed up for Columbia House DVD/CD memberships, magazines, websites, or any other services that…

    Experience the Fury of An Avalanche: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crownsnest Pass, Alberta

    12/19/12 •

    …as big as houses. Crowsnest Pass is on Highway 3 in southwestern Alberta, about 14 miles east of the Alberta/British Columbia border and about 89 miles west of Lethbridge. The Frank Slide center is about a mile north of Highway 3. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open later in summer). National…

    Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska

    11/14/16 •

    …the pilot’s faces! The action here is continuous. Even as one plane takes off, water streaming from its pontoons, you can hear another revving up down the line. Lake Hood is part of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on South Frontage Road, 3 miles southwest of the city’s central business district. To learn more, call…

    5 Must See Colorado Travel Destinations

    8/21/17 •

    …of all mining regions in Colorado, Leadville produced immense wealth from minerals, starting in 1859 and continuing through today. Such legends as Molly Brown and Jesse James played a role in Leadville’s history. This economy was so large that 3 different railroad companies operated lines through the district. Climb aboard a Leadville Colorado & Southern…

    Helen Village in North Georgia: An Unexpected Touch of Bavaria

    10/22/17 •

    …southwest of Helen, where U.S. Highway 19 meets State Highway 52. For details, call 1-706-864-2257. The Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area features spectacular twin waterfalls that tumble 153 and 53 feet. The falls are located several miles north of Helen in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. To learn more call the Chattooga Ranger District, 1-706-754-6221…

    Kaleidoworld, New York: Home of The World's Largest Kaleidoscope (2)

    1/18/17 •

    …west of I-87 (the New York Thruway); take Exit 19 at Kingston. For details, call 1-888-303-3936. More to See Nearby Kingston is a historic maritime community, featuring the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Kingston Trolley Museum, both on the historic Rondout Waterfront District. For more information contact the Kingston Visitor’s Center at 1-845-331-7517….