Whether you are planning a trip or are an armchair adventurer come on a journey of exciting cities and beautiful spaces!
Walking Los Angeles
Mickey’s Toontown – At Mickey’s Toontown, guests can play in their own way, invite others to play and play together. The environment and the experiences in this land were designed to allow guests to see, hear, feel, and interact with one another in various ways.
Beverly Hills Happy Trails – The artful and visual Beverly Hills ‘Happy Trails’ maps will guide food lovers, history buffs and arts and culture aficionados on a personalized journey through the city.
Historic Downtown – The heart of the city of Los Angeles has its roots at El Pueblo, which means “The Town,” is a spot selected for its high ground in the case of flooding in the area.
Venice Beach – If you enjoy people-watching Venice Beach is the perfect location for an interesting stroll.
Walking New York City
Union Square – Should you enjoy people-watching this gathering place among the skyscrapers and concrete offers an eclectic collection of people. Grab a coffee or a refreshment and enjoy taking your time to take in the atmosphere!
Midtown Manhattan – This day out includes the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Times Square.
Hippo Ballerina at Pershing Square Plaza West – The monumental bronze sculpture will be joined by Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup through December 2022.
Pershing Square Plaza West – New York City’s Pershing Square Plaza West hosted three new sculptures by acclaimed artist, Jim Rennert. Visit this archived event.
The Toy Museum of New York Is Staying Mobile And Going Global – Through Queen Marlene’s Toy Museum and Friends family entertainment films, the Museum is bringing the wonders of the world of toy museums to young audiences everywhere.
2023 Gotham Book Prize – The Gotham Book Prize, an annual award first created in the early months of the pandemic to encourage and honor writing about New York City, announced eleven finalists for the 2023 prize.
2022 Gotham Book Prize – Annual Gotham Book Prize is awarded to the best book set in or about New York City each year.
Barbican – Discover a few interesting London stops and a few museums including the Museum of London. In the neighbourhood, there was once a watchtower, or barbican, from which the area gets its name.
Bloomsbury Literary Tour – Bloomsbury has long had the reputation of being, traditionally, the center of London’s literary world. In addition to this stroll for bookworms, you will also have the opportunity to shop and to visit the world-class British Museum.
Covent Garden Market – This interesting walk will guide you through historical sights in the heart of the city.
Green Park & St. James Park – Select a nice day to stroll through two of London’s royal parks while you check out if the King is at home!
Hampstead & Hampstead Heath – The lovely village of Hampstead offers shopping opportunities in the upscale neighbourhood, and lovely gardens to discover along the way, to our destination of Hampstead Heath.
Islington – This upscale London neighbourhood has lovely residential streets, great shopping options, and cultural landmarks.
Kew Gardens– Kew Gardens offers 300 acres of natural beauty that will delight even the least likely garden enthusiast.
King’s Road Chelsea – King’s Road Chelsea has acquired the reputation of being one of London’s most affluent shopping districts.
Lambeth – Located off the beaten track of south of the Westminster Bridge this tour will take you to a trio of interesting museums.
London Eye to Parliament & Trafalgar Square – Bring the kid’s along on this family-friendly tour. There are plenty of attractions and landmarks to explore.
Marylebone – Attention all shopaholics! This visit to Marylebone features a selection of remarkable stores and shops!
Mayfair Shopping/Piccadilly South – London’s Mayfair has long held the reputation as being a shopping district designed for the ‘big-budget’ consumer.
Primrose Hill – This is a very lovely area of North London. The handsome homes, parks, green spaces, and overall atmosphere makes for an enjoyable walk.
Regent’s Park – Bring along your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes for this day at one of London’s most beautiful green spaces.
St. James Arts, Culture, Shopping – Set in the British tradition, London’s St. James neighbourhood offeres a terrific stroll for the artrs, culture, and shopping enthusiast!
St. Paul’s – St. Paul’s Cathedral remains to be one of London’s most enduring landmarks. The building was designed by architect Christopher Wren.
Soho & Carnaby Street – You will find a terrific variety of shops and eateries of all sorts on this walk!
Spitalfields & Bangaland – This is the area that Protestant Huguenot silk weavers and their families settled in the 17th century.
The City – The City, located in the heart of London offers architectural sights from across many centuries.
Heritage Treasures Day (UK) – Heritage Treasures Day is marked on January 11 of every year. It’s the perfect day to let everyone know about your unique heritage.
Douglas Adams’ London – From Shepherds Bush to Highgate, the map leads tourists along the streets that Adams knew and cared about.
Fake (Br)it Until You Make It – VisitBritain’s new consumer campaign plays with the idea of the ‘shared language’ between Canada and the UK.
Pacific Northwest Outdoor Living
British Columbia RVing & Camping – From Canada’s western-most island, through The Rockies, and northern country, BC offers all an outdoors person could hope for.
Northern California RVing & Camping – The varied regions of northern California present opportunities for all who enjoy the great outdoors!
Oregon RVing & Camping – Whether beachcombing on the Pacific Coast or hiking to a forest waterfall, Oregon offers much for the outdoor enthusiast.
Vancouver Island Hikes & Walks – Discover the wild nature, forests, and waterways of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Island Sports Fishing – Vancouver Island has world class opportunities in the ocean, rivers, and lakes.
Vancouver Island RVing & Camping– Located off Canada’s western coast, Vancouver Island provides endless opportunities for campers and nature lovers.
Washington State Hikes & Walks – From the shores of the Pacific to remote mountain trails, Washington invites nature lovers to explore.
Washington State RVing & Camping – from the beaches to the mountains, outdoor opportunities are around every corner of this northwestern corner of the USA.
In the Spotlight
Dollywood 2023 – Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain is just one of the reasons the park’s 2023 season is the biggest yet! Dolly Parton shared details about the award-winning park’s year, including when the new ride will open.
Noormahal Palace – Step into the heritage grandeur of Noormahal Palace on the vibrant festival of Holi.
Serengeti Flyer – The world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
American Wetlands Month – May is American Wetlands Month—a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems!
Campgrounds Expand to Meet Camping Demand – A survey by The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping information and booking, found that more than a third of private campgrounds expanded in 2022. Demand for camping has soared since 2020, far outpacing supply.
Frommer’s Best Places 2023 – The list encompasses cities, states, parks, peninsulas, coastlines, and countries, all chosen by Frommer’s award-winning team of travel experts.
The Dollywood Tradition – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana features more than 6 million lights for guests to enjoy. The 14-time Golden Ticket winner for Best Theme Park Christmas event begins Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 1, 2023.
Christmas at Graceland – Graceland will celebrate the holidays this year with a season of Christmas tours, festive concerts, Guest House hotel Christmas packages, and more.
Montana’s Haunted History – In addition to its spectacular beauty, Montana is known for ghost towns and historical sites that have tales of lingering souls and spooky spirits.
Scotland’s Witch Trail – VisitScotland launches new Witch Trail, inviting visitors to discover dark legends, truly magical places and observe ways to live like a modern-day witch in Scotland.
RVshare 2022 ‘Campies’ – After hundreds of nominations, RVshare announces its first-ever Campers’ Choice Award winners to recognize and give credit to outstanding RV and camping experiences across the United States.
Massachusetts Lighthouse Trail– The new Massachusetts Lighthouse Trail stretches from Cape Ann on the North Shore, through to Boston Harbor and the South Shore, and out to Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket .
Okaukuejo Water Hole – Located in Etosha National Park, Namibia, the Okaukuejo Resort Wildlife Waterhole offers the opportunity of a virtual safari featuring an amazing variety of wildlife.
The Canadian – The Canadian crosses mountain, forests, prairies, and wetlands to connect Vancouver and Toronto, on a journey of more than 2,700 miles.
The California Zephyr – The California Zephyr travels from Chicago to San Francisco. Considered by many to be the most beautiful train trip in America.
Train Travel Eurostar – Learn about this high-speed train and the stops and station in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and the UK.
Space Tourism – Participants will lift off before dawn to watch the sunrise over Earth, once at the apogee of 100,000 feet, Explorers will witness the darkness of space, see the stars above, and view the curvature of the Earth.
2022 Rand McNally Road Atlas – This year’s Road Atlas arrives at a momentous time: After the last few years of uncertainty, vacation travel is predicted to soar in 2022 to pre-pandemic levels.* According to the U.S. Travel Association, 80% of those traveling this season will be hopping in a car, van, or bus and taking a road trip.
Monterey County, California – As more people demand sustainable travel options, and eco-tourism continues to grow as a popular trend, Monterey County, California, offers a wide variety of responsible lodging, dining, outdoor adventures and educational opportunities for visitors to experience.
Take A Walk – I have been a geography geek since I was a youngster. I enjoy learning about places across the globe and the people who live there. Join me with some of my favorable city adventurers as they show you what makes their home, and destinations they enjoy visiting unique.
Kids Want A Say About Family Vacations – RVshare’s family-focused survey provides a comprehensive analysis of kids’ preferences while traveling with their families on vacation. According to the findings, nearly 2 in 3 kids (64%) want a say in where their family goes next on vacation, and more than half of kids aged 5-8 (57%) want to hit the road on their next family vacation as soon as possible. Additionally, 82% of kids surveyed reported that going on new adventures is their favorite part of family travel.
Share Your Outdoor Story – The second annual contest seeks stories that touched hearts, inspired laughter, and created memorable experiences in the great outdoors for the chance to win high-valued prizes.
Love Song To New York City – NYCNext Convenes World-Renowned Artists for a Star-Studded Rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” to Drive Civic Participation in NYC.
Elizabeth Mullans, M.D. Shares Five Tips to Fly Healthy – According to a recent Airbnb report, 54% of people have already booked their next trip, are planning to travel, or expect to travel in 2021, signaling the importance of staying healthy & safe flying.
L.A Startup Uses Augmented Reality to Preserve City’s Invisible History – The app lets smartphone users “freeze time” and instantly turn their digital photographs into augmented reality memories. People can also use the app to make videos of their AR creations to share on social media.
Rand McNally Releases New Edition of its Road Atlas – The 98th edition features thousands of updates and a National Park focus.
Monoliths in the Desert, Giant Spiders, and the Journey of a Foetus – Qatar’s top ten sculptures that will blow your mind.
Ancient Lore Village – This one-of-a-kind experience features a 40-foot waterfall, luxuriously appointed underground homes, world class cuisine, customized group packages, and exclusive privacy.
Let’s Go Together Podcast – Over the course of the upcoming season, award-winning travel expert and host Kellee Edwards will continue the series where it left off by sharing more conversations with a diverse group of travelers about the journeys that changed their lives.
RVing and Camping Ranked As the Safest Travel Options in USA for 2021 – New nationwide survey from Abacus Data highlights the impact of Covid-19 on American travel plans.
Viking.TV Celebrates One Year of Award-Winning Programming – Viking.TV has broadcast more than 340 live sessions featuring original cultural content and virtual Privileged Access® to people and places around the world. The free daily livestreams and archived content on Viking.TV have had more than two million viewers, including past Viking guests, employees and those who have not yet traveled with Viking.
- Australia Day
- Bermuda Day
- Georgia Day
- Mardi Gras New Orleans
- Maryland Day
- Montana Day
- Museums & Galleries Month
- National Arkansas Day
- National Boston Day
- National California Day
- National Florida Day
- National Idaho Day
- National Iowa Day
- National Michigan Day
- National Oregon Day
- National Texas Day
- National Train Day
- National Washington State Day
- National Wisconsin Day
- Nova Scotia Heritage
- Rhode Island Independence Day
- Tsagaan Sar
- World Cities Day
- Yukon Heritage Day
A Picture That Was 30 Years Ago
In a barn, near where I live, there are a number of abandoned cats, cared for each day by a kind lady named Mary. Last week Mary asked if our family would feed the cats for a few months while she was away in China. I suppose her flight is somewhere between Alaska and Siberia as I write this introduction. As she came by to leave bags and bags of cat food yesterday she handed us a brown envelope, with a remarkable story.
Hawaiian Honeymoon – I have long had a love for the Hawaiian Islands and it wasn’t difficult to decide on a wedding and honeymoon location when my husband Robert and I decided to wed. While I had visited the islands too many times to count it was a first visit for Robert. I was excited to share all my favorite locations and experiences on Oahu and the Big Island.
I had recently acquired my first video camera which allowed me to compose the following home videos from these three weeks in January 1991.
Anytime Hawaii Day – National Anytime Hawaiian Day on December 2 is a public holiday in Hawaii that celebrates the diverse culture and illustrious history of the Aloha State.
Shop for Travel Day – National Shop for Travel Day is celebrated annually every second Tuesday in January, on January 10 this year.
Geography Awareness Week – Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders.
National Roller Coaster Day – On National Roller Coaster Day, August 16, take a ride on one and get a thrill a minute!
National Lighthouse Day – On National Lighthouse Day, August 7, we celebrate how these scenic, historic structures comforted travelers throughout the centuries.
Take A Hike – Featuring 50 stories of incredible hiking routes in North and South America, spanning Greenland to Chile, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the Americas will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot.
Karl Watson – Karl Watson invites viewers to escape and come on the journeys with him. Experience the highs and lows, the fun and frustration, the new friends, new places, and new cultures.
The Budgeteers – The Budgeteers goal is to show you that you do not need to be wealthy to travel the world and you can experience more with less.
Fearless & Far – Canadian Mike Corey describes his channel as a global quest to challenge fear by seeking unique experiences in weird and wonderful destinations.
Gareth Leonard – A successful business career meant long hours at work, which Gareth felt there was something missing. In 2009 he purchased a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He hasn’t stopped travelling.
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