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See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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Alcala, Spain
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Beira, Portugal
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Port Meirion, North Wales
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Air Berlin
...we didn't know about

What are some of the “things” or activities that AirBerlin employees do for fun?

This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Madeleine Vogelsang - Product Manager, Airberlin Group.

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Major airports embrace yoga as a way to help travelers reduce stress

San Francisco, Chicago, London and Dallas-Fort Worth are among cities with major airports that now feature a yoga room for travelers. "This is a tacit recognition by airports that travel can be stressful, and they want to do what they can to help travelers reduce that stress," said analyst Henry Harteveldt. "Yoga's probably a lot healthier than trying to quell the stress at an airport bar."


Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Bohemian Rhapsody: Na Zdraví! (Dispatch #3)

the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, Strahov

Beer mugs give way to wine glasses as our Man in Italy goes underground in Prague to file his third dispatch in the Bohemian Rhapsody series.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Temazcal Sweat Lodge in Cozumel: A Mayan Tradition that Connects You to Its History as Well as Your Own

inside the Temazcal sweat lodge
I am sweating profusely. My pores are so over-run with liquid that I fear I will float away in a river of my own perspiration. Since I am molting inside a sweat lodge, I figure I can't go very far. Temporarily reassured. And the ritual itself started off innocently enough, despite warnings not to eat or drink to excess beforehand, with Shaman Jesus Eduardo introducing us to Temazcal, a Mayan tradition dating back thousands of years.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Offers Affordable Travel Packages
By Mary McGrath

Carlsbad sign
I've traveled to many Southern California beach cities over the past few years. It's always a pleasure to discover another gem adjacent to the Pacific. I found another one in Carlsbad this past weekend. Whether you're looking for an easy family vacation, a quick business trip, or just a kickback beachside experience, The Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach affordably fits the bill. Overlooking the Pacific, respite from the day-to-day drudgery is easily accomplished at this cute beachside property.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Bohemian Rhapsody: Between Cairo and Berlin (Dispatch #1)

Alitalia flight
It's "wheels up" for our Man in Italy as he heads to Prague and the start of a seven-day journey through the heart of Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Czech out his first dispatch.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Along Aquitaine's Rivers with Uniworld's River Royale, Part 2

the Grosse Cloche of Bordeaux
Why would you chose a river boat as part of visiting a European city? There are easy answers. You've been moving around with the same bunch of passengers for several days and -- like tourists or locals you meet on European trains - many are willing even anxious to give you suggestions on what you do on this vacation in this part of the world. It's like having your own social media group right there showing you what's significant to see.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Flying in Mint Class Style with JetBlue

passenger dining onboard a JetBlue flight
There is nothing like a good nap after a long New York flight. Unless of course you can take that nap during your flight and then it's even better. And if you can get said nap while lying completely flat on a comfy seat/bed, without someone scrunched-up next to you, bumping you and hogging the armrest, then it's a truly mint experience. This is where JetBlue's new Mint Class comes into play.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
The Best Luxury Resort in England

the spa at Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen's Pimms Number One is the most refreshing drink this side of London. Then, add in that the best local sightseeing is a nearby forest with over 3,000 cuddly, charming and loveable ponies, and you've got (at least in my mind) the best luxury resort in England. Chewton Glen is a gorgeous, romantic and one of a kind hotel, spa and country club located 90 minutes South of London's Heathrow airport, in the county of Hampshire.

Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Bohemian Rhapsody: Dobrý Den! (Dispatch #2)

stone house at Canale di Tenno

Wide awake with time on his hands, our Man in Italy removes the lens cap and gets above the spires to frame Prague in the second of his series of dispatches from the heart of Bohemia.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Branson's Bandbox

a popular music venue in Branson
In 1882, innovative Ruben S. Branson and his wife Mary opened a small general store and post office in a village near the White River, tucked away in the middle of the impressive Missouri Ozark Mountains. Quite possibly, an important page of Ozark history was begun while the couple was sitting near a warm cook stove enjoying hot corn bread prepared in a sizzling iron skillet, seasoned with bacon grease and topped with a slab of butter, and it might have taken them no more than two sips of steaming coffee to settle on the name of their new home.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Along Aquitaine's Rivers with Uniworld's River Royale, Part 1

historic windmill at St. Emilion
Uniworld’s cruise from Bordeaux had already started when we arrived a day late at Bordeaux airport. We were flying Vueling Air to Bordeaux through Barcelona the same day the river cruise was due to begin. Our problem was a learning experience: Vueling, a low-cost European airline – for mechanical reasons – canceled its flight (the last one of the day out of Barcelona) leaving us with a taxi fare of 150 euros the next day. The boat had sailed.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
London's 34 Restaurant: Linger with a Leisurely Weekend Brunch
By Ruth J. Katz

The Bugaboos, British Columbia
Set just off regal Grosvenor Square, 34 is an elegant oasis in a region, Mayfair, which is a haven in and of itself. A relative newcomer to London's restaurant firmament, 34 has become an instant culinary classic. With its burnished ginger banquettes, rich oak parquet flooring, and open kitchen as a centerpiece, it has fashioned a welcoming hearth and homey table for visitors; and indeed, there is a literal hearth, 34's charcoal grill (custom-built in Argentina).

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: The Good Guys in White Hats and Black Jackets

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

Sooner or later, all good things must come to an end, even for "Our Man in Italy," who, after 16 days of being pampered and fed like a king, bids farewell in his final dispatch from a luxurious spa-wellness hotel in the Trentino region of northern Italy.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
The Balkans: Lovely States of Mind and Meanderings...

waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
This is not going to be your typical travel story. Oh sure, it started out that way. A story about a tour sponsored by Overseas Adventure Travel they called "The Crossroads of the Adriatic." It was going to be all about the medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia, a series of dozens of waterfalls at the 114-square mile Plitvice Lakes, exploring Sarajevo in Bosnia, a city that suffered through the longest, most devastating siege in the history of modern warfare and a visit to Ljubljana, Slovenia, my newest favorite European city...

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Tim Mattox's travel article
The 2015 Blues Music Awards

B.B. King said it best, "Memphis to me…is the home of the Blues. And it STILL is, because Beale Street was known for the 'college of blues.'" If the King of the Blues says it, you know it's true. As we draw closer to the 2015 Blues Music Awards all ears turn toward Memphis. The event has taken on a life of its own and this, the 36th Annual has added even more glitter to an already star-studded affair.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado

sunset at the Coronado Bridge
Coronado Island is a seaside paradise in the San Diego Bay that is full of history, relaxing atmosphere and great weather. The small, resort town is also home to a charming boutique hotel called El Cordova, which I recently discovered on a memorable weekend getaway. The adventure began when a friend and I drove through Downtown San Diego, crossed the beautiful, 2-mile-long Coronado Bridge and entered the tiny island.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
A 12-Day Mediterranean Dream on the Royal Clipper

panoramic view of the coast from the CostaBaja Resort and Spa in La Paz
Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux once said – and I paraphrase – that it's one thing to be happy, but to be aware of the happiness at that very minute is something unique and gratifying. The end of October I was happy. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon. Standing on a seemingly impenetrable granite cliff on the island of Corsica, the late western Mediterranean sun was just setting, but still creating warmth that counteracted the breeze from the sea.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Fratelli Pisoni Organic Winery

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

With his head barely above water from his daily two-a-day therapeutic baths, "Our Man in Italy" goes in search of another liquid that can also do the body good: wine, the kind found along the Strade del Vino of the Trentino.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
A 1944 WW2 "Cover Up" at England's Slapton Sands

recovered World War 2 Sherman tank at Slapton Beach

When you think about your next vacation, do you ever consider staying in a place that is, for one reason or another, famous in world history? On the other side of the coin, what if you had no idea that your destination was the scene of a series of appalling "military mix-ups," would that make you more – or less interested? As an example, Slapton Sands, in the western part of England...

Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
An Un-Cruise Adventure through the Sea of Cortés

sunset at the Sea of Cortez
Imagine being in a small boat, drifting in a calm lagoon, surrounded by sand dunes and colorful migratory birds. Then picture ripples dancing on the surface, followed by a spout of water and then a graceful and magnificent emergence of a 30-ton gray whale. If this sounds exciting, then a trip to Bahía Magdalena with Un-Cruise Adventures is the way to go.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

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HAPPY SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy

We have designated 2015 as the year to give. Here are some of our favorite charities. CLICK HERE.


Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.


How to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and more and find the best bargain..


Random Acts of Canine Kindness


Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after organizing a protest at a Washington State puppy mill.

Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.


Dog Quotations

Fly FREE to France

Any Suite on Any France Cruise from June-October 2015.

scenes from France
Photos courtesy of the France Tourism Development Agency


Espresso in Outer Space

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently tweeted from outer space about how much she missed a good Italian espresso. So Lavazza and Argotec made her a zero gravity espresso machine. It's on the International Space Station supply capsule scheduled for launch next week.

The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

Known for travel stories that immediately capture the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.


Americans Have Yet to Grasp the Horrific Magnitude of the 'War on Terror'
Coutesy of Lauren Carasik, Al Jazeera America

New report documents unspeakable humanitarian and political toll.

Even as the U.S. expands its military involvement in the Middle East and delays the troop drawdown from Afghanistan, the staggering human toll of the U.S. “war on terrorism” remains poorly understood.

A new report attempts to draw attention to civilian and combatant casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Argos in Cappadocia's Luxurious Cave Experience

Have you ever stayed in a cave hotel? Argos Hotel in Cappadocia offers travelers the ultimate luxury cave experience with pristine suites that top some of the best in the world. A world-class boutique hotel, built from the ruins of an ancient monastery, Argos exudes the feeling of its surroundings while still offering travelers the best accommodations in Cappadocia.

Photo courtesy of Skip Kaltenheuser

The fifty-five room property, a mix of guestrooms and suites, are individually designed to celebrate Cappadocia’s cave dwelling tradition. The historic hotel manages to expose guests to the region’s cultural heritage while simultaneously surrounding them in rustic luxury.


Click & Win

Play TravelAge West’s trivia contest for a chance to win a 3-night stay for two at the all-inclusive 5-star luxury Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.


Cruise Deals from Joni Notagiacomo at CruiseOne


United Upgrades Meal, Beverage Service for Long-Haul Passengers

United Airlines passengers on long-haul flights, including those from the U.S. to Europe and Asia, will be offered complimentary meal service and free wine and beer beginning June 1. The move puts the carrier on par with other airlines, such as Delta and Lufthansa, which provide such service to first-class and economy travelers.


Dominica’s New Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa to Open in 2016

AM Resorts’ newest Dominican property, Secrets Cap Cana, is scheduled to open in Fall 2016 – the company’s ninth property in Dominican Republic. The adults-only resort will be located on the southeast coast’s Juanillo Beach and will boast 470 rooms with privileged access for guests to a private beach, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a marina and more. The property’s groundbreaking ceremony occurred on February 20th.


2 Free Hotel Nights & Transfer on Royal Clipper Mediterranean Sailings

Angkor Wat
Photos courtesy of Star Clippers


Travel’s Best Wonders of the World in Pictures

Angkor Wat
Photo courtesy of The Travel Channel

Looking to expand your bucket list? After circling the globe, Travel Channel’s panel of experts has come up with a definitive list of 7 new wonders the world has to offer.


Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort Announces Grand Opening Ceremony for Newly Renovated Great House

Manta Ray
Photo courtesy of Hamanasi Dive and Adventure Resorts Belize

This boutique eco-resort will welcome guests to a bigger, brighter space, with more creature comforts and the same exceptional service.


Hot Deals from Friendly Planet Travel

Zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica. Trekking the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. A sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. Now's the perfect time to treat yourself to that fun and exotic trip you've been dreaming of! Packages include 4 & 5-star hotels, round-trip flights, ground transportation, many meals, and more.


America's Happiest Airports

Dating site recently polled more than 50,000 people to find out their favorite U.S. airports and came up with a list that delivers on the comfort, convenience, customer service, and cleanliness fronts

  • West Palm Beach, Florida: PBI
  • San Francisco, California: SFO
  • Savannah, Georgia: SAV
  • Portland, Oregon: PDX
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: PHL

Essential Items You Must Pack in Carry-On Luggage

  • Prescription Medications
  • Documentation of Travel Plans
  • Cash & Currency Equivalents
  • Electronics & Other Valuables

The three worst airports for arrivals, with delays exceeding 20 minutes, are Newark, LaGuardia, and O'Hare; JFK is close at 19 minutes.

Deb's poetry break

Spring is like
a perhaps hand
By E.E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.

Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions, padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers into the limited space of the cabin.

Airlines with the Most Extra Fees
Courtesy SmarterTravel

The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business.

And it's getting bigger.

A new study by industry consulting firm IdeaWorks found that the airlines' ancillary fees had increased by almost 1,200 percent between 2007 and 2013, from $2.45 billion to $31.5 billion.


Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!

Several major airlines are reporting big profits.


5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about 5 things they’ve learned from travel.


An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International Airport Control Tower
By John Clayton

Everyday planes land from and depart for all the corners of the world at LAX. Discover how they get to where they're meant to be by joining Armchair Traveler John Clayton as he takes an inside look at the LAX Control Tower.


Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.


7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their elite status.


Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Lazy Person's Blazing Saddles Bean Soup

I don't know about you, but growing up I used to love going to the Saturday matinee at the local movie theater near my house and spend an entire afternoon watching that week's western-themed double feature.

Those story lines that took the audience along the dusty trails of countless cattle drives inevitably ended up around a twilight campfire with a bunch of cowpokes having a hearty supper of beans. In unison, the hired hands would complain to the cook, "BEANS AGAIN?" But they scarfed it all down and chased it with a tin cup of darker-than-midnight black coffee.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
Amazon Adventure
Amazon Jungle
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Peru 1
Peru 2
Peru's Amazon

Camiguin Island, Philippines
Caramoan, Philippines
China Photos
Corregidor Island
Emirates Airlines
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Iligan City, Philippines
Japan 1; Japan 2
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Jalalabad Photos
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul Photos 1
Kabul Photos 2
Krabi, Thailand 1
Krabi, Thailand 2
Langkawi, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
Petra, Jordan
Philippine Dolphins
Qufu, China
Taj Mahal, India
Terra Cotta Warriors, China
Thailand 1; Thailand 2
Yangtze River, China

Namibia 1
Namibia 2
Namibia 3
Uganda 1
Uganda 2
Uganda 3

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Indian Pacific Railway
Marquesa Islands
New South Wales, Australia
New Zealand
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Tahiti; Tahiti Photos

Antarctica 1
Antarctica 2
Antarctica Slideshow

Azamara Cruises
Azamara Baltic Sea Cruise
Allure of the Seas
Carnival Paradise Cruise
Oasis of the Seas;
Oasis of the Seas Photos
River Cruise
SS Lane Victory 1
SS Lane Victory 2
Three Value Cruises

4 Historic Hotels
Aviation Legend: The B17
Favorite Travel Photos
Feasting on Bugs and Grubs
Great Escape
Interesting Travel Photos: Questions
Interesting Travel Photos: Answers
Islands Part 1
Islands Part 2
Islands Part 3
Islands Part 4
Learning English
Queen Mary
Signs of the Times
Spirits of the World
Soft Adventures
The Haunting
Travel Photography

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Traveling Blues Features (partial list) – blues aficionado Tim Mattox writes about the blues:
Honeyboy Edwards
John Hammond
Field Hollers
Eddie Vinson
Willie Dixon
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
Agricultural Inspector
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