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surprising things to see in Nepal. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Surprising Things to See in Nepal

Traveling to Nepal last month was one of the coolest things I have done. I expected to see amazing mountains, trekking trails, and prayer flags but I did not really know what else to expect. Some surprising things to see in Nepal, I learned, included amazing sunsets, colorful vivid street art, and clever transportation and […]

McCool Travel interview with Dave Briggs of Dave's Travel Pages

5 Minutes With Dave Briggs of Daves Travel Pages

For McCool Travel’s 140th travel interview, I am pleased to introduce you to Dave Briggs of Dave’s Travel Pages—one of the oldest online travel brands. On a recent trip to Nepal (yes, Nepal), I joined eight other travel professionals on a five day mountain trek on the Annapurna Circuit. Dave was the fittest person in our group but also […]

great casual places to eat in Charlottesville Virginia

8 Great Casual Places to Eat in Charlottesville Virginia

There are certainly a variety of places to eat in Charlottesville, Virginia. The range of places to eat in Charlottesville range from typical fast food (and drive through) places to high end luxury fine dining restaurants with everything in between. This McCool Travel article lists some great casual places to eat in Charlottesville, hopefully helpful whether […]

McCool Travel interview with Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

5 Minutes With Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

For McCool Travel’s 139th travel interview, I am pleased to present Chris Backe. Bizarre, offbeat, quirky, unique, weird, random. Enough about me. Kidding aside, I love seeing social media posts from Chris Backe because they always entertain, inform, and enlighten me. He recently published a book about Florida weirdness—called What the Florida (buy it!)—since I grew up in Florida I had […]

places to visit near DC: Great Falls National Park.

Great Places to Visit Near DC

IPW 2017, sponsored by U.S. Travel Association, is a major travel conference occurring right now, in early June in Washington, DC. The IPW theme of “Bringing the World to America” is realized by bringing prominent international and US travel journalists (including ME!), destinations, and travel brands together. All of the visitors want to know, even if they do not know […]

Paul Theroux books

Great Books to Read Right Now

Here are some great books to read right now. Select one or several of these books for some beach reading this summer or on upcoming airplane flights. Perhaps these books will inspire you to travel happier. Let me know what you think and leave comments with your suggestions. We should all read better while we travel happier! Great Books to Read […]

travel interview with Chef Dennis K. Littley of Ask Chef Dennis

5 Minutes With Dennis Littley of Ask Chef Dennis

For McCool Travel’s 138th travel interview, I am pleased to present Chef Dennis Littley from Ask Chef Dennis. I met him at the closing social event at the recent TBEX travel conference in Huntsville, Alabama, where my hands and face were halfway into a plate of Asian ribs. Dennis was gracious enough to not flee our table and I am inspired […]

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Sensational Places to Eat in Delaware

On a couple of recent trips, the variety and quality of dining options in Delaware really surprised me. By no means is this an exhaustive list or represents the best places to eat in Delaware. I did not even include all of the great places I have eaten at in Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. This is […]

fun places to eat in Port Arthur Texas. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Eat in Port Arthur Texas

Port Arthur Texas is an oil town. The oil business drives the economy and supporting businesses, such as the restaurants. Port Arthur is also a large seaport and local seafood is abundant and fresh, making for some great eating opportunities! Besides eating, other things to do in and around Port Arthur Texas include: Tour Pompeiian Villa and […]

Fun Places to Kayak in US by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Kayak in US

Pretty much any place with water is a great place to kayak. While I have always loved kayaking, I have been finding more kayaking opportunities lately. Here are a few fun places to kayak in US, a couple of which really surprised me! Delaware Many people think of Delaware as a section of I-95 during road trips between New York […]