Great things to do in Charlottesville Virginia. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Things to Do in Charlottesville Virginia

Charlottesville Virginia is one of the most historic areas of the United States, home to three of the first five US Presidents. Charlottesville is surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills and is a gateway to Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Skyline Drive. 8 Great Things to Do in Charlottesville Virginia Here are some great things to […]

Greenwood Gator Farm. Article and photo by Charles McCool.

Louisiana Bayou Tour at Greenwood Gator Farm

Highlighting our trip to Louisiana’s Bayou Country was a visit to Greenwood Gator Farm. Learn all about the powerful and popular creatures, feed them, hold them (really!), plus take a swamp tour—all at Greenwood Gator Farm in Gibson, Louisiana. Greenwood Gator Farm: Bayou Tour The Greenwood Gator Farm Tour experience begins with an hour-long airboat ride through […]

McCool Travel interview with Matt Gibson.

5 Minutes With Matt Gibson

For McCool Travel’s 148th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Matt Gibson. I met Matt in Nepal (of all places) earlier this year and previously knew about his superb work with Xpat Matt. Matt has many other projects, as you will learn. Read on! Matt Gibson‘s bio: Matt Gibson HOMETOWN … Cranbrook, British Columbia ALWAYS IN MY LUGGAGE … TRX system […]

5 Reasons to Drive the Subaru Impreza Sport. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

5 Fantastic Reasons to Drive the Subaru Impreza Sport

You met my Subaru Forester, a wonderful road trip vehicle, in other McCool Travel articles. I also share Subaru Love as a Subaru Ambassador—one of more than 8,000 volunteer, unpaid devotees. Fifteen Subaru Ambassadors attended the Subaru National Business Conference in Denver, Colorado last month and I was fortunate to be one of them. While there, I met […]

Modern Map Art as a cool travel memento or travel gift. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Modern Map Art For a Cool Travel Gift

One great thing about travels around the world is buying gifts to remind myself of the cool places I have visited. However, I pack light and rarely buy trip souvenirs other than decks of cards. When at home, I sometimes shop for items reminding me of my travels, such as globes or t-shirts. Recently, the founder and […]

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off

This article lists some great ice cream places around the United States. I included my favorite ice cream place and suggestions from some travel writer friends. These are merely suggestions—a starting point—and I encourage you to explore the local ice cream scene wherever you live and visit. Let me know what you discover and like. […]

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

Roaming Man: Convenient Wi-Fi Anywhere You Travel

A recent McCool Travel article showed places where you can unplug, when you really want to escape looking at screens and totally disconnect from work. On the other side of the spectrum, a much more common travel complaint is craving a continual internet connection whenever and wherever desired. People want to check their email, post […]

McCool Travel interview with Roy Stevenson.

5 Minutes With Roy Stevenson

For McCool Travel’s 147th travel interview, I am happy to present Roy Stevenson. Roy has written hundreds of travel articles over the past 10 years and coaches others to become new or better travel writers. Someone with that much experience must have some great travel tips and stories. Roy Stevenson‘s bio: Roy Stevenson HOMETOWN … Seattle, Washington. Currently living in […]

great places to eat in Charlotte, North Carolina. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Places to Eat in Charlotte North Carolina

After a couple of visits to Charlotte, North Carolina, I am positively astonished by the culinary scene and will return any time to do more food research! Here are some great places to eat in Charlotte North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order. This is just a sampling from the hundreds of great places to eat […]