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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 […]

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 […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

8 Great Cool Luxury Hotel Free Amenities

Travel consumers can choose from a dizzying array of lodging options for upcoming trips. Even within the luxury lodging category, choices seem unlimited. To distinguish themselves from competitors, luxury hotels offer free amenities. Wi-fi really should be free. Same with breakfast or at least tea and coffee. Am I right? Oh, and beach resorts providing beach chairs and umbrellas […]

Great burgers for National Burger Month. Only Burger in Durham, NC

Great Burgers for National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month. Let that sink in. An entire month. To celebrate burgers. Well, let’s get to it. Here are some of my burger suggestions followed by burger recommendations from very well-traveled friends. Great Burgers for National Burger Month After a brilliant California road trip drive through the San Bernardino Mountains between Redlands and Big Bear Lake, my […]

8 Great Places to Eat in Naples Florida. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Places To Eat in Naples Florida

Naples Florida is well into a culinary renaissance and their food scene has really evolved. Midwestern US fare and Italian once was standard but restaurants are now more upscale and eclectic. Innovative chefs from around the world move to Naples and incorporate fresh seafood and local ingredients. If you have not been to Naples Florida in awhile, give […]

8 Great Things To Do in Amelia Island Florida

8 Great Things to Do in Amelia Island Florida

Eight different nations ruled the 13 mile long barrier island in northeast Florida called Amelia Island. Being the only place in the USA claiming this distinction, Amelia Island businesses incorporate the “eight flags” theme as much as possible. Among the things to do in Amelia Island is experience and explore Old Florida (history and nature), eat amazing fresh seafood, and mingle with […]

DC food trucks. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Washington, DC Food Trucks

8 Great Washington, DC Food Trucks, first published 19 April 2017 A little over a year ago I completed a work assignment in Washington, DC. Every weekday I rode into the big city, did some work, and anticipated lunch. Working at Union Station, a magnificent building (go visit!), several quick bite places inside the building tempted me but almost […]

8 Great Things to Do in Vermont. Article by Dana Freeman for McCool Travel.

8 Great Things to Do in Vermont

8 Great Things to Do in Vermont They say you should love where you live and I can wholeheartedly say that I do! Vermont may be small in geographic size and population but offers a considerable amount of things to see and do. We have four seasons of outdoor recreational opportunities, including some of the […]

McCool Travel article about Redefinition at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner.

8 Great Travel Hacks for Happy Travelers

8 Great Travel Hacks for Happy Travelers The popular definition of Travel Hacking is to pay as little money as possible for amazing travel experiences. To me, travel hacking means that plus creating the best possible vacation. That might mean avoiding crowds, unique experiences, or just doing exactly what you want to do (and not what some […]

Walking Malecon: 8 Great Things To Do in Havana Cuba

8 Great Things to Do in Havana Cuba

8 Great Things to Do in Havana Cuba Only 90-miles South of Key West and under an hour flight from Miami, Havana awaits you. There is no other city like Havana. With its explosion of color and contrasts from the old, crumbling buildings to the world famous, pristine 1950’s American classic cars, Havana is fascinating. […]