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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 […]

Museums of Midwest US: Toledo Museum of Art

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Midwest US

This article covers small town museums in Midwest US, including Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Please also see Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US. Along with my personal recommendations, I received suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, PR representatives, and museums themselves. I […]

Udvar-Hazy Center, Centreville, Virginia

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US

This article covers small town museums in Northeastern US, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Please also see Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US, and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Midwest US. Along with my personal recommendations, I received suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, […]

American Wind Power Center, Windmill Museum, Lubbock, Texas

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US

This article covers museums in western US, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. I know there are wonderful museums in the other states but I need your help. Please suggest fascinating museums to visit in Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington—or any of the states for which I have entries. Thank you! Please […]

Smith Fork Ranch, Colorado: Credit Philip Van Nostrand Photography. digital detox

Travel Happy at These No-Tech Destinations

U.S. Travel Association reports that over half of US workers did not use all of their vacation days last year. In total, 222 million vacation days remained unredeemed last year. Here at McCool Travel, we like to create Happy Travelers and help solve this perplexing problem of people not taking their allotted and earned vacation time. Even when people do take […]

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Eastern US

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US

There are over 35,000 museums in the United States but travel articles consistently cover the same 50 or so. I have been to many fascinating museums in countless small towns across the United States and believe lesser visited museums should be recognized and visited. Along with my personal recommendations, I received dozens of suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, PR representatives, and […]

5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul

5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul

— This article, “5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul,” was written by Kyle Ward of RebatesZone.com 5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul Istanbul is a city steeped in history. What do you expect from a city which was the center of three gigantic empires and many smaller ones! It served as the capital for the Roman, Byzantine, and […]

8 Great Things to See in Newcastle, England

8 Great Things to See in Newcastle, England

Seems pretty evident but the name Newcastle is very literal. Newcastle means a new castle. Newcastle has long been a strategic location for fortresses, dating back to the Romans in the 1st-3rd century AD. In the 11th century, the Norman conquerors built a wooden castle on the site of the Roman ruins, the “new castle” providing the best possible protection at […]

Fun Places to visit in Washington DC. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Ways to Have Fun in Washington DC

It is seemingly a rite of passage to visit Washington, DC. Reluctantly, it seems for many people, visiting DC means checking off a list item, making sure the family sees the monuments appearing on US money, and zipping through a White House tour before heading off to the next location. Fun in Washington DC, of […]