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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palm Springs California

Palm Springs Getaway: California Desert with a Modern Vibe

A Palm Springs getaway offers the sunny skies and desert vistas you expect, plus excellent hiking, tasty dining, gorgeous lodging, and a cool mid-century modern vibe found nowhere else. Whether you are escaping winter’s cold, or just escaping hectic LA, you can craft a Palm Springs getaway that is relaxing or active, budget or luxurious, comfortable or adventurous, or maybe a […]

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 […]

Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017: Antarctica. Photo credit: Sherry Ott

Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017

Looking for some inspiring places to visit in 2017? Surely you have been dreaming of 2017 travel, if not already have planned some trips. I certainly have been (both). Instead of simply writing another list of places I want to go, I asked some professional travelers and travel industry influencers for their thoughts. I asked them: “a place you […]