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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]