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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. […]

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 […]

Breckenridge Brewing Colorado

Great Craft Beer Places to Celebrate in USA

The craft beer scene in the United States continues to rapidly grow. NPR reports over 5,300 US breweries currently exist and over 5,200 of them are craft beer places (in 2012 there were only 2,000 breweries). This article lists some great craft beer places around the United States. I include only one per state and some […]

fun places to eat in Port Arthur Texas. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Eat in Port Arthur Texas

Port Arthur Texas is an oil town. The oil business drives the economy and supporting businesses, such as the restaurants. Port Arthur is also a large seaport and local seafood is abundant and fresh, making for some great eating opportunities! Besides eating, other things to do in and around Port Arthur Texas include: Tour Pompeiian Villa and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

places to eat in Gettysburg: Dobbin House Tavern

5 Fantastic Places to Eat in Gettysburg

5 Fantastic Places to Eat in Gettysburg Pennsylvania produces the 4th largest apple crop in the US and Adams County is the top apple producer in the state (Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County). The farms in and surrounding Gettysburg, though, produce much more than apples. Leveraging local produce and products, Gettysburg chefs create the freshest […]