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Solar Eclipse Tip: Don't Feed the Landfills. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Solar Eclipse Tip: Don’t Feed the Landfills

When hiking, walking around cities or towns, or even strolling my own neighborhood, I usually pick up stray trash. I feel like every little bit helps. My mindset is also influenced by something I read long ago. A billionaire said something similar when an associate asked why he picked up trash in New York City—a […]

Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fantastic Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway

Fantastic Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway The quantity and quality of free things to do in Oslo Norway impressed me during a quick visit after our recent Viking cruise. Yes, Oslo Norway is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Dining out is really expensive—$25 burgers are the norm. Put on your […]

McCool Travel interview with Travis Pastrana. Article by Charles McCool. Photo by

5 Minutes With Travis Pastrana

For McCool Travel’s 145th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Travis Pastrana. Yes, that is right, Travis Pastrana! I recently met Travis at the Subaru National Business Conference in Denver, where he represented the Rally Team and I was one of the Subaru Ambassadors. Check out our picture here. I know Travis is a big time extreme sports star […]

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

8 Great Fun Places to Visit in Washington DC

Please enjoy this starter list of fun places to visit in Washington DC. Whether you visit Washington, DC often or seek fun places to visit in DC for your first trip there. While most visitors prioritize seeing the amazing museums and the National Mall (rightly so), there is so much more to see and do […]

seafood entree at Ember, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles We stayed at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana during the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras celebrations and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel, as it completed a renovation in November 2015. L’Auberge Lake Charles earns a AAA Four Diamond designation with their […]

McCool Travel interview with Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA.

5 Minutes With Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA

For McCool Travel’s 144th travel interview, I am happy to introduce you to Julie McCool. Besides helping me a lot on McCool Travel. Julie operates her own website, focusing on funness in and around Fairfax County Virginia (and places Fairfaxians would like to travel to). Oh, since today is my birthday, I take the liberty of taking the day […]

#FunTravelChat is a Twitter chat to promote travel happiness, inspire people to travel (more, cheaper, better, longer), and help create better travelers.

#FunTravelChat – Fun Travel Chat, New Twitter Travel Chat

Welcome to the #FunTravelChat era. You know how I love my Twitter travel chats, right? I have found great travel deals, met amazing people, won travel prizes, merchandise, and gift cards in Twitter chats—but mostly Twitter chats are fun for me. What is #FunTravelChat? #FunTravelChat* is a new Twitter travel chat, hosted by myself (@CharlesMcCool) […]

McCool Tavel interview with Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington from Travel and Style Magazine

5 Minutes With Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

For McCool Travel’s 143rd travel interview, I am happy to introduce you to the lovely Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington. We met on my first Viking cruise, in Barcelona, and then a couple of other times (but definitely not enough). Jennifer has recently been appearing frequently on Canadian TV, providing travel inspiration and tips. Hey, I should do that! Jennifer Weatherhead […]