Tag Archives: USA

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 […]

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Sensational Places to Eat in Delaware

On a couple of recent trips, the variety and quality of dining options in Delaware really surprised me. By no means is this an exhaustive list or represents the best places to eat in Delaware. I did not even include all of the great places I have eaten at in Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. This is […]

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 […]

fun ways to see Tampa Florida: Bayshore Boulevard

5 Fun Ways to See Tampa Florida

Tampa really did surprise me. My prior visits to Tampa, mostly during Florida road trips, left me with the impression that Tampa had seen better days. Since Tampa recently received a downtown facelift with another $4 billion renovation project for the future, I wanted to explore the Big Guava (aka Cigar City) myself. Besides, several friends moved to the Tampa […]

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 […]

8 Great Things To Do in Amelia Island Florida

8 Great Things to Do in Amelia Island Florida

Eight different nations ruled the 13 mile long barrier island in northeast Florida called Amelia Island. Being the only place in the USA claiming this distinction, Amelia Island businesses incorporate the “eight flags” theme as much as possible. Among the things to do in Amelia Island is experience and explore Old Florida (history and nature), eat amazing fresh seafood, and mingle with […]

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 […]

Margaritaville Beach Resort: 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Relaxed Luxury at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: Relaxed Luxury in South Florida We recently stayed at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel (it only opened in November 2015). You will feel your troubles melt away as soon as you you enter the casual but functional lobby. […]

JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

For my latest California road trip—mostly through the Monterey Peninsula and down Big Sur—I experienced the funness of a JUCY campervan. JUCY is a New Zealand company that started operating in California about 5 years ago. JUCY USA currently has three locations: San Francisco (San Leandro), Los Angeles (Lawndale), and Las Vegas. With its eye-catching logo, color scheme, fun layout, […]