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5 fun places to eat in Annapolis: Carrol's Creek Cafe

5 Fun Places to Eat in Annapolis Maryland

Annapolis Maryland is a wonderful destination year-round, and it is only an hour from Washington DC. It is the perfect spot for sailing the bay, exploring history on foot, or touring the town by trolley. We love to sample new restaurants and pubs and, fortunately for us, there are plenty of great places to eat in Annapolis. […]

scenic drives in Florida: Seven Mile Bridge

7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida

Experience gorgeous natural settings when you exit the interstate highways and explore some of these fabulous Florida road trips. Florida is so much more than theme parks and massive buildings to check in for your Caribbean cruises. Allow me to introduce you to some amazing scenic drives in Florida.   7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida Florida Keys […]

Rumdiggity AKA McCool's Island Dream by Charles McCool

Heat Relief: McCool’s Island Dream

I invented a drink! My recipe was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Caribbean Living magazine. If you concocted your own cocktail, what would you name it? I decided to call it McCool’s Island Dream but I also informally call it rumdiggity. On this hottest of hot days at McCool Travel HQ, the staff will surely […]

places to visit near DC: Great Falls National Park.

Great Places to Visit Near DC

Washington DC is one of the most popular and visited destinations in the world. Even though visitors can spend weeks in Capital City there is so much to do in the areas surrounding and near Washington DC. So, happy travelers, please stick around Washington DC for an extra week or so to experience some of […]

8 Great Spots to Visit in the Florida Keys. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Scenic Drives in South Florida

When visiting South Florida, most visitors miss wonderful opportunities to experience natural Florida beauty, scenic views, and less traffic congestion. Since learning to drive there 30 years ago, I have found many scenic drives in South Florida and will share a few local road trips with you in this article.   >>> Looking for a Florida […]

Castles and convents Viking River

Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz Highlights

From capital cities to small, historic towns, our Danube Waltz highlights give you a sneak peak at one popular European Viking River Cruises itinerary. We enjoyed this fabulous trip on the Viking Freya in April 2016, a few months after our Romantic Mediterranean trip with Viking Ocean Cruises. We looked forward to learning how the river and ocean cruises would differ as we explored beautiful […]

Many fun Florida road trip stops are waiting to be explored and discovered. What are your favorites Florida road trip stops?

8 Great Fun Florida Road Trip Stops

Continuing the current theme of Florida Road Trips from a previous article (Road Trip Habits), here are some Florida road trip stops to entertain (and hopefully inform) you. Seeing Florida from smaller roads is much more fun than from the highways. 8 Great Fun Florida Road Trip Stops 1. Cemetery Humor Residents of Key West, locally called The Conch […]