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things to do in Grapevine Texas: public art in Historic Grapevine downtown Main Street

5 Fun Things to Do in Grapevine Texas

Grapevine Texas has the charm of a smaller town—with an old western frontier vibe—combined with modern cosmopolitan amenities. Grapevine is a favorite destination for conferences, located in North Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth. In fact, a conference is how I discovered Grapevine—specifically the Travel Media Showcase conference this past August. A Grapevine visit is also really […]

American Wind Power Center, Windmill Museum, Lubbock, Texas

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US

This article covers museums in western US, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. I know there are wonderful museums in the other states but I need your help. Please suggest fascinating museums to visit in Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington—or any of the states for which I have entries. Thank you! Please […]

things to do in Amarillo

8 Great Things to Do in Amarillo

“Step Into the Real Texas,” they like to say in Amarillo, Texas. While Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas panhandle, it is even one of the dozen largest cities in Texas. “Real Texas,” I gather, means avoiding the hustle and mayhem of the big city and appreciating the people, things, and surroundings. While Amarillo […]

8 Great Things to do in Lubbock Texas by Charles McCool

8 Great Things to Do in Lubbock

Lubbock, Texas is called Hub City, being the heart of a vast area of the southern end of the High Plains. Lubbock is midway between Albuquerque and Dallas, and also the halfway point between Amarillo and Midland. I bet you did not know that the Lubbock area is actually the largest grower of cotton in the […]

Fun Places to Kayak in US by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Kayak in US

Pretty much any place with water is a great place to kayak. While I have always loved kayaking, I have been finding more kayaking opportunities lately. Here are a few fun places to kayak in US, a couple of which really surprised me! Delaware Many people think of Delaware as a section of I-95 during road trips between New York […]

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 […]

more beaches by Charles McCool of McCool Travel, Anna Maria Island in Florida

More Beaches

Yesterday, I listed a few of my favorite beaches. It is nearing Memorial Day (last Monday in May) here in the United States, which marks the unofficial start of summer and beach season. Here are some other beautiful beaches in the United States (including Hawaii today) that I have been to only once or twice. […]