El Rancho: The Charm of Yesteryear

El Rancho: The Charm of Yesteryear

Sleep Where The Stars Slept in this iconic Southwestern hotel Spending a night at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, N.M., is almost like staying at a museum—but a bit grander and a lot more comfortable. Some of the greatest film stars of the mid-20th century...
A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

I was looking back over some travel posts on my author website and found a memorable one from 2013. I called it my “Magical History Tour,” and logged 2,581 miles, visiting nine states in seven days. The first stop on my trip was Chattanooga, Tenn., where I stayed...
History in the Smoky Mountains

History in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone knows that a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee will provide you with plenty of outdoor activities and beautiful mountain vistas, but I was pleasantly surprised at some of the interesting historic sites I came across as well. It’s amazing to have...
Museum of Civil War Medicine

Museum of Civil War Medicine

Being from Gettysburg, Pa., I am surrounded by Civil War history, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned during a visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in historic Frederick, Md. Interestingly, the building where the museum is located has a...
Fort Macon holds treasure trove of history

Fort Macon holds treasure trove of history

Fort Macon in North Carolina There’s nothing like running across tidbits of history while you’re getting away from it all at the beach. That’s how I ran across Fort Macon, which is located on Bogue Island in North Carolina. Though I had hopes of...