Pizza, American Style

Pizza, American Style

Today, December 6, the Google Doodle is celebrating pizza. It was on this day in 2007 when the Neapolitan art of the pizzaiuolo was inscribed as an intangible heritage on Italy’s UNESCO list. What does that have to do with travel in the USA? Well, Ed Levine,...
How to Think of Chicago

How to Think of Chicago

“Think of Chicago as a piece of music, perhaps,” he continued. “In it you can hear the thousands of years of people living here and fishing and hunting, and then bullets and axes, and the whine of machinery, and the bellowing of cattle, and the shriek of railroads,...
Ashley’s Sack

Ashley’s Sack

From 2016 until earlier this year, the artifact now known as Ashley’s sack had been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; it was on loan from Middleton Place in South Carolina, where so many viewers started weeping...
Big Things in America

Big Things in America

“I thought to myself that there are surely a lot of big things in America. The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are big. The Mississippi River and the Grand Canyon are big. The skies over the prairie are big. But there is nothing bigger than a man’s...
Best USA Travel, History, and Photography Books for 2021

Best USA Travel, History, and Photography Books for 2021

If you or someone you know is passionate about traveling the U.S., here are some excellent books to get or give in 2021. See also the books tag for more ideas. Lonely Planet Ultimate United States Travel List Released in September, this is a great all-around guide to...
Orlando’s Walt Disney World Turns 50

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Turns 50

On October 1, 1971, a theme park in Orlando opened its doors to the public. That theme park was, of course, Walt Disney World. And it changed family travel as we know it today. In Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando, Richard E. Foglesong writes about...