Posted by: lemc | December 3, 2009

Top 5 Wonders

Not the Seven Wonders of the World, but the top 5 wonders of the U.S.

1. Grand Canyon

2. Niagra Falls

3. The Everglades

4. Mt. Kilauea

5. Death Valley

Coming in close seconds were: Redwood Forests, Great Salt Lake, Mt. McKinley, and Old Faithful.

(List and all pictures were taken from forbestraveler.com)

Posted by: lemc | December 3, 2009

Napa Valley

Although not a city, Napa Valley is popular enough. Napa Valley is located just north of San Fransisco, and although it’s only a mere thirty miles long it is filled with numerous wineries and vineyards. Napa is the perfect spot for the traveler looking for a relaxing and calming break from reality.

Check out a list of some of the most popular wineries in Napa Valley

picture from treehugger.com

To further plan your trip to the beautiful wine country click here.

Posted by: lemc | December 3, 2009

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska, although not the capital, it is where almost half the population resides. Alaska is the perfect state for the adventure enthusiast, whether it be Winter or Summer activities. Although Alaska lacks the long rays of sunlight most of the year, it’s one of the prettiest states. During the Summer you can do such activities such as: kayaking, hiking the mountains, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and the list goes on. Most of these activities can be done in Chugagh State Park, a mere half a million acres of rivers, land and mountains.

photo from planetware.com

Now during the Winter months, the northern state is perfect for the snow lover. With all of the large mountain ranges, it offers you the options to ski, snowmobile, snowboard, snow shoe and of course ice fish! A list of more winter activities and things to do in Anchorage can be found here

worldwebtour.com

Lastly, the most popular way to visit Alaska, is to travel by ship! Because Alaska has more coastline than any other state in the country combined, cruise ships are constantly going to and from the beautiful state. Plan a trip and find your perfect cruise ship!

Posted by: lemc | December 2, 2009

Top 5 Buildings

This Top 5 is for the most interesting or unique buildings in the U.S. (in no particular order)

5. The Basket House in Ohio

greatinteriordesign.com

4. Kansas City Public Library located in Missouri

kauffmancenter.org

3. Wonderworks in Tennessee

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2. Kettle House in Texas

crazyjunkyard.com

1. The Hole House in Texas

compliments of coolmags.net

check out more bizarre buildings all over the world

Posted by: lemc | December 2, 2009

St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, home to Lewis and Clark, the Gateway Arch and parts of Route 66. The Gateway Arch which is also known as the Gateway to the West is a 630 foot arch that was built to represent Jefferson’s visions of westward expansion. You can ride up to the top of the arch and view the city, check out riding schedules and purchase a ticket.

compliments of mentalfloss.cachefly.net

Route 66, the mother road of America travels through St. Louis. You can still visit some of the classic stop along the road. To plan a trip or check out other cities along the road click here!

photo taken from monolith.com

To learn more about St. Louis and check out other tourist attractions click here

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