Category: Travel

Gettysburg: Bravery and sacrifices remembered

As the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the site of the conflict's biggest battle joins in the commemoration activities. In July 1863, over 170,000 soldiers converged on the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg in a battle that changed the course of the war and ultimately the course of a nation.

Sampling the Spirits of Ireland

With 10,000 pubs in a country smaller than the state of Maine, Ireland is the perfect destination for anyone who loves a good pint or a bit of whiskey. Pub life is the center of Irish culture. It's the place to go to hear traditional Irish music, listen to tall tales and get to know the character (and characters) of Ireland. Guinness and Jameson may have originated in Dublin, but the spirits flow all over this greenest of countries.

The Treasures of Silver Dollar City

Before Six Flags, there was Silver Dollar City. Located in Branson, Missouri, the 1880’s theme amusement park celebrated its 52nd anniversary in May. Park founders, and native Chicagoans, the Herschend family, are often on-hand touring the park, tasting hearty helpings of succotash and taking in the shows at the park, the original property of Herschend Family Entertainment, the nation’s largest family-owned theme park corporation with 26 properties in 10 states.