Ninety-Six South Carolina’s Star Fort

When talking about battlefields in the South most people think about the Civil War.  South Carolina is where the War Between the States began, but it’s also home to some important Revolutionary War sites too.  For years, I’ve seen signs for the Ninety-Six National Historic Site but never really knew much about it until I finally got to visit.   Here is a look at what you’ll find at this historical park.

5 things to do in Ames, Iowa

When you think of places to visit in Iowa, things like Des Moines, the Bridges of Madison County, or Pella often make the list of places to see. Throughout the years, I’ve made a lot of visits to Iowa. And now after spending several days in Ames (a city of about 70,000) I think the city should definitely be on the list, too. Here are five reasons to think about a visit to this central Iowa city.

Around the world in a day at Dollywood

One of the joys of traveling is getting a taste of other cultures so it’s great when you can do that without having to travel very far.  Each year when Dollywood opens for a new season, the world comes to the theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Festival of Nations offers park guests a taste of music, entertainment, and food from around the world without leaving the park.

Dollywood's Rides of the Past

The 2019 addition of Wildwood Grove at Dollywood (the park’s biggest expansion to date) is sure to delight long time Dollywood fans and inspire new ones. But with more than three decades coming before this addition there have been many other big additions that have come and gone. Here is a look at some of them.