North America

Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, The Greatest Show on Earth, Rear Window, The Ten Commandments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s…..the list goes on and on. All were filmed at this historic studio that was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor. From its humble beginnings before the depression until today, Paramount Pictures has been a force to be reckoned with when...

Now that I've been traveling internationally for well over a decade, I think it's time to challenge myself a bit more. I've accepted that my wanderlust might never be completely quenched due to work obligations, budget concerns or both. However, I'm a firm believer in declaring what you want as the first step in making it happen. Here I go! Perhaps...

During the first day of our recent trip to Las Vegas, we embarked on one of our favorite pastimes, a city bus tour. Despite the annoyingly repetitive warnings from the tour narrator to hop off at one of the popular stops, we remained in our seats fixated by the glimpse of life "off-strip". As the timeworn vessel careened around the tightest of corners, causing the...

You may recall that I purchased an annual National parks pass in anticipation of my visit to Utah last year.  Since I was visiting Gatlinburg again to spend time with family, I figured that we might as well check out the Great Smokies while we were there. Due to an agreement between the state of Tennessee and the Federal government, the Great Smoky Mountains...