My Experience of a 1,000-Person Outdoor Concert in Mexico, Post COVID

by Emy Louie“The happiest place on earth” is this place—I am convinced! Let me tell you of a theme park in Mexico that culminated with a 1,000-person outdoor concert that I attended on a weekday in October of 2020.  The Mexican theme park was unbelievably good on all levels: good service, good food, clean bathrooms, good … Continue reading My Experience of a 1,000-Person Outdoor Concert in Mexico, Post COVID

The Fence That Changed the Alamo Plaza

So it was in 1876 that [Isaac Leonard] Ellwood sent [Pete] McManus to Texas to introduce barbed wire to the ranchers and cattlemen...Barbed wire has lived on and continues to serve the cattle business [and] changed the landscape of the American West.Marilyn Bennett in It Happened in San Antonio https://youtu.be/CFyymZiOwP8

An Alaska Back Country Adventure

Let us embark on an Alaskan adventure! Starting from Anchorage, Alaska at Turnagain Arm, a famous waterway, we head to Anchorage’s Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Then, we take a train from Anchorage and head north to Denali National Park and Preserve. Within that Park is Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, which at 20,310 … Continue reading An Alaska Back Country Adventure

Budget Travel Like a Local Through DC!

People often complain that a visit to Washington, DC involves a lot of walking, subway, car, or taxi use. In this blog, you will learn you don't have to do much of any of the things mentioned above! Granted, considerable walking maybe within each DC museum; however, you need not walk a lot between each … Continue reading Budget Travel Like a Local Through DC!

Despite Similar Sugar Economies, Why Hawaii Turned Out Very Differently Than Its Caribbean Counterparts

Updated August 17, 2020 When the United States Civil War started, sugar-producing states such as Louisiana stopped the delivery of sugar to the North. Instead, it needed to receive sugar from another place and thus looked to Hawaii to provide sugar. Due to the Civil War, slaves from Africa could not be employed in the … Continue reading Despite Similar Sugar Economies, Why Hawaii Turned Out Very Differently Than Its Caribbean Counterparts

The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement

Updated July 14, 2020 The popular exhibit entitled "Race: Are We So Different?"  offered a place to respectfully talk about race from a national public policy and a human interest standpoint. As defined in this exhibit, race is not who a person is. Instead, it is a human-made construct to categorize people to forward a political, … Continue reading The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement