Travel Thursdays: U.P. town builds $5M pier big enough for cruise ships.

The new pier in Houghton, Mich., is shown here during the 2022 fall festival. The pier was a placemaking project to create a town square for the city, but has the added function of serving as a cruise ship dock.Provided by Chase Palosaari

Travel Thursday: How Women Are Shaking Up Idaho’s Outdoor Industry

In Idaho’s vibrant outdoor industry, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: the future is female. by Annette Benedetti It’s no secret that Idaho’s landscape is ruggedly beautiful. Even today, large swaths of it remain wild and continue to embody elements of the old west – a period of time when men conquered untamed territories while women stayedContinue reading “Travel Thursday: How Women Are Shaking Up Idaho’s Outdoor Industry”

Travel Thursdays: This Eerie And Fantastic Footage Takes You Inside Virginia’s Abandoned Ghost Town, Union Level.

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Travel Thursdays: Only In Your State: Idaho

Once Abandoned And Left To Decay, This Former Masonic Temple In Idaho Has Been Restored To A Popular Restaurant by Courtnie Erickson There are many buildings that were once abandoned and left to decay, never getting a second chance. Located in Nampa is the former Masonic Temple, which once sat vacant until it was restoredContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: Only In Your State: Idaho”

Travel Thursdays: Wallace, Idaho

by Dava Jean Wharton While driving from Washington State to Montana, you will cross through about sixty miles of Northern Idaho. This is one of the best stretches of history that you will find. You pass through Coeur d’Alene, then you start heading over the 4th of July pass. Once there, you are in whatContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: Wallace, Idaho”

Travel Thursdays: A castle in Connecticut with a moat, dungeon, and a drama-filled history is for sale at $35 million — see inside

by Hannah Towey This custom-built gothic castle may look like it belongs in medieval Europe — but it was really built in a Connecticut suburb in 2010. Known as the Chrismark Castle, the 9-bedroom mansion belongs to Christopher Mark, the great-grandson of Chicago steel tycoon. He has been trying to sell the unique property sinceContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: A castle in Connecticut with a moat, dungeon, and a drama-filled history is for sale at $35 million — see inside”

History Lesson Tuesdays: Do You Remember Latourell, Oregon?

Latourell House on the corner of NE Latourell Road and NE Fall Street, Latourell, Oregon. Image taken June 30, 2014.

Travel Thursdays: A Place of Violence Is An Idaho State Park

by Bill Colley It’s a place of stark beauty.  You can rent cabins and RV sights and look across the Snake River Canyon from the southern rim.  While near the Interstate, the night skies aren’t polluted by light.  Fishing is popular along the riverbanks.  All of this obscures a bloody past. Massacre Rocks State ParkContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: A Place of Violence Is An Idaho State Park”

Travel Thursdays: The Best Ways to Hang Things on RV Walls

by Ashley Mann Many RV owners want to hang wall decor or a shelf in their camper and wonder how to hang things on RV walls. In this article I’ll cover all of the best ideas for hanging things on RV walls, including ways to hang things without holes in the RV walls or causingContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: The Best Ways to Hang Things on RV Walls”

Travel Thursdays: 23 Castles You Might Not Expect To Find Hiding In The U.S.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island, New England, USA

Stay from $606 per room, per night (room only).

The Chanler is located in Newport, Rhode Island, and is the only hotel located on the famous Cliff Walk. Each of the elegant rooms is designed around a historical period or decorative theme. One of the most historic properties in New England, it is surrounded by acres of manicured gardens and overlooks the sparkling waters of the Atlantic.