Night scene at Christmas Village in Baltimore with the famous Pyramid in the center

America’s Best Christmas Markets

Having visited the world’s most famous Christkindlmarkt, I’ve felt a close connection to Christmas markets. Unfortunately, back when I was a teenager living in Nuremberg, Germany, I didn’t realize just how important these markets were. Thankfully, it didn't take much longer for me to truly understand its significance. A holiday tradition that dates to the … Continue reading America’s Best Christmas Markets

Giant Smokey Bear balloon on the parade route for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City

America’s Best 2022 Thanksgiving Parades

Just one look at what’s happening at this year’s Thanksgiving parades and you know there is a lot to be thankful for. Indeed, after two years of cancellations or crowd restrictions, people are eager to return to the streets to celebrate the season. Equally important are the return of rousing marching bands, floats and balloons, … Continue reading America’s Best 2022 Thanksgiving Parades

The 25 foot tall Kissing Statue in front of the USS Midway in San Diego

America’s Best Places To Visit On Veterans Day 2022

Because Veterans Day, 2022 falls on a Friday, it’s likely that many people will take a vacation over the three-day weekend. Yet for many others, it’s a time to make plans to honor America’s military veterans. In this case, you have several places to consider visiting all across the country. For a few ideas, here … Continue reading America’s Best Places To Visit On Veterans Day 2022