New Orleans’ most historic and popular district is the French Quarter, full of beautiful architecture with ironwork galleries. The architecture is only one aspect of the French Quarter though – by day it’s almost a sleepy suburb and you can lazily tour the streets from a horse and carriage; but by night it’s a different story altogether – noisy, crowded, yet full of atmosphere. The drinks flow freely, the music drifts out of open doors and windows. It’s an experience not to be missed!
The Portland Art Museum is the home of fantastic works by masters such as van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir. It also hosts a variety of different traveling exhibits. When a young man moves to the city and visits the museum for the first time, he finds works of art that challenge his perception. As time goes on, the museum proves its ability to challenge him further.
Honk Hoooooonk, Honk HONK!! The sound of deafening horns whiz by you as you dash across a busy street. You make your way through crowds of suits and briefcases. In the distance you see a splash of green. Your heart starts pounding as you realize your destination is in sight. A few more blocks and you enter your haven. The smell of fresh cut grass fills your nostrils as you walk past the welcoming sign that reads: Central Park.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote is most recognizable from The Statue of Liberty. She is a statue that stands tall and strong, welcoming immigrants from across the sea. Can you imagine being aboard an old, haggard ship for weeks at a time? The crashing waves causing nausea and discomfort until you finally spot something in the distance. There is beautiful statue of a woman holding a torch out to the lost. You have finally made it to your new home, America.
Las Vegas, often called Sin City, is one of America’s most-visited cities. You can visit New York, Paris, Italy and Egypt all within several blocks, eat 24 hours a day, gamble on anything and everything, learn the history of both pinball machines and the mob’s role in the city’s growth and visit a graveyard full of neon signs. If you can dream it up, you’ll probably find it in Las Vegas. There is something for every traveller on the famed Las Vegas Strip including lions, sharks and pirates!
Here’s your chance for a bit of nature trivia. It’s the most photographed of its kind and also the most predictable. It is not the tallest or largest but it is the most popular. Every 92 minutes this natural wonder will shoot approximately 6,000 gallons of extremely hot water straight into the sky. During the summer season, up to 10,000 people make a visit to his phenomena. If you haven’t guessed, I’m speaking of Old Faithful, the most famous geyser on Earth.
When a group of visitors seek to get out of Denver for an afternoon, they decide to take a trip to see the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Their GPS leads them far off course, and they pass by a town that was once the site of a horrendous tragedy. Along the way to their destination they stumble upon a weapons manufacturing plant, are warned to watch for wild dogs, then finally look out over the desert from the fantastic view afforded by the Martianesque music venue.
A group of American middle-school students are sent to San Francisco to learn about the atomic collider at Stanford University. After completing their academic necessities, the kids are let loose on the town. For most of them it is their first time alone in a big city. A small group of the students make their way to Fisherman’s Wharf, where they enjoy its myriad attractions.
Three young men decide to work off their hangovers with beer, food, and a rock and roll cover band at Portland’s Saturday Market. There they encounter Jimmy Hendrix, a one armed guitar player who strums with a hook, take in some sun down by the river, and watch Elvis experience a touching reunion. All in all, it is just another day in the famously eccentric town.
Music, lights, laughing, and lots of money can be yours with a trip to Freemont Street. Described as “vintage style”, it offers classic gambling, free entertainment, and first class amenities. Visitors can stroll down the same street as the original “Rat Pack” as they enjoy live bands and street performers juggling fire. Make a bet on a “one arm bandit” or slip down a water slide that shoots you through a shark tank. Excitement is around every corner on this fantastic street of lights.