Big Rig Resorts

10 great places to ride a carousel

Going around in circles isn't always a bad thing. Travelers of all ages love carousels, says Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International, which operates the B&B Carousell (the historic spelling) at Luna Park in Coney Island, N.Y. "The entire family can enjoy it together. Not too many rides allow that," he says. And many carousels are pieces of art, with hand-carved animals. He shares some favorite merry-go-rounds with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY. [Read More]

America's Most Awesome Boardwalks

Navy Pier in Chicago
Who says a boardwalk has to be by the ocean? Along Lake Michigan in the Windy City, the Navy Pier has got a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel that lets you take in the skyline and the lake, a carousel, wave swinger, mini-golf, and remote-control boats in season. And don't forget to grab an America's Dog Chicago hot dog with mustard, relish, onion, sport peppers, tomato, pickle, and celery salt. [Read More]

Top 15 craft beer breweries in the USA

There's that moment when you try a better beer, a beer that's not your average Coors/Bud/Pabst/Enter One-Syllable Beer Name Here, and you're hooked. Not everyone may remember exactly where, or when. You may not even remember what beer it was. But much like a 1-year old who tries his first bite of birthday cake and has his first real taste of sugar, you know you're never going back to that other beer again.  [Read More]

Cape Coral Emerges as a Destination

Surrounded by glowing destination neighbors such as Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, Cape Coral sometimes gets overlooked.
But that’s about to change in a major way, in part because of the recent christening of Southwest Florida’s first Westin property, with all the luxe and attention to detail that connotes.
Cape Coral, you ask?  [Read More]


NO, we haven’t taken a vacation from our vacation in the Canadian Maritimes.  We’ve just been so involved with our trip that I: 1) haven’t had much time to write, and 2) we’ve seen so much worth writing about I’m developing writer’s block about where to start.  [Read More]