Bear Stew, McCleary, WA Bear Festival
Last month I complained about there being so many cruise and travel industry awards being given these days that it is virtually impossible to determine who or what is really the “best.” However, I also commented that there are certainly companies and places out there that are indeed worthy of accolades, so following are several of these which have come to my attention during my travels over the past couple of years. Please be aware that this in no way intended to be anything resembling a “Top 10” list!
GREENVILLE, SC – Extraordinarily attractive, intelligently-planned downtown area
LAS VEGAS McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Exceptionally efficient and friendly TSA staff
SUBWAY – Amazingly consistent (and tasty) products at stores worldwide
NORTH DAKOTA – Excellent interstate highway rest areas
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK, SC – Fascinating natural environment in a national park few travelers have ever even heard of
GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT, MN – Incredible living history presentations in an equally obscure national monument
VIKING CRUISES – Innovative new ocean-going cruise line
MICHIGAN – Countless well-maintained roadside parks throughout the state
WALGREENS – Outstanding, very effective customer service program
CLAUDE MOORE COLONIAL FARM, VA – Wonderful colonial fairs…spring, summer and fall
FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL, PA – Beautiful landscaping design
McCLEARY, WA BEAR FESTIVAL – Unusual (and delicious) featured food item…bear stew!