Elvis Presley’s Graceland officially opened its new, $45 million, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis.” The entertainment complex — exponentially larger than Graceland’s previous visitor center — “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” enables music fans, pop culture enthusiasts and Memphis visitors to follow the path that Elvis took, surround themselves with the things that he loved, and experience the…

 
Brian Jewell

Beware Fake Travel News

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on April 01, 2017

 
 

Are the travel magazines that you read filled with fake articles? There has been a lot of talk about fake news in our culture recently, especially in light of the recent presidential election. And while there’s no need to get political here, I have found the discussion about fake news intriguing because it dovetails with…

 
 

We asked our staff: “What is your favorite travel memory from childhood?” See our staff’s responses below!  “During the holidays one year, my family stayed at Great Wolf Lodge and received a noise complaint because of a lengthy pillow battle instigated by my dad.” — Savannah Osbourn, Staff Writer   “My family went to San…

 
 

Why watch animals from behind a glass when you can float next to giant manatees, observe penguins’ artistic ability up close and encounter other animals up close? The thrill or snorkeling next to a shark or standing near a herd of running Chincoteague ponies will stay with your group members long after the experience. Think…

 
 

In Huntsville, Alabama, change is constant, but tradition is never forgotten. A mix of high-tech cool and sublime southern culture, this city truly offers so much for groups. Did you know Huntsville is home to the largest space museum in the world? The U.S. Space & Rocket Center features interactive, hands-on exhibits, a National Geographic theater,…

 
Brian Jewell

Bring Your Own Device

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on March 09, 2017

 
 

I have seen the future of in-flight entertainment, and it is awesome. If you’re like me, you may have had a love-hate relationship with airline entertainment options for much of your traveling life. There’s no question that watching a movie or two can provide a welcome distraction on long flights, especially overseas flights that can…

 
 

We asked our staff: “What food have you had in your travels that you wish you could recreate at home?” See our staff’s responses below!    “I think I could live on a Mediterranean diet. Last April, I spent a week in Nice with Collette and ate fresh seafood and salads almost exclusively. I did not…

 
 

DENVER – Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured…

 
 

The Outlets at Tejon is excited to introduce a number of wonderful additions to the already stellar shopping destination. Camp Tejon just opened! This fun play area has a climbable tower structure and slide located inside the Hacienda Food Court where families can take a reprieve from a day of shopping. Beat the heat! Our…

 
Mac Lacy

Tom Hanks’ Next Big Role

Posted by Mac Lacy in Asia, Travel Thoughts on February 02, 2017

 
 

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Jim Thompson. Now that I’ve visited his museum in Bangkok, I’m wondering why Tom Hanks hasn’t played him. The mystery surrounding his life and death is that good. Thompson was a World War II veteran and intelligence officer who was highly trained in jungle survival. He left the…