Christine Fisher is a Contributing Editor for World Reviewer. Normally based in Philadelphia, Christine is living and working in London for four months, during which time she is exploring as much of Europe as possible. In addition to writing for World Reviewer, Christine contributes to Next American City.
Newbury Street is Boston’s premier shopping street. The eight block strip is home to high end boutiques, salons and restaurants, and it is often regarded as one of the most expensive streets in the world.The expanse stretches from the Boston Public…"
A showcase of Western heritage, the Panhandle-Plain Historical Museum is the largest history museum in Texas. PPHM aims to “collect, preserve, conserve, exhibit and interpret the historical, ethnological, cultural and scientific heritage of the Pan…"
Property of the University of Texas Austin, the McDonald Observatory is an astronomical observatory open to the public. Still an active research facility, the observatory is a great day trip for families, school groups and amateur astronomers. The observ…"
"Housing fine arts dating back through antiquity, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is one of the top art museums in the United States. Showcasing civilizations from Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa, MFAH is home to Italian Renaissance painting…"
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, also known as “The Modern,” is a multimedia collection of post-World War II art. The 2,600 piece collection spread throughout 53,000 square feet makes The Modern one of the country’s premier modern a…"
Recognized world wide for its own architectural design, the Kimbell Art Museum is an exclusive museum with works ranging from the antiquity to the 20th century. Famed American architect Louis I. Kahn designed the building, which many regard as a premier …"
Traveler experts refer to this collection of Spanish art one of Dallas’s best-kept secrets, and they have good reason. Meadows Museum of Art is home to one of the premier collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection grew out of oil m…"
A recent addition to the Dallas art scene, Nasher Sculpture Center is a unique institution dedicated to the exhibition, study and preservation of modern sculpture. Opened in 2003, Nasher Sculpture Center has a permanent collection of more than 300 sculpt…"
Ranked by many as one of the top cultural experiences, Mariachi Mass at Mission San Jose is a weekly mass held at the largest of the five San Antonio missions. The mass is delivered in English and accompanied by famed Spanish mariachi music. Visitors who…"
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continually running livestock show and rodeo in the country. The event dates back to 1896 when Fort Worth was known as “Cowtown” because cowboys stopped in the city while herding cattle to the…"
For an authentic ride on an antique vintage passenger train, visit the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a trip back in time thanks to the rail which features 1896-era 4-6-0 steam locomotives and a diesel engine that pulling 1920s-era coaches. The ride be…"
The annual National Western Stock Show is the world’s largest stock show. More than 100 years old, the National Western Stock Show is now a charitable event that creates college and graduate level scholarships for the practice of agriculture and me…"
Hosted at the annual Crystal Carnival, Ski Joring is a local sport in which skiers are pulled behind a speeding horse, racing over a snowy obstacle course of gates, jumps and rings. Before the competition streets of Leadville are packed and paved with sn…"
This national historic byway is a 75-mile route offering uniquely-Colorado scenic vistas of towering peaks and sweeping valleys. Elevated for the most part above 9,000 feet, this route is known for passing the famed Tennessee Pass and notorious Leadville…"
If you are looking for a glimpse of Colorado’s historic mining-town, frontier charm, Cripple Creek is the place to visit. In Cripple Creek you can explore the gold mines, try horseback riding, go on a scenic bike tour, or take your pick of museums.…"
Betty Ford Alpine Garden is one of the most respected collections of high altitude plants in the Rocky Mountain region. Situated at 8,250 feet (2515 meters) above sea level in Vail Colorado, the garden is the highest alpine garden in the United States an…"
A non-profit museum housed in a Queen Anne-style Victorian home, the Tread of Pioneers Museum houses artifacts (including a large firearms collection) from all frontier lifestyles. Unlike many larger, regional museums, the Tread of Pioneers Museum has a …"
For a true glimpse of Telluride’s thriving arts community, the Sheridan Opera House is a must. Today the opera house is a center for art forms ranging from concerts to movie premieres. As a non-profit venue, it benefits local and national charitabl…"
Capturing Colorado’s wild-wild-west feel and famed history, Ghost Town Musuem has the feel of a country western film set. The museum commemorates and preserves the idea of ghost towns – once booming but quickly deserted towns. The towns have …"
The US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is a popular destination for United States citizens and foreign visitors alike. The center is the U.S. Olympic Committee administration and Olympic Training Center headquarters. Annually 140,000 people v…"
Cheyene Mountain Zoo is one of the United States’ premiere zoos. Covering 146 square acres, the zoo is home to more than 700 animals from around the world. The zoo is perfect for all ages. My Big Backyard garden and petting zoo is popular with kids…"
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is the breathtaking park founded by railroad pioneer Charles Elliot Perkins. The free park has enough to keep visitors of all ages busy for at least a day. Ample recreation options include biking, hiking, rock climb…"
Off the beaten trail, the Edwin Carter Museum is a Colorado attraction preserving and commemorating the work of pioneer and gold-rush miner turned environmentalist Edwin Carter. Carter’s taxidermy collection demonstrates now, as it did a century ag…"
A working gold mine and one of the largest and most famous at that, Country Boy Mine is a top Colorado attraction worthy of a visit. Located in Breckenridge, Country Boy Mine is surrounded by breathtaking Rocky Mountains landscapes and vistas. Over a ce…"
The Fiske Planetarium and Sommers Bausch Observatory bring the immense knowledge and research collected by the University of Colorado in Boulder to more than 25,000 local and international visitors annually. The Fiske Planetarium, one of the United State…"
Known for its old-world charm and breathtaking mountain views, Stanley Hotel is also notorious for its connection to The Shining, one of Stephen King’s most famous films. The hotel’s founder, Freelan O. Stanley of Stanley Steamer, and the man…"
The tallest dunes in North America, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado have attracted visitors for nearly 11,000 years. The area was favored by Stone Age people, Native Americans, Spanish explorers and early American pioneers. Today the area is p…"
"Vail is the largest single-mountain ski resort in the United States. Vail Mountain, located in Eagle County, Colorado has the space and amenities for all of its visitors. Measuring seven miles wide, Vail has three terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acr…"
The unique Exploratorium is a combination art, science and human perception museum. The museum aims to get visitors questioning the world around them and making their own discoveries. To do so Exploratorium focuses on play and creating fun experiences fo…"
Located in the heart of “Steinbeck Country,” the National Steinbeck Center honors famed American author John Steinbeck. The exhibition hall features galleries of artifacts, photographs, film clips and interactive exhibits related to the prize…"
In the heart of Los Angeles are California’s La Brea Tar Pits. The pits are geological sites where subterranean bitumen or tar leaked to the earth’s surface for tens of thousands of years. Animals often used the pits as waterholes because the…"
Pioneertown is a living, working movie set dating back to 1946. The town was established as a location to film western movies where actors could actually live onset. Famous productions filmed in Pioneertown include The Cisco Kid and Judge Roy Bean. Toda…"
Located in San Francisco, the Cartoon Art Museum is one of the country’s only permanent collections of comic and cartoon art. Approximately 6,000 pieces make up the extensive permanent exhibits and feature original animation cells, comic books and …"
Even before the city itself was established, Spanish settlers built Old Mission San Juan Bautista in 1797, and prior to that the area was home to Mutsun Native Americans. Today the city stands with the mission at its center and acts as a time capsule pre…"
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is an extensive combination of botanical garden, natural history and science museum, forest camp and seasonal animal program. Central to Turtle Bay Exploration Park, the museum houses exhibits on the area’s natural and …"
San Jose Tech Museum is a collection of hands on exhibits that aim to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in scientific and technology exploration. Today some consider the museum the most inventive place on Earth, full of high-tech gizmos and gadge…"
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the largest collection of modern art in the western United States. Home to 50,000 square feet of galleries, SFMOMA is a nonprofit organization run by 353 individuals. The impressive collection is home to permanent wo…"
"Sonoma Valley is home to some of the country’s most prized vineyards and wine tasting experiences. Sonoma Grape Camp, though, takes the prize for unique, California vineyard experience. Grape Camp is a three day holiday in the rolling hills of Sonoma whe…"
"Still a mystery, the famous Winchester House is home to a spooky, eccentric story. Sarah Winchester was a local belle in her hometown of New Haven, Connecticut and married wealthy William Wirt Winchester, who garnered some of his wealth from the fami…"
A museum with toys for all ages, Musee Mechanique in San Francisco is one of the largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments, antique penny arcade machines and eccentricities. From hand cranked music boxes to modern v…"
Shasta Lake is an artificial lake formed by the construction of the Shasta Dam along the Sacramento River. Shasta lake is nestled in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and attracts visitors for camping, site seeing, and recreation. Water recreation inclu…"
For a peek at the iconic, glamorous days of early Hollywood, the Virginia Robinson Garden is a must see destination. The iconic mansion on the Robinson estate was built in 1911 and was one of the first homes in Beverly Hills. In its early days, the mansi…"
Stop along Highway 49 at Sutter Gold Mine, a modern hard rock mine. The mine, originally opened for gold mining in the 1980s, now opens exclusively for one-hour underground tours. The excursions educate guests on the gold mining process, how it developed…"
See the city by Segway. These two-wheeled tours are becoming increasingly popular in San Francisco. Given the city’s reputation for its rolling hills, one does not have to wonder why that is. Cruise along the bay while a trained guide highlights th…"
Explore this unique park above ground or underwater thanks to the 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland and 3.2 miles of beachfront with waters designated as an underwater park. Take a traditional hike, mountain bike adventure or horseback ride or opt for …"
The heart of Santa Monica’s sunny, beach-y personality is the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier. With a free amusement park, a historic Carousel dating to 1922 and an aquarium, Santa Monica Pier is a main attraction for visitors and locals alike. The …"
Immerse yourself in the magic and memories of your favorite Disney films at California’s Disneyland Park. On “Main Street, U.S.A.” catch a glimpse antique main streets recreated with turn-of-the-century architecture and old-time cars. I…"
When it comes to snow do you love it or leave it?"
Is Internet Access a Fundamental Human Right?"
If you are in the United States for Thanksgiving you cannot miss out on the Black Friday experience. The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, the day shops and retailers offer considerable mark downs to kick off the United States’ Ch…"
Nestled in Sri Lanka’s hill country, Nuwara Eliya is the highest town in Sri Lanka. Surrounded by mountains and lush, undeveloped valleys, Nuwara Eliya boasts magnificent views, and year-round, the cool, breezy town attracts those looking to escape…"
Cruise down California's coastal highway passing magnificent Pacific Ocean outlooks, sloping mountains and majestic forests on this 5-day road trip."
From large city to small town, coastal routes to mountain vistas, New England has it all."