Hollywood Boulevard. Photo © Lisa Robinson/The Department of Creativity.

Seeing Stars in LA: Stargazing and Celebrity Landmarks

There are two types of stars to watch for in LA: celebrities and, well, stars. For your fill of classic Hollywood stars, take a gander at these celebrity landmarks in Hollywood. If you’d like to sight some celestial bodies along with your celebrities, head to Griffith Observatory.

The William H. Murray Bridge in OK. Photo © Miroslav Liska, 123rf.

Birthplace of Route 66: Oklahoma

Candacy Taylor offers a brief history of Route 66’s conception in Oklahoma, along with highlights and tips on navigating the Mother Road’s original alignment.

The Richmond Night Market. Photo © Carolyn Heller.

Richmond, BC: The Best Chinese Food Outside China

Whether you’re looking for spicy Sichuan or Hunan fare, handmade noodles and dumplings like you’d see in Shanghai, delicately seasoned Cantonese seafood, or the hearty lamb dishes of China’s western provinces, you’ll find it in Richmond, BC.

A storm gathers over the desert in New Mexico. Photo © Paul Moore/123rf.

Route 66 Through New Mexico

New Mexico’s culture, food, and landscape set it apart from any other place on Route 66. Learn about the route’s history and where to eat the best chiles, plus get tips on driving across the state and advice on planning your time.

Neon Museum and Boneyard in Las Vegas

Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas

A weekend getaway itinerary indulging in all things classic Las Vegas: gambling, food, shows, kitsch, and true vintage Vegas style.

A display of Thai newspapers.

Why Expats Should Learn Thai

If you’re going to be in Thailand for anything longer than a vacation, you’ll find that learning a little bit of the language will help you tremendously in every aspect of your everyday life.