Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

If you’re driving between Zion and Bryce National Parks, consider stopping at Cedar Breaks National Monument. With ridges and pinnacles extending like buttresses from the steep cliffs, the rock layers offer similar views as Bryce Canyon without the crowds. Learn more about when and where to go.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 2

In Laura’s last article, she introduced readers to Phil Bryant, a technical shift lead for a major electric utility, who recently experienced an eye-opening RV adventure with his family. Continuing in this segment, is Laura’s interview of Phil recalling his family’s memorable three-week journey.

The Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba

The landmark Hotel Nacional is dramatically perched atop a small cliff at the junction of La Rampa and the Malecón. Luminaries from Winston Churchill and the Prince of Wales to Marlon Brando have laid their heads here, as attested by the photos in the lobby bar.

Visiting San Juan de la Frontera

San Juan has much in common with nearby Mendoza: wide tree-shaded avenues, sidewalk cafés, and a wine industry that’s lifting the local economy. Find out what’s worth seeing in the city.