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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Chattanooga's Riverfront, with Tennessee Aquarium and seven fountains at the base of The Passage, America’s largest public art project celebrating Cherokee history and commemorating the Trail of Tears

In October of 2011, readers of Outside Magazine overwhelmingly voted Chattanooga, Tennessee their ultimate dream town. The following year, the New York Times ranked the city #25 in The 45 Places...

Outdoor sculpture in front of the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee

I must confess that I find most museums tedious. The exceptions tend to be small, quirky museums like the East Martello Museum in Key West, which is home to Robert the...

Private concert by Donald Harrison for Tauck Jazz Event

Most of my travel is done independently. I research the places I visit and make all my own arrangements for transportation, accommodations and sightseeing. Once in a while, however, I’m offered...

Playing bongo drums in New Orleans' Congo Square during the Tauck Jazz Event

Wishes are powerful things. Last year, I wished that I could experience more live music as I travel around the world, learning about other cultures. Like photography and writing, music has...

Big Chief costumes take up to a year to make, cost thousands of dolars, and can weigh more than 100 pounds

Like a proud peacock, the Big Chief strutted around the courtyard, showing off his hand-beaded and sequined costume. Carefully balancing his neon-orange feathered headdress, he strode purposefully toward the Big Chief...

View from the center of Sagrada Familia's Latin Cross floor plan, looking toward the apse

Like most visitors to Barcelona, Spain, Sagrada Familia Basilica was on my must see list, so I was surprised when an employee of the hotel where I was staying told me...