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This detailed index directs you to article, blog posts, images, and videos that are all the work of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

5 Bucket List Train Rides
5 Great Big-City Tours
8 carousels that offer a splendid spin
10 amazing restaurants housed in amazing repurposed churches
Top Tea Times in the U.S. and Abroad
U.S. License Plate Coloring Map for Kids
Veggie Places in Northern California & Beyond
How to pick your teeth in a Japanese restaurant-American-style




5 Airplane Museums Where You Can Let Your Imagination Soar
5 Castles Fit for a King and Queen
The 21 California Missions
Tioga Pass to Mono Lake & Death Valley-To Las Vegas Through the Back Door

●Northern California

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●Southern California

ARTICLE-Ayres Hotel chain
ARTICLE-Death Valley National Park
Palm Springs-Here and There
Twentynine Palms-Joshua Tree National Park

San Diego area

San Diego-Here and There
     ARTICLE-Rosie-the-Riveter Stories
Laguna Beach-Here and There
     VIDEO-The Deck on Laguna Beach-sunset is coming
     VIDEO-Wyland Galleries-wall fountain
La Jolla-Here and There
La Mesa-Here and There
Solana Beach-Here and There

Los Angeles area

Anaheim-ARTICLE-Discover Disneyland’s Delights
Baker-Here and There
Brentwood-Here and There
Hollywood-ARTICLE-Sometimes You Get What You Want
Los Angeles-Here and There
Pacific Palisades-Here and There
Santa Monica-Here and There
     ARTICLE-9 Santa Monica hot spots that won’t break the bank

Central California

Avila Beach-Here and There
Ojai-ARTICLE-Weekend Getaway in Ojai
Pismo Beach-Here and There
Santa Clarita-ARTICLE-Cowboy Poetry
Solvang-Here and There
      VIDEO-Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates-I Love Lucy candy machine


Fort Lauderdale-Here and There
     5-Hour Layover Tour at Fort Lauderdale Airport
Key West-Here and There
     ARTICLE-Hemingway Home & Museum



Big Island-Here and There
  Big Island-Kona Coffee Country
  Big Island Stargazing
Kauai-Here and There
  Hanalei Valley-taro fields
  Jo Jo’s Anuenue Shave Ice & Treats-making Hawaiian shave ice
  Kilohana Plantation-how a sugarcane juice extractor works
  Taro Ko Chips Factory
  Dad’s Story-In My Father’s Footsteps: A Marine’s Daughter Tracks Down Dad’s World War II Hawaii
  Last Family Vacation-On the Road to Hana
Molokai-ARTICLE-Molokai Mule Ride: View the Natural Beauty of Hawaii without Getting Off Your Ass
Oahu-Here and There


Chicago-Here and There


Baton Rouge-Here and There
Lake Charles-Here and There


Holland-Here and There
     Tulip Time Festival-Dutch Moederleet Singers
     Tulip Time Festival-klompen dancing In the streets
     Tulip Time Festival-more klompen dancing In the streets
     Tulip Time Festival-parade
Mackinac Island-Here and There


Las Vegas-Here and There
To the Grand Canyon by helicopter for a Champagne picnic
S.F. Bay Area to Vegas: Through the Back Door
    The 20 best free things to do in Vegas

New Jersey

Atlantic City-Here and There
Cape May
-Here and There
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse-birds flitting at feeder
     Historic Cold Spring Village-scroll saw or velosiped demo
     Mummers Parade-Duffy String Band
     Pet Parade
     Wildwood Roar to the shore-sale lot

New Mexico

Acoma-ARTICLE-Spend a Night on an Indian Reservation
Las Cruces-Here and There

Taos-ARTICLE-Arty Taos

New York

10 fun things to do in NYC’s Flatiron District
     10 essential stops on NYC’s Lower East Side
     How to see the best of the Met museum in a single visit
     Kramer’s “Seinfeld” Reality Tour of NYC’s Upper West Side
     Blue Moon Hotel on the Lower East Side
     Central Park-African drums
     Central Park-Director Dave Meyers shooting a commercial
     Chinatown-Chinese New Year-colorful dragon collects the goods
  going to the chapel, er city hall, gonna get married
     Joe’s Pizza Counter
     Joe’s Pizza-how to take a pizza’s temperature
     Lombardi’s-on the basics of good pizza
     The Pickle Guys do their thing-Lower East Side
     Streit’s Matzo Factor-Lower East Side
     Uniqlo flagship store-colorful mannekins dance
     Washington Square-jazz-a walk In the park     
Queens-Jackson Heights-Here and There
     Other Areas


Columbus-Here and There


Coast-Here and There
Central Coast-ARTICLE-Uncrowded Beaches & more
Highway 5-Here and There

South Carolina

Charleston-Here and There
Columbia-Here and There
Edgefield-Here and There
Greenwood-Here and There
Ridge Spring-Here and There


Alpine-Here and There
VIDEO-Big Bend Cowboy Church band rehearses
-Here and There
  ARTICLE-8 reasons why we’re obsessed with Amarillo
El Paso
-Here and There
Fort Davis
-Here and There
-10 things to do downtown
Houston-Here and There
Marathon-Here and There
Marfa-Here and There
     VIDEO-“Giant” movie set as art
San Antonio-Here and There
  10 reasons to love San Antonio (including the Alamo, of course)
     10 things we think you’ll love about San Antonio
  West Texas Road Trip Art Loop Itinerary-4 Days
     Mariachi Azteca de America perform at Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos
     Mariachi Azteca de America perform at Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos-more
     Azul Barrientos performs at Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebration at Pearl
     Day of the Dead River Parade
     Day of the Dead River Parade–more


Southern Utah-Here and There
     Snow Canyon State Park-flute lead-in to meditation at the vortex
     Snow Canyon State Park-snake weed herbal cure for allergies and arthritis


ARTICLE-Living History Museums

Washington, D.C.

ARTICLE-Washington, D.C. War Memorials

West Virginia

Charleston-Here and There


Jackson Hole-ARTICLE-Dog-sledding through Wonderland

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