City of Golden, Colorado, at the Base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains

Tour the city of Golden, Colorado, famous for the Coors Brewery and it's Old West atmosphere. An easy 15-mile drive from Denver and well worth the trip for restaurants, bars, souvenirs and entertainment.

Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad Steam Train in Silver Plume, Colorado

The Georgetown Loop Railroad that departs from either Devil's Gate Station or Silver Plume Depot is a fun tourist attraction for the whole family. It traces a restored mining route, can include a mine tour and panning for gold or silver, and uses historic, restored steam locomotives. At a moderate price, it's a good daytrip from Denver, Colorado, into the Rockies.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Hot Springs and Old West

The healing hot springs at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains has been a draw for tourists and swimmers since before the first homesteader in the 1880s. In addition to the spa resorts, it offers history such as Doc Holliday, wonderful restaurants, historic hotels and even an altitudinous amusement park! Just a few hours west of Denver by car or Amtrak, it makes a great weekend destination.

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tampa Bay History Center

Next on my list of things to do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tampa Bay History Center. Entertaining, informative and relaxing stroll through Native Americans, pirates, Buccaneers, orange groves and cigar factories. A good place to add to your tourist schedule.

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Next in the series of where to take your visitors in Florida: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. A small, pleasant few blocks of waterfront with Greek architecture and food, plus shells, souvenirs and sponges galore at kitschy little shops.

Heritage Village Photo Excursion in Largo, Florida

Largo, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area, is home to Heritage Village, an open-air museum in Pinellas County. Historical buildings, artifacts, tools, clothes and furnishings depict homes, a firehouse, a gas station, an antique train and many other relics of past Florida living. Here are my photos.