Free Tour of the State Capitol Building in Denver

Another deal added to the ATFT summer book sale - don't miss it! This week: A photo tour of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver. The Mile-High City hosts the Colorado state legislature in grandeur. And you can take a family-friendly free tour. Don't miss the shiny pictures!

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.

Denver’s Casa Bonita – Family Restaurant or Roadside Attraction?

For Cinco de Mayo, join me on a spontaneous trip to Denver's Casa Bonita, a roadside attraction, restaurant and favorite family place in the Lakewood suburb. See thrilling cliff divers and sopaipillas, too. Fifty-two thousand square feet of fun!

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art in Tampa Bay, Florida

The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida, is small but impressive. I've visited it more or less regularly for years, and they present quality exhibitions in a professional environment. A 2006 expansion allows the museum to offer a cafe and respectable gift shop, in addition to their permanent collection and revolving exhibits. It's a fine way to spend an afternoon, especially if you include the nearby Dali Museum in your itinerary.

Gravesite of Bo Diddley in Bronson, Florida

The gravesite of legendary blues guitarist and vocalist Bo Diddley is in the Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson, FL. It's easy to see from the road and was a nice roadside stop for me on a recent trip. I include some of his life's details in this blog.

My Latest Book & Quirky Cafe Karibo in Fernandina Beach Florida

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This week I released my latest book, Traditional Old-World Easter-Egg Coloring Techniques - and the Kindle version is FREE until Sunday night! So hurry and get yours before time runs out. In addition, I present information and photos about wonderful Cafe Karibo in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This fun, family-owned restaurant serves up homemade beer and delicious, fresh food.

Quaint, Old Florida Atmosphere and Antique Shops in Micanopy

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About two hours from Tampa Bay or Orlando, Micanopy's numerous antique shops reside in a quaint, old-Florida neighborhood under a canopy of Spanish moss. A couple of nice places to eat and a stroll amid whatnots from days gone by is a nice break from the hubbub of the big city and the amusement parks.

Bavaria’s Blutenburg Castle West of Munich, Germany

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Munich's Blutenburg Castle has a long, rich history, but today's iteration is definitely worth a visit. It houses the International Youth Museum, possesses a masterpiece of a gothic chapel, and is a wonderful place to catch some rays or grab a cake and coffee.

Munich’s Tollwood Festivals – Summer and Winter Celebrations of Culture, Art and Environment

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Munich's Tollwood festivals, whether summer or winter, are a great place to celebrate multi-cultural food, art and music. The summer fest is held near the Olympics grounds; the winter fest is right on the Oktoberfest spot. Entry is free for most of the fest attractions.