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America's Best Holiday Event: ICE!

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Andrea Poe

Move over, Nutcracker. A new holiday tradition is gathering momentum. ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor acr...

"Do the Ride Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a geezer who has learned that life has its ups and downs, as well as its twists and turns, especially with small children who aren...

Ride the Wheel for a Fresh View of Paris

Rick Steves | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

The Paris Ferris Wheel offers a 200-feet-high view of the City of Light from its location at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées. This transportable whe...

A Ferris Wheel Is Still Food for the Soul

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Chris Bohjalian

(photo by Victoria Blewer) A couple of years ago, Chris Ashby, director of operations at Vermont's Champlain Valley Exposition, saw three boys peeri...

A Slice of Americana at the San Diego County Fair

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Nicholas Kontis

Did you know the bicycle, telephone, Ferris Wheel, ice cream cone, and air conditioning were all introduced at a World's Fair?

The Must See Attraction of 2015 in Vegas

Findery | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home

The High Roller has 28 glass cabins soaring 550 feet high with 360 degree views of Las Vegas. These types of attractions are usually "do once and take a picture" for me. The High Roller was an experience I can't wait to share with more people.

The Top Of The Ferris Wheel

Marie Zullo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home
Marie Zullo

There I stood at the foot of the Ferris wheel trying to decide what to do. The idea of leaving Aaron alone, where I could see him but not reach him if he needed me, frightened me more than was probably healthy.

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

A Brief History of America's Most Influential Pleasure Wheel

Alex Doll | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Alex Doll

February 14 is a date which has become synonymous with sentiment soaked in commercialism and awkward obligation. It is important to remember that this date also witnessed the birth of a dreamer.

"Christmas in Conway" Is a Winner For the Hallmark Hall of Fame

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.30.2014 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

With its latest production, "Christmas in Conway," the Hallmark Hall of Fame reaches back to its emotional roots and delivers a story that touches our hearts in this holiday season.

5 Incredible Ferris Wheels Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Budget Travel

Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip. But there are other, fun, family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels.

Great Getaways: Chicago

Budget Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Budget Travel

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options a...

Life's a Beach in Myrtle Beach

Rania Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Rania Walker

In my world Myrtle Beach was a place to go for golf, and well, Golf! It wasn't exactly the first family-friendly beach locale that came to mind. But I'd put it out there and with some guidance and help from friends, we created a plan.

This Summer, We Vacationed in Detroit

Cheryl Moch | Posted 11.24.2013 | Detroit
Cheryl Moch

Now please, dear Detroit, let me say at the outset that I totally fell in love with you. I wish only good things for you. My love is pure, but like a mother's love, it comes with some critical feedback.

Carnivals the Chicago Way: Boogie's Spinning Century

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home
Michael Sean Comerford

I chose carnivals to write about because they operate in town centers across the country. The focus of the community often is an annual event and each has workers with lives as colorful as the carnivals they work.

Jolly Rogers

Caren Chesler | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Caren Chesler

Every time our car would ascend high into the air and then over the top of the Ferris Wheel, I would say, "Weeeeeee!" and then "Look how beautiful!" and point to the rides below. I was trying to assuage his fear, though he didn't seem to have any. Now, it's me who gets light-headed.

Aw, Google Combines Valentine's Day, Ferris Wheels AND Adorable Animals

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.14.2013 | Home

Google celebrates George Ferris's 154th birthday and Valentine's Day with today's doodle. Does the name George Ferris sound familiar? It should, since...

Lessons Learned: Five Principles of People and Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 03.18.2013 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

This is not an obscure antiquarian story, but illustrates a highly contextual place, a small country where the cycles of human history is readily experienced in little more than one day.

Did The Owners Of Seattle's 'Great Wheel' Discriminate Against A Gay Couple?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

A visit to one of Seattle's most exciting tourist attractions allegedly turned into a nightmare for a local gay couple -- but owners are refuting thei...

NYC May Get The World's Largest Ferris Wheel

Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

Could a colossal ferris wheel tempt you to hang out in Staten Island? Apparently, that's what several city officials believe could have the convincing...

A Ferris Wheel At Venice Beach?

Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Venice Beach is about people-watching and observing eclectic artists and street performers. Soon, tourists and residents may be able to do their obser...

TEEN FICTION: 'You Know There Will Be No Returning Home'

| Madie Ramsay | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by, an online community writing site for youn...

Kick Up Your Heels At The Lane County Fair

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

The Lane County Fair in Eugene, Oregon, was established in 1859. It is one of the biggest county fairs in the Pacific Northwest, drawing more than 150...

Experience The Midwest's Largest Fair: The Elkhart County Fair

The Huffington Post | Wendy Gould | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair was established in 1851. Though located in the small town of Goshen, Indiana, it is one of the largest 4-H county fairs in...

This is Iraq (But Not the One You've Seen Before)

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Victoria Fine

Iraqi Kurdistan is full of the growing pains and remarkable opportunities of a society that is moving on from violence and redefining a national and regional identity. This is the story we are here to tell.