Summer is here, school is out, and if you're like a lot of families, that means a road trip or a short flight to the beach. But admit it; you've been sucked into those tourist traps before. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum owner Pat Croce shares his tips for choosing a memorable retreat.
Take a look at the Lincoln memorial. When you are on the same level as the base of the statue, go right. There you will find a souvenir shop built right into the edifice. That's right, this makes it a tourist trap.
In 1987, Congress declared jazz "a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support, and resources." Harmless enough, but how exactly does that turn into a misbegotten National Park?
I once sat in a restaurant by the pseudo Nile in Las Vegas' Luxor hotel, watching tour boats pass. The boats were filled with sightseers who paid good money to see me and my husband eating pastrami sandwiches.