This quaint New England city is about 40 minutes north of Boston, but it has none of the same hustle and bustle of its Big Brother. Salem, Massachusetts was founded by the Europeans in the early 1600s at the site of a Native American trading post. You can still visit buildings from that century today. Salem is most famous, however, for the a dark period in American history filled with suspicion, fear, and murder. The year was 1692 when the Puritans killed 20 of their own—19 women and one man accused of witchcraft!

For years football fans across the county shouted “TGIF” at the end of the week to watch their hometown Highs and the fictional Dillon Texas Panthers.  NBC’s Friday Night Lights began in 2006 and lasted five seasons.  Even though many of the cast members graduated, the stadium still exists.  In real-life Kuempel Stadium is, Read More

California is one of the most popular brands in the world. We traveled to Santa Monica to enjoy the beach and stumbled upon a budget friendly hotel in a great location. We were in town on a busy weekend and it was going to be very expensive to stay by the Third Street Promenade,, Read More