• The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Just when you think you have defined Santa Fe, it does something to surprise you. After all, this is a city with a rich Southwestern heritage, eclectic boutiques and shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Behind the obvious though, is a town that thrives on quirkiness and individuality.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Nova Scotia

    Scottish immigrants were among the first to settle in this region of Nova Scotia. Today, the shores of Northumberland have retained much of their heritage, reflected in the lives and small businesses of its residents.  From Halifax to Pugwash, a road trip is the best way to discover its sandy beaches, historical sites, farms and vineyards, fresh cuisine and genuine hospitality.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Maui, Hawaii

    Your own love story may start here and can only grow on this second largest Hawaiian island. Maui has broad appeal with a year round temperate climate, ocean view resorts just steps from the beach, tantalizing local cuisine, and a host of activities.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Corpus Christi, Texas

    Corpus Christi, the Sparkling City by the Sea, is known for many things: beautiful stretches of white sand beaches, world class fishing and outdoor activities and mega attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington. Lesser known, however, is its sweet and savory side, influenced by a melting pot of cultures. If you know where to go, Corpus Christi has enough palate tempting creations to keep a serious foodie busy for weeks.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates South Padre Island, Texas

    South Padre Island, Texas is probably best known as being an idyllic spring breakers’ paradise. While it is true that there are more people in town, there is still plenty of space and there are still many things to do, making this small island the perfect destination for laid-back island living.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates McAllen, Texas

    What makes this area so special for bird lovers is that it is on one of the primary migratory flyways in the Western Hemisphere. There are 7 nature-related festivals held each year and 9 world birding centers, making McAllen and the surrounding areas popular destinations for tourists and snowbirds (known as Winter Texans in these parts). More than 2.4 million visitors visit each year, most of whom are devoted to birding and wildlife watching. The Rio Grande Valley is the […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    Based in Chama, New Mexico, this railroad was originally constructed in 1880 and part of what was then the Rio Grande’s San Juan Extension. The main purpose was to transport miners, equipment and ore for the silver industry that was flourishing at the time. A World War and industry regulations eventually brought the line into disrepair. But, thanks to volunteers and railroad preservationists, the most beautiful parts of the route were saved and in 1970 the states of Colorado and […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Durango & Silverton, Colorado

    Originally, Durango was founded as a railroad town by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad as they were expanding their mining operations to Silverton. Today, with its cowboy roots still intact, this city is more popular than ever, attracting tourist from as far away as Germany to explore its western past and present.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vitznau and Mt. Rigi, Switzerland

    This is another one to two-day sightseeing trip from Lucerne to the lakeside village of Vitznau. Actually, Lake Lucerne is dotted with many small towns, some of which you will see along the way as pick up and drop off points for travelers on the boat. As you are approaching Vitznau, you will see the imposing white façade of the Park Hotel Vitznau, which was originally opened in 1903. It has most recently undergone a 3-year renovation that included the […]

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  • Victoria, British Columbia: Canada’s Crown Jewel

    Victoria, British Columbia: Canada’s Crown Jewel

    It’s 7:30 a.m. and the 132-foot Victoria Clipper IV is departing Seattle for the 71-mile voyage to Victoria, British Columbia. At sunrise, passengers line up on the stern of the high speed catamaran just as the sun crests the horizon and breaks across the city’s skyline. The ship traverses tree-lined islands and across Admiralty Way and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and after a pleasant and scenic 3-hour voyage, it slowly glides into the Inner Harbor where passengers get […]

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  • Manhattan, Kansas: Unexpected Foodie Town in The Little Apple™

    Manhattan, Kansas: Unexpected Foodie Town in The Little Apple™

    If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven. The sleepy little Midwest town of Manhattan, Kansas has won many accolades over the years, including #1 Best Small Community in U.S. for Business and Careers (Forbes, 2011), K-State—One of America’s […]

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  • Kansas Cities, Here we Come

    Kansas Cities, Here we Come

    Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year. The confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the same spot where Lewis and Clark once set up camp in 1804, divides these two urban centers. Today, the area has been transformed into a sprawling 10-acre Lewis and Clark […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.

    Continue reading »

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    Based in Chama, New Mexico, this railroad was originally constructed in 1880 and part of what was then the Rio Grande’s San Juan Extension. The main purpose was to transport miners, equipment and ore for the silver industry that was flourishing at the time. A World War and industry regulations eventually brought the line into disrepair. But, thanks to volunteers and railroad preservationists, the most beautiful parts of the route were saved and in 1970 the states of Colorado and […]

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Durango & Silverton, Colorado

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Durango & Silverton, Colorado

    Originally, Durango was founded as a railroad town by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad as they were expanding their mining operations to Silverton. Today, with its cowboy roots still intact, this city is more popular than ever, attracting tourist from as far away as Germany to explore its western past and present.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vitznau and Mt. Rigi, Switzerland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vitznau and Mt. Rigi, Switzerland

    This is another one to two-day sightseeing trip from Lucerne to the lakeside village of Vitznau. Actually, Lake Lucerne is dotted with many small towns, some of which you will see along the way as pick up and drop off points for travelers on the boat. As you are approaching Vitznau, you will see the imposing white façade of the Park Hotel Vitznau, which was originally opened in 1903. It has most recently undergone a 3-year renovation that included the […]

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  • Mt. Pilatus and the Golden Round Trip

    Mt. Pilatus and the Golden Round Trip

    This is one unforgettable side trip you must take. Known as the Golden Round Trip, this includes the boat trip from Lucerne to Alpnachstad and a ride up the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the Pilatus Kulm peak. The ride to the top of Mt. Pilatus is one of the most spectacular you will ever experience. It is hard to imagine that the engineers and workers who built the track were able to construct such a massive feat while overcoming […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Lucerne, Switzerland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Lucerne, Switzerland

    Andre Dumas called Lucerne, located in the geographical center of Switzerland, a pearl in the middle of the world’s most beautiful oyster. The town is nestled between the Alps and the Swiss Plateau right alongside the dark blue waters of Lake Lucerne. Local residents are quite proud of their lake that is enjoyed all year long and shared by paddle steamers, sailboats and water enthusiasts. Swiss Transport Museum Lucerne is also the home of the #1 attraction in the country, […]

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  • Canal Barging in Alsace-Lorraine on European Waterways Part 2

    Canal Barging in Alsace-Lorraine on European Waterways Part 2

    Here is more of the trip I took on some lovely canals in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France aboard the Panache, one of the boats in the European Waterways fleet. This video features some of the areas we visiting including Saverne, Lupstein, Detwiller and Strasbourg.

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