It's where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, but also where you'll find lots of frontier and Native American heritage, wineries, casinos, great state parks, and even a spot o' bright-lights-big-city in Tulsa and capital OKC (Oklahoma City).
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Arcadia's POPS in 'Nostalgia Front & Center in Some U.S. Museums & Eateries'

Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Louis Kaplan is channeling his childhood.  While a youngster, he collected baseball cards which he stored in boxes and treasured as souvenirs of the USA's favorite pastime.  Decades later, he’s reliving that time while visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, upstate New York.  Opportunities to recapture memories from the past are of course not limited to baseball, nor to New York. From Coca-Cola to cars, movies to museums,…

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Oklahoma opportunities in 'Getting to Know the USA's Tribal Peoples'

As most of us know, today is Columbus Day in the United States and other countries, and Indigenous People's Day in much of Latin America, marking the 528th anniversary of the Christopher Columbus expedition's first landing in the Americas (actually 12 October), on the coast of Hispaniola, the Caribbean island home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Of course, many of the Amerindian tribes that were already living here when the Spaniards arrived are still part of the societies that evolved…

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Oklahoma shout-out in 2016 North America dude ranches

The mystique of North America's Old West lives on at more than a hundred guest ranches, where visitors of all levels of riding experience can play cowboy (or cowgirl) for a week - or even just a weekend. They got a boost in popularity from a pair of City Slickers comedies in the 1990s, and the appearance of online clearinghouses allowed them to get the word out even further, with filters for various amenities and nearby attractions. The ranches are not just in places…

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Oklahoma City spirit and style

Oklahoma City is a place that exudes charm, character, sorrow and a spirit that inspires visitors to live their lives more meaningfully.  I spent three fascinating days in this city …and like others who came before me and those who will follow… my soul was changed forever. Arriving at the easy breezy Will Rogers Airport I picked up my luggage in record time and headed off to the  Renaissance Hotel located in the core of downtown (about 20 minutes from the airport) connected to Cox Convention…

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