Articles written by: James Kennedy

I hike. I write.

Best 4th Celebrations

Best 4th Celebrations

Picnic blankets, mom’s fried chicken, lemonade and fun with family and friends are scenes often seen around July 4th.  The Americana around this national holiday is almost able to be breathed in through the air, and these are some of the best places to get your fix. Colonial Williamsburg – [...]

Best Hikes in Virginia

Best Hikes in Virginia

I’ve travelled to many places, but I was born and raised in Virginia, USA. From the battlefields to the mountains, here’s some of the best places to hike in Virginia.

Best Film Locations from 2012

Best Film Locations from 2012

The opening title comes on. The camera pans past wide landscapes with hills and beautiful building. Sometimes the more spectacular things you’ll see are on the silver screen, but that doesn’t have to be all they are. Ever since the Lord of the Rings movies enticed fans and wanderlust travelers [...]

Explore Your Parks

Explore Your Parks

The birds are chirping in the sun, the breeze is cool, and you’re sitting in your house cause ya can’t think of nothing ta do. Your excuses are now officially over. If you’re not familiar with The North Face and the work they’ve been doing with the Parks of America, [...]

Six Places to see in the Emirates

Six Places to see in the Emirates

Usually when one thinks of the Middle East they’ll think of war, terror, oil, and maybe more mobs. What some may not be as aware of is that there is much more culture, history and warmth there than you may expect. If you’ve never been to the United Arab Emirates [...]

5 Travel Tips for the United Arab Emirates

5 Travel Tips for the United Arab Emirates

The heat from the Arabian sun is causing water droplets to form on my forehead as I walk in temperatures ranging from 90-110 degrees depending on the time of day. The United Arab Emirates is a beautiful land with lots of culture, but with that culture comes certain guidelines that [...]

A Story on Travel

A Story on Travel

I’m currently going roughly 917 kilometers an hour at an altitude of 10668 meters between Budapest and Basel on Etihad Airlines. The lovely flight attendant just brought me a beer – an extremely welcome sight after the adventures I’ve had today (even if it is just a Heineken). What happened [...]

Top 5 Bike Trails in the US

Top 5 Bike Trails in the US

I don’t know about you, but there’s not much I like better than heading out for a sunny day or two with my bicycle. Now that summer is here, why not head out to one of these landmark bike trails? Cardinal Greenways – Indiana While most bike trails require you [...]

The Last Line of Defense Cannot Be Trusted

The Last Line of Defense Cannot Be Trusted

As more people than ever are taking to the skies again, security is as tight as ever – for the customers. But what about those that work in the airports? A special report by NBC 5 unveiled numerous police reports of airline workers, pilots, government officials and even TSA that have been [...]

Top Dream Destination for Americans? Australia

Top Dream Destination for Americans? Australia

It is not surprising that the Land Down Under holds a mysterious place in the lives of Americans. I can remember being raised that it was still a wild place, and movies like Rescuers Down Under reinforced that stereotype. A new study from Travel Leaders Group found that, although not [...]