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John Newell

John Newell

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Here’s Why You Need to See the Giant Cross in Groom Texas

Texas

Here’s Why You Need to See the Giant Cross in Groom Texas

After filling up your tank in Amarillo, TX, on your way to Oklahoma, you may need to stretch your legs a bit. And there is not better place than Groom, Texas. The I-40 will take you on a long trip with the horizon at eye level. Then suddenly as if out of nowhere, a giant

John NewellJohn NewellJul 15, 2016
When in New Mexico You Won’t Believe What Fills Up the Skies

New Mexico

When in New Mexico You Won’t Believe What Fills Up the Skies

During the month of October many states across the U.S. hold festivals. It’s the end of the harvest and cooler longer nights are ahead. These harvest-based festivals are quite common, but in Albuquerque they do something quite unique. It’s the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 as

John NewellJohn NewellJul 26, 2016
These 8 Haunted Places in Washington Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Washington

These 8 Haunted Places in Washington Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

The state of Washington is arguably the most beautiful state in the country when it comes to natural lakes, forests and historical landmarks. But the state has its dark side too, which can often be very frightening. From deep in the woods to cities with long histories, haunted places abound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

John NewellJohn NewellAug 22, 2016
Ever Driven Across an 18.2 Mile Bridge? Here’s Why You Should!

Louisiana

Ever Driven Across an 18.2 Mile Bridge? Here’s Why You Should!

You just left Baton Rouge and are on your way to Lafayatte when suddenly the I-10 begins to change its character considerably. You’re on a bridge and it seems to be going on forever! This is the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. It’s a two lane bridge that has a parallel side where drivers travel the opposite

John NewellJohn NewellJul 15, 2016
6 Places in Oklahoma City You Must Visit for a Great Time

Oklahoma

6 Places in Oklahoma City You Must Visit for a Great Time

Oklahoma City has a lot to offer. It’s not some backwards town in the midwest, it’s actually quite progressive and beautiful. The city government seems to be more on the side of “green” living as well as promoting feelings of serenity. There are many activities to take part in and things to see in Oklahoma

John NewellJohn NewellJul 26, 2016
Here Are 10 Jaw Dropping Photos From New Mexico To Get You Through Your Week.

New Mexico

Here Are 10 Jaw Dropping Photos From New Mexico To Get You Through Your Week.

New Mexico is nicknamed The Land of Enchantment for good reasons. It is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, let alone the country. New Mexico has beautiful forestry, lakes, rivers, deserts and mountains that bring millions of adventurous travelers to the state every year. The history of Western expansion, of old Mexico

John NewellJohn NewellAug 23, 2016
Ten Amazing Sculptures in Oklahoma City You Must See

Oklahoma

Ten Amazing Sculptures in Oklahoma City You Must See

Oklahoma City has a lot to offer, but it would be a shame not to mention how many unique and beautiful sculptures abound within the city’s limits. Here are a few sculptures that will surely captivate your imagination. 1. Skydance Bridge Skydance Bridge adorns the sky and acts as a gateway from the interstate into downtown

John NewellJohn NewellJul 16, 2016
The 7 Most Haunted Locations in New Orleans You Must See

Louisiana

The 7 Most Haunted Locations in New Orleans You Must See

New Orleans has an appeal thanks to modern literature and cinema, but that appeal comes from true events that occurred in the multicultural city long ago. There are many scary locations around the city. The above-ground cemeteries and old French Colonial architecture only seem to help the menacing vibe of the city. One of the

John NewellJohn NewellJul 28, 2016
You Must Visit These 5 Places in New Mexico If You’re Feeling Adventurous.

New Mexico

You Must Visit These 5 Places in New Mexico If You’re Feeling Adventurous.

New Mexico is truly a beautiful state with many hidden gems. It has so much to offer those who find themselves to be more of the adventurous type of person. For those who regard themselves as adventurous and want to experience some amazing times in New Mexico, this is a good list of 5 places

John NewellJohn NewellAug 26, 2016
Why You Must Visit The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe

New Mexico

Why You Must Visit The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe

The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a place of legend with an and old and unique history. The history of the Loretto Chapel began when Bishop Jean Baptisite Lamy was appointed by the Church to the New Mexico Territory in 1850. The Bishop desired to build a

John NewellJohn NewellJul 17, 2016
5 Movies You May Not Have Known Were Filmed in New Orleans

Louisiana

5 Movies You May Not Have Known Were Filmed in New Orleans

New Orleans is such a unique city, there is no other like it. Its uniqueness due to multiculturalism and a long history, provides it with wonderful architecture, which in turn provides a wonderful backdrop for movies. Here is a list of five movies you may or may not have known that were shot in the

John NewellJohn NewellJul 29, 2016
What Is Louisiana Voodoo Really All About Anyway?

Louisiana

What Is Louisiana Voodoo Really All About Anyway?

Voodoo has been a very misunderstood religion thanks to countless movies, folklore and propaganda. The truth is that it’s not about Voodoo dolls, zombies, magic spells and love potions like many seem to believe. Though those practices are related to the folklore of New Orleans Voodoo and were utilized to some extent but they belong

John NewellJohn NewellJul 18, 2016
5 of the Strangest Indiana Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

Indiana

5 of the Strangest Indiana Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

Every state seems to have somehow passed some very strange laws in their history. They are often outdated and have very little, if anything to do with modern society. However, these laws stay on the books until someone challenges them through a lengthy political process, which in the end may not be worth it. This

John NewellJohn NewellAug 2, 2016
Why You Simply Must Experience San Antonio’s Majestic River Walk!

Texas

Why You Simply Must Experience San Antonio’s Majestic River Walk!

San Antonio has a lot to offer both tourists and locals alike. However, often the first thing people think of when someone mentions San Antonio, Texas, is The Alamo. But there’s so much more, perhaps by far the most romantic and beautiful aspect is the gorgeous San Antonio River Walk!  San Antonio River Walk San Antonio

John NewellJohn NewellJul 20, 2016
5 of Strangest Virginia Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

Virginia

5 of Strangest Virginia Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

Laws are hard to come by. There is a long process that starts at local government levels and then moves up the ranks. It’s amazing that these 5 laws were even passed, but what is more amazing is that they have yet to be repealed! Here are the 5 silliest, dumbest, most outrageous state laws

John NewellJohn NewellAug 4, 2016