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John Newell

John Newell

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15 of the Wackiest Balloons at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival Part 2

New Mexico

15 of the Wackiest Balloons at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival Part 2

It has been a very fun week and it’s not even over yet. With three days left to go, the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is inspiring creativity and emanating majesty into the air over New Mexico. The hot-air balloons range from beautiful to wild and wacky. Part 1 of this series seems to be a

John NewellJohn NewellOct 7, 2016
15 of the Wackiest Balloons at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival Part 1

New Mexico

15 of the Wackiest Balloons at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival Part 1

This year at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, some of the most imaginative and clever hot-air balloons have risen. This is a list of several of my favorite balloons to appear. Angry Birds A crowd favorite for sure! The Piranha Monster! Annie the Lady Bug Humpty Dumpty Even Humpty Dumpty makes an appearance! Squirt the

John NewellJohn NewellOct 6, 2016
6 Abandoned Places and Things in Washington That Will Spark Your Imagination

Washington

6 Abandoned Places and Things in Washington That Will Spark Your Imagination

Washington has a long history of abandonment. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though. These abandoned places and things can really spark your imagination and make you do some creative things. Bicycle Tree – Vashon Island, Washington The legend has it that the local sheriff Don Puz left his bicycle leaning against a fir tree in

John NewellJohn NewellSep 30, 2016
16 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Louisiana Is The Best State

Louisiana

16 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Louisiana Is The Best State

Louisiana is one of the most photogenic states in the country. From the bayous to the historical cities, there is so much to see and do. Here are 16 photos that don’t do Louisiana true justice but they’ll give you a taste of the beauty. The Countryside Dawn in Louisiana is absolutely breathtaking. Louisiana is

John NewellJohn NewellSep 26, 2016
6 Historic Towns in New Mexico That Will Transport You to the Past

New Mexico

6 Historic Towns in New Mexico That Will Transport You to the Past

New Mexico was and is the wild west. And with the gold rushes that occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many towns were established. Many of these are vacant ghost towns but some still are alive and well and actually quite lovely. I’m going to share the towns that still stand today

John NewellJohn NewellSep 25, 2016
This Unique Attraction In Louisiana Is An Absolute Must-Visit

Louisiana

This Unique Attraction In Louisiana Is An Absolute Must-Visit

When you think of New Orleans visions of Bourbon Street chaos and French Quarter beauty come to mind. But New Orleans has so much more to offer. In particular is the spectacular and magical New Orleans City Park. The 1,300 acre park opened to the public in 1854, making it one of the oldest city

John NewellJohn NewellSep 21, 2016
Amazing! These 10 Rainbows Captured in New Mexico Will Leave You Speechless

New Mexico

Amazing! These 10 Rainbows Captured in New Mexico Will Leave You Speechless

Rainbow photos are a dime a dozen but when it comes to truly beautiful captures, they are few and far between. New Mexico is the perfect state for images of rainbows, thunderstorms, and sunsets. Arguably it’s the best state in the country for such sights. Here is a collection of 10 of the most amazing

John NewellJohn NewellSep 21, 2016
This Incredible Place in Washington Will Bring Out the Explorer in You

Washington

This Incredible Place in Washington Will Bring Out the Explorer in You

A lot of people may not be aware that the current Seattle, Washington is built on top of an old Seattle, Washington. There are tunnels below the city that are still intact that show the once ground floor of Seattle as it was in the mid-19th century. On June 6, 1889 at 2:39 in the

John NewellJohn NewellSep 21, 2016
These 9 Towns In New Mexico Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See

New Mexico

These 9 Towns In New Mexico Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See

Often the strangest town names are in places where there’s not much around. You know, the middle-of-nowheres that populate our vast and beautiful country. New Mexico is not exception to the strange town name epidemic. Here are 9 towns I think you’ll find to be quite strange in New Mexico. 1. Truth or Consequences Well

John NewellJohn NewellSep 21, 2016
These 5 Haunted Cemeteries in Washington Will Scare the Hell Out of You!

Washington

These 5 Haunted Cemeteries in Washington Will Scare the Hell Out of You!

With the most beautiful state in the country comes darkness that truly will scare you out of your mind. When we think of cemeteries we immediately imagine ghostly apparitions and all kinds of different haunts. If you’re feeling a bit courageous this fall, and you want to explore some haunted cemeteries, then this list is

John NewellJohn NewellSep 21, 2016
11 Reasons Why My Heart Will Always Be In Washington

Washington

11 Reasons Why My Heart Will Always Be In Washington

Washington is without a doubt the most beautiful state in the country period! It contains the most beautiful mountain scenery, cityscapes, and seascapes that always leave visitors breathless. Also there just isn’t a bad time of year to be here. Washington is perfect year-round and here are 11 reasons why it is. 1. North Cascades National

John NewellJohn NewellSep 17, 2016
There’s Something Magical About These 11 Lakes In Roswell, New Mexico

New Mexico

There’s Something Magical About These 11 Lakes In Roswell, New Mexico

The world over knows the name of Roswell, New Mexico. The first thought that most likely comes to mind is of alien spacecraft landings and government cover-ups. Roswell is short-changed due to its media abused and conspiracy-based image. It actually has one of the most unique thriving fine art scenes in the country and some

John NewellJohn NewellSep 14, 2016
9 Photos of Louisiana During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Louisiana

9 Photos of Louisiana During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away

The magical season of autumn is amongst us. Every state has its own unique take on the season. The bayou is no exception. I have searched the internet looking for some of the best photos of Louisiana during autumn and have come up with some real beauties. Sit back and enjoy these 9 photos of

John NewellJohn NewellSep 12, 2016
17 Photos of Washington During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Washington

17 Photos of Washington During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Washington state during autumn is perhaps the best state in the country to experience the glory that the season brings. The leaves turn a myriad of autumnal colors, the people fill with cheer, the darker (friendly) sides of personalities surface, and the state turns into a unique wonderland. Honestly, Washington State can’t be beat when it

John NewellJohn NewellSep 10, 2016
7 Reasons To Drop Everything And Visit White Sands National Monument

New Mexico

7 Reasons To Drop Everything And Visit White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument is one of many reasons that New Mexico is referred to as “The Land of Enchantment.”  People from all around the world travel to White Sands in droves throughout the year. It makes them feel as though they’re visiting another planet because of its insane white sandy dunes (actually gypsum crystals

John NewellJohn NewellSep 9, 2016