Get ready for fun! Chicago is home to a number of firsts including the invention of the Tootsie Roll, the world's first Ferris wheel and so much more. I'll explore neighborhoods and sample a Chicago-style hot dog!
Branson, Missouri is a popular vacation destination that offers a range of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The city is best known for its lively entertainment scene, with shows featuring music, comedy, and magic, among others.
Erik explores Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard. Diversity in unique neighborhoods, a thriving downtown district and outdoor recreation are all part of the fun.
Let me take you on a journey to the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado, for a memorable vacation. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a thriving metropolis that boasts a stunning array of outdoor recreational opportunities, world-class museums, and a thriving culinary scene.
Join Erik as he gets a history lesson about the Moravian culture of Old Salem. Prepare to be entertained as he challenges a professional baker to a cookie-making race at Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies, and fine tune your senses as he experiences the grandeur of The Reynolda House Museum of American Art. He’ll also dig into some delicious and award winning southern cuisine at his visit to Sweet Potatoes Restaurant.
The news can be a scary thing, can’t it? It can especially be frightening if you’ve got an upcoming trip to Mexico planned. Well, I want to ease your fears. Traveling to our Southern neighbor has some risks but there are ways to mitigate those risks if you know what you’re doing. That’s why I’ve compiled some dos and don’ts for traveling to Mexico!
Lafayette, LA isn’t called the “The Happiest City in America” just because it sounds good. It earned that name by being a community filled with good people who greet visitors with warm smiles, delicious food, and authentic, inclusive Cajun culture. By simply walking the streets of Lafayette, you will see what I mean.
On this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, I find out why so many people are “Proud to be an Okie from Muskogee.” The crew and I travel to this quaint Oklahoma town to learn about the history of the Girl Scouts, the Trail of Tears and the local country music connection.
You know what they say…meet me in Montauk! And in case you haven’t been, please allow me to expound. Montauk is located at the very end of Long Island (to the east) after the Hamptons. It is a charming beach community featuring miles of sandy beaches, lush, green state parks, quaint shopping and dining districts and plenty of accommodation options if you book in advance.
BBQ, Barbecue or barbeque, it doesn't matter how to you say it or spell it. This video shows you a few of my favorite places to get the Q! In addition to Dr. BBQ, we should you step-by-step how to make BBQ sauce and it's delicious! Fire up the Smokehouse! This video is for bold flavors, smoked meats, pulled chicken or pork, ribs and all the sides!
A return visit to this region of Pennsylvania proves to be even more fun for the whole family! I'll show you more about the French and Indian war, discovers a wild Elk herd and so much more. I'll also explores Cook Forest State Park, get behind the gears of a missive piece of machinery and sample delicious rustic cuisine.