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8 Strange 4th of July Facts

8 Strange Facts about The 4th of July How will you celebrate Independence Day this year? If you’re American, chances are you’ll join family and friends for a backyard barbecue and a firework display. But how much do you really know about this annual summer celebration? I do a lot of newspaper research for the books I write. Not only is it a great way to separate Urban Legends from actual facts, but it helps me understand the mindset of different eras. However, every time I dig into a newspaper archive for something specific, I end up learning completely different…

Flag Day: 6 Quirky Facts about the US Flag

In Texas, Every Day is Flag Day Even though Flag Day is officially celebrated on June 14th, it often feels like every day is Flag Day here in the state of Texas! The Dallas – Fort Worth region is quite breezy, so it’s easy to express your pride for state and country with proudly waving flags all year long. That said, with Flag Day around the corner, I thought I’d share a few offbeat and overlooked facts about the stars and stripes: 6 Quirky Facts about the American Flag 1. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Even so,…

Download Unexpected Texas for Free!

How to Download Unexpected Texas for Free I put many hours into researching and writing Unexpected Texas, but today and tomorrow (3/9 & 3/10) I’ve made the Kindle version of my quirky travel book, Unexpected Texas, available for FREE. Why? Because I can! Please Leave a Blog Comment Here I have one small request: Please leave me a comment on this post if you decide to download Unexpected Texas for free. I would love to hear from you. Besides, today’s my birthday! :) Amazon Reviews Also, if you enjoy my book, please take a moment to leave a review for Unexpected Texas…

10 Quirky Facts about the Space Needle

I’m not much of a sports fan, but I did grow up in Washington State, so I can’t help but feel excited that the Seattle Seahawks made it to the Superbowl this year. That’s why, for this week’s world travel post, I’m posting a photo of the Space Needle along with ten unusual facts about the Emerald City’s famous icon. I hope you enjoy it: Ten Quirky Facts about the Space Needle The Space Needle was originally called the Space Cage During the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, the Space Needle was topped with a 40-foot high flame which burned…