The Travel Trolley


Benjamin Harrison House spotlights nation’s 23rd president

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Featured, History, Indiana

To many in 21st century, the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, one of the last of the 19th century, seems like ancient history. Elected to the nation’s top political office in 1888, Harrison remains the only president from the state of Indiana (he was born in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio, but moved to Indianapolis in 1854).

Bucket list: Things to see and do in Atlanta

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Featured, Georgia

What is there to see and do in Atlanta? From historic sites to museums to cultural landmarks, there are dozens of places in Atlanta worth seeing.

Things to do in Atlanta: An easy travel guide for visitors

Posted: April 2, 2014 in Featured, News

For many, Atlanta is a connection point on a flight, rather than a destination, but the capital of Georgia — and the southeast, for that matter — is so much more. While a large and sprawling area, it is possible to take in the city’s must-see attractions in a few short days.

Despite tilt, Pisa tower a draw for tourist

Posted: March 19, 2014 in Featured, Italy

Despite the fact that it is somewhat of an engineering blunder, there is something strangely beautiful about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Throngs of tourists who flock to Pisa to marvel at the tower or to have their picture made at an angle that looks as through they’re holding up the tower agree.

In defense of Joe Jackson, see his house in Greenville, S.C.

Posted: March 12, 2014 in Featured, South Carolina

When it comes to putting together a team of the greatest players ever to take the baseball diamond, it would be hard to overlook “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Today, Jackson’s former house, where he lived at the time of his death in 1951, has been transformed into a museum.

Sedona, Arizona, may be the most beautiful place in America

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Arizona, Featured

It sounds cliché, but it’s hard to aptly capture in words the true essence of Sedona. At sunrise and sunset, the famous red rocks that encircle the city glow in brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. It’s no wonder USA Today once named Sedona the most beautiful place in the country or why more than four million tourists visit here every year. Others simply say the vibe of Sedona is out of this world.

A monument to #Atlsnow and SnowJam 2014

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Featured, Random Roadside Thoughts

A pair of snow storms battered the city of Atlanta and North Georgia in recent weeks.

Metro Atlanta, North Georgia paralyzed after second snow storm in two weeks

Posted: February 12, 2014 in Featured, Georgia, News

Metro Atlanta was paralyzed Wednesday after snow and ice fell on the region.

Round 2: Atlanta, Georgia prepare for winter weather, Obama declares emergency

Posted: February 11, 2014 in Featured, Georgia, News

President Obama has declared an emergency in the state of Georgia, paving the way for federal resources to aid with any state and local response efforts to projected winter weather.

Nashville, Tennessee: Where music and history merge

Posted: February 5, 2014 in Featured, Tennessee

Walk down Broadway just about any night of the week, and it’s quickly apparent how Music City USA earned its popular nickname. Music has always played an important role to Nashville and interest in Tennessee’s capital city has buoyed by the success of the TV show “Nashville.” But the city, founded in 1779 as Fort Nashborough, is home to deep history.