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Beyond Your Backyard - Muskogee, OK

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.

Destination Spotlight: Montauk, NY

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.

Three BBQ Stops in the USA

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!

Beyond Your Backyard - PA's Great Outdoors Region

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. 

Beyond Your Backyard - Chicago

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!

Juneau Alaska - Taku Fish Processing Tour

In Juneau, Alaska, I was granted exclusive behind the scenes access of the Taku Smokery. 

All 63 National Parks In One Video!

This gorgeous video, hosted by Erik the Travel Guy, features every National Park in the United States from Yellowstone to Yosemite, Acadia to Zion and every park in between.

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: St. Augustine, FL

Lather on the SPF 50 and join Erik in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard as he heads down to Florida’s Historic Coast! Erik visits a centuries old military fort and has coffee with the town’s most famous Gilded Age millionaire. He takes years off his life by drinking from the Fountain of Youth, enjoys an amazing, hands-on dining experience, and even tries his luck on one of the most iconic holes in golf, Hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.

Destination Spotlight: The Grand Canyon

Nature's beauty is on full display in Arizona. The Grand Canyon and its national park are truly awe-inspiring! Take a look at one of my favorite destinations in the United States.

My Top 10 Reason To Book A Caribbean Vacation

Hunker down because these are my top 10 reasons to book an amazing Caribbean vacation immediately! 

Destination Spotlight: Redlands, California

You simply do not know Redlands until you watch this video! 

Beyond Your Backyard - Long Beach, CA

Get ready for fun in the SoCal sun! This episode is all about what to do, see and eat in Long Beach, California!

The History of Chicago in 90 Seconds

Only have a moment? Here's a quick history lesson on Chicago. The birth of the city, Lake Michigan, the Chicago Fire, Gangsters...it's all here.

Travel Hack - Get The Group Involved

This video is a how-to for those planning (and eventually taking) a vacation with a group of people. Family reunions, girlfriend getaways, mancations...you name it! This video shows you how to do it!

Destination Spotlight: Barbados

This Barbados Guide is a jumping off point in learning more about this Caribbean island paradise.

Beyond Your Backyard - Scottsdale

In this episode, I'm learning the difference between “the new west” and “the old west” in Scottsdale, Arizona. The show takes time to learn more about the breathtaking scenery, the influence of native Americans and the visual and performing arts. I soar high above the valley floor in a hot air balloon and dines with an owner/chef specializing in authentic southwestern cuisine.

How To Shuck Oysters

On my recent trip to the Olympic Peninsula, I learned how to shuck oysters and it was so much fun!

The Weather and DC

This week, I am exceedingly thrilled to announce the Spiritual Heritage Tour in Washington, DC. Yes! We will explore Washington, DC together next Spring along with my good friend former Georgia Representative Doug Collins.

Beyond Your Backyard - Cozumel

Come with me to the Mexican island destination of Cozumel to learn more about Mayan Culture, through the food and the archaeology. We'll spend time with a spiritual guru who teaches ancient history through deep breathing and self-discovery. We'll also dine on delicious Mayan delicacies and learn how to scuba dive!

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Step into a world of luxurious accommodations. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is located in Farmington, PA and is an excellent location for family fun! This video shows you what to expect during your stay.

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