Articles written by: Mary Eloise H. Leake

Crowds flock to Branson's Silver Dollar City to see "It's a Wonderful Life, a new show
Chronological / Destinations / Missouri / United States

Open Before Christmas: Branson, Mo.

Ten reasons to rip the wrappings off Branson’s Christmas season as it celebrates its 100th birthday: Jump-start your Christmas spirit by ogling the kaleidoscope of four million lights showcasing Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas.” In Missouri’s scenic Ozark Mountains, Branson’s charming 1880s-style theme park’s centerpiece is a five-story […]

Brookgreen Gardens, America's first public sculpture garden
Chronological / Destinations / South Carolina / United States

Brookgreen Gardens

Listen closely as you stroll under Brookgreen Gardens’ moss-draped live oaks and tall stately palmettos. You may hear the whispers of the branches and fronds as they tell of four rice plantations where children’s shouts, a washwoman’s song and laughter at festive parties echo through the years. A National Historic […]