Pioneer Plaza, Dallas, Texas

Pioneer Plaza is a large public park in downtown Dallas, Texas. Installed in 1994, the large sculpture commemorates 19th century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail, the earliest and easternmost route by which Longhorn cattle were taken to northern railheads. The trail passed through Austin, Waco, and Dallas until the Chisolm Trail …

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa, previously called Pulau Blakang Mati, was once a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In a 1972 contest organized by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board, the island was renamed Sentosa, a Malay word meaning “peace and tranquility” from Sanskrit, Santosha, and turned into a tourist destination in 1972. The popular resort receives …

Sooke, B.C.

The one-of-a-kind, ocean-side village of Sooke (found on the south side of Vancouver Island) has been a thriving Coast Salish settlement for centuries. This summer, the popular village hosted the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride of scarlet-coated riders and 32 jet-black Canadian-bred horses to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de …

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress dominating the skyline of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, Scotland. There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633. Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts from the …

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios (Spanish for eight rivers) is a town on the north coast of Jamaica. Once a sleepy fishing village and now a thriving tourism destination, the name is possibly a British corruption of the original Spanish name “Las Chorreras” (the waterfalls), a name given to the village because of the nearby Dunn’s River Falls. …