March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 issue of Travel Research Monthly!

I am so glad you could join us!

Spring is very nearly here!  It is exciting to see the longer days and warmer weather approaching.  While last year was an exception, with no real travel plans coming to fruition, I have been able to put into place a good bit of domestic travel for this year with international travel plans ready to book once the world opens back up.  I hope that you have been able to do the same.  Because I am more domestically focused at the moment I thought it would be fun to highlight four of my favorite US travel articles from this month’s journal.


Everything is bigger in Texas and these weekend trips throughout the state are no exception.
Everyone knows that Texas is a vast state with wildly different landscapes.  These weekend getaways are great examples of the diverse travel options offered throughout the state.


Elevate your sandcastle building skills with these Destin, Florida based world champion sand sculptors.
Sandcastle building appeals to the child in all of us.  While some of us are still stuck at the basic level, think-your parents setting you down on a beach with a plastic shovel and pail, others have taken this time honored tradition to undeniably artistic levels and they will happily share their secrets!


Traveling on the last whistle stop train in the US brings you to Talkeetna, Alaska and face to face with everything you dreamed Alaska to be.
Flagging down a train in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness to be picked up and taken to the end of the line at Talkeetna seems almost movie-like in its presentation.  The town of Talkeetna only intensifies this experience.  The town hosts climbers ready to tackle Denali, both pre and post climb, but also anyone wanting to enjoy a stay at one of the last remaining roadhouses in the state.


Experience L.A. from David Alhadeff’s perspective of art and design.
Seeing L.A. from David Alhadeff’s eyes brings with it a fresh perspective.  There is a flow of life and art which intermingles in this city that is hard not to absorb leaving you with the urge to experience what it must be like to live here.

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Happy Travels,

Travel Research Monthly



  1. The Champs-Élysées will be undergoing a makeover to reflect the aesthetic of today’s France. (Blog, Europe, France)
    Author:  Abram Yum
    Source:  Luxuo Luxury Blog
  2. Niagara on the Lake is a popular day trip from from both sides of the Canadian-US border. (Blog, Canada)
    Authors:  Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil
    Source:  The Planet D


  1. The mix of humanity in India is equal parts challenging and fascinating. (Asia, India)
    Host:  Ben Groundwater
    Source: Flight of Fancy
    (Podcast – 37 minutes 17 seconds)
  2. The Auvergne region in France produces outstanding cheeses which can be experienced along the 40 stop Cheese Route. (Europe, France)
    Host:  Elyse Rivin
    Source: Join Us in France
    (Podcast – 1 hour 7 minutes 38 seconds)


  1. Experience L.A. from David Alhadeff’s perspective of art and design. (United States, California)
    Film-makers:  Calvin Khurniawan & Joshua Kang
    Source:  Monocle
    (Video – 3 minutes 27 seconds)
  2. A video of ancient Jerash, Jordan made with the goal of connecting youth to the preservation of heritage sites. (Middle East, Jordan)
    Source:  Joe’s Journeys
    (Video – 1 minute 9 seconds)


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