How to Experience Prince’s Paisley Park

by Anthony Manzanares on June 19, 2017

Atrium at Prince's Paisley Park

Paisley Park, Prince’s ten million dollar, 65,000 square-foot recording studio and home, is officially open for public for tours and group experiences. Prince’s mythical creative sanctuary was built with state of the art technology and became the backdrop for music recordings, clothing production, artwork and graphic design, music videos, and even full-length films – all […]


Where to Find Arts & Culture in Sacramento

by Anthony Manzanares on May 17, 2017

From show-stopping musical acts to Broadway productions, to world-class museums – the arts are thriving in every corner of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00B3M46YA” locale=”US” tag=”thetravelersway-20″]Sacramento[/easyazon_link], California’s capital city. The city offers an ideal mix of large-scale exhibits and performances, along with intimate theaters and galleries to explore. Here are a few suggestions to whet your cultural appetite. For […]


San Francisco Celebates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 30, 2017

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of San Francisco’s counter-culture with a 1960’s throwback including exhibitions, performances, literary events, tribute concerts and recognition of significant moments in time. The city of San Francisco served as a magnet for musicians, artists and social rebels in the mid-to-late Sixties. They […]


Los Angeles Night Out: The Ford

by Guest Contributor on April 14, 2014

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With its many music venues, movie theaters, and comedy clubs, Los Angeles offers ample options for a great night out. When the weather’s nice, though, you might not want to spend the night indoors, and you don’t have to. The Ford Amphitheater brings you dance, theater, and more in an intimate outdoor setting. A bit […]

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Gaylord Opryland: A Weekend To Sing About

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 8, 2012

Nashville, Tennessee is undeniably the the heart and soul of country music. With many artists living, working and recording in this town, country music fans flock to Music City as it is nicknamed.  An easy drive and convenient one-tank trip from numerous cities within the Midwest, Nashville makes a great weekend destination. My family and I set out […]


A Traveling Tribute to the King of Pop

by Greg Seiter on March 6, 2012

Picture a quick-hit combination of elaborate costumes, stunning visual effects, impressive acrobatics, 1980s style dancing and music made popular by the late Michael Jackson and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect in Cirque du Soleil’s traveling tribute to the King of Pop – Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. I saw the […]


Las Vegas: Viva ELVIS Will be Leaving the Building

by Greg Seiter on December 6, 2011

34 years after his death in 1977, Las Vegas is still paying homage to Elvis.  In 1963, Elvis Aron Presley spent several weeks in Las Vegas filming the movie “Viva Las Vegas,” and was well on his way to having his name synonymous with the city. A fitting tribute, Viva Elvis, has been playing at Aria Resort […]

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10 Los Angeles Venues for Live Music Performances

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 26, 2011

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Los Angeles is a hotbed of creative juices, and that includes a lively and vibrant music scene.  Nearly every national act will pass through L.A. on tour.  From major national acts to local future stars, there are so many venues that it’s easy to include a live music venue in your LA vacation plans.   Whether […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is Hot in Cleveland

by Jenni Ingersoll on August 29, 2011

The lyrics in a song by Huey Lewis and The News declares the heart of Rock and Roll is still beating.  Throughout the song numerous cities within the United States are listed as rock towns, Cleveland however is not one of them.  While Cleveland might not have made Mr. Lewis’ list of legendary rock hubs […]

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Jazz French Riviera Style

by Rita Cook on June 3, 2011

Jazz à Juan, vu du ciel, French Riviera jazz

The French Riviera. I don’t need to tell you that it’s one of the most magical places around.  Couple that with any combo of Jazz, good food and wine, and some art thrown in and you’re bound to do just about anything to get there, right?  After all, you will be following a long line […]