Linda Aksomitis

Freelance Travel Writer

Linda Aksomitis is the internationally published, award-winning author of 25 books. Her books include three travel guides, as well as nonfiction and fiction for readers of all ages. Finishing her masters of education degree in 2007, Linda taught library technician, business administration, and office administration for an online college. Currently, she teaches the Internet courses: Introduction to Internet Writing Markets, Publish and Sell Your E-Books, and Write Effective Web Content, through 4000 community colleges around the world.
Swamp Tour at McGee's Landing in the Atchafalaya Basin - South Louisiana
September 15, 2014
Swamp tours are the #1 thing to do when you visit South Louisiana! Imagine alligators lurking in the shadows, finding shade under Spanish moss covered cypress trees on the shore. Your covered pontoon tour boat glides by as one of these "live fossils" from the Age of Reptiles, some 200 million years ago, slides into the swamp.
Garden Walks - Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens
September 8, 2014
Garden walks often showcase carefully manicured beds of flowers, pruned shrubs, and spaced and manicured trees. New Iberia's Rip Van Winkle Gardens provided an experience of a different sort.
Marina Profile: Grafton Harbor
May 1, 2014
Some people see a need for something in their community and talk about it. Others, like Joe and Jan DeSherlia of Grafton, Ill., see a need and figure out how to fill it. The small community of Grafton is situated at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, around 40 miles from St. Louis. That alone seemed to make the location a natural spot for a waterfront development, without even considering the fact that Illinois' Great River Road runs right through the town as well.
Frank Lloyd Wright Laurent House - Friday Feature Photos
April 13, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright built the house of my dreams - too bad he built it for someone else before I was even born! I've never studied architecture, however, I've always been drawn to the period homes I've visited across America. Boston's South end brownstones. Lake Charles' Charpentier District. The beautiful historic community of Bardstown, Kentucky.
Visit a Museum - Most Interesting Machine Museums in America - Best of 2013 Part 2
January 8, 2014
Museums have been around for centuries-in fact, the word museum was first used in ancient Greece and Rome. Back then it referred more to a place for philosophical debate and discussion, than a collection of interesting artifacts. While many museums feature smaller artifacts of day-to-day life, we've always been most interested in machine museums.
U.S. Vacation Attractions & Things To Do - Looking Back at the Best of 2013 - Part I
December 26, 2013
As 2013 rushes towards 2014, I like to look back at my experiences. After traveling a lot of miles this year, I thought I'd share the highlights. Hope you enjoy them too!
Hampton, Virginia - One of 2014's Best Holiday Destinations for Boats & Ship Lovers
December 19, 2013
Ahead, the highway seemed to disappear right into the ocean as Interstate 64 dropped into the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, a 3.5 mile four-lane construction of tunnels, bridges, and tressles. It was certainly our first experience with an immersed tube as a roadway! Locals, however, take it for granted, since it was way back in 1957 that the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel became the world's first immersion tunnel connected to man-made islands.
10 Things You Must See & Do in New York State's Hudson Valley
November 19, 2013
There are many attractions to visit and enjoy in New York's Hudson Valley. From history to geography to culture, you'll find the Hudson Valley a great destination rich in things to do see and do.
Poughkeepsie's Walkway Over the Hudson - Some of the Best 2013 Fall Foliage
November 4, 2013
The best way to see fall foliage is from a walkway above the oranges, reds, golds and greens-particularly if that walkway is Poughkeepsie's Walkway Over the Hudson River.
Best Halloween Event for Grown-Ups - Where else but in Sleepy Hollow, New York?
October 28, 2013
The legend of Sleepy Hollow, with the image of the headless horseman galloping through the night, has the ability to give us all a bit of a shiver at Halloween-even when we're grown ups.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — October Foliage Tour of Sunnyside — Washington Irving’s Home
October 14, 2013
Halloween today wouldn't be complete without The Legend of Sleepy Hollow-a story Washington Irving first published back in 1820. This year, when we were planning our fall foliage tour down the U.S. east coast, I was thrilled to be able to add in a stop to visit the spot that inspired that story, Tarrytown, New York.
Illinois-Driving the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway During River Road Month
September 16, 2013
There's nothing like leaving Interstate Highways behind and jumping onto some of America's great scenic byways to get a true sense of what the regions are about. I was lucky enough to experience many of the natural wonders of The Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Its 33 miles - all of which I explored - wind west and north along the Mississippi River banks, starting in Hartford, Illinois, and ending in Grafton, Illinois.
Anderson Japanese Gardens-One of North America's Best Japanese Gardens-Friday Feature Photos
August 30, 2013
I'd never visited a Japanese Garden before I got the chance in Rockford, Illinois, so I wasn't sure what to expect. While I couldn't find more recent lists, the Sukiya Living Magazine ranked Rockford's Anderson Japanese Gardens as number one in both 1999 and 2004, so I knew I'd be seeing one of the best!
What's that flavor? Illinois Restaurants Serve Up Some Tasty Combos!
August 29, 2013
I've always thought the best way to eat a weiner here in Saskatchewan was with blackened edges and that unique smoked taste you only get from threading it onto a willow stick and holding it over a campfire. Winter or summer (and any season in between), that's my favorite! Or was.
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