Neala Schwartzberg McCarten

Travel Writer, OffbeatTravel

Neala Schwartzberg is a freelance writer specializing in travel-related stories, and editor of the OffbeatTravel series of websites. She is a member of International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers / Federation Internationale des Journalistes et Ecrivains du Tourisme (FIJET). Her articles have appeared in AAA Journey, ABQ Arts, and New Mexico Magazine as well as in press at Family Motor Coaching Magazine and Coast to Coast Magazine. For many years she was the editor of a parenting publication and edited their book Raising Young Children Well.
Life and Death on a Louisiana Marsh
June 26, 2014
There are few things cuter than baby egrets, their feathers sticking up like a spiky halo around their heads. And few things are less likely to engender warm and fuzzies than a cold silent alligator. And yet, they are both part of the same eco-system. Both apparently important in some way, although frankly, I might give kudos to a alligator for survival, I rarely wish them well. Especially not when they stalk baby egrets.
Mitchell, where corn is king
June 1, 2014
Mitchell has long been famous for its Corn Palace, which is a venue for concerts, sports events, and exhibits. Built in 1892, the building is much more than a multi-purpose facility - it's also celebrated as a work of art.
Things to do in Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Attractions
December 29, 2013
It's almost impossible to hurry down Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls, especially between 9th and 10th Street where 19 separate pieces of sculptural art line the sidewalks. Over the five block range between 8th and 13th street, pedestrians can appreciate a total of 55 separate pieces of art. I haven't seen that much art running along side a street since the vaunted Canyon Road in Santa Fe. And that's just the start of the attractions of this South Dakota city.
Mitchell, South Dakota: Prehistoric Indian Village archeological dig and museum
January 17, 2013
I'm not sure how much time people spend thinking about a vacation in South Dakota, or to visiting the town of Mitchell (best known for its folk art icon - the Corn Palace). But Mitchell is certainly an offbeat place, and it is the unexpected site of an archeological exploration of the way the early native Americans lived.
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