Author: Sheila Scarborough

Sheila Scarborough is a writer and speaker specializing in tourism, travel, and social media. She’s the co-founder of Tourism Currents – offering online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality – and also co-founded and still writes for the award-winning Perceptive Travel blog. A U.S. Navy veteran and proud graduate of Beaumont Charlton Pollard High School, Sheila is an NHRA drag racing fan because there is one winner, one loser, and no whining.

“This used to be a room full of equipment – you can still see some of it up there in the ceiling – but now it’s a museum and all the electrical substation work is done on a computer in the back." Every town talks about its “hidden gems,” but the Edison Museum in Beaumont really IS hidden. If you plug the museum’s 350 Pine Street downtown address into your GPS or smartphone map app, you’ll arrive in the right place, but might be a little confused by the multi-story Edison Plaza office tower sitting there. Go ahead and park, then walk through

Saturday mornings are often for sleeping in, but on at least one Saturday, roll out of bed and head out to enjoy a perfect start to a Beaumont weekend. Here's how: Catch the sunrise and early morning at Cattail Marsh in Tyrrell Park.  Did you know that this hidden Beaumont wetlands area along Hillebrandt and Willow Marsh Bayous is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail? People come from all over Texas, the U.S. and even other countries to peer through binoculars and cameras at more than 300 species of birds....and it's right here in our backyard. Egrets,