Heaven Is a Little Closer On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Spanning 469 miles through 29 counties, the Blue Ridge Parkway takes travelers along the Appalachian Mountains through Virginia and North Carolina providing a unique view of foliage and history. One of the most scenic roads in America, the parkway connects Shenandoah National Park with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It starts at Rockfish Gap, […]

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The Sunset Wars: Two National Parks and Then There Were More

The deserts are noted for creating some of the most colorful real life art works of nature. Arizona is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Nowhere else in the world can claim such brilliant and colorful sunsets with vibrant colors and a dramatic landscape to match. The sun goes down in Arizona like it […]

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Where Are America’s Best Kept Secrets? Think Dakotas!

As the most popular national parks get more crowded, where do you go to escape? In this post, we’ll explore two such parks in the Dakotas. The attraction: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota (2.4 million visits) The alternative: Badlands National Park, South Dakota (868,000 visitors) Location: About 85 miles east of Mount Rushmore National […]

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National Park Service Will See $256M in Infrastructure Spending

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $256 million in approved funding to rebuild “critical” national park infrastructure, according to a news release. “Dire maintenance and repair needs that contribute to the $11.6 billion backlog currently facing the nation’s national parks,” according to the release. Roads, bridges, trails, water systems, and visitor centers—even […]

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10 Road Trip Tips for a Safe Journey

If you’re planning a road trip this summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages drivers to spend a little time pre-planning to ensure everyone stays safe on the highway. The government agency recommends drivers perform some simple safety vehicle checks before hitting the road to avoid a breakdown. Consumers also should check to […]

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