Blue Ridge Parkway Mountain Majesty

One of the most scenic roads in America, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile road that winds along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains providing an unique view of picturesque landscape and history. The Parkway connects Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park at the north end with North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the south […]

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Life On The Road: Millennials Embrace The RV Lifestyle

The perks of having a mobile residence are more appealing now than ever before, especially with millennials looking for a place of their own. But why would millennials prefer to live in an RV over a traditional house? Aside from the financial break because of the lower cost of living, RVs provide an opportunity to […]

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Mesa Verde National Park: Deferred Maintenance

Mesa Verde National Park offers an excellent opportunity to see and experience the life of the Ancestral Puebloans. Spectacular cliff dwellings and mesa-top villages were built between AD 600 and 1300 when the Ancestral Puebloans migrated from the area. Visitors may walk, drive, or take a bus tour through the park. Hiking and climbing ladders in […]

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Are RVs the Home of the Future?

The newest living trend across America is hitting the road, literally. As they try to make more out of less, RV living has become a prime choice for many young professionals. Coupling all the amenities you’re typically used to: electricity, running water, Wi-Fi, full bathrooms and kitchens—it’s the obvious choice for many. To cut expenses—think, […]

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Cedar Breaks National Monument: What Makes it Great?

Hidden within the mountains above Cedar City and loosely sandwiched between two southwestern Utah national parks—Zion and Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks National Monument towers 2,000 and 4,000 feet above these parks, respectively. The monument lies 22 miles west of Cedar City, about 60 miles east of Bryce Canyon, and 80 miles north of Zion. Cedar Breaks is […]

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Mesa Verde National Park: Preserving the Works of Man

Mesa Verde National Park is like traveling back in time. Way back in time. It’s simultaneously a history lesson and an outdoor, hiking adventure for people of all ages and fitness levels. What makes it unique? The shockingly well preserved (and restored) cliff dwellings were built by the Ancestral Pueblo people between AD 600 and 1300 when […]

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Hunting Island State Park Campground Reopens

Hunting Island State Park is located 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. Hunting Island got its name when the island was once used by the locals for hunting deer, waterfowl and raccoon. Hunting Island, as well as Beaufort, were […]

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Museum of Appalachia: Let the Past Touch Your Soul

After setting up camp at Clinton/Knoxville North KOA, we drove less than a mile to the Museum of Appalachia, a recreated Appalachian community. Strolling through the village, it’s easy to imagine we’re living in Appalachia of yesteryear, cutting firewood, tending livestock, mending a quilt, or simply rocking on the porch, enjoying the glorious views. The […]

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The Big Blackout: National Parks For Viewing the Solar Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse is just weeks away from sweeping across the nation. An earlier article, Mark Your Calendars: North American Solar Eclipse 2017, introduced this amazing celestial phenomenon that occurs on August 21, 2017. Many are flocking to the few big cities on the phenomenon’s path of totality, but why spend loads on flights and […]

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Hit the Road: 5 Okanagan Winery Tasting Rooms You Don’t Want To Miss

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor of Okanagan wineries, or you are simply road-trip itchin’ and need some wine-focused guidance, here is my list of must-see wineries that boast British Columbia’s top sips, nibbles, views, and tasting rooms. Of the dozens of wineries we’ve visited over the many years of visiting the beautiful Okanagan Valley, my […]

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