Badlands National Park: Place of Otherworldly Beauty

Roughly an hour east of Rapid City, Badlands National Park is accessible by Interstate 90 or South Dakota Highway 44, for travelers who prefer two-lane travel. State Route 44 cuts through Buffalo Gap National Grassland, which covers a huge chunk of South Dakota’s southwestern corner. You’ll see prairie grass whether you’re officially within the National Grassland […]

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Tips For Summer Outdoor Recreation in Utah

Utah is home to five national parks—Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—as well as many other amazing outdoor recreation destinations, including 43 state parks. With summer travel plans in the works for many families, consider these tips to help you get the most from your outdoor adventure. Timing is Everything With millions of […]

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Why Canada Is The Place To Visit in 2017

“…a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, natural wonders, and everything in between”. Canada extends from the Pacific Ocean westwards towards the Atlantic. The scenery is some of the most stunning on earth. The Pacific west coastline of Canada is breathtaking. From Vancouver you can take a ship northwards through the Inside Passage, a small-island […]

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RV To Canada This Summer

Your friendly neighbor speaks your language and knows your favorite sports team. Dollar dollar bill y’all. Canada has its own dollar— nicknamed the loonie, slang for its $1 coin whose backside depicts a floating loon. How you’ll spend it: Canada surely seems to be having more fun these days—add the 25 percent currency discount and you’re off, eh? […]

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Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Served Their Country

Each May, America commemorates those who have died while serving in the armed forces by organizing parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across the country. This Memorial Day, honor those brave men and women by exploring the country’s national parks, many of which are home to preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials dedicated to […]

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5 Arizona Road Trips For 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

While the thermometer and calendar have different views about the start of summer, make no mistake: Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff. The lure of three days off lends itself to an RV road trip. You can experience the unforgettable exhilarating scenery, including the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park and the cactus-studded Sonoran Desert. […]

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Honoring Memorial Day the Revolutionary Way

As the “Cradle of the Revolution”, Boston is full of history like no other city in America. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

History buffs may recognize Saratoga National Historic Park as the site of the turning point of the American Revolution or Valley Forge National Historic Park as the site of George Washington and the Continental Army’s 1777-1778 winter encampment. Anything related to Boston and that memorable tea party may also come to mind when thinking about the Revolutionary War. But how many […]

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Death Knell of the Confederacy: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

When the Civil War raged throughout the Union and Confederate lands from 1861 to 1865, it ranged to Tennessee, from the fields of Shiloh to the town of 5,545 citizens at the time of the Great Rebellion along the bend of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga, and into the state just south, at Chickamauga. Now interpreted […]

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