National Park Service Records Third Consecutive Visitation Record

Arches National Park is a red, arid desert, peppered with oddly eroded sandstone forms such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A total of 331 million recreation visits to America’s national parks were recorded in 2016—the third consecutive all-time attendance record for the National Park Service. The Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement during a stop at Glacier National Park where he met with Park Superintendent Jeff Mow to discuss the park’s […]

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America’s Top 4 Natural Landmarks

Landmarks are points of interest that include tourist attractions, well-known places, unusual landforms, monuments, memorials, and odd and unusual structures. And they can be man-made or natural. In today’s post we detail America’s top four natural landmarks. Carlsbad Cavern National Park, New Mexico Go underground at Carlsbad Cavern, a magical world of mysterious passageways, colossal rock formations, crystal-clear pools […]

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Texas Hill Country: 4 Hidden Gems

The Texas Hill Country begins a little way west of I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, and from there extends a large area of rolling hills and valleys with limestone canyons, clear-water rivers, and a few scattered small towns. The Texas Hill Country is arguably the most beautiful region of Texas. Its green hills and rolling rivers are a stark contrast […]

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National Historic Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit

The designation of 10 new national historic landmarks was recently announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. The designation recognizes the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. This designation joins more than […]

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March Off the Beaten Path: Huhugam Heritage Center

While attending the recent (March 7-10, 2017) Family Motor Coach Association’s 95th International Convention at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in Chandler, Arizona, we visited the Huhugam Heritage Center operated by the Gila River Indian Community located several miles south of Rawhide Western Town on Maricopa Road. This modern cultural center highlights the ancestral, […]

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Discovering A Hidden Gem: Parker Canyon Lake

We’re always on the lookout for new adventures and hidden gems, places that are interesting but few people know about, even locals. It was somewhat by chance that we discovered Parker Canyon Lake. While touring Coronado National Memorial on the southern edge of the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, we drove a winding mountain road […]

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Sedona: A Fairytale Setting Filled With Romance

Beautiful. Mysterious. Romantic. Seductive. These words describe Sedona. Sedona is a four season, red rock playground where families can escape, romantic adventures materialize, and photographers’ dreams come true. Surrounded by stunning red rock formations and an abundance of activities for people of all ages and interests, it’s no wonder Sedona has been ranked as one of […]

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