6 Amazing National Parks Your Family Must Experience This Summer

As you plan your family summer vacation, consider one of America’s amazing national parks. The U.S. features a wonderful array of natural wonders that offer everything from hiking to kayaking and sightseeing to tent and RV camping. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities or want to take it easy, everyone can find something to love at […]

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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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South Dakota: Fly Over State? Not a Chance!

South Dakota gets a bad rap as a flyover state. An often overlooked travel destination, South Dakota is a land of breathtaking scenic beauty. Here’s the thing, visit South Dakota once and the place SELLS ITSELF. Much more than just the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and the Badlands, SoDak is the most […]

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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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5 Can’t-miss National Park Sights

First-time visitors will be in awe when visiting these incredible spots across America’s national parks. Stepping foot inside a national park is like stepping into another planet, it’s just otherworldly. Here’s the one location we recommend first-time visitors see for an unforgettable experience in five of the national parks we have visited. The General Sherman Tree at […]

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National Parks & Strange Geological Formations

America is home to majestic landscapes—rolling plains, rugged mountains, and deep canyons—but there are also strange and lesser known geologic formations. Speleothems, grabens, and upheaval domes may not be household names, but these unusual landforms provide some of the most striking—and, in some cases, downright bizarre—scenery in our national parks. Do You Hoodoo? Bryce Canyon […]

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