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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How Kentucky Became the World’s Bourbon Capital

There’s no law mandating that bourbon must be produced in Kentucky, although it might seem that way given the state’s dominance in distilling the distinctive corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey. According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Bluegrass State produces and ages approximately 95 percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey. So is there something in Kentucky’s water […]

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Gettysburg National Military Park: Confederate Monuments Here To Stay

Despite the decision made by many cities and states across the country to remove Confederate monuments, one national park said it will not remove any Civil War memorials. Katie Lawhon, senior adviser for the park service’s Gettysburg battlefield office, told the Reading Eagle the site-specific memorials are important, and the park service’s job is to […]

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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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Mesa Verde National Park: 14 Centuries of History

Most of the national parks in the Southwest are about the landscapes, but Mesa Verde in southern Colorado is more cultural than natural. There’s still plenty of rugged scenery, but there are also more than 4,000 archaeological sites contained within Mesa Verde’s boundaries. Mesa Verde, Spanish for “green table”, offers a spectacular look into the lives of […]

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