Triassic World: Petrified Forest National Park

The colorful rock layers of northeastern Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park form a visual display of eroded badlands, dating to the Triassic. Petrified Forest is known for its treasure trove of fossilized logs, exposed after eons of erosion by wind and water. About 60 million years ago, tectonic action pushed the Colorado Plateau upwards, exposing […]

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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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The Wonders Of The Grand Canyon (National Park)

John Wesley Powell said it best, “The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself.” A universally recognizable iconic destination, Grand Canyon National Park is a true marvel of nature that’s on every RVer’s bucket list. A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses […]

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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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The Best of San Antonio

Without the modern skyline of Dallas or Houston, attractive and festive San Antonio looks nothing like the stereotypical image of Texas, despite being pivotal in the state’s history. Standing at a geographical crossroads, the city encases the complex social and ethnic mixes of all Texas. Although the Germans, among others, have made strong cultural contributions, […]

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Dauphin Island: Jewel of the Gulf Coast

Ravaged by centuries of hurricanes and war, Dauphin Island has emerged as one of the most beautiful and peaceful settings on the Gulf Coast. Located at the mouth of Mobile Bay, the barrier island on the Alabama coast offers beautiful beaches, pristine environments, coastal amenities, and a rich history. It is truly a jewel of the Gulf Coast. Long before Spanish and […]

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Exploring Historic Denham Springs & Livingston Parish

Shortly after settling into Lakeside RV Park we oriented ourselves to the area (Livingston Parish) with a day trip to Denham Springs. Livingston Parish is located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Easy-on, easy-off (I-12; Exit 22), Lakeside RV Park is big-rig friendly with back-in and pull-through sites. Our back-in site is in the 55-60 […]

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