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Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands: Florida Gulf Coast Paradise

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is nestled along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa. The area covers a diverse landscape of cities and towns. Choose from four island escapes: the barrier … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Honoring All Who Served

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set … Continue reading

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National Park Service Accused of Gestapo Tactics at Yellowstone

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Massachusetts resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry, and … Continue reading

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National Parks Lose $76M Per Day During Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown’s toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending, and lost revenue to the US federal government. Lost revenue to the federal government, in the form of entrance fees and rentals equals $450,000 … Continue reading

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The Sun Shines Bright on My Old Kentucky Home

Federal Hill is the centerpiece of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The house has been restored to its mid-19th century appearance and young women guides, dressed like Scarlett O’Hara, lead tours. Built between 1795 and 1818, Federal Hill, the … Continue reading

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Eyes on Texas

With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas is always exciting. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. Big Bend National Park If it’s solitude you seek, you’ll find it here. Besides serving … Continue reading

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Good Times Happen in Kentucky

Thousands of snowbirds pass through Kentucky every year and miss out on some of the most incredible natural wonders and cultural treasures anywhere. From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance, and Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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St. Martinville: Where Cajun Began

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of … Continue reading

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A Texas State Of Mind

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. So much has been said about Texas—its sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, great cities to small villages and towns, rich and diverse history, and the hallowed Shrine that represents her birthplace. … Continue reading

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