Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Served Their Country

Each May, America commemorates those who have died while serving in the armed forces by organizing parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across the country. This Memorial Day, honor those brave men and women by exploring the country’s national parks, many of which are home to preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials dedicated to […]

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Honoring Memorial Day the Revolutionary Way

As the “Cradle of the Revolution”, Boston is full of history like no other city in America. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

History buffs may recognize Saratoga National Historic Park as the site of the turning point of the American Revolution or Valley Forge National Historic Park as the site of George Washington and the Continental Army’s 1777-1778 winter encampment. Anything related to Boston and that memorable tea party may also come to mind when thinking about the Revolutionary War. But how many […]

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Death Knell of the Confederacy: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

When the Civil War raged throughout the Union and Confederate lands from 1861 to 1865, it ranged to Tennessee, from the fields of Shiloh to the town of 5,545 citizens at the time of the Great Rebellion along the bend of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga, and into the state just south, at Chickamauga. Now interpreted […]

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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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5 Amazing National Parks to Visit in the Spring

Now is the time for people to emerge from their winter hibernation and discover new places and adventures. Some parks reach their peak this season—when crowds are just right, wildflowers are blooming, and wildlife is moving. All of these are ideal conditions to enjoy the great outdoors in your RV. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico Go […]

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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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