The Sunset Wars: Two National Parks and Then There Were More

The deserts are noted for creating some of the most colorful real life art works of nature. Arizona is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Nowhere else in the world can claim such brilliant and colorful sunsets with vibrant colors and a dramatic landscape to match. The sun goes down in Arizona like it […]

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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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National Park Service Will See $256M in Infrastructure Spending

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $256 million in approved funding to rebuild “critical” national park infrastructure, according to a news release. “Dire maintenance and repair needs that contribute to the $11.6 billion backlog currently facing the nation’s national parks,” according to the release. Roads, bridges, trails, water systems, and visitor centers—even […]

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10 Road Trip Tips for a Safe Journey

If you’re planning a road trip this summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages drivers to spend a little time pre-planning to ensure everyone stays safe on the highway. The government agency recommends drivers perform some simple safety vehicle checks before hitting the road to avoid a breakdown. Consumers also should check to […]

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Geothermal Weirdness, Volcanic Landscapes, and Stunning Beauty

When it comes to National Parks with steamy geothermal features, people usually think of Yellowstone National Park—but it’s certainly not the only park that’s hot to trot. There’s also California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. On June 14, 1914, three men climbed Lassen Peak to see why a seemingly dormant volcano had started rumbling 16 days […]

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4 Midwest RV Travel Gems

Owning an recreational vehicle is the greatest way to explore all of the natural beauty, unique architecture, and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything other, providing you and your family with countless opportunities for learning and growth. Still, after several years of traveling, it can be difficult to […]

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