Waterton Prince of Wales Hotel
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Tip & Tee: Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta is a Canadian treasure perched atop a hill overlooking Upper Waterton Lake.  This prohibition era structure was completed… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel

Roller Coaster and Amusement Park Mall of America
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Mall of America

The Mall of America in Bloomington, MN (Minneapolis/St.Paul) is the largest indoor mall in the U.S. We recently stopped at the Mall of America when a road trip took us through Minneapolis. The main motivation for visiting the Mall of America was to visit the Lego Store. But, since there are lots of things to… Continue reading Mall of America

Voyageurs National Park Lake
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Tip & Tee: Relaxing in Voyageurs National Park

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! Voyageurs National Park's most notable feature is water. Voyageurs is made up of 4 large lakes (Kabetogama Rainy, Namakan, and Sand Point) and 26 smaller ones.… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Relaxing in Voyageurs National Park

Road through Blue Belle Lodge Cabins in Custer State Park
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Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

If you're traveling to the Black Hills of South Dakota, you can't go wrong staying in Custer State Park. Located near Rapid City, this state park rivals many national parks in terms of awesomeness! Fortunately, there are many Custer Cabins available right in the middle of the action! Blue Bell Lodge Cabins We stayed in… Continue reading Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

Skull of a Mammoth at Mammoth Hot Springs
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Tip & Tee: Mammoth Site 

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! If you’re looking for a unique experience in the Black Hills of South Dakota, look no further than the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.  This treasure… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Mammoth Site 

Crater of Diamonds Field
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Crater of Diamonds State Park: 7 Tips

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is one of the few places in the world where the public can dig for diamonds. And, at this one-of-a-kind state park, you can keep what you find! Crater of Diamonds State Park is located near the town of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. It is approximately a 2 hour drive… Continue reading Crater of Diamonds State Park: 7 Tips

Slyvan Lake in Custer State Park
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7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

Custer State Park surprised me. I’m not sure exactly what I expected. But, that wasn’t it. This state park in the Black Hills of South Dakota rivals some of the national parks in terms of awesomeness! Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks in the US. It is located approximately 30 miles… Continue reading 7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

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Voyageurs Ellsworth Rock Gardens

The main attraction of Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota is the lakes. Water covers 40% of this national park. Of course, there is lots of fun to be had on the lakes of Voyageurs. But, don't miss out on some of the park's land based activities such as the Ellsworth Rock Gardens. The Ellsworth… Continue reading Voyageurs Ellsworth Rock Gardens

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Tip & Tee: Voyageurs Visitor Center

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! Voyageurs National Park has 3 Visitor Centers: Rainy Lake, Ash River, and Kabetogama. On our recent trip, we visited all three. Each of the park's visitor… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Voyageurs Visitor Center

grouping of pumpkins of various sizes
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Silver Dollar City Pumpkin Nights

Silver Dollar City Pumpkin Nights is the park's new fall festival. I'd seen advertisements for the event, and it looked really neat.  So, we decided we'd take a quick weekend trip to check it out. For those new to Silver Dollar City, this theme park is set is in the 1880's. Located in Branson, Missouri,… Continue reading Silver Dollar City Pumpkin Nights