Landscape Arch in Arches National Park
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Awesome Easy Arches Hike: Landscape Arch Trail

Utah's Arches National Park is home to over 2000 known arches. This national park boasts the densest concentration of arches in the world! Here you will find the longest spanning stone arch in North America - Landscape Arch. Fortunately, the trail leading to this magnificent sight is both an awesome and easy hike! The Landscape… Continue reading Awesome Easy Arches Hike: Landscape Arch Trail

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Beachside Tower
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Tip & Tee: Cabana Bay Volcano View Room

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a tip for that location. Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a "prime value" resort at Universal Resort Orlando. I think this resort to be comparable to a "moderate" resort at Disney.… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Cabana Bay Volcano View Room

Universal Studios Orlando
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Universal vs Disney

I recently returned from my first visit to Universal Studios in Orlando. This was not my first visit to Central Florida. In fact, I'm a big Disney fan. I've been to visit the Mouse numerous times but never ventured off Walt Disney World property. On this Orlando vacation, however, we stayed at Universal Studios and… Continue reading Universal vs Disney

View of the Black Hills
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Good Eats in the Black Hills

Good food is a big part of vacation fun! Fortunately, on our recent South Dakota adventure, we had no trouble finding good eats in the Black Hills. On our Black Hills trip, we stayed in a cabin with a kitchenette and an outdoor grill. So, we fixed many of our own meals at the cabin.… Continue reading Good Eats in the Black Hills

Front of Big Thunder Gold Mine in the Black Hills
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Black Hills Gold Mine

The Black Hills in South Dakota experienced a gold rush in the late 1800's. When planning our Black Hills vacation, I knew I wanted to take a tour of one of the historic Black Hills gold mines in the area. We selected the Big Thunder Gold Mine. The Big Thunder Gold Mine is located in… Continue reading Black Hills Gold Mine

Lake Powell
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7 Awesome Things to do at Lake Powell Without Getting Wet!

Lake Powell near Page, AZ is a lake lovers paradise. In the summer, visitors flock to Lake Powell to play in these magnificent blue waters! One of the major access points to Lake Powell is near the town of Page, Arizona. The lake itself crosses the Arizona/Utah border. This man-made lake was born when Glen… Continue reading 7 Awesome Things to do at Lake Powell Without Getting Wet!

View from Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park is near the town of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. This fun trail is one you won't want to miss! Gros Morne's Berry Hill Trail is relatively short. It is only 1.5 km or just under a mile round trip. However, it is fairly steep with an elevation gain… Continue reading Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Arlington Cemetery gravestones with Washington Monument in the background
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Planning a Visit to Arlington Cemetery

Proud. Humbled. Thankful. That's how I felt during my visit to Arlington Cemetery. It is a peaceful place to sit and reflect on the sacrifice made by so many brave men and women. Getting to Arlington Cemetery Fortunately, the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station is near the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center. So, we took the… Continue reading Planning a Visit to Arlington Cemetery

Highway in Newfoundland
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Newfoundland Road Trip: St. John’s to Gros Morne National Park

Newfoundland is an island. You can get there by flying or by ferry. We chose to fly into St. John's, Newfoundland's largest city. A must-see in Newfoundland is Gros Morne National Park. It is located on the west side of the island. St. John's is on the east side. We stayed in Rocky Harbour. This… Continue reading Newfoundland Road Trip: St. John’s to Gros Morne National Park

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17 Awesome Things to See at the National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History is one of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC. This museum houses objects which are important in American history. From presidents to pop culture, this museum has something to interest just about everyone. Know Before You Go Like many of the museums in Washington DC, the National Museum of… Continue reading 17 Awesome Things to See at the National Museum of American History