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Indiana Dunes Beaches

Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park stretch 15 miles along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Not surprisingly, the Indiana Dunes beaches are an excellent place to enjoy some fun in the sun. There are nine beaches at Indiana Dunes. So you have several options when selecting the perfect spot to park… Continue reading Indiana Dunes Beaches

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5 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes Besides Relaxing on the Beach

Indiana Dunes National Park is an interesting place. Here, the struggle between industry and conservation is evident. Look right and left, and you'll see something you typically don't see at a national park. Cooling Tower at a Coal Plant In 1966, the protectionists won. This 15 mile stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline was designated a… Continue reading 5 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes Besides Relaxing on the Beach

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4 National Parks East of the Mississippi

In our quest to visit America's National Parks, we decided to take a road trip to visit 4 National Parks east of the Mississippi River: Indiana Dunes National Park; Cuyahoga Valley National Park; Shenandoah National Park; and New River Gorge National Park. This road trip was action-packed. We also squeezed in a few hours on… Continue reading 4 National Parks East of the Mississippi

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Badlands Fossil Hunting

One of the things we like best about Badlands National Park in South Dakota is that visitors aren't restricted to the trails. You can basically roam anywhere. And, while you're exploring, be sure to keep an eye out for fossils. Badlands Fossil Hunting Many types of fossils can be found in Badlands National Park. Previous… Continue reading Badlands Fossil Hunting

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Weekend in St. Louis

This year for Memorial Day, we decided to spend the long weekend in St. Louis. Our main goal was to visit the Gateway Arch National Park. My husband and I had seen it many years ago but long before it became a National Park. So, we decided it was time for another visit. As I was… Continue reading Weekend in St. Louis

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Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road

Badlands National Park in South Dakota, like many national parks, has a main road that crosses the park providing easy access to many of the trails and points of interest. Undoubtedly, most of your time will be spent on the Loop Road. But, there is another less traveled scenic drive, Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road,… Continue reading Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road

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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

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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

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5 Awesome Easy National Park Hikes

The Yellowstone National Park Act was signed into law on March 1, 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant. This act created the world's first national park, Yellowstone. Since that time, the number of national parks in the United States has grown to 61. Each of these federally protected areas offers something memorable. In most parks, you'll… Continue reading 5 Awesome Easy National Park Hikes