Double yellow line on a highway in Newfoundland.
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The Secret to Surviving a Road Trip

In my family, we love a good road trip! Sure, sometimes we fly, but there is no better way to see the United States of America than traversing the country in an automobile. A road trip, however, is not for the faint of heart.  The close quarters of a car can turn a loving family… Continue reading The Secret to Surviving a Road Trip

Arches National Park Scenic Drive
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10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

The Arches National Park scenic drive is the main highway which traverses this unique Utah park. Of course, the best way to experience Arches is to get out of the car and hike among the giants. However, if you are short on time, you can still see some amazing sights from the road. Arches is… Continue reading 10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

South Dakota Corn Palace
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The Corn Palace of South Dakota

Mitchell, South Dakota is home to a quirky and one of a kind attraction -  The Corn Palace. I'll admit when I first heard about The Corn Palace, I was somewhat skeptical. However, a trusted source from South Dakota insisted it was worth a stop.  She was right. I'm glad we made time for a… Continue reading The Corn Palace of South Dakota

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
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Tip & Tee: Driving to Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the National Park System. The massive scale and realism of this sculpture completed in 1941 is mind boggling! It is no surprise that over 3 million people visit this symbol of America each year. Trip Tip:  Mount Rushmore For an extra special treat, approach… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Driving to Mount Rushmore

Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods
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9 Awesome Experiences in Colorado Springs 

Colorado Springs is a great summer vacation destination, and you need not be a hiker or outdoor enthusiast to enjoy what Colorado Springs has to offer. There is such a variety of available activities that literally, there is something for everyone. If you're considering a trip to Colorado Springs, here are 9 awesome experiences to add… Continue reading 9 Awesome Experiences in Colorado Springs 

Bathhouse Row Hot Springs National Park
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The BEST National Park Visitor Center

I absolutely love our national parks, and for me, spending time in the park's visitor center is a MUST! While there are some great national park visitor centers throughout the park system, there is one that really stands out: the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center! Hot Springs National Park is located in Hot Springs,… Continue reading The BEST National Park Visitor Center

Turret Arch Trail Arches National Park
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Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff

One thing I love about Arches National Park is there are several short yet spectacular hikes. The hike to Turret Arch is one of them. This hike doesn't require much of your vacation time but still has that WOW factor you'll remember long after the trip! You may actually be more familiar with Turret Arch's… Continue reading Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff

Balanances Rock
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5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car and Hike Balanced Rock

One of Arches National Park's most iconic formations is Balanced Rock.  Perched precariously atop a mudstone monolith is a 3600 ton perfectly balanced rock...or so it seems.  In reality, the rocks are attached. Balanced Rock can be seen from a distance when driving the park's main road.  The parking lot also offers an outstanding view.… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car and Hike Balanced Rock

Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
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You CAN Tour Antelope Canyon!

Antelope Canyon is located near Page, Arizona and Lake Powell in the north central portion of the state.  This iconic canyon is a photographers dream with ribbons of sandstone curving in many directions and light streaming in magically from above.  I’d seen many eye-catching photos of this amazing canyon and knew I’d LOVE to see… Continue reading You CAN Tour Antelope Canyon!

Upper Mesa Falls Idaho
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Mesa Falls Scenic Byway – Idaho

The good old USA is best seen by car.  Sure, flying is faster.  But there is something extra special taking a road trip across the country stopping along the way.  And, we have great scenic byways throughout the county.  Mesa Falls Scenic Byway in Idaho is one such example.  We stumbled across this little treasure on… Continue reading Mesa Falls Scenic Byway – Idaho