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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

Sylvan Lake with a crowd on the beach
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Safer Travels During COVID-19

Like many people, we changed our travel plans due to coronavirus pandemic. As time passed, we realized that we are in this for the long haul. So, we started thinking about safer travels during COVID-19. Hazelrodt Picnic Area in Custer County, South Dakota In summer 2020, we cancelled our original travel plans, and we took… Continue reading Safer Travels During COVID-19

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

The Skull of a Mammoth
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Hot Springs Mammoth Site

There are more things to see and do in the Black Hills of South Dakota than most of us can fit in one trip. However, if you're looking for something truly unique, then don't miss Hot Springs Mammoth Site! This tour is unlike any other tour you've ever experienced. About Hot Springs Mammoth Site Mammoth… Continue reading Hot Springs Mammoth Site

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