Category Archives: National Parks

See why Petrified Forest National Park is a magical detour from I-40

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With beautiful landscapes and fascinating history, a drive through Petrified Forest National Park is a welcome break from the monotony of I-40…

Nicolas Cage was right! There is a secret room at Mt. Rushmore

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Yes, there absolutely is a secret, hidden room inaccessible to visitors at famed Mt. Rushmore. But what’s in it, and why is it off-limits?

These retro national park posters belong on every diehard road tripper’s wall

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Modeled after the iconic WPA posters of the 30s & 40s, these national park posters are the absolute coolest thing a traveller can hang on their wall…

Cameron Trading Post: a must-stop on the way to the Grand Canyon

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Making a stop at the 100+ year old Cameron Trading Post is a must for anyone looking for authentic Native American gifts on their Grand Canyon adventure…

The Desert View Watchtower is your gateway to the Grand Canyon

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Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon can be daunting, but no matter what, make sure it includes a stop at the Desert View Watchtower…

Top 10 places we went in 2016 and why you should go there in 2017

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From Yellowstone’s Old Faithful to Route 66 to space shuttles, we saw some amazing things in 2016. Here are the 10 best places we visited this year…

The Old Faithful Inn is America’s favorite treehouse

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Heading to Yellowstone National Park sometime soon? Don’t miss the Old Faithful Inn, arguably the largest log structure in the world.

Traveling America kept me sane through the nastiest of elections

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The vote is in, but most of us feel battered and bruised- regardless of the outcome. These truths from traveling give us hope for whatever may lie ahead…

How one Secret Service spy stopped the election-day robbery of Lincoln’s Tomb

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On Election Day in 1876, a gang of grave robbers almost stole our greatest president’s body. This is the story of how one secret service agent saved President Abraham Lincoln’s body.

Going nuclear at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

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Ever want to peer over a gigantic nuclear missile? Minuteman Missile National Historic Site lets you do just that. And it’s terrifying…