Today’s post is in honor of Memorial Day and the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. Welcome to Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania! Gettysburg National Military Park is a collection of battlefields where intense Civil War fighting between the Confederate and Union Armies occurred. It was where brother sometimes fought brother, and where so many lives were lost over the
It’s almost that time of year again! Summer vacation is just around the corner. Do your plans include a United States national park? Maybe it should! No matter your vacation style, there’s a national park sure to fit. With stunning displays of beauty, amazing outdoor adventures, fascinating history and archeological explorations, and so much more to offer, national parks can be just the budget friendly summer vacation
Welcome to Mackinac Island, Michigan! Located in Lake Huron between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas, Mackinac Island is rich in history, fine dining, carriage rides, and bike rides sure to entertain the entire family. As both a National Historic Landmark as well as a Michigan state park, Mackinac Island is equally a unique and a popular summer destination, and one worthy of everyone’s travel “must do” list.
Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, is a crown jewel of the U.S. National Park system. It is also a World Heritage Site, and a destination worthy of everyone’s travel bucket list. Contained within the park’s boundaries are some of the best preserved ancestral Puebloan archeological sites as well as plenty of adventures to keep the entire family active and engaged.
SERIES – PHOTOS OF A FAMILY ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE Outdoor adventures and national parks bringing you to Moab, Utah? Many visitors arrive in Moab with the intent to explore at least two of the Mighty 5 National Parks that make Utah an outdoor lover’s playground. Like many, these stunning national parks were what brought us to Moab. But it wasn’t all we experienced! Take a day
Welcome to Washington D.C. It’s not just the seat of power and politics. It’s also an awesome tourist destination! No matter what time of year your travels bring you to Washington DC. there is sure to be plenty to see and do. From the world renown National Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring, to a plethora of summer festivals spread across the city, to the brisk and
Welcome to Mesa Verde National Park! Within this World Heritage Site are some of the best preserved ancestral Pueblo Indian archeological sites. Visitors to this incredible, historically rich site will witness simple pit-style homes, hike ancient trails traversed for over a thousand years, and stand in awe of impressive, 900+ year old cliff dwellings! Mesa Verde was once home to a substantial ancestral Puebloan society. Today
Contemplating a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada? Not sure if you should bring the kids? Maybe you should! With a little planning, the Las Vegas area has all the makings of a fab family vacation. From high flying adventures and incredible shows on the Las Vegas Strip, to stunning outdoor vistas and amazing feats of engineering a short distance away, the Las Vegas area offers more
Did you know that practically anywhere you stand in the United Sates, you are less than 100 miles from a designated national park, monument, shoreline, trail or historic site? You are just that close to perhaps your next awesome vacation! That’s because national parks have all the makings to be wonderful family vacations, outdoor adventurers’ playgrounds, history buffs’ adventure lands, and budget-minded travelers’ destinations. U.S. National Parks
Road trips are a quintessential family summer vacation. Each year, families hit the open road, an agenda of activities and adventures in hand, and a multitude of destinations loaded into their GPS. That includes our family! We enjoy the experiences, the open road, the changing venues as we wind our way through our road trip destinations. So where did this particular road trip take us?