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Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historical Park

All our knowledge of Vermont came from fleeting passages in a lengthy lecture series of American History. I think 30 minutes in total was covered…

Boston National Historical Park

Boston. Beantown. City on a Hill. The Athens of America. The Cradle of Liberty. So many nicknames for this one city in the state of…

Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist

Before I see Niagra Falls, I hear a deep distant roar. We make our way to the railing and my mouth drops open to let…

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Hale Farm & Village

In 1810, Jonathan Hale arrived in Bath Township as the first legal settler on the Western Reserve. Like many settlers, he came to build a…

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

I've always believed that a fun way to learn history is through the experience of riding a train. There’s something antiquated yet charming about riding…

Driving Tour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Cuyahoga River burned 13 times since 1868. Before Cuyahoga Valley became a national park, numerous industrial plants occupied the area, and for a hundred…

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Near the junction Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee and within the Appalachian Mountains, lies an area well-traveled by Native Americans centuries before European settlers arrived in…

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Following part of the Lincoln Heritage Trail, we drive two hours to Abraham Lincoln's third home in Indiana. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial marks the…

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

When we're on the road our choice for entertainment isn't music, but history lessons from Audible.com. So when we visit a National Monument or National…

Best Cave Tours of Mammoth Cave

After writing a lengthy article on "How to Visit Mammoth Cave National Park," I feel that I should make suggestions as to which cave tours…

How to Visit Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park offers over 20 Ranger-led tours, most underground and a few above ground. Selecting which tour to go on can be a…

Airstream Zip Dee Awning Repair

When we purchased our Airstream we got a good deal by buying one ordered by another customer who backed out of the deal. Lucky for…

Stories of Mammoth Cave National Park

I must be honest although Mammoth Cave National Park holds the title of longest cave in the world, it is not as dramatic or as…

Easy Hikes of Great Smoky Mountains

During our stay in the Great Smoky Mountains, I had the unfortunate luck of getting sick with some kind of stomach bug. I was down…

Waterfalls of Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains is blessed with two essential ingredients for the creation of waterfalls: abundant rainfall and elevation gradient. An average of 85 inches…

Cades Cove of Great Smoky Mountains

Amid the Appalachian Mountian Chain and Blue Ridge Mountains area, we have decided to visit that famed region of America known as the Great Smoky…

Slippery Slopes and Airstreams

This is a short lesson in hitch safety that we discovered the hard way. After more than 20 months of traveling, we got a serious…

National Corvette Museum and Factory in Bowling Green Kentucky

There are some places Trail and I go purely out of curiosity. Bowling Green was on our way from the Smoky Mountains to Ohio and…

Dry Tortugas National Park

When Juan Ponce de León landed at Dry Tortugas islands in 1513, he and his crew caught hundreds of giant sea turtles, in addition to…

Everglades National Park

If there was a tract of land in desperate need of protection, Everglades National Park is it. In 1947, that's what Congress did; by establishing…