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Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park

Before we arrived at Acadia National Park back in the Summer of 2017, I sat at a pretty little cafe just outside of Yarmouth researching…

Quiet Side of Acadia National Park

For our next foray into Acadia National Park, we set our sites to the west side of Mount Desert Island. Also appreciated as the Quiet…

Eastside of Acadia National Park

I once read a quote about Acadia National Park: "You can fish with one hand and sample blueberries from a wind-stunted bush with the other."…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sailing in Biscayne National Park

One early morning in late March of 2017, I urge Hitch to wake up with a nudge, "Get up. It's sailing day!" My excitement feels…

I Fell Into a Waterfall in the Great Smokies

Sometimes you fall in love with nature, sometimes you just fall in nature, sometimes you do both at once. This story takes place in the…

Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest

Take a moment and eyeball the cover picture on this article. Juniper Springs is seriously gorgeous. Of all the photographs I've taken so far on…

Padre Island National Seashore

Off the coast of Texas lies the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world: Padre Island National Seashore. Just over 70 miles long…

Big Bend National Park: East Side Trails

For the remainder of our stay at Big Bend, we pushed toward the distant eastern side of the national park. As we drove toward Rio…

Big Bend National Park: Western Desert

Big Bend National Park is a magical place for the outdoor lover. Avid hikers will find a paradise of trails within the borders of this…