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United States Supreme Court Building

Congress let 146 years pass before providing the US Supreme Court with its own building in 1935. Prior to its current location, the court moved…

The United States Capitol

The United States Capitol is possibly the most architecturally impressive building I've come to witness. The grand 19th-century neoclassical architecture invokes the ideals set forth…

Statue Of Liberty National Monument

In honor of the Union's defeat of slavery and the Confederate south, France gifted the United States with a colossal neoclassical statue. Her real name…

Other Islands of Acadia National Park

I well knew Acadia National Park's core resided on Mount Desert Island through several travel articles and nature documentaries. I discovered the Schoodic Penninsula district…

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…

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."…

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…

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…

Manatees of Crystal River, Florida

I could not leave Florida without seeing a wild manatee. From early November to late March, the West Indian Manatees gather in numbers when water…

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…

Visiting the Mothership: Airstream Headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio

For Trail and Hitch, it was the first time we'd been to Jackson Center Ohio. For our Airstream, the Yamato, it was returning home. This…

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…

Key West and Hemingway’s Polydactal Cats

Some travel to Key West for the sunshine, some for the booze, some for the surf, some to visit the home of a great writer;…

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…

Exploring the Civil War in The American South

Heads up:  This article contains strong political views on serious subjects as well as some harsh images of war. To my reckoning, the American Civil…

The Aware Wildlife Center in Atlanta Georgia

While making our way through Georgia we got an invitation from our gaming friend Scott Lang to pay him a visit. Scott was recently named…

When Yellowjackets Invaded Our Airstream

This is a story from the earliest days of our Airstream Adventure. I've told it many times in person, and somehow never got it down…

The Bay Area Renaissance Fair

While in Florida, we decided to try and visit a friend we met playing Dungeons and Dragons online many years ago. Though we stopped playing…

Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Cane River Creole National Historical Park was our first foray upon entering Louisiana. Right along Cane River Lake, reside two French Creole cotton plantations both…

Birding in the Rio Grande Valley

Down in the most southern tip of Texas, near where the Rio Grande exits out into the Gulf of Mexico, there exists a land where…

Wild Winds in the Smoky Mountains

Big Wind in the Smoky Mountains During our stay in the Smokey Mountains, we were caught up in a rather nasty wind storm that blew through…

Exploring New Orleans

New Orleans makes a strong impression. Its history, architecture, and culture are all unique and powerful. It is a city that was shaped by its…

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…

Adventures in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

While Dallas is not exactly famed for its tourist destinations, we made a point of it in order to visit family during our travels. By…

Waco Mammoth National Monument

As we rolled into Waco Texas, the only thing I knew of it was the Branch Davidian shootout that took place in there in 1993. It turns…

Big Bend National Park: Chisos Basin

At the heart of Big Bend National Park resides the Chisos Mountains. They extend nearly twenty miles from the Punta del la Sierra in the…

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…

On Second Thought, Forget The Alamo

Why did we choose to forget the Alamo? Well, it all began with a desire to see The Alamo while we were near San Antonio,…

Trail and Hitch vs. Cranky Jack

It has been a while since our intrepid crew has faced off against our old adversary, the Atwood 3000 power jack. Our last encounter was…

Visiting Boquillas, Mexico

While at Big Bend National Park I made some noises about wanting to cross over into Mexico at least once just. I also wanted a…