12 Best National Parks to Visit for Black History Month

The first National Parks Free Entry Day of 2021 is MLK Day on Monday, January 18th! What better way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in January, or Black History Month in February, than visiting a key site from the Civil Rights Movement? The National Park Service (NPS)…

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My Top 11 Travel Photos of 2020

There's no denying that 2020 was a rough year, but I think we're all tired of reliving just how awful it was. A new year has started and, buddy, the bar could not be lower! Rather than dwelling on the disappointments and cancelled trips, let's look at the silver linings…

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Travel Year in Review: My Silver Linings of 2020

At first, I thought it may be pointless to even put this travel year in review post together. It’s 2020. What a dumpster fire of a year. But it’s good to remember the positive things and there were some silver linings! I explored my home state more quickly and thoroughly…

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Best Eastern US Road Trip Itinerary

The United States is huge, but it can still be difficult to avoid other people when planning a vacation. For instance, how do you plan a road trip in the eastern US without running into huge crowds? Go during shoulder season and pick outdoor activities. Try this one-week road trip…

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Monuments at Night in Washington, DC: The Ultimate Guide

Washington, DC monuments are grand and impressive and should be at the top of your DC must-see list. Washington, DC monuments at night are even more amazing to behold and warrant a second visit! Stunning photo opportunities await! Whether you take a guided tour one evening or create your own…

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The Complete Guide to the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site

Just across the river from modern day Charleston, South Carolina, the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site preserves the original European settlement and fort that was founded in 1670, as well as the adjacent Legare Waring House and Gardens. This South Carolina State Park includes archaeological sites of original buildings,…

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15 Best Travel Scratch Off Maps

Travel scratch off maps are my favorite way to keep track of my bucket list progress, and these maps are the PERFECT gift for the dedicated traveler in your life. Whether you want to visit all 50 US states, all 62 US national parks, all 7 continents, or every country…

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6 Things to Do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Your First Visit

The US is full of interesting places, and the US National Park system highlights and protects some of the best natural landscapes the country has to offer. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the state of Ohio showcases a river corridor in the middle of a great comeback. This post may…

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3 Reasons to Visit Indianapolis

Not your typical travel destination, Indianapolis, Indiana flies under the radar as a happy hidden gem. This safe, clean, mid-sized state capital city has everything you’d find in a larger city: history, art, a zoo, food, and sports. So many sports! Most people just don’t know anything about Indianapolis, so…

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Why You Can’t Miss Christmas at Biltmore

Do you live for the Christmas season each year? Are you a fan of Downton Abbey and grand, Gilded Age homes? If you answered yes, then you cannot miss Christmas at Biltmore! This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means if…

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