Antietam Battlefield Tour Stops: An Easy Day Trip with a Self-Guided Driving Tour

Explore an integral part of American history with an easy day trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland! The Battle of Antietam, an American Civil War conflict also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, is still today the single bloodiest day in American military history. A self-guided driving tour features…

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Hiking Trails in Congaree National Park: Which is Best for Your Fitness Level?

Hiking is the best way to see everything in Congaree National Park. Even though this park is just 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, it feels rural and isolated. The park protects 27,000 acres of hardwood bottomland forest and all the wildlife that call this area home. What does…

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Enjoy Mesmerizing Monuments at Night in Washington, DC: The Ultimate Guide + How To

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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6 Awesome 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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The Most Amazing and Underrated National Monuments in all 50 States

Today we’re discovering the most underappreciated and underrated national monuments in the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) in the United States maintains over 400 parks, monuments, and other protected areas. The ones officially named “national parks” get all the credit though. Everyone knows the biggies: Great Smoky Mountains,…

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The Ultimate Guide to Congaree National Park: Save Time Planning Your Trip!

Congaree National Park, near Columbia, South Carolina, is a beautifully preserved old growth bottomland hardwood forest adjacent to the Congaree River. Not quite a swamp but also unlike any mountain forest you’ve ever seen, Congaree National Park is a unique park. Towering trees thrive in the river floodplain and support…

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