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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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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Best Eastern US Road Trip Itinerary for an Unforgettable Week Away!

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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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. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means if you click a link and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost…

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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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How to Have an Epic Day at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua trees are weird spiky trees, somewhat reminiscent of palm trees, found in the Mojave Desert in California. Why would you want to visit a desert just to see some weird trees? Because the trees are just the beginning of the fascinating landscapes and experiences available year round in Joshua…

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How to Spend a Peaceful Day in Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park, just off the coast of southern California, is a fantastic way to spend a day exploring! The five islands that make up Channel Islands NP each have their own unique ecosystems, including plant and animal species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It’s…

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