Think San Francisco and you think the Golden Gate Bridge. The area in and around the famous landmark comprises the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will be pleasantly surprised how extensive this National Recreation Area is, comprising history, seashore, mountains, forests, forts, and more. Plan to take plenty of time to see it, or to return often. Take your time, take your camera, and take it all in.
When you are traveling, you want a watch on your wrist that is practical, durable, and well-designed, but not overly showy. The idea is to have a fully functional timepiece that serves you effortlessly but does not attract attention from would-be thieves. So, leave your showy and expensive watch at home, unless you are traveling to be the honored guest at a very special occasion. Instead, select a watch that is easy to read, easy to use, and makes you happy.
Bowling Green is the third largest city in Kentucky, and it has many attractions both natural and manmade, to draw the driver’s interest. Bowling Green began in 1778 when settlers established McFadden’s Station on the north bank of the Barren River. Today Bowling Green is a charming, flourishing city with a predominance of red brick buildings and friendly people.
For an exploration of the red sandstone canyon on the south side of Sedona along 89A, plan a trip to Red Rock State Park. Access is off Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The drive there is scenic. So much so that around every bend is another dramatic view.
The Magic Valley city of Twin Falls, Idaho has it all and awaits your eager discovery. Twin Falls began as a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek and has grown to a metropolis of 44,000. The city’s setting along the Snake River Canyon is impressively picturesque. Surrounded by unique natural and manmade features, Twin Falls is a happy place to visit.
Our nation has so many fantastic national parks that we sometimes forget that our state parks offer beautiful scenery and treasures to discover. One of loveliest of these is Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Pikeville, Tennessee.
The International Peace Garden is a beautiful garden that symbolizes the harmonious relationship between the United States and Canada. It is located near Dunseith, North Dakota (USA) and Boissevain, Manitoba (Canada). Here, Manitoba Highway 10 becomes North Dakota Highway 3; together they are “The longest north/south road in the world.”
The wonderful slogan – “Take only photographs, leave only footprints” – is a reminder that most who drive the nation do so in a way that appreciates and admires what is seen along the way. If you take a camera, so much better. Here are some tips for traveling with your camera.
One of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest is that you can go to the beach for a day trip, and it is almost like being in the Atlantic, Pacific or Caribbean. Where? Lake Michigan, and specifically, Indiana Dunes State Park and the adjoining Indiana Dunes National Seashore. It’s only 45 miles east of America’s Second City, Chicago, in Chesterton, Indiana. There, you can go camping, hiking, sunbathing, swimming, and all of it with views of the beach and of the shimmering waters of the Great Lake.