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About Liz Froment

Liz Froment loves exploring all over the US for hidden gems during her journeys around the country, and especially in her native New England.
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Pine Forest Range Wilderness
5 months ago

Pine Forest Range Wilderness

For many, Nevada is all about the bright lights and casinos of cities like Las Vegas and Reno. However, there is another part of Nevada that most people don’t often take the time to experience; the natural side of the state.

There are a number of parks and reserves both completely within the state and touching its borders, but one beautiful (and recently added) gem is the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Created only in 2014, and run by theBureau of Land Management (BLM), it covers just over 24,000 acres of varied terrain.

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
5 months ago

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Maine might be best known for its beaches, but there is a lot of incredible nature to be found once you venture just a few miles inland from the ocean.

One such place is the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It was named after Rachel Carson, a very popular and world-renowned marine biologist, who was also a very outspoken environmental activist during her lifetime. She was also editor in chief of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Quick Guide to Hilton Head
6 months ago

Quick Guide to Hilton Head

You’ll find Hilton Head in the beautiful low country area of South Carolina. It’s right on the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond being a beach town, it offers a ton of natural beauty, food, and activities. So, it’s no wonder that millions of people flock to Hilton Head every year.

Hilton Head is actually a barrier island that’s just about 42 square miles and is located just off the South Carolina and Georgia borders. It’s a great destination that is especially popular with people who are looking for a truly relaxing place to spend time, let’s take a look.

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Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour
6 months ago

Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour

Raise your hand if you love a ghost tour!

That’s right, we thought there would be a few of you. The fact of the matter is, ghost tours are not only incredibly fun (in a really scary way), but they are also great ways to learn about a city.

Oftentimes, when you’re on a ghost tour, you’re being taken to all sorts of little nooks and crannies around a city that you didn’t even know existed in the first place. It’s really having the opportunity to look at a city in a truly different way.

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7 West Coast Weekend Getaways
6 months ago

7 West Coast Weekend Getaways

While there are few thing in life as great as a week (or two) away from the office relaxing on vacation, many people don’t realize just how refreshing a weekend getaway can be.

Therefore, if you are short on vacation days, or just don’t have the ability to take a full week, break up the time you do have into a couple of long weekend stints. Having a three or four day mini-break can be incredibly fulfilling and lots of fun, plus you rarely need to travel too far from home.

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10 Best National Parks for Fall Leaves
6 months ago

10 Best National Parks for Fall Leaves

As the warm days of summer, lead into the cool nights and brisk mornings of fall, there comes a time when that perfect combination of weather makes for spectacular scenery across many parts of the country.

Know what we’re talking about?

Fall leaves.

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See Vegas Beyond the Strip
6 months ago

See Vegas Beyond the Strip

When anyone hears the words “Las Vegas” their mind immediately goes to one image: The Strip. That long stretch of road called Las Vegas Boulevard that is lined with flashing lights, mega hotels, and casinos.

Now, there is no doubt that The Strip is the biggest draw to Las Vegas. It’s where you can see incredible shows and musical performances, eat at the restaurants of some of the best chefs in the world, and partake in (just a little bit of) gambling.

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5 Places to Visit if You Love Carlsbad Caverns
7 months ago

5 Places to Visit if You Love Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the mecca of caving and exploring cave systems in the United States. Taking up an area of approximately 73 square miles, it features over 100 underground caves that are hidden beneath the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico.

For people who’ve been able to visit Carlsbad Caverns, it’s not unusual for them to be so awed by the caves, that they want to find more places just like it. If you haven’t been there yet, but would love to check out some awesome caves and caverns, turns out there are lots of places around the country to explore, so we’ve got you covered too.

Here are five more places you’ll need to check out if you want to see more places like Carlsbad Caverns.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Savannah
7 months ago

A Foodie’s Guide to Savannah

Foodies love to travel, and the one thing they might love more than traveling is finding amazing places to eat while they are traveling. The good news?

There’s cities all over this country that are hidden foodie paradises, maybe they are known for incredible barbecue, amazing dim sum, mouth watering burgers, or the freshest seafood you could imagine.

It’s a wonder, when traveling around the United States that we all don’t become foodies, in search of the next great meal. They are certainly out there!

Today, we’re going to look at Savannah, Georgia. Now, there are a number of great reasons to visit this city beyond just the food, it’s beautiful antebellum architecture and leisurely way of life are some. But, the city is getting lots of attention lately because of the food options.

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Zoos to See Pandas
7 months ago

Zoos to See Pandas

Let’s face it, is there an animal that people love to see more than giant pandas?

They are cute, cuddly, roll-y poll-y, and hilariously stubborn. We’re so obsessed with seeing them at our zoo’s that many of them have created live streaming “Pandacam’s” just so we can watch them 24 hours a day.

Of course, no one is complaining. After all, it’s virtually impossible to watch a young panda cub playing around and not have a big smile on your face after a few minutes.

Since giant pandas are an endangered species, their care is very closely watched by the US Fish and Wildlife Service while they are on loan from China. That means only a handful of the top notch zoos in the country actually get to house and grow giant pandas for people to visit.

So, you’re probably in the mood to spend a little while with some pandas now, right?

We don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the only zoos across the country where you can actually see giant pandas in the habitat as you would in the wild.

But get yourself ready for a cute attack, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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