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Guide to Visiting the Hoover Dam
11 months ago

Guide to Visiting the Hoover Dam

While most people head to the Las Vegas area to spend time on the famous (and fabulous) Las Vegas Strip, there is another pretty incredible sight not that far away: the Hoover Dam.

If it’s never occurred to you to hit up the Hoover Dam during your trip to Las Vegas, you should. In fact, Las Vegas wouldn’t even exist if not for the Dam. Read More

4 Vacation Spots for Domestic Geeks
11 months ago

4 Vacation Spots for Domestic Geeks

You’d rather read a comic book than a New York Times best-seller, and your coffee table is covered with LEGO models rather than magazines. You love anything and everything to do with computers, programming and video games, and your cat is named after a character in “Star Wars.”

Yes, you are a proud geek, and find yourself wanting to plan a vacation. To honor your inner nerd and revel in your interests, consider spending at least part of your vacation at one of the country’s many geek-themed destinations.

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Top 10 National Landmarks Along the East Coast
1 year ago

Top 10 National Landmarks Along the East Coast

As most people know, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, which has shined the spotlight especially brightly on the best known parks in our country. Yet, while Yellowstone, Acadia, the Great Smoky Mountains and a handful of other perennially popular parks get the most attention, what isn’t widely known is that the National Park Service actually manages over 400 national parks, national monuments and historic sites. I’ve had the great fortune to visit many of them in my travels, which led me to compile the following list of recommendations.

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National Landmarks Along the West Coast
1 year ago

National Landmarks Along the West Coast

No doubt you’ve heard of National Parks and National Forests, but National Landmarks? Well, those aren’t quite as clear cut as the other two. A National Landmark is sort of that in between phase, places that are very beautiful or very important, but not quite up to the standard of a National Park.

National Historic Landmarks can be natural, buildings, and even monuments. They can be their own stand alone sites, or you can find them tucked away inside a National Park, National Forest, or State Park as well. One thing you must know about them though? You shouldn’t miss out on them. Read More

America’s Most Serene Gardens
1 year ago

America’s Most Serene Gardens

One of the most relaxing attractions to visit when sightseeing are botanical gardens. Not only can you experience a beautiful setting with a loved one, but you can also learn about the local and exotic flora in a region.  Read More

Drive Scenic California Route 6
1 year ago

Drive Scenic California Route 6

The second longest highway in the lower 48 states is Route 6. It stretches from Massachusetts and goes through a total of 14 states before hitting the California coastline at Long Beach.

If you want to get a true feel and understanding of America, there is no better way to do it than a long cross country road trip. But, if you’ve got limited time and can only tackle Route 6 on a state by state basis, then you’re not going to miss out.

Here, we’ll cover some of the highlights you’ll find as you travel on Route 6 across California, from the deserts and valleys to the shoreline and National Parks. Read More

Drive Iowa & Nebraska Scenic Route 6
1 year ago

Drive Iowa & Nebraska Scenic Route 6

Scenic Route 6 is the second longest highway in America, stretching from Long Beach, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Though the trip is marked by stunning scenery and a number of charming towns, there is a particularly noteworthy stretch of the route that spans the plains of Nebraska and Iowa: Scenic Route 6. Read More

Drive Pennsylvania Scenic Route 6
1 year ago

Drive Pennsylvania Scenic Route 6

Those in the know are aware that the second longest road in the USA is Route 6. It stretches from Massachusetts to California and is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, in honor of Union Civil War veterans.

The Pennsylvania segment of Route 6 passes through eleven northern PA counties. It covers 403 miles, and offers a scenic and historic experience that drivers will love. Most of the route is two lane, and invites slowing down and exploring. From east to west, here are some highlights not to be missed! Read More

Drive Rhode Island & Connecticut Scenic Route 6
1 year ago

Drive Rhode Island & Connecticut Scenic Route 6

One of the nicest stretches of Route 6 extends from Rhode Island to Connecticut, passing through a variety of cities and towns that are worth a pitstop. While this part …
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Tour America’s Historic Homes
1 year ago

Tour America’s Historic Homes

Some of the best historic attractions to visit in the U.S. are actually former residences. There is so much you can learn about an era or a famous historical figure by exploring the way they lived daily life. From modest abodes to expansive mansions, we love old homes! Learn about our favorite historic homes that you can visit and let us know which ones you love! Read More