To see wonderful scenery, sample a slice of Appalachian Mountain life, and enjoy a slower pace, nothing can beat driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Opened in June of 1936, the Blue Ridge Parkway covers 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountain portion of the Appalachian Mountains. It is designated an All-American Road as well as a National Parkway, and is visited more often each year than any of our National Park units.
The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.
Many trips often ask you to make a choice: explore the great outdoors, or spend time touring the city. Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park says why not both? This historic park combines the historic reenactment town charm with beautiful park views. Whether you want to spend a day in a museum setting, hiking, or learning about the colonial era of our nation, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park has a little something for everyone.
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.
Halloween time is around the corner and everyone’s getting ready for the season. Some go trick-or-treating, quite a few party, and some others prefer to experience “haunted” and scary attractions. But there is rather a small percentage of adventurers that take things seriously and travel to truly haunted places.
There are some cities across the nation that are known for their scary past and their present ghosts. Throughout the years, witnesses have seen them wander in particular streets, hotels, houses, landmarks, and asylums.
These are the 10 most haunted cities to visit in America…if you dare.
For many of us, a history of Lemon Meringue Pie is necessarily brief, that is, as long as it takes to slice and eat it. However, in the interest of how delicious things came into being, I am going to offer you what seems to be the most likely story of the origins of lemon meringue pie, and then a few tasty suggestions as to where you should drive, to find the best of the best.
Visually, America is a nation of vast distances, as well as intimate, awe inspiring scenery. It is also a country that can boast a unique collection of architecture, historic and modern, that impresses and inspires. Down through the centuries, America has produced some of the most creative minds for making immortal buildings. Many of these can be visited inside and out, and so we are taking you on a driving trip with design-focused destinations. Our first in the series is America’s first famous architect: Thomas Jefferson.
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.
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!
If there is one day most American’s dread more than any other, it’s tax day. Let’s face it, even though we know it has to be done, it’s never very fun parting with your hard earned money every April.
So, while some people send their checks off to the government and call it a day, others love to use tax time as an excuse to plan their next vacation.
After all, what better time than after paying your taxes to reward yourself with a nice serene destination to enjoy for the rest of the year?