For many, the iconic movie Sleepless in Seattle rings a bell, or the historic landmark, the Space Needle when they think of Seattle. However, these are just a few things the city is known for. Seattle is a perfect place to visit on a road trip. Just a few hours from both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, you really can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose.
If you are in Seattle for a quick stopover, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Ranging from shopping to sports entertainment, to historic landmarks. In this post, we’re naming just a few of many activities that can be seen in just one day.
We all think of the true founding of America as the time after the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention in the late 1700s. But before that, the country that would become the America we all know was the site of colonial battles and struggles for well over 100 years.
One of the areas of the country that was most contested was Georgia. It was known as “The Debatable Land.” This area marked the border between the British Colonies and the Spanish Colonies. These two European powers had been fighting each other for land and power for hundreds of years.
In 1733, a British man named James Oglethorpe was allowed to turn “The Debatable Land” into the colony of Georgia. To protect this new land, in 1736, he built Fort Frederica at the bottom edge of the colony.
Andersonville National Historic Site might be one of the most moving National Historic Sites you’ve never heard of. Located in Andersonville, Georgia, it hosts three features in one place: Andersonville National Cemetary, the Andersonville prison, and the National Prisoner of War Museum.
All of these different sites combine in one spot to make for a fascinating historical destination. It not only serves as a stopover for those interested in Civil War history but also highlights some of the incredible stories of American prisoners of war (POW).
In this post, we want to dive into what makes Andersonville National Historic Site so special. We’ll cover each of these three areas of the site on their own, plus provide a few tips on how to make the trip.
Imagine walking almost 2,200 miles through 14 states. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, people from all over America and the world do it every single year on the Appalachian Trail.
The trail is the longest ‘hiking only’ trail in the world and runs from Georgia to Maine. Each year, thousands of people set off on the trail to do everything from a short day hike to walk the entire trail.
State parks are truly one of the unmentioned gems of America’s park system. While the National Parks attract millions of visitors each year and stun people with their size and beauty, there’s just as much that can be said about state parks.
After all, once the weather is nice, who doesn’t love spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and enjoying naturalist programs? You can find dozens of these in every state, but in this post, we want to highlight Mohican State Park.
Zoos are one of those places where everyone in the family can have fun. Not only is seeing rare and exotic animals cool, but it’s an educational experience. No wonder they are commonly on the ‘must see’ list for anyone visiting a city with a great zoo.
Paso Robles, California has an interesting approach to zoos that you might find interesting. Not only does the city have its zoo it also works on bringing the zoo to you!
Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the hidden gems not only of New England but the entire country. Tucked away on Mount Desert Island, it’s incredibly beautiful and picturesque. If you love the ocean, nature, and the rocky shorelines of Maine, this is the spot to visit.
In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about any visit to Bar Harbor. So, if you’ve been planning to make a visit soon, keep reading!
There is no question the National Park System truly is one of America’s greatest gems. And, with 2016 being the 100th birthday of the system, the parks were able to see increased growth.
While most people know the big parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are dozens of incredible parks that most people don’t visit because they don’t know about them or they are very remote.