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When it comes to driving the nation, some of the best sights to behold are our national parks. From the epic Grand Canyon to Acadia in Maine, the national parks each have something special to offer. The guides on our blog to the national parks offer suggestions for the best hikes, scenic drives, and activities at the parks, along with information on where to stay nearby. As the 100th anniversary of the national park system approaches, there’s no better time to discover the wonders the parks hold.

Charming Small Towns in North Carolina
14 hours ago

Charming Small Towns in North Carolina

You’ve heard of Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville. However, there are a handful of hidden gems in the Tar Heel State that deserve to be discovered, and we’ve made a list of them for you. 

Pack your bags and head to these other charming places to visit in North Carolina

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Quick Guide to Philadelphia
2 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Philadelphia

If you were you to search top cities in the United States to visit, Philadelphia would show up on multiple lists. Why? Because, whatever you are searching for, whether it is culture, history- or cheesesteaks- “The City of Brotherly Love” has all of it. 

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See Stunning Sempervirens Falls
3 weeks ago

See Stunning Sempervirens Falls

When living a city or suburban lifestyle, it can be hard to take a break and get out into the woods. But, what if there was a beautiful hike you …
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Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter
1 month ago

Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

Think National Parks are only for summer vacation?

Think again! 

In fact, some National Parks are amazing to visit not only all year round but especially in the winter. That’s what we’re going to cover in this post. 

So, if you love being outdoors in the winter, beautiful nature, and frolicking in the snow, you’re in luck, this list of best National Parks to visit in the winter is right up your alley. 

Pack those snowshoes, and let’s go!

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1 month ago

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

When a place is on the shortlist to become the next National Park you know it has to be pretty good. Well, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has the honor of that designation. It’s pretty easy to see why this National Lakeshore is so popular with visitors and residents alike. 

First, is it’s location. Unlike most National Parks, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is easily accessible from a major city. It’s only about 40 miles from downtown Chicago. So it’s no wonder this park sees over 1.7 million visitors each year. 

Now, beyond being easy to get to, there are a lot of other reasons why Indiana Dunes is a great spot to visit. In this post, we’ll cover a few of the reasons why. 

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Visiting Monument Valley, Utah 
2 months ago

Visiting Monument Valley, Utah 

 Are you interested in planning a trip to the wild, wild, west? 

It doesn’t get anymore west than Monument Valley; a park that lies within the Navajo Nation reservation and stretches across 92,000 acres in northern Arizona and southern Utah

Considered by some to be, “the definitive west,” find out why it is one of the most photographed places on earth and should be at the top of your to-do vacation list. 

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I-35 Through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri
2 months ago

I-35 Through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri

The idea of taking road trips often invokes images of coastal highways or mountain passes. After all, these are areas where interesting landscape and natural beauty can really shine. 

But, that doesn’t mean they are the best or only places across the country you can (and should) drive. In fact, there are dozens of incredible trips that go through states that don’t get mentioned very often. 

Well, with this post, we hope to change that and highlight one area of the country everyone should see. 

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I-95 Driving Guide: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
3 months ago

I-95 Driving Guide: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

Are you planning to take a road trip through New England? Here are some highlights of places to stop and see as you travel I-95 in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

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National Parks Blog

The Drive The Nation blog places a special emphasis on America’s national parks, because no other natural attractions in the U.S. match their beauty and splendor. Outdoor adventurers, wildlife lovers and other travelers alike love to explore these amazing places. National parks make perfect road trip destinations because they are cost-effective (an annual pass to 300+ parks for the whole carload costs about $80), educational, and simply stunning. Begin your journey to the national parks with our helpful blog articles.