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National & State Parks

Experience All 59 National Parks!Best National Parks

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.

Visiting Missoula, MT
7 days ago

Visiting Missoula, MT

What’s in Missoula, Montana?

Endless outdoor adventure, that’s what. 

Every now and again, you need to drop everything you’re doing and recharge your internal batteries; Ditch the city (and technology) and dive into the great outdoors! Missoula is just what the doctor ordered. 

If it’s hiking, skiing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, or fishing you’re after, this is where you want to plan your next vacation. In this post, take a look at some of the best-rated places to get outside and have fun! 

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Charming Small Towns In Colorado
2 weeks ago

Charming Small Towns In Colorado

Colorado is one of those states with so much to offer. It has a decidedly “Western” feel to it but, at the same time, is home to one of America’s best cities and it is chock full of incredible natural beauty.

In addition, Colorado’s small towns have all sorts of surprises to offer. Want to find a new place to hit the slopes? You can. How about reliving a gold rush town? Yup, you can do that. Maybe you’d love to check out a cool arts scene? Colorado has that too. 

In this post, we’re going to highlight some of Colorado’s best small towns. These gems will keep you exploring the state for years to come.

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Old State 56 through Indiana
3 weeks ago

Old State 56 through Indiana

In Indiana, there’s an exciting adventure waiting for you on State Road 56; A 193-mile stretch located in the south-central part of the state that goes from the cities Hazleton to Aurora. No matter if you’re traveling west to east or east to west, it’s sure to be a fun time. 

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Yosemite Falls
3 weeks ago

Yosemite Falls

Have you heard of Yosemite Falls, located in the Sierra Nevada mountains? It is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, towering at 2,425 feet from top to bottom. As one of the world’s 20 tallest waterfalls, it’s a bucket list item for many, and a must-see for anyone visiting the region. Are you ready to learn more about it?

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Quick Guide to Great Falls, MT
3 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Great Falls, MT

Montana is one of the most remote yet beautiful states in the country. It’s a mecca for sportsmen and women who love outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting.

The pure natural beauty of the region also brings photographers, painters, and other creatives who feel inspired by their surroundings. 

A more popular city to visit in Montana is Great Falls. In this post, we’re going to cover everything you need to know to make your trip to Great Falls, MT special. 

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Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad
1 month ago

Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad

Choo-choo, All aboard the Durango and Silverton Railroad; An unforgettable ride from Durango, Colorado to Silverton, Colorado with spectacular views of the wilderness, canyons, and San Juan Mountains along the way. 

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Quick Guide to Tulsa, OK
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Tulsa, OK

Are you in Tulsa, or planning to be soon? Oklahoma‘s second-largest city, is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a perfect place to visit. Its many attractions are wonderful for all ages; here is a handful to add to your itinerary.

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Charming Small Towns in North Carolina
2 months 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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Best National Parks

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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.