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Grand View Drive Illinois
3 weeks ago

Grand View Drive Illinois

“The world’s most beautiful drive.” That’s how Grand View Drive is described. It was first coined by President Teddy Roosevelt after he’d had the pleasure to take a slow drive up and down the road. It’s been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1996.

Grand View Drive is two and a half mile long scenic road in Peoria, Illinois. It offers views of local parkland and as well as the Illinois River. You can also see a number of stately and historic homes as well. 

Makes you want to jump right in the car and head there, right?

We thought so!

In this post, we’re going to share what makes Grand View Drive so spectacular, and why it’s a must-see for any road trip fan. 

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Quick Guide to Tulsa, OK
4 weeks 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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Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco
1 month ago

Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco

People love to visit a city like San Francisco for lots of reasons. There’s the cool architecture, great food in places like Chinatown, tons of shopping, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. But you might be surprised to find one of the most popular attractions has to do with sea lions. 

Yes, that’s right! 

One of the best cities in the country to see sea lions in is San Francisco. And it’s one reason people flock to this part of the country.

In this post, we’re going to highlight all of the main spots and hidden gems you can check out sea lions. From the biggest tourist spots to some of the secret places the locals know about, you’ll find them all here. 

Ready to get started?

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Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes
1 month ago

Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes

When most people head to Las Vegas, The Strip is their primary destination. Of course, who can blame them, right? There’s a never-ending stream of things to do, see, eat, and drink. 

But, sometimes all that activity can get overwhelming, and people want a little bit of a break.

Thankfully, the Las Vegas area offers plenty of that too. While many people get in the car and drive to the Grand Canyon, others head to a lesser known, but still fascinating spot: the Amargosa Sand Dunes. 

In this post, we’re going to tell you a little bit about this hidden gem in the Nevada Desert that is a favorite of the locals.

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See Stunning Sempervirens Falls
2 months 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
2 months 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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Visiting Monument Valley, Utah 
3 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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Visiting Manatee Springs State Park
8 months ago

Visiting Manatee Springs State Park

Nestled way down upon the Suwanee River, is Manatee Springs State Park, an oasis of old Florida first seen and named by the botanist explorer William Bartram in 1774. The spot is picturesque and is indeed a haven for the manatees seeking warm waters during chilly weather. Even so, the springs were named after the manatee because Bartram found a manatee carcass there when he first visited. 

Today’s visitors don’t have that sad sight; indeed, they see the lush beauty of primeval Florida’s forests and springs, as well as the abundant wildlife that calls this part of Florida home.

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Silver Springs State Park
9 months ago

Silver Springs State Park

For a taste of Old Florida that is beautiful, historical, and enjoyable, plan a trip to Silver Springs State Park at 1425 NE 58th Avenue in Ocala. The park has served as a natural landmark since the 1870s and is often called Florida’s first tourist attraction. Silver Springs boasts one of the few uninhabited spring runs in Florida. It first came to attention in the 1820s, and people came in increasing numbers once Phillip Morrell fitted a pane of glass to the bottom of his rowboat in 1870. Ever since Glass Bottom Boats have been attracting visitors from all over the world. The experience is mesmerizing, as one floats over the clear waters spotting underwater wildlife.

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Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
9 months ago

Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a National Heritage Area in the U.S. state of Georgia that encompasses natural, cultural, and historical beauty in an environment that is fun to explore year round. 

The mountain itself is part of the 2,550 acre DeKalb County park called the Davidson – Arabia Nature Preserve. The Preserve also includes other large formations of exposed granite, wetlands, pine and oak forests, multiple streams, and two lakes. Leashed dogs are welcome, too! As you begin to plan your visit, consider partaking in some of the following activities.

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