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All About Zoos & Aquariums In America

Quick Guide to Omaha, Nebraska
4 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Omaha, Nebraska

Tons of cities across the country often get overlooked as destinations. Unfortunately, Omaha, Nebraska is one of them. 

Here’s the truth. Omaha is a vibrant city with plenty of culture, entertainment, food, and things to do that would keep anyone occupied for a great vacation. If all of those things sound like what you’d like to enjoy on your next road trip, well, head your car to Omaha!

In this quick guide to Omaha, we’ll give you an overview of everything you need to know.

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I-95 Driving Guide: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
4 weeks 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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I-95 Driving Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York
1 month ago

I-95 Driving Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York

Road-tripping up I-95? You won’t want to miss these fun stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

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5 Best Aquariums to See Sharks
3 months ago

5 Best Aquariums to See Sharks

Going to an aquarium can often feel like going to a bakery; sure, everything looks great, but where’s the donuts? And as we all know, sharks are the donuts of …
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Summer of Sightseeing – Zoos
6 months ago

Summer of Sightseeing – Zoos

On your next road trip across the United States, you may want to consider stopping at some of the most famous zoos. Providing an educational experience for the entire family and breaking up your drive a little bit is never a bad idea.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite zoos from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite zoo and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

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Summer of Sightseeing – Aquariums
7 months ago

Summer of Sightseeing – Aquariums

On your next road trip across the United States, you are likely to come across some of the best aquariums in the world. Cities like Tampa, Florida, Columbus, Ohio and Outer Banks, North Carolina are home to just a few aquariums to visit.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite aquariums from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite aquarium and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

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Zoos to See Pandas
1 year ago

Zoos to See Pandas

Let’s face it, is there an animal that people love to see more than giant pandas?

They are cute, cuddly, roll-y poll-y, and hilariously stubborn. We’re so obsessed with seeing them at our zoo’s that many of them have created live streaming “Pandacam’s” just so we can watch them 24 hours a day.

Of course, no one is complaining. After all, it’s virtually impossible to watch a young panda cub playing around and not have a big smile on your face after a few minutes.

Since giant pandas are an endangered species, their care is very closely watched by the US Fish and Wildlife Service while they are on loan from China. That means only a handful of the top notch zoos in the country actually get to house and grow giant pandas for people to visit.

So, you’re probably in the mood to spend a little while with some pandas now, right?

We don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the only zoos across the country where you can actually see giant pandas in the habitat as you would in the wild.

But get yourself ready for a cute attack, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Best Zoos to See Penguins
2 years ago

Best Zoos to See Penguins

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t love penguins. These cute, cuddly, and fun little (or big) birds have been featured in ads, commercials, logos, and even movies all around the world.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that one of the most popular animals to see at any zoo is the penguin exhibit. But, when it comes to penguins, not all zoo’s are created equal. In fact, if you’re desperate to get a great look at penguins, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure
2 years ago

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure

I used to think that you could only find California vineyards in the northern part of the state – such as Napa Valley and Sonoma. For those who aren’t originally from California, most would never assume there’d be a vineyard in Malibu. When we think if Malibu, the first things that come to mind are beach side mansions, but not vineyards. We can guarantee the very last thing, besides a vineyard, that anyone would expect to be in Malibu is a safari with animals such as a giraffe, bison and zebras – among many others! Well, let us enlighten you – there is a a vineyard AND a safari. That’s not the best part though. The best is that they both come as a packaged deal! A 2-for-1 –  The Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Vineyard

Photo by Dana Damato

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Drive Ohio Scenic Route 6
2 years ago

Drive Ohio Scenic Route 6

Route 6 winds through much of the northern portion of Ohio and a drive from its start to its end in the state will take you past a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Here are just a handful of the sights you’ll see along the way. Read More