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.
Are you interested in planning a trip to the wild, wild, west?
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.
South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too.
These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.
To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!
Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world.
Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here.
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.
Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.
And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family.
In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!
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.
While it’s widely known as a summer vacation destination, Cape May has more going for it than beaches and boats. Most noteworthy, there’s art, history, and culture aplenty. Here are the sights to see and things to do if you only have a few days in this unique seaside town.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular National Parks in the entire system. It’s pretty easy to see why. Straddling the Continental Divide and located a few hours north of Denver, Colorado by car, the pristine and unique beauty it offers is something to behold.
At over 250,000 acres to explore, you’d have to keep coming back year after year to be able to take it all in. Since the acreage runs over the Continental Divide, the line that separates the watersheds of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it features a very different landscape from one side of the park to the next.
On the East side, the park is drier with more glaciers, and on the west side it is heavily forested and lush. It’s almost like having the ability to see two parks at once!
There are a number of attractions at Rocky Mountain National Park that keeps almost 3.5 million visitors a year entertained. Let’s take a look at what the park has to offer.
Forget Las Vegas. When you’ve had enough of the glitz and glam, head to Great Basin National Park to get away from it all. With a range of awe-inspiring scenery, including mountains, desert, and deep caves, there’s no shortage of excitement despite its distance from Sin City.