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Enjoy Incredible Views from a Gondola
1 month ago

Enjoy Incredible Views from a Gondola

Want to enjoy awesome mountain views but without worrying about doing any skiing or mountain climbing?

Well, you’re in luck. 

Gondolas have become increasingly popular across the US. While at first they were developed to move packs of skiers and snowboarders to their slopeside destinations, today gondolas are a fantastic way to get incredible views of cities, seascapes and mountain range across the country. 

In this post, we’re going to highlight some of the best. 

Are you ready to go up, up, and away?

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Visiting Ruby Falls
1 month ago

Visiting Ruby Falls

Right on the border between Tennessee and Georgia, you’ll find the bustling little city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s tucked in next to a bend in the Tennessee River and sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Now, Chattanooga is a destination in and of itself, but many people come to the area because they want to visit Ruby Falls. In fact, Ruby Falls is often cited as one of the top ten attractions in the Southeastern part of the United States. 

If that’s piqued your interest, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Ruby Falls and what makes it such a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. 

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Grand View Drive Illinois
2 months 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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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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Quick Guide to Tacoma, WA
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Tacoma, WA

Only 45 minutes away from heavily tourist populated Seattle – Tacoma, Washington often gets overlooked. But, why? It’s every bit as happening, and attractive. (And it’s less expensive too!)

In this post, you will find a quick run through of the different things there are to see and love, in Tacoma. 

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Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 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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Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC
4 months ago

Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC

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. 

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Family Treasure Hunt: Where to Dig for Gemstones
6 months ago

Family Treasure Hunt: Where to Dig for Gemstones

Family vacations are a fun time to bond, but theme parks and nature hikes can become tedious. After a while, it helps to have something new to try.

What better way to come closer together than trying the time-honored tradition of prospecting? Digging for gems is a fun way to experience the outdoors while enjoying a historical activity.

You may even find a natural souvenir to bring home! Below are some of the top places for families to dig for gemstones.

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