The 50 Most Stunning Waterfalls in the US for an Epic Outdoor Getaway

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Looking to get outside and spend some time appreciating the great outdoors? You can go on a scenic drive, visit a beautiful lighthouse, or hit the road and see some of the best waterfalls in the US! Here are fifty great American waterfalls to choose from.  Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Best Waterfalls in … Read more

National Parks in Pennsylvania

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Allegheny Portage Railroad Located in southwestern Pennsylvania and about 12 miles from Altoona, Allegheny Portage Railroad is the first-ever railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad which till today remains an industrial wonder functioned from 1834 to 1854. The railroad played a huge part in influencing and advancing the American trade market … Read more

The 40 Most Scenic Drives in America for Stunning Weekend Getaways

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If you’re looking to take a day trip or a road trip where the drive is just as beautiful as the destination – or is the destination – then you want to pick on the of the most scenic drives in America for your next getaway. From the east coast to the west, from Alaska … Read more

21 Poignant Gettysburg Quotes about the Battle’s Legacy

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Looking for beautiful and thought-provoking quotes about Gettysburg? Here are the best quotes about the Battle of Gettysburg disaster from historians, novelists, survivors, politicians, and pop culture that you can use on your website or your Instagram to help teach people about what happened. Read next: 5 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels … Read more

15 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels

The Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg

I wrote yesterday about my visit to Gettysburg over the weekend.  While browsing the gift shop at the Visitor’s center, I stopped to check out their extensive selection of Civil War inspired nonfiction and novels.  Between visiting Gettysburg and seeing Margaret Mitchell’s house in May, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about the Civil War and … Read more

Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley

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Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Philadelphia is by far one of my favorite American cities. I used to live there and run a photo-a-day website there, and it’s one of the best cities to live in if you’re a history buff. On today’s episode, we talk about the amazing … Read more

How to Visit Independence Hall, Philadelphia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes … Read more

How to Go on a Self-Guided Driving Tour of Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa

A Trip I should have Taken Years Ago Living in Philadelphia, I take a lot of trips up and down the Acela/I-95 corridor.  Whether by car, train, plane, or Megabus (RIP Chinatown Bus), I’ve wandered up and down the east coast from Montreal to Florida. Knowing that my long-term plans include leaving the east coast … Read more

The 10 Best US National Parks for Seniors

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There is a new travel craze sweeping independent senior living communities across America! Because of our size and the many climate zones our country boasts, the US has some of the most breathtaking national parks on the planet. In these precarious times, the only trick is knowing the best time to visit so that you … Read more

Philadelphia to Boston Road Trip: See the East Coast in 10 Days!

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Driving up the East Coast on a Philadelphia to Boston road trip is one of the great American road trips. A route straight through the history of the United States, and one packed full of vibrant, fascinating destinations and glorious scenery. Explore Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and discover the best the East … Read more