Planning a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park: Essential Mammoth Cave Tips!

Mammoth Cave National Park

Deep below the forested hills of the Green River valley in South Central Kentucky in the United States, you will find Mammoth Cave.  By most reckonings, it’s the world’s largest cave system: an inconceivably complex maze of passages and chambers, stretching for over 650 kilometers that we know of, with potentially as many as 1000 … Read more

One Perfect Day in Niagara Falls: Itinerary & Niagara Falls Road Trip Tips

Niagara Falls has a spot on almost every USA and Canadian Bucket List, and for good reason because it’s spectacular! This popular road trip stop is a blast to visit, even if you’re short on time! This Niagara Falls itinerary goes over how to spend one day in Niagara Falls so you can see the … Read more

Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe With just a week left in office, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Birmingham, Alabama Civil Rights District a national monument. Birmingham played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in America in the 1950s and ‘60s. Prominent figures like Rev. … Read more

The 27 Most Instagrammable Places to Take Pictures in Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi - Jackson - Mississippi Museum of Art Art Garden - Stephanie

Jackson is an incredibly beautiful and charming city, and you can’t come to town without snapping a pic or two. Here are (what I consider to be) some of the best places to take pictures in Jackson and the best Jackson Instagram spots. Can’t read now? Pin for later! Note: We were guests of Visit Jackson, who I … Read more

The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.

Civil War photograph of Ft. Stevens, Washington, D.C. Officers and men of Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens. William Morris Smith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Listen to the Episode “The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.” Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to listen & Subscribe For American history buffs, the Civil War can feel like covered ground. But if you put aside the big battles and turning points, there are still so many smaller, fascinating stories deserving to be told. … Read more

Oklahoma City Day Trips: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

A Longhorn in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

In July and August, I spent some time with my family in Oklahoma. While I was there, I went on some daytrips with my brother to explore parts of the state I haven’t spent much time in. One of the days we went down to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to explore and hopefully capture … Read more

Luquillo, Puerto Rico: Taking in the Sunset at the Capital of the Sun

Between the rainforest and the sea sits Luquillo, “La Capital del Sol,” or the Capital of the Sun.  The lagoon is carved into the island, has soft red sand, an unobstructed view of the horizon, and a coconut grove.  The waves are more gentle than on other parts of Puerto Rico’s northern Atlantic coast, due to the … 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 Visit the San Antonio Missions, Texas’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Alamo

Traveling to the San Antonio Missions You may not recognize the UNESCO World Heritage Site called the San Antonio Missions by name, but I guarantee you’ve heard of the most famous of the five missions that make up this site. Mission San Antonio de Valero is one of the most well-known and well-traveled buildings in … Read more