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

Why Skyline Drive is My Favorite American Highway

Why Skyline Drive is My Favorite American Highway

Skyline Drive is a stunning section of Shenandoah National Park in the middle of Virginia, easily accessible for those driving from Charlottesville to Washington, DC. The drive overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and stretches for a little over a hundred miles. This length makes it a short enough to enjoy in the middle of a longer … Read more

17 Houses of Famous Authors You Can Visit in Real Life!

Connecticutt - Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Mark Twain from 1874 to 1871 with American High Gothic style in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

I just love visiting author’s homes on my travels. From seeing Pushkin’s house in Chisinau to seeing where Margaret Mitchell penned Gone With the Wind in Atlanta, some of my favorite travel memories are seeing the homes of famous writers. Here are some of the best houses of famous authors that you can actually visit … Read more

11 Truths about the Great American Roadtrip

A family road trip is one of the Six Kinds of Trips Everyone Should Experience, but whether it’s with family, old friends, or with a significant other, there are some universal truths about the Great American Roadtrip that every roadtripper knows. It is possible to find an episode of Law & Order (or one of … Read more

Best Quotes about New England

Portland Head Light at sunrise in Maine, New England.

Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.–Norman Rockwell One of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it.–Mark Twain June in New England is like a lover’s dream made tangible.–Gladys Taber Everywhere throughout New England you find old, tumbledown field walls, often in the middle of … Read more

How to Tour the White House

I have had the privilege of getting to tour the White House twice–once when I was 11 on an epic family road trip in a minivan from Oklahoma to Washington and again this week. Both times it was my mother, a lover of all things American history, who put in the ticket applications.   Since … 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

The Perfect Day Trip to the Great Smoky Mountains: Itinerary + Travel Tips

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Wondering what the perfect one-day Smoky Mountains itinerary is? Here’s what you should do with one day in Great Smoky Mountains National Park!  This day trip to GSMPN is best if you’re basing yourself in Tennessee, especially if you’ll be staying in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville.  Can’t read now? Pin for later! Good to Know: This … Read more

Spend One Perfect Day in the Grand Canyon: Itinerary & Travel Tips!

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The Grand Canyon is one of the truly breathtaking, awe-inspiring places on our planet! Here’s how to spend one day in the Grand Canyon to get the most out of your trip! In this Grand Canyon itinerary, you get to see the highlights of a trip to Grand Canyon National Park include the viewpoints from … Read more

10 Things to Know Before You Visit the Statue of Liberty in Winter

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Are you trying to decide if you should visit the Statue of Liberty in winter? If you’re headed to NYC for a winter trip, you don’t need to skip the Statue of Liberty! You just need to come prepared so you have the smoothest (and warmest) trip possible!  Can’t read now? Pin for later! Everything … Read more