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

27 Brilliant Statue of Liberty Quotes for Your Statue of Liberty Instagram Captions & Statuses

USA - New York - Statue of Liberty

Looking for beautiful quotes about the Statue of Liberty? The Lady in the Harbor has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Statue of Liberty Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Statue of Liberty quotes! Read next: 101 Fabulous Quotes about New York & New York … Read more

21 Poignant Gettysburg Quotes about the Battle’s Legacy

Gettysburg quotes

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

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

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Pathway through the Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

America’s fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Sites are great family-friendly destinations that should be on every American’s bucket list. Here’s how to plan the perfect visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, including the best things to do in Carlsbad Caverns and important travel tips. Can’t read now? Pin for later! Visit America’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites! … Read more

How to Enjoy the Perfect Day Trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island

USA - Hawaii - Wide shot of the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii's Volcano National Park

Are you looking to take a day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Here’s how to plan your visit to see this amazing US National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site! Can’t read now? Pin for later! Good to Know: This advice on how to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park comes to us from Marcie … 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

How to Visit Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

USA - Colorado - Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA.

When we first started our 7-month road trip around the Western United States to tour the National Parks of the West, we had no idea that one of the most historical and unique UNESCO World Heritage sites sat just hours outside of our backdoor. We set out to visit Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado’s UNESCO … Read more

The 10 Best US National Parks for Seniors


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