The Best National Parks in Hawaii

Looking for the best national parks in Hawaii? From national parks to national monuments to preserves, here are the best Hawaii national parks! Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Named to mean “trail by the shoreline”, the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail was established in 2000 to preserve the Hawai’ian culture and history. The 175-mile trail … Read more

How to Visit the Statue of Liberty, NYC’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site #2: The Statue of Liberty

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied … Read more

The Best National Parks in Arizona

USA - Arizona - Rafting on The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon at sunrise

A guide to Arizona’s national parks! National Parks in Arizona Canyon de Chelly National Monument Located close to the eastern edge of Arizona, this spectacular landscape is home to the Novajo tribe. This scenic monument is rich with American history and filled with activities and sights to explore. The rocks over the years have been … Read more

The Best National Parks in Nebraska

Nebraska - Agate Fossil Beds

A guide to Nebraska’s national parks! National Parks in Nebraska Agate Fossil Beds National Monument This park was established to preserve the rich heritage of the Lakota and Cheyenne tribes who once occupied the areas and led armies of America Indians to war against the US army who continuously encroached on the land. In this … Read more

The Best National Parks in Wyoming

Hiking Grand Teton National Park

A guide to the best national parks in Wyoming! National Parks in Wyoming Grand Teton National Park Grand Teton National Park is a 310,000-acre natural expanse located in Teton County, Wyoming. The area was designated a national park in 1929 with the aim of preserving the major peaks of the famous Teton Range. Visiting the … Read more

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 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

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