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

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


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

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

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

Day Trip Great Smoky Mountains Itinerary Guest Post

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!

USA - Arizona - sunrise at hopi point on the rim trail at the south rim of grand canyon in arizona in the usa

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

United States - New York - Statue of Liberty

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

25 Gorges Grand Canyon Puns for Grand Canyon Instagram Captions

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

Looking for hilarious Grand Canyon puns to share with friends before a trip to Grand Canyon? Or perhaps you want a few clever puns to use as Grand Canyon Instagram captions or a Grand Canyon status on your trip? Here are my favorite Grand Canyon jokes and puns to help make your amazing trip even … Read more

50 Magnificent Grand Canyon Quotes for Grand Canyon Captions & Statuses

USA - Arizona - Mules Climbing up with Goods in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA

Looking for beautiful quotes about the Grand Canyon? This Arizona UNESCO World Heritage Site has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Grand Canyon Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Grand Canyon quotes! Read Next: Spend One Perfect Day in the Grand Canyon: Itinerary & Travel … Read more