Sea Stacks Kenai Fjords

9 Amazing Things to Do in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Hike to one of the largest icefields in North America, spot humpback whales and orcas on a wildlife cruise, kayak in front of glaciers, go ice climbing or glacier hiking, and soar over the fjords in a helicopter…these are all things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park. This is one of the few national parks in Alaska that you …

Best USA Road Trip

Best USA Road Trips: 18 Ideas for Your Next Big Adventure

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One of the best ways to explore the USA is on a good old-fashioned road trip. Cruise along Route 66, road trip through the Florida Keys, explore the American Southwest, or even drive from coast to coast. In this guide, we share 18 of the best USA road trips…18 great ideas for your next big adventure. About these USA Road …

Best Hotels in Key West

Where to Stay in Key West in 2022: Best Hotels & Neighborhoods

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With luxury resorts, boutique hotels, historic Victorian mansions, and budget hotels, you have a lot of options to choose from when deciding where to stay in Key West. One of the most important things to consider is the location. Do you want to stay within walking distance of the bars and restaurants along Duval Street or do you prefer a …

Views of Denali

16 Best Things to Do in Denali National Park

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Denali National Park, one of the largest national parks in the USA, is home to millions of acres of remote, rugged wilderness. It is named for Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, and catching a view of this mountain peak is one of the best things to do in Denali National Park. There are many adventures to be had …

Florida Keys Itinerary

7 – 10 Day Florida Keys Itinerary: Miami, Key West & the National Parks

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Driving from Miami to Key West is one of the best road trips in the USA. White sandy beaches, palm trees, beautiful aquamarine water, warm sunny skies…sounds nice, right? Add in tropical drinks, alfresco dining, a few slices of key lime pie, a national park or two (or even three), and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the US, …

Alaska Itinerary

10 Day Alaska Itinerary: 3 Epic Road Trip Ideas

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There are many ways to plan your “perfect Alaska itinerary,” depending on your interests. Cruise the fjords, go glacier hiking or ice climbing, soar over the snow-capped mountains on a flightseeing tour, see Denali in all her glory, watch brown bears feeding on salmon, and drive through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the USA. If it is your …

Dry Tortugas Travel Guide

Best Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

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Sitting seventy miles west of Key West is the last group of islands in the Florida Keys. This is the location of Dry Tortugas National Park, an underrated gem in the national park system. In this guide we cover everything you need to know on how to visit Dry Tortugas National Park, including the best things to do, how to …

Get to Dry Tortugas

How to Get to Dry Tortugas National Park: Ferry, Seaplane & Private Charter

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Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote national parks in the USA. There are two ways to get here: by boat or by seaplane. Both come with their advantages and disadvantages, and which one you choose depends on cost, how much time you have, if you plan to camp on Garden Key, and other factors such as …

Things to do in Biscayne

10 Best Things to Do in Biscayne National Park

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Biscayne National Park protects one of the largest reef systems in the world. This park is 95% water, so the best way to explore it is by boat, making it very unique from many of the US national parks. If you love snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, or simply cruising around by boat, you will love this underrated gem of park. …

Where to Eat in Key West

Best Restaurants in Key West: 20 Great Places to Eat & Drink

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Many people travel to Key West for the beaches, sunsets, and nightlife, but Key West is also home to many great restaurants. In fact, one of the best things to do in Key West is eat. Key lime pie, conch fritters, Cuban food, coffee, fresh seafood, lobster rolls…the choices are endless. In this post, we cover 20 great restaurants in …

New York City Sunset

New York City Bucket List: 50 Epic Things to Do in New York City

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New York City is one of the largest, most influential cities in the world. With its rich history, famous landmarks, museums and theaters, and its ever changing skyline, the to-do list for visitors is enormous. 50 things to do in New York City sounds like a lot, and it is, but there are many more places we could have added …

Petrified Forest Trail Guide

How to Hike the Petrified Forest Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Badlands, grasslands, bison, and the Little Missouri River are not the only attractions in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You can also visit the Petrified Forest to see ancient, mineralized trees, similar to what you will see at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Millions of years ago, this part of North Dakota was once a swamp, much like the Everglades …

Congaree Photo

One Perfect Day in Congaree National Park

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With its compact size and short list of things to do, one day is all you really need to visit Congaree National Park. With one day in Congaree National Park, walk the boardwalk trail, go canoeing or kayaking on Cedar Creek, and venture farther into the wilderness on one of several other hiking trails in the park. Quick Facts about …

Summit One Vanderbilt at Sunset

How to Visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt: Photos, Tips & Is It Worth It?

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is the newest addition to the Manhattan observation decks. The main reason to visit an observation deck is for the view. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt takes the experience to a whole different level. Located on the top three floors of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Manhattan is an immersive, multi-sensory experience with art installations, floor to ceiling …

Bonanza Peak Alaska

How to Hike the Bonanza Mine Trail | Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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The Bonanza Mine Trail is a tough hike that features panoramic views over the Kennicott and Root Glaciers. It’s not the most thrilling hike at first but once above the tree line the views really open up. The pay-off comes at the end…the chance to see the abandoned Bonanza Mine and sweeping views across Wrangell – St. Elias National Park …

Yellowstone Mount Rushmore Itinerary

Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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This is one of the best road trips in the USA. With 10 days, you can visit Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore, but that’s not all. You also have enough time to visit the highlights of Grand Teton, day trip out to Badlands National Park, spend some time at Wind Cave National Park, and cruise the scenic drives and …

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Tour in Katmai National Park

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The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is the site of one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. Located in Katmai National Park, a visit to this area makes a great day trip from Brooks Lodge. I know that it can be hard to pull yourself away from the awesome bear viewing of the Brooks Falls viewing platforms, but if you …

New River Gorge Itinerary

New River Gorge National Park Itinerary for 1 to 3 Days

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If you are planning your New River Gorge National Park itinerary, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan the “perfect New River Gorge itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. The things to do in New River Gorge National Park are scattered along the New River. To get from …

Congaree National Park Guide

Top 10 Things to Do in Congaree National Park

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Congaree National Park protects the oldest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern United States. This small park is quick and easy to visit. Walk the boardwalk trail through the forest, go kayaking or canoeing on Cedar Creek, go birdwatching and fishing, and, if you like, venture farther into the park on a number of other woodland trails. In this …

North Unit Theodore Roosevelt Park

Complete Guide to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made of up three separate units: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The North Unit is our favorite part of the park. The views of the badlands and the Little Missouri River are spectacular, the Caprock Coulee Trail is tons of fun to hike, and this unit tends to be …