When you think National Park, you think somewhere in the lower 48. Hopefully it’s a day’s drive away and fun for the whole family. If you look ever so slightly north – okay, a couple hours – into Alaska, you’ll find an incredible experience in Katmai National Park and Nature Reserve. And just because it’s in Alaska doesn’t mean it’s all about the winter sports! It makes for a wonderful year-round vacation.
This is an attraction you need a car to get to. It’s not because public transportation is limited. In fact, this place is a stone’s throw away from an airport. To fully reap the benefits of the Musical Road in California, however, you need to drive. It’s only an hour north of Los Angeles or a long 5.5 hour drive from San Francisco. Before you buckle up, we’ll tell you all about this melodious highway.
Though its name may lead you to picture another Grand Canyon, the Great Basin National Park is actually a conglomerate of many different natural features. A mix of mountains and deep caves, rivers and deserts allow for beautiful adventures among some of America’s oldest natural features. Human interaction with the land has shaped certain areas, creating archaeological sites of interest.
Memphis, Tennessee is a safe place to visit when educated about the potential dangers of the area. Each visitor and local will have a different answer that fully corresponds to their personal experiences. We are only as knowledgeable as we choose to be about visiting new places. The more you know about Memphis, the better.
Barton Springs is one of the more popular recreational areas in Austin, Texas. Spanish explorers first found the springs in the 17th century around 1730 and long before the pool was built, the springs were a sacred place for purification rituals by the Native American tribe that inhabited the area.
Now, It is an area open to swimming and other manual water sports. There are four natural water springs located in Barton Creek which surrounds Ziker Park. The main spring, also known as Parthenia Spring, feeds into Austin’s most cherished pool and is a local and visitor favorite.
Reno is a city in Nevada located at about 5,000 feet above sea level. It has become a common tourist spot for its proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the access to casinos. Reno offers activities like gaming, family entertainment, outdoor events, festivals, museums, and more.
Those who have traveled to foreign countries can tell you first hand- there are always going to be standing unspoken rules. These rules come as a result of society and communities molding to the status quo that has been in making over past years. Most foreigners learn the hard way, but we are here to ease the learning curve.
When one thinks of planning an epic adventure trip, Maine probably doesn’t appear at the top of that list. However, with the northern lights in mind, Maine is one of the best places in the US to catch the rare spectacle in the sky.
For most, the northern lights are something only seen in mesmerizing photos. A natural phenomenon that seems almost impossible to witness in real life. Catching the vibrant colors of the northern lights is more possible than you might realize. Wisconsin is known to be home to some of the best places to catch the spectacular light show.
( Northern Lights and Milky Way over Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana)
If you’re planning on visiting Montana anytime soon, consider making the trip around a time of year when you can see the northern lights. While some areas of the state have higher visibility than others, overall, Montana’s wide open spaces combined with low air pollution make for some of the clearest night skies in the U.S.