Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Fort Pickens National Park

Fort Pickens & Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Pensacola Beach, Florida Its’ world-class pristine, expansive white sand beach is among the many attractions at Fort Pickens National Park. What is there to do at Fort […]

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National Parks

Davis Bayou Campground | Ocean Springs

Davis Bayou Campground Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Davis Bayou is one of two full service campgrounds that are part of the Gulf Islands National Park. The other campground is Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa […]

National Parks

St Pattys Day | Hot Springs

Hot Springs – The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade We’ve long known about Hot Springs claim to hosting the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and finally were in town camping at the Gulpha […]


Shiloh Military Park
Natchez Trace

Shiloh Military Park

Shiloh National Military Park Travelers on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway should consider taking a 45 mile detour to visit Shiloh, a large, well preserved National Historic park and the most significant Civil War site […]

Lake Superior Circle Tour

Wisconsin Lake Superior Ice Caves

The Bayfield Ice Caves  Touring the ice sculptures of the Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves was easily the most popular 2014 & 2015 winter event around Lake Superior. In 2016 the Lake Superior Ice was […]

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Natchez Trace

Meriwether Lewis Park – Natchez Trace

Meriwether Lewis Park, Campground & Monument History-Introduction Natchez Trace Travelogue: Highlights along The Trace Parkway Meriwether Lewis Natchez Trace  Park (this page) The Natchez Trace Lewis Site wayside stop has double historical significance. You can […]

Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Pensacola Forts & Military History

The military history of Pensacola began with a Spanish settlement and fort in 1698. Later to be named Fort San Carlos de Austria, its early military history involved defending the community against constant attacks from […]


Great River Road

Fall Color Effigy Mounds

Effigy Mounds National Park – Fall Color Hikes Located on the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi Great River Road, Effigy Mounds is a popular fall color attraction due to its mature mixed hardwood forest, […]

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National Parks

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park – Camping, Hiking, and Scenic Drives Located near the southern end of Arkansas Scenic Highway 7, Hot Springs National Park is located in the center of the city of Hot Springs […]

Great River Road

St Croix Falls Interstate Park

St Croix Falls Interstate Park – Fall Color Interstate Park, a cooperative effort of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the National Park Service, is located on the St. Croix Wild and National Scenic River which forms part […]


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Lake Superior Circle Tour

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour – Apostle Islands The last Sunday in June Jo and I took the Raspberry Island Lighthouse tour offered by Apostle Islands Cruise Service in conjunction with the National Park Service. The […]

Great River Road

Effigy Mounds National Park

Effigy Mounds – McGregor, Iowa Officially called Effigy Mounds National Monument, Effigy Mounds is located in the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River a few miles north of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. Visiting the park is […]

Natchez Trace

Traveling The Modern Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway begins north of the city of Natchez (see our article on Visiting historic Natchez, Mississippi), the oldest town on the Mississippi River and the southern terminus of the historic Natchez Trace. […]