national parks

Visit these National Park Service Sites in Georgia

by Anthony Manzanares on June 27, 2017

Last year’s centennial celebration of the brought about a resurgence in visiting the national treasures. If you’re visiting , you most likely know about the unspoiled beauty of Cumberland Island National Seashore and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. But there are several lesser-known NPS locations that are worth the visit. Do you know about […]


National Park Service Fee Free Days

by Anthony Manzanares on January 16, 2017

The National Park Service celebrated 100 years last year and it seems like everyone got in the swing of all things NPS. But, I hope you haven’t forgotten these national treasures and have got a visit planned for 2017. To help stretch your travel budget (because there’s always more travel than money, right?), here are […]


National Parks in Arkansas

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 17, 2016

Central High School Historic Site

Arkansas celebrates events and activities all year long as the celebrate the centennial year of the National Park Service. The state is home to eight NPS sites or trails, each with its own special story. Arkansas is also home to one of the National Park Service’s official ambassadors for the centennial, Enimini Ekong, chief of interpretation […]


Visit South Dakota’s Great 8

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 10, 2015

Named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, much of South Dakota’s culture reflects that ethnic heritage. It also boasts a tourism focus that includes prehistoric beasts, world-famous pioneers, Native and wild west legends., all of whom called South Dakota home at one time. If you’re planning a visit to the state, a good […]


The Washington Monument: Honoring Our First President

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 17, 2012

Washington Monument at dusk

It’s 897 steps to the top of the Washington Monument, and while the record time for climbing to the top is 6 minutes and 42 seconds, it’s probably a better idea to take the elevator to the top – it only takes 70 seconds.  Or at least it will once the Washington Monument opens to […]


Celebrate National Park Week with FREE Entrance

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 18, 2011

Madison Falls, Olympic National Park

  Fresh air, stress reduction, discovering history, and outdoor recreation are just a few of the reasons that travelers choose to go to one of our 394 national parks.  As a way of celebrating our continuing relationship with these public lands, National Park Week – April 16-24, 2011 – offers visitors free entrance to all […]

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