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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail: Hiking in Glacier National Park

Hiking the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail is a must for Glacier National Park visitors. In a dramatic, open setting that can be windy, hikers are surrounded by alpine wildflower gardens, fragile tundra and the sculpted peaks of Montana‘s Northern Rockies. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hiking trails in Glacier National Park. Prime […]

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9 Easy Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

If you’re looking for easy hikes in the Smoky Mountains, you’ve come to the right place. Like many boomers. Alan and I like to include hikes in our national park trips. We know that you do, too. While it’s important to challenge ourselves on moderately strenuous trails, sometimes all we want to do is stroll […]

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Tips for a Natural Bridges National Monument Scenic Drive

Natural Bridges National Monument, located 35 miles west of Blanding, definitely qualifies as a hidden gem in southeast Utah. It’s a fun American Southwest adventure to add to your next road trip. The national monument offers hiking opportunities to three sandstone land bridges, as well as some of the darkest skies you’ll ever experience for […]

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Best Dry Tortugas Day Trip From Key West

Are you looking for the best Dry Tortugas day trip? Read our tips on about a national park adventure that departs from Key West. Florida travelers, you are going to enjoy this remote trip that includes sailing to an off-the-beaten-path national park. Guest contributor, Erika Nelson, is here to share her tips for a Dry […]

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The Best Fall National Park Hikes for Boomer Travelers

In my opinion, engaging with nature on fall national park hikes is simply the best. The weather is brisk, but not cold enough to need winter gear. Plus animals are scurrying around preparing for winter, which results in excellent wildlife viewing. When Alan and I plan a national park visit, we skip the summer months […]

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Fall National Park Road Trip From Arizona to the Canadian Rockies

Cummins originally sponsored this look at a fall national park road trip from Arizona to the Canadian Rockies. Alan and I consider it one of our best road trips ever! Are you in the mood for a national park road trip this fall? Here’s a humdinger of an itinerary that takes you from Arizona to […]

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A Many Glacier Hotel Review for Your Trip to Glacier National Park

In this Many Glacier Hotel review  I’ll show you why the historic national park lodge that sits on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake is the best place to stay in Glacier National Park. But I’ll give you a hint—location, location, location. I originally wrote the review in July 2015 but have updated it to include […]

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Exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on a Trip to Michigan

 As you already know, we jump at any chance to have a National Park adventure. But, as beautiful as they are, we also love to find scenic places that don’t necessarily attract hundreds of thousands of people. In addition to 63 National Parks, did you know there are actually 423 sites in the park system? […]

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