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Yellowstone National Park: America’s Jewel

All About Yellowstone

Known as the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park is one of the United States’ finest natural areas and has been a staple of American culture for more than 140 years. Yellowstone was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. The park’s 3,468 acres are mostly located in Wyoming, with property extending into Montana and Idaho as well.

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3 Reasons to Take the Train

You and your spouse have planned a family vacation for this summer. Airplane ticket prices are through the roof and you can’t imagine driving your three screaming kids for two days across the country – what’s a family to do? Or perhaps you are a college student planning on traveling to visit your loved ones or significant other – but you don’t have a car and you’re on a budget. How will you get there? Try the train! There are three simple reasons why taking the train is the best option when vacationing: it’s affordable, it’s fun, and it’s comfortable. Read on for more details!

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Don’t Lose Your Luggage! Traveling Tips

If you’ve ever lost your luggage, or dealt with a delayed flight you know how frustrated and utterly helpless you feel when these situations occur. We all like to believe that when we go on a vacation, none of these things will happen to us! What happens however, when the unexpected happens? How can you be prepared for something that is completely out of your control?

Survival Carry-on

Your carryon should always include a stash that you can live on for at least a couple of days. This should include a couple of spare outfits, all of your important travel docs, and cash. CASH. Not just debit cards, but real cash. You never know when you’ll find yourself in the one place that American Express, Visa and Mastercard aren’t accepted and needing to buy items desperately. You’ll also want to be sure to include your camera in this bag. Keeping your camera close at hand will insure you don’t miss out on a single moment of your vacation, regardless of what happens.

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How to Make Your Vacation Unique

Millions of tourists flock to the same destinations each year, take the same photos, go on the same walking tours, and eat at the same restaurants. If you’re looking for something new and different in your vacation, you don’t have to go off the map to find it. With simple modifications, even the most popular destination can yield new and different experiences that other tourists don’t have.

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Romantic Log Cabin Getaways

Romantic getaways often create memories that last a lifetime. Destinations vary from tropical getaways to mountain locales. Luxurious accommodations and all inclusive resorts are hugely popular and ubiquitous on the Internet. However, there are many who prefer the appeal of a romantically rustic vacation experience. Log cabin rentals provide year round fun and excitement to millions of people who trek to wilderness locations to enjoy the sun and snow.

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When It’s Time To Return To Ohio

SNORKELING AT JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE ...

I was in Maui for nine days. The weather was perfect, the drinks were fruity and I was having a good ol’ time. It was my first trip to the island and I had met some great people and enjoyed every second of my time there. By day six I was actually starting to completely understand how so many of the locals had just come for vacation and ended up staying. It all seemed perfectly reasonable. For me, the prospect to heading back to rainy Ohio just didn’t seem like that great of an idea.

Day seven my illusion was shattered as we had a rainy, windy day and I realized that even in Hawaii you can be subject to inclement weather. To be fair, I knew it wouldn’t last long, but I was still a little disappointed that there would be a blemish on an otherwise perfect trip to that point.

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The Great Rockies: A Historic Tour

The western trail of Lewis and Clark's explora...

The Rocky Mountains, which stretch from Alaska, down through Canada and into northern New Mexico, are truly one of the most beautiful wonders of the natural world. The entire mountain range covers over 3,000 miles total.

This majestic range was formed within the time period between 80 and 55 million years ago. This time period is known as the laramide orogency. This term describes the forces and accompanied changes that occurred to the area of the Rockies as the earth’s crust shifted from moving, tectonic plates. Continue reading “The Great Rockies: A Historic Tour” »