Tombstone, the Old West Lives On…

“I’m your huckleberry,”…”Tell ’em the law’s comin’. You tell ’em I’m comin’, and hell’s comin’ with me!”…”You’re a daisy if ya do.” Some of the most iconic quotes from one of the best movies of all time. If you love the old west and you want to walk the streets of a legendary town, scene of the most fabled gunfights of all time, you have to get to Tombstone, Arizona. Read more

What Have You Been Missing?

In a world where everyone knows what everyone else had for lunch and what series they just binge watched, I thought I’d share a little about myself.

I’ve been taking road trips since I was a kid and I’ve loved them from the beginning. Trips from my hometown in northern Michigan to Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, California, as I got older, trips to Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. , Maine and Canada and from Virginia to North Carolina during my short time living there. I’ve been privileged to see much of what this amazing country has to offer.

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Hidden, Oft Ignored Gems: State Parks

Did you know that as of 2016, there were 10,336 state parks in the United States? How many have you visited? I’m guessing you haven’t even made a dent in that number. I know I haven’t.

While national parks are pretty well- known and are among featured stops on many vacations, state parks are often overlooked or just plain unknown to many of us; the hidden gems of the U.S. Some state parks hog all of the glory, like Niagra Falls State Park in New York, (did you even know it was a state park?), or Ecola State Park in Astoria, Oregon, home to Cannon Beach– the much photographed beach featured in the 1980’s movie ‘Goonies’. Not to mention Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Big Sur), or Emerald Bay State Park (Lake Tahoe). If you bother to take the time, you will probably find some amazing state parks that should make it onto your bucket list. It’s possible there are a few within a few hours of you that you are missing out on because you don’t even know they exist. Read more