Dry Tortugas Travel Guide

Best Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

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Sitting seventy miles west of Key West is the last group of islands in the Florida Keys. This is the location of Dry Tortugas National Park, an underrated gem in the national park system. In this guide we cover everything you need to know on how to visit Dry Tortugas National Park, including the best things to do, how to …

Get to Dry Tortugas

How to Get to Dry Tortugas National Park: Ferry, Seaplane & Private Charter

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Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote national parks in the USA. There are two ways to get here: by boat or by seaplane. Both come with their advantages and disadvantages, and which one you choose depends on cost, how much time you have, if you plan to camp on Garden Key, and other factors such as …

Things to do in Biscayne

10 Best Things to Do in Biscayne National Park

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Biscayne National Park protects one of the largest reef systems in the world. This park is 95% water, so the best way to explore it is by boat, making it very unique from many of the US national parks. If you love snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, or simply cruising around by boat, you will love this underrated gem of park. …

Where to Eat in Key West

Best Restaurants in Key West: 20 Great Places to Eat & Drink

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Many people travel to Key West for the beaches, sunsets, and nightlife, but Key West is also home to many great restaurants. In fact, one of the best things to do in Key West is eat. Key lime pie, conch fritters, Cuban food, coffee, fresh seafood, lobster rolls…the choices are endless. In this post, we cover 20 great restaurants in …

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New York City Bucket List: 50 Epic Things to Do in New York City

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New York City is one of the largest, most influential cities in the world. With its rich history, famous landmarks, museums and theaters, and its ever changing skyline, the to-do list for visitors is enormous. 50 things to do in New York City sounds like a lot, and it is, but there are many more places we could have added …

Petrified Forest Trail Guide

How to Hike the Petrified Forest Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Badlands, grasslands, bison, and the Little Missouri River are not the only attractions in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You can also visit the Petrified Forest to see ancient, mineralized trees, similar to what you will see at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Millions of years ago, this part of North Dakota was once a swamp, much like the Everglades …

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One Perfect Day in Congaree National Park

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With its compact size and short list of things to do, one day is all you really need to visit Congaree National Park. With one day in Congaree National Park, walk the boardwalk trail, go canoeing or kayaking on Cedar Creek, and venture farther into the wilderness on one of several other hiking trails in the park. Quick Facts about …

10 Day Italy Itinerary Rome Florence Venice

10 Day Italy Itinerary: Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice

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For first timers to Italy, Rome, Florence and Venice typically top the “must-see” list. On this 10 day Italy itinerary, you have enough time to visit these three cities and add in another spectacular destination, the coastal towns of the Cinque Terre. In this guide, we lay out a detailed Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice itinerary. We cover the …

Summit One Vanderbilt at Sunset

How to Visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt: Photos, Tips & Is It Worth It?

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is the newest addition to the Manhattan observation decks. The main reason to visit an observation deck is for the view. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt takes the experience to a whole different level. Located on the top three floors of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Manhattan is an immersive, multi-sensory experience with art installations, floor to ceiling …

Bonanza Peak Alaska

How to Hike the Bonanza Mine Trail | Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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The Bonanza Mine Trail is a tough hike that features panoramic views over the Kennicott and Root Glaciers. It’s not the most thrilling hike at first but once above the tree line the views really open up. The pay-off comes at the end…the chance to see the abandoned Bonanza Mine and sweeping views across Wrangell – St. Elias National Park …

Yellowstone Mount Rushmore Itinerary

Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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This is one of the best road trips in the USA. With 10 days, you can visit Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore, but that’s not all. You also have enough time to visit the highlights of Grand Teton, day trip out to Badlands National Park, spend some time at Wind Cave National Park, and cruise the scenic drives and …

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Tour in Katmai National Park

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The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is the site of one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. Located in Katmai National Park, a visit to this area makes a great day trip from Brooks Lodge. I know that it can be hard to pull yourself away from the awesome bear viewing of the Brooks Falls viewing platforms, but if you …

New River Gorge Itinerary

New River Gorge National Park Itinerary for 1 to 3 Days

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If you are planning your New River Gorge National Park itinerary, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan the “perfect New River Gorge itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. The things to do in New River Gorge National Park are scattered along the New River. To get from …

Congaree National Park Guide

Top 10 Things to Do in Congaree National Park

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Congaree National Park protects the oldest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern United States. This small park is quick and easy to visit. Walk the boardwalk trail through the forest, go kayaking or canoeing on Cedar Creek, go birdwatching and fishing, and, if you like, venture farther into the park on a number of other woodland trails. In this …

North Unit Theodore Roosevelt Park

Complete Guide to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made of up three separate units: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The North Unit is our favorite part of the park. The views of the badlands and the Little Missouri River are spectacular, the Caprock Coulee Trail is tons of fun to hike, and this unit tends to be …

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How to Hike the Kīlauea Iki Trail in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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The Kīlauea Iki Trail is a great experience to add to your Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to-do list. On this relatively short hike, walk through a rainforest, cross a solidified lava lake, and gaze out at the crater from the rim. You also have the option to add on the Thurston Lava Tube. This hike was one of our favorite …

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10 Best Things to Do in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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Wrangell – St. Elias National Park is one of our favorite US National Parks. Its remote location, countless mountains and glaciers, and sheer beauty is simply astounding. It feels like an adventure to drive in on McCarthy Road, pull your belongings across the footbridge, and get shuttled to your lodge or campground. From Kennecott and McCarthy, you can go glacier …

Root Glacier Hike

Hiking the Root Glacier Trail in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

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Hiking the Root Glacier Trail is one of the best things to do in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve. This national park is covered with a huge amount of glacial ice and the Root Glacier is the most accessible glacier in the park. Whether or not you have been glacier hiking before, this is an awesome experience. …

Yellowstone to Mount Rushmore

How to Drive between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone

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At first you might be wondering, why write a post about how to drive from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone? Sounds easy, right? Just connect the two points on a map and pick the quickest route. But what if I told you that you had several options and each of these included a different but very scenic drive. Two scenic drives …