• Roadside Attractions Along I-80 Hero
    Road Trip Tips

    The 15 Best Roadside Attractions along I-80 Worth Stopping For

    If you've seen the movie Cars, you probably remember well the scene that shows how the major interstate cuts directly through the countryside with no thought of the fascinating sights and experiences along the way... sure, America's Interstates are the fastest way to drive between points A and B – but will you really miss everything interesting along the way? From sculptures and towers to museums and collections, you don't need to drive I-80 straight through unless you want to...

  • Upper Peninsula Bucket List Hero
    Destination Guides

    Upper Peninsula Bucket List: 25 Things to Do in the U.P.

    Dense forests, sparkling lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, and the chance to find a glimmer of copper or shiny agate – the Upper Peninsula is not somewhere most people will ever travel, but it's a gem (in some cases literally) that's well worth visiting if you find yourself in this part of the country. I've been to the Upper Peninsula several times – my dad is from the U.P. and we visited several times when I was a kid...

  • Skagway vs Icy Strait Point Hero
    Great Debate

    Skagway vs Icy Strait Point: How to Choose for Your Alaska Trip

    Planning your Alaska trip or cruise is a series of seemingly impossible decisions. How long to visit, and when. How much to spend. Where to go, what to do, where to stay. Oh my! You might find yourself stuck between two different destinations, uncertain which will be the right one for you and the kinds of memories you want to make during your bucket list trip to The Last Frontier...

  • Ketchikan vs Juneau Hero
    Great Debate

    Ketchikan vs Juneau: How to Choose for Your Alaska Trip

    Planning your Alaska trip or cruise is a series of seemingly impossible decisions. How long to visit, and when. How much to spend. Where to go, what to do, where to stay. Oh my! You might find yourself stuck between two different destinations, uncertain which will be the right one for you and the kinds of memories you want to make during your bucket list trip to The Last Frontier...

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    National Park Travel

    Kansas National Parks: All You Need to Know to Visit (2024-2025)

    When you think of Kansas, what comes to mind? Maybe you know about the Sunflower State's fields of yellow summer blooms, or you've heard of a gal with ruby slippers who once called it home...but beyond that, Kansas isn't known for much. That's a real shame, as there are 10 national park sites in Kansas – and they offer the chance to learn about American history in the Heartland...

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    Destination Guides

    Where to Stay in Valdez: 4 Nice Hotels in the Land of Waterfalls

    Alaska is a big, wild, beautiful place – and each Alaska traveler I've met has a different list of places they want to go, things they want to experience, and memories they want to bring home. For some folks, escaping the crowds and cruise ships is essential, and research quickly shows that Valdez is a great option if you're willing to take the journey and have the time...

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    Destination Guides

    “Pirate Gold of Adak Island:” The Definition of Fool’s Gold in Alaska

    I think we can agree that it's evident that "reality TV" is anything but reality nowadays. Maybe in its early stages, "reality TV" had some vestiges of real life – heck, those folks on The Real World and Survivor really did have some spontaneous, quirky experiences. Anymore though, not so much. So I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that Netflix's Pirate Gold of Adak Island was not only incredibly staged and terribly edited to manufacture drama – but was based on a lie in the first place...