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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns was the best underground experience that I have done in my lifetime. I have gone below the Earth's surface on many occasions from caverns to mines, and these southeastern New Mexico caverns were phenomenal. If you were to visit one cavern system only once in your lifetime, Carlsbad Caverns National Park would… Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve | Exploring California

Wish you were here! If this surreal landscape of azure skies, peaceful blue waters, and white rocky towers seems familiar, it is familiar. This is Mono Lake, and it was featured inside of Pink Floyd's 1975, "Wish you were here" album cover. The┬áDiver, which was a photo taken by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosissh, features what… Continue reading Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve | Exploring California

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Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

Getting off the Las Vegas strip for most visitors is unheard of, but there is more to this fair city than the bright lights, gambling, and buffets. We have state parks, camping, mountains, forests, scenic drives, and desert hikes. There is a lot of natural beauty in Nevada, and one favorite for locals is the… Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

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Bodie State Historic Park | America’s Best Ghost Town

Bodie, California- When I say the words "Ghost Town", what thoughts come into your mind? A piece of the American Old West that sits in decay, barren, and dilapidated. A once thriving mining community with gun fights, bar brawls, and brothels that now sits idle in the middle of nowhere, with an occasional tumble weed… Continue reading Bodie State Historic Park | America’s Best Ghost Town

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Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

Canyonlands is a breathtaking national park in Utah that is located close to the town of Moab, and over two hours south of Arches National Park. There are numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes that contribute to this park's magnificent landscapes. Canyonlands is a terrific place for hikers, nature lovers, campers, and road trippers. It is… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

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Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

Utah is my favorite state when it comes to road tripping, and exploring the beauty of nature. Although it is a smaller state than California, which has the most national parks; Utah is home to many of America's national parks including Arches. This is one of Utah's most popular and famous parks due to the… Continue reading Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

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Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana

Exploring Glacier National Park was an incredible experience for myself during 2020- the year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing, American political unrest, and world travel bans. It all sounded so negative, and I always felt the need to rise above crazy times that will eventually pass. Even if we did not have the precarious… Continue reading Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana

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Yellowstone National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Wyoming, Montana & Idaho

Yellowstone National Park is so extraordinary that it exists in three states, with the majority of the park in Wyoming. Even if this national park was only in one of those states, it would still be considered extraordinary in my book. Yellowstone is known for its geothermal features, such as Old Faithful and the thermal… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Wyoming, Montana & Idaho

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument Canyon de Chelly National Monument was one of the most intriguing and interesting places that I had visited in the Southwest. This canyon in Northeastern Arizona is owned entirely by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation, and is the only National Park Service unit to be cooperatively managed… Continue reading Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

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Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

The Grand Canyon is one of America's national treasures, and is on many people's Bucket List from around the world. Arizona is the home of this magnificent canyon that was carved out by the Colorado River six million years ago, or sixteen million years ago, whichever study that you agree with. However long it took,… Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

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Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Early morning, April 4thShot rings out in the Memphis skyFree at last, they took your lifeThey could not take your pride In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love?In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love - 'Pride' U2 "Marching for Change." While visiting Atlanta, Georgia I took one… Continue reading Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park