Two U.S. Icons: Yosemite and The Grand Canyon
The USA’s National Park System showcases and preserves the very best natural areas in the country, and of the 59 U.S. National Parks, a full 20% of them are in California and Arizona. This includes places that are known and visited by millions of people from all over the world: Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. So when we traveled through the region last month, it’s no exaggeration to say we felt we were on the trip of a lifetime.
The Great American West
If you look at a map of the United States, you’ll often find that the most interesting natural features fall along state borders. On a trip last month, we visited some of the most telling examples of this phenomenon…starting with one of the centerpieces of the National Park System.
Top 7 Napa Valley Experiences
Wineries, balloon rides, and spas are just three of the incredible experiences to have when you visit Napa Valley, California. Keep reading for more information about these and the other four experiences on our top seven list!
Key West, Florida: A Place Unto Itself
Closer to Havana, Cuba, than it is to Miami, Key West has always been a place unto itself.
Exploring Mesa Verde National Park and Southwestern Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado offers so many activities and experiences that you could spend days here and still not do it all!
Visiting Washington, D.C., the Nation’s Capital
Washington, D.C., is full of rich, accessible history. In fact, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who laid out the plans for the city, named the streets in alphabetical and numerical order so it would be easy for everyone to find their way around. This international city, full of people from all over world, is a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinctive flavour.
My Miami Beach
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I’m an ocean lifeguard on Miami Beach, and the sunrise here is magical. The Atlantic Ocean surf is calm, the beach is deserted and the new day smells fresh and clean.
Rich History and Outdoor Adventures at The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon
Central Oregon is such a beautiful part of the country – it’s just full of opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors. This is where the high desert meets the mountains, and it’s a destination where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of life. I grew up here and the mountains are striking in all four seasons.
Amazing Santa Fe, New Mexico
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There’s so much to see and do in Santa Fe that it can take many days to begin to see it all! A wonderful blend of cultures gives you the flavor of the region and an idea of what it was like in pre-Columbian days.
Living by the Sea in the U.S. Virgin Islands
There’s a quote I’ve come across many times that goes something like this: “If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you’re lucky enough.” I feel very blessed to not only live by the sea, but also to have so many of my favorite hobbies involve the beautiful waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of my favorite pastimes include kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding.