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This post first appeared on The Retirement Manifesto Retirement! What does that word mean to you? For us, it means freedom to do what we’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the time. We were very fortunate to FIRE at age 53 with good health. My dad loved nature[…]Read more
The dark clouds are above us as we approached the Mammoth Cave visitor center. The threat of rain is hovering over us but fear not – Most of this park is indoors, and naturally air-conditioned!
Fortunately, we did our research ahead and booked the tour before we got there. Nearly all tours were booked for the morning with only a few left in the afternoon. While it was a warm summer day, most visitors carried a sweatshirt with them. It will be important in a few minutes.Read more
The rain was light but constant as we approached the park in mid-morning on a Monday. As we leave the relative hustle and bustle of Columbia, South Carolina, the traffic melted away and the trees became thicker. The air is musty and the crowd is — well, not there. The parking lot is nearly empty. The entrance is unassuming, just to the side of the road. What can we expect? Where are the people?Read more
Do you have a favorite list of national parks? Surely, yours would be different than mine, but is there a way to rank national parks objectively? Read on and find out.Read more
The unique and very recognizable formation that is known as the Badlands is the feature of Badlands National Park. The scenery is stunning and the park easy to visit with its Badlands Loop Road. There are good hiking trails that meander through the canyon and grasslands. Click below to read more about this wonderful park.Read more
Black Hills area has many interesting attractions, including Wind Cave. While the cave itself is interesting, the entire area is one of the best places to visit with its diversity of attractions. Click the link below for more.Read more
Ever dreamed about relaxing by a beautiful lake with eagles, loons and otters prancing around you and fish on the hook? Voyageurs National Park is such a place.
Find out more – click below to go to the web site.Read more
Guide to National Parks Name Blog Site NPS Site Acadia National Park Link to Blog Link to NPS Arches National Park Link to Blog Link to NPS Badlands National Park Link to Blog Link to NPS Big Bend National Park Link to Blog Link to NPS Biscayne National Park Link[…]Read more
Theodore Roosevelt National Park doesn’t have a signature attraction, and yet it’s a lot of fun to visit. It has a little of everything, from Badlands scenery to history to wildlife that all comes together. Click below to read the full story.Read more
Isle Royale is one of the hardest National Parks to visit, but that is a key attraction. The island is great for hiking, boating, and a place to just unplug. For the full story, click below.Read more