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Canadian National Park: Nahanni, Northwest Territories

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the Northwest Territories of Canada there is a sacred place of Dene legend, home to the Dehcho First Nations. A World Heritage Site, Nahanni National Park Reserve holds the highest mountains and largest glaciers in the Northwest Territories, and also about 500 grizzlies. Nahanni Park […]

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Canadian National Park: Banff, Alberta

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Canada’s oldest national park is Banff, Alberta, contains glaciers, ice fields, forests and mountains. Centered around hot springs discovered in 1883 by railway construction workers, Banff is one of the World’s most visited national parks, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire […]

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National Park: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Wild horses and historic houses on the largest of Georgia’s barrier islands, Cumberland. Humans have lived on and used Cumberland Island for nearly 4000 years, starting with the Timucua Indians. It has held cotton plantations owned by the likes of Eli Whitney and American Revolutionary […]

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National Park: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Before Alcatraz Island was a Federal prison, it was a military fortification and jail. But before it was a fort, it was a fishing spot of the local Native American tribes. In 1775 Juan Manuel de Ayala charted San Francisco Bay and named the island “La […]

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National Park: Paterson Great Falls, New Jersey

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The nation’s newest park doesn’t have a mountain range or sweeping vistas, but it is conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway exit 159. As of November 7, 2011, the Great Falls on the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey, is a National Historic […]

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National Park: African Burial Ground, NYC

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In 1991 during construction renovations in Lower Manhattan, workers uncovered a site containing the remains of more than 400 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries. These men, women and children are now immortalized by the African Burial Ground National Monument. Forgotten and […]

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A Stop at Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Newport, RI, is known for mansions and yacht races, but one of its best attractions is ten miles of road along the ocean. Here you can view both nature and architecture at their best. From houses built in the Gilded Age, at the beginning of […]

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National Park: Isle Royale, Michigan

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Why go to a park that’s overcrowded when you can go to one that claims only 14,000 visitors yearly? That’s half as many people as visit Yellowstone in a single day. Isle Royale, in Lake Superior, is rugged, isolated, and also boasts the largest return […]

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National Park: Dry Tortugas, Key West, Florida

by Cie McCullough Buschle

What’s west of Key West? Go about 70 miles west and you’ll find the remote Dry Tortugas National Park, seven islands and the surrounding coral reefs, including historic Fort Jefferson. The Tortugas contain myriad and copious amounts of sea life swimming among beautiful coral reefs, as well […]

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Travel Ideas: Charleston, SC

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Founded in 1670, Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the US. If you love a laid back atmosphere mixed with Southern charm, and Spanish moss dripping from oak trees hundreds of years old, then you’ll love Charleston. Charleston lies on a peninsula, and […]

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