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2 Mississippi Museums Chronicle State & Civil Rights History

<b>Backroad Planet</b> joined <b>Jackson</b> photographer <b>Ashleigh Coleman</b> for a preview of two <b>Mississippi</b> museums: the <b>Museum of Mississippi History</b> and the</b> …

Black History

Brices Crossroads Tupelo National Battlefield: Mississippi's Final Stands

The <b>Civil War</b> comes alive when you tour the scenic heritage trails of <b>Brices Crossroads</b> and <b>Tupelo National Battlefield</b>, two <b>National Park Service</b> sites …

War

Bulletholes & Bloodstains: A Battle of Franklin Tour |TN USA

A photo-intensive guide for <b>Tennessee</b> travelers and <b>Civil War</b> buffs planning a <b>Battle of Franklin</b> tour. Includes visits to the <b>Carter House</b>, <b>“The Widow of</b> …

War

Tour Scenic and Historic Sites in Janesville, Wisconsin

The city of <b>Janesville, Wisconsin,</b> extends the invitation to study architecture on walks through historic districts, embrace tranquility at <b>Rotary</b> …

Great Depression

The Eclectic City of Beloit, Wisconsin

The city of <b>Beloit, Wisconsin</b>, is eclectic in every way! Experience this time-honored college town with its world class riverfront, authentic living …

Anthropology

6 Practical Tips for a Journey by Train

Whether it be long or short, planned or unexpected, these six practical tips for a journey by train will help make the ride a pleasant, and even …

Fun Things to Do in Rockford, Illinois USA

If you are looking for fun things to do in <b>Rockford, Illinois</b>, may I suggest <b>Anderson Japanese Gardens</b>, <b>Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House</b>, <b>Midway</b> …

Take a Hike Up Southern California's Tahquitz Canyon!

On a spring wildflower hike up Southern California’s <b>Tahquitz Canyon</b>, pause to visit ancient <b>Native American</b> sites, take in stunning views of <b>Palm</b> …

Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park on a 1-Day Trip

On a <b>one-day trip</b>, don’t miss the <b>best hikes</b> in <b>Joshua Tree National Park</b>! Explore <b>Hidden Valley</b>, discover <b>Barker Dam</b>, trek <b>Wall Street Mill</b>, climb <b>Skull</b> …

Wildflower Chasing at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA USA

<b>Anza-Borrego Desert State Park</b> in <b>Southern California</b> is a perfect destination for wildflower chasing, especially during a spring <b>super bloom</b>. On a day …

How to Plan a California Desert Camper Van Road Trip

Have you ever wanted to visit <b>Anza-Borrego Desert State Park</b>, explore <b>Joshua Tree National Park</b>, or hike <b>Tahquitz Canyon</b>? A <b>camper van</b> and <b>RV resort</b> …

Discover Chimney Rock State Park & Lake Lure, North Carolina

The scenic beauty of <b>Chimney Rock State Park</b> and <b>Lake Lure, North Carolina</b>, has made the region not only a frequent motion picture location, but also a …

Avoid Getting Ripped-Off by Mechanics: Tips for Roadtrippers

A veteran automotive technician offers 9 tips for roadtrippers to avoid getting ripped-off by mechanics when an unexpected breakdown happens on the …

A Drive through Loudon County, Tennessee

On a drive through <b>Loudon County, Tennessee</b>, you can scout <b>Civil War Trails</b>, sample cheese at <b>Sweetwater Valley Farm</b>, tour historic towns, hike to</b> …

War

Cultural & Spiritual Encounters in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

<b>Cultural</b> and <b>spiritual</b> <b>encounters</b> are the standard in <b>St. Landry Parish, Louisiana</b>, with its Cajun roots, Catholic heritage, Zydeco music, artistic …

Great Depression

Natchitoches, Louisiana & the Cane River Heritage Trail

Uncover 300 years of history in <b>Natchitoches, Louisiana</b>, explore <b>Creole</b> culture along the <b>Cane River National Heritage Trail</b>, and experience outdoor …

Middle School

The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

The <b>Viking Sun</b> embarks on the inaugural <b>World Cruise</b> from <b>Miami</b> to <b>London</b>. This 141-day cruise will visit 5 continents, 35 countries, and 64 ports, cross …

Cruise Ships

A Louisiana River Road Plantations Driving Tour

Explore history, architecture, and scenic locations on this <b>Louisiana River Road Plantations</b> driving tour. Photos, descriptions, map, and suggested …

Toledo Bend Lake & Sabine Parish Louisiana Outdoor Adventure

<b>Toledo Bend Lake</b> in <b>Sabine Parish, Louisiana</b>, is a top destination, not just for watersports, but also golf, hiking, scenic drives, and other outdoor …

Instagram Stories for Travel Bloggers: 10 Essential Tips

Social media travel professional <b>Megan Bannister</b> reviews the basics of <b>Instagram Stories</b> for travel bloggers and shares 10 essential tips for using …

Experience Historical Dandridge & Jefferson County Tennessee

<b>Jefferson County, Tennessee</b>, is the <b>“Lakeside of the Smokies”</b> and home to historical <b>Dandridge</b>, <b>Lake Douglas</b>, and the <b>Bush’s Beans Visitor Center</b>.<p>I was a …

Explore Anderson County, Tennessee!

<b>Anderson County, Tennessee</b>, is home to <b>Norris Dam State Park</b>, the <b>Museum of Appalachia</b>, the <b>Secret City of Oak Ridge</b>, <b>Civil Rights</b> era <b>Clinton</b>, <b>Rocky Top</b>, …

The Clinton 12 Story: Tennessee's Green McAdoo Cultural Center

Relive the <b>Clinton 12</b> story, an all but forgotten account of desegregation during the <b>Civil Rights Movement</b>, at Tennessee’s <b>Green McAdoo Cultural Center</b>.<p>…

Erie to Raystown Lake: A Drive Across Pennsylvania

A drive across <b>Pennsylvania</b> from <b>Erie</b> to <b>Raystown Lake</b> takes us to <b>Presque Isle State Park</b>, <b>Trough Creek State Park</b>, <b>Lincoln Caverns</b>, and other scenic …

RVs

How to Plan an Oregon Road Trip

A collection of <b>Oregon</b> road trip ideas and itineraries for the <b>Tualatin Valley</b>, the <b>Tillamook Coast</b>, the <b>Mt. Hood Territory</b>, and the <b>Columbia River …

Oregon

Discover Raystown Lake and Huntingdon County Pennsylvania

The <b>Raystown Lake Region</b> of <b>Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania</b>, is a hidden treasure, offering history, scenic views, and the best in outdoor recreation.<p>I …

Presque Isle State Park & Other Things to Do in Erie, PA USA

Even when on a tight schedule, don’t miss <b>Presque Isle State Park</b>, <b>Escape Game</b>, <b>Sara’s Diner</b>, and other fun things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania.<p>I was a …

Roadside Waterfalls of Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

Tour 7 of <b>Oregon’s</b> roadside <b>Columbia River Gorge</b> waterfalls with this convenient 3 to 4 hour itinerary along the <b>Historic Columbia River Highway</b>.<p><b>PUBLIC</b> …

Hiking

An 8-Day Kansas Missouri Road Trip

A <b>Kansas – Missouri</b> road trip route takes me to <b>Wichita</b>, <b>Tallgrass Prairie</b>, <b>Council Grove</b>, <b>Topeka</b>, <b>Osawatomie</b>, <b>Kansas City</b>, <b>Independence</b>, and other sites …

RVs

Tillamook: A Drive Along the North Oregon Pacific Coast

A pullover-packed drive along the <b>North Oregon Pacific Coast</b> is a scenic vision with rocky cliffs, crashing waves, plunging waterfalls, and hikes in …

Hiking