The Eastern Valley of Glacier National Park, driving along Going to the Sun Road.

Smoke in the Mountains – Wildfires in Montana and Canada 2017

2017 News Headlines on the Wildfires… Glacier National Park: August 31: Sperry Chalet, a National Historic Landmark built in 1913, burned to the ground in the raging Sprague wildfire. September 3: Going to the Sun Road closed on the west …

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re in Philadelphia in May or June check out these beautiful outdoor art displays of Chinese lanterns! There beautiful sets consisting of many different sculpture pieces; from the traditional Chinese hanging lanterns, to pandas, leopards, butterflies, and even the …

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Bright Angel Trail

Take a Short Day Hike into the Grand Canyon

Don’t have time for an all day hike but want to experience going down into the canyon? Or maybe you’re not an experienced hiker or are just out of shape. Then consider going down to the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse, the first …

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Tusayan Ruins – An Ancient Civilization at the Grand Canyon

Visiting Tusayan Ruins Did you know there were ruins at the Grand Canyon? Before going there I didn’t! Actually there are literally tons of archaeological sites in and around the canyon. In fact the little map brochure I got said …

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Waterfalls at Ricketts Glenn State Park, Pennsylvania

Best State Parks in Northeast PA

If you’re looking for State Parks in Northeast PA there are 19 in the region to choose from! The low lying Appalachian mountains of NEPA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) in particular make for some gorgeous vistas, hiking trails, waterfalls, and forests. This is …

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