With the recent popularity of the Passport Program, there is more awareness now than ever before about the smaller parks managed by or affiliated with the National Park Service. There are 90 parks in the United States that are “officially” designated National Historic Sites. Here's what you need to know before you start visiting them!
Like many Midwest cities, the weather in St. Louis can be somewhat unpredictable this time of year. Some days it is 70 degrees, and sometimes it can be below zero. There can be sun, or five inches of snow, but one thing is certain about this wonderful city, there will always be lots to do.
We all know the saying… “The Mountains are calling, and I must go.” But what about all those times that you can’t? There’s a reason John Muir didn’t say, “the Mountains are calling and I…don’t have enough vacation days to get there, sorry, maybe next month.” The guy dedicated his life to protecting the mountains. Going to the mountains was like going into the office. But unless you’re living the John Muir life, you probably aren’t able to just go. So what do you do?
History comes alive when you’re traveling. You have the opportunity to walk in the same footsteps as figures from the past, to see what they saw, and connect with them on a whole new level. Learning about the history of your next travel destination is so important to the overall experience. Do NOT leave home without learning more! That’s why in 2019, I’m vowing to read more about the destinations we’re visiting before we ever step foot in the car or terminal.
2018 was a big year for us. We visited 9 states, 2 National Parks, and traveled to countless places we've never been before. All of these unforgettable trips made for one hell of a year. But now that marital bliss is over and the real world is settling in once again, we need to reevaluate our adventures for 2019.