Tag Archive: Top 10 Attractions

Jan 14

Top 10 Waterfalls in Minnesota

Famous for its lakes Minnesota’s waterfalls might get overlooked.  They shouldn’t.  With 100 or so named waterfalls Minnesota has not only a large quantity they also have a nice selection of quality cascades.  My wife and I are a bit of waterfall junkies.  Hearing the roaring water, trying to capture a silky-smooth picture, and enjoying …

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Sep 30

Best State Parks in America

Iron Sights

As a child I used to hate going to state parks.  Why? Because they were just a run of the mill state park and a not a national park, if it was worth seeing it would be called a national park.  As an adult I still love going to national parks, but now I have saved a …

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Jul 31

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the United States


A scenic drive is one of my favorite summer vacation traditions.  What better than taking one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the United States and loading up the family car and seeing an America’s byways and highways is great family bonding experience?  If your family is anything like mine usually a typical road …

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Jul 09

Top 10 Civil War Battlefields

Fort Gaines

A visit to a Civil War Battlefield is a great place to take history out of a book and make it come alive.  As a history teacher I find it exhilarating to actually see the places I teach about, but I am in to history.  Most people might find a visit to a historic place to be …

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Jun 11

Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges


A visit to a National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to escape the summer crowds of America’s National Parks.  The wildlife refuges are often overlooked, but they can be scenic, filled with wildlife, have great hiking trails, and an excellent place to leave the crowds behind.  The great things about the National Wildlife Refuge …

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Jun 01

Top 10 Snorkel Beaches on Hawaii: Big Island Edition


As the Great Plains heat up my mind starts to drift to the ocean and how we wish we were there.  One of our favorite vacations of all time was a 10 day stay to the Big Island of Hawaii.  Not as crowded as Oahu or Maui and just as beautiful.  In our minds the …

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May 17

Top 10 Waterfalls in the United States


Waterfalls have always been a top pick to see wherever we travel.  My wife and I like the fact that all waterfalls are unique in their own way from height, setting, how difficult it is to travel to all play a part in a waterfall experience.   Like any top 10 list it is based on …

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Apr 14

10 National Monuments Worth Visiting

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We all know about Yellowstone and Yosemite and dozen s of other national parks throughout the United States, but fewer people make the effort to go out and see the nation’s national monuments.  America’s national monuments are a great place to see natural wonders, historic places, and can be a great family vacation destination.  We …

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Feb 23

Top 10 History Museums in the United States

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As a history teacher who loves to travel I am constantly on the lookout for great history museums to visit.  While we have not had the chance, time, or money to see every history museum in this wonderful country, we have been to some great ones and have many more on our travel bucket list.  Some …

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Jan 21

Top 10 Butterfly Gardens

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My wife and I love to travel and whenever we do we try to stop by the local zoo.  After visiting over 20 different zoos we both agreed that one of our favorite type of exhibits are butterfly gardens.  So we started seeking out butterfly gardens outside of a zoo setting during our travels and we have found …

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