Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Birthplace Cottage, where Herbert Hoover was born. Credit: National Park Service

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
June 22, 2012

  Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, was known as a humanitarian, statesman and mining engineer. Though he grew up to create a legendary legacy for himself, his beginnings were humble. Born in a two-room cottage in West Branch, Iowa on August 10, 1874, Hoover’s Quaker... Read more »

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
June 15, 2012

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love it because fall is gorgeous around Minnesota. The variety of trees we have here makes fall colors absolutely stunning on drives just about anywhere – especially in northern Minnesota near Duluth. Not only is fall beautiful, it also means... Read more »

Have a Kid-Friendly Memorial Weekend

Check out the shark and ray touchpool at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
May 23, 2012

If you’re headed through Oregon this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28), be sure to stop into the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Billed as an interactive children’s exhibit, The Sea & Me opens Memorial Weekend with a Saturday performance by Radio Disney – something kids of all ages will enjoy. Check... Read more »

Honoring our Heroes

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Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
May 23, 2012

Those serving active duty within the U.S. Military, as well as their dependents, will receive an annual pass offering free admission to all 397 national parks, according to a National Park Service (NPS) press release. Passes were made available starting on May 19, national Armed Forces Day. The complimentary... Read more »

Sand, Sun and Something for Everyone

Central Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by National Park Service.

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
May 9, 2012

  Central Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by National Park Service. Lake Michigan splashes its mighty waters on shorelines across four states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and, of course, Michigan. A visit to this great lake offers big-game fishing, swimming, boating and camping,... Read more »

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