Civil War Sites and Spelunking in New Market, Virginia

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by Arline Zatz
September 6, 2013

  Exploring the diverse museums and stunning geologic formations of the Shenandoah Valley Founded in 1796, New Market lies in the heart of Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley. This small, peaceful town with a mere 1,700 residents boasts lovely tree-lined streets, quaint shops, historic buildings... Read more »

Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C.

Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C.

Len Cousineau
February 25, 2013

Spending night after night on a slab in a line of RVs so close together that slideouts nearly touch and generators bleat out a monotonous drone does not spring to mind when many people hear the word “camping.”  Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C. Sure, this method of RV over-nighting is perfectly... Read more »

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Len Cousineau
January 9, 2013

Every school kid learns the broad strokes that led to the creation of the United States of America: taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the United States Constitution. These events and documents... Read more »

Wilderness & Adventures in New Mexico

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Len Cousineau
December 12, 2012

Located two hours from Albuquerque, N.M., and about an hour from Santa Fe and Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument includes more than 33,000 acres of beautiful, rugged terrain that gives credence to the state’s nickname, The Land of Enchantment. Bandelier National Monument may be the perfect respite... Read more »

Antietam National Battlefield

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Len Cousineau
November 15, 2012

Determined to maintain momentum after the Confederate Army’s victory in the Second Battle of Manassas, Va., in August 1862, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis just one month later, “We cannot afford to be idle.” The objectives of Lee’s plan were multifaceted:... Read more »

This Land: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Len Cousineau
October 26, 2012

Travelers who prefer scenic vistas over amusement parks, and mom-and-pop shops to theme restaurants, or would rather hike through pines and hardwoods than a forest of slot machines would enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia. Meandering across the Appalachian Highlands for an incomparable... Read more »

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