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March 28, 2019

If you didn’t already know, last week we published 101 Travel Bits: Gettysburg.

In celebration of that, we’re going to give you a little taste of the book – here’s an excerpt, from the Bit about cannons on the battlefield.

Both the Union and Confederate Armies employed c...

January 17, 2019

For several decades, the Overseas Railway took visitors from the mainland of Florida to Key West. Today, the railroad is long gone, but there are many places along the road where you can see remnants of it, such as the old bridges. Here are three places where you can s...

December 13, 2018

A few months ago, we posted on Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park. Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest active geyser, is not a geyser that erupts with any regularity. It can go decades without erupting. Earlier this year, however, Steamboat began erupting....

November 29, 2018

Before the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942, Whitehorse was a relatively isolated, unincorporated town. It was not the largest town in the Yukon; that distinction belonged to Dawson City, the then-capital of the territory. With the construction of the Alaska...

October 4, 2018

If you visit Rocky Mountain National Park and drive the Trail Ridge Road, it is a rare day when you won’t experience a certain aspect of weather: wind. Even on beautiful summer days, the wind can tear across the alpine areas of the park, making an otherwise pleasant da...

September 7, 2018

Yellowstone National Park is a home to the Uinta Ground Squirrel, a small rodent resembling a prairie dog. If you are visiting Yellowstone, look for them at Mammoth Hot Springs, where you are likely to see them during early summer. Although small in size, the Uinta Gro...

August 30, 2018

Did you know there are two roads at Rocky Mountain that travel to the Alpine Visitor Center and the highest points in the park? The main road leading to the top of the park is the Trail Ridge Road. However, the first road that led to the top of the park - the Old Fall...

August 16, 2018

The Alaska Highway is an incredible road – here are some numbers to give you an idea about just how incredible it is:

Current Length: Approximately 1,390 miles (2,237 km)

Original Length: Approximately 1,422 miles (2,288 km)

From its creation, those in charge of the Alask...

August 9, 2018

Are there alligators in the Florida Keys? The short answer is: yes, but not many.

A study in the 1980s found approximately 130 alligators in the entirety of the Florida Keys. However, over 50 of these alligators were hatchlings and juveniles. If you want to see an allig...

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