There Really is a South Park in Colorado
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There Really is a South Park in Colorado

Yes, there really is a South Park.  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the television series “South Park,” used Fairplay, Colorado as the visual basis for the town South Park in their animated series. In Fairplay, there is a walkable museum called South Park City.  You literally step back in time in this South … Continue reading

On 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Sharing My Visit to 9/11 Memorial and Museum
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On 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Sharing My Visit to 9/11 Memorial and Museum

There are three places I’ve been I wish every American could visit:  Philadelphia, Normandy American Cemetery and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Philadelphia is where is this country was born.  The other two are hallowed grounds.  In the Normandy American Cemetery, there are graves of 9,386 of our military servicemen who idied during the Allied … Continue reading

How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah
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How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah

My three-day adventure in Greater Zion starts in one of the lesser visited areas of the national park. Most visitors to Zion National Park only go to Zion Canyon to hike in the Narrows and do Angels Landing. This trip is all about going where the crowds don’t and experiencing The Greater Zion area to … Continue reading

How to Spend a 3-day Weekend in Denver
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How to Spend a 3-day Weekend in Denver

My friend Hope recently visited me for girls getaway. It was a whirlwind weekend showing off some of my favorite spots and trying a few new places in Denver, Colorado.  Here’s how to spend a 3-day weekend in Denver. First Stop: Barr Lake Hope landed about 7:30am and instead of b-lining into to city, we … Continue reading

5 Lesser Known National Park Gems and Tips to Avoiding Crowds
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5 Lesser Known National Park Gems and Tips to Avoiding Crowds

If you’re already planning for spring, summer and fall travel, getting in the outdoors might be high on your list.  Popular national parks like Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon can be packed in summer, especially in July and August.  There are 423 national park sites, including the 63 national parks.  Here are some tips … Continue reading