Small town USA: Stars & Stripes in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee

When exploring Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, a rural village about 30 miles from Nashville, one of the things I first noticed was the amount of American flags blowing in the wind. Within the historic district, there are a few stores, art galleries, and restaurants, and it seemed like almost every establishment had at least some form … More Small town USA: Stars & Stripes in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee

A pit stop in Fargo, North Dakota | Food, beer, art, & a woodchipper

On a road trip across the United States over the summer, my mom, my brother, and I made a pit stop in Fargo, North Dakota on the way to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. My mom and I refused to pass through this city without stopping, but I have to admit that’s because of the film … More A pit stop in Fargo, North Dakota | Food, beer, art, & a woodchipper

Leiper’s Fork – A charming southern village in Middle Tennessee

A rural village in Middle Tennessee’s Williamson County, Leiper’s Fork is a southern gem not too far from Nashville. You can even take a beautiful drive on a scenic parkway to get there from Music City. Exploring Leiper’s Fork includes local whiskey, southern cooking, live music, American flags, rocking chairs, artsy shopping, peaceful countryside, and … More Leiper’s Fork – A charming southern village in Middle Tennessee

Seven short hiking trails in Tennessee | Guest post

Written by Rebecca Pittore of AllTheRooms With tree-covered forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and swimming holes to dip in, Tennessee is full of trails and parks perfect for everyone to explore. Whether you’re a novice hiker or an expert, alone or with the whole family and your dog, you’ll find something for you in this charming southern … More Seven short hiking trails in Tennessee | Guest post

A visit to the DogHouse Hotel in Columbus, Ohio | The hoppiest place on earth

Calling all beer lovers: there’s a beer museum, brewery, taproom, and beer-themed hotel all at one location in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The DogHouse Hotel is the world’s first crowdfunded craft beer hotel and recently opened on August 27, 2018. BrewDog, a UK craft brewery, opened this hotel next to its first US outpost, … More A visit to the DogHouse Hotel in Columbus, Ohio | The hoppiest place on earth

The magical Watkins Glen State Park in the rain | Watkins Glen, New York

Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Watkins Glen State Park is an absolutely stunning park and well worth a visit for a plethora of reasons. For starters, the park won third place out of over 6,000 state parks in USA TODAY 2015 Readers’ Choice for Best State Park in the United States. When seeing … More The magical Watkins Glen State Park in the rain | Watkins Glen, New York

A guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Featuring a scenic river, majestic waterfalls, deep forests, rolling hills, and an abundance of wildlife and plants, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a haven for nature lovers. Despite the park’s close proximity to Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, it feels like a world away. The tranquil and picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the perfect destination … More A guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Nine photos & quotes to inspire you to visit US national parks

The National Park Service’s 102nd birthday On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act, which created the National Park Service. The act stated that the NPS “is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the … More Nine photos & quotes to inspire you to visit US national parks

A guide to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

“It was here that the romance of my life began,” Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed many years ago. Where was “here” exactly? Well, in the badlands of North Dakota and what is now Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Unspoiled badlands and prairie meadows across 70,446 acres make the Theodore Roosevelt National Park such a gem to explore. It’s … More A guide to Theodore Roosevelt National Park