Exploring New Orleans Through its National Parks

New Orleans is a city that is full of history and culture — the historical diversity of the area creates an interesting blend of architecture, cuisine, and entertainment in the city.

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Escaping the Crowds at Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore is a far cry from its northern neighbor, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Whereas Cape Hatteras NS is easily accessed by car and enjoys a lot visitors, Cape Lookout requires you to take a ferry and is far less developed.

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Exploring the Florida District of Gulf Islands National Seashore

Looking for dose of history with your powdery white sandy beaches? Then look no further than the Florida Unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola.

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History, Heritage, and Hikes Abound at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park preserves one of the most significant routes for westward expansion in the U.S., anchored by a pass that served as the primary route for early settlers into Kentucky from Virginia and Tennessee.

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A Winter Escape to the Florida Everglades

If you’re looking to explore the South Florida national parks, we’ll just about always suggest a winter visit. That is especially true for Everglades National Park. The summer heat and humidity are almost unbearable, but almost more important than the astronomical seasons is the rainy season vs. the dry season. In the Everglades, the rainy season runs from mid-May through November, and the dry season is December through April. While no one likes a rainy vacation, the Everglades is all about water. Thus, you want to make sure you are visiting when… Read More

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Welcome to the Southeast Region of the National Parks

Photo courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park/NPS

The variety you will find in the Southeast is tremendous. From tropical paradise in the Virgin Islands to the oldest city in country to the gentle mountains of the Appalachians, there’s a lot to see and explore.

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