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How To Travel Across The United States

October 29, 2018 in Blog

The United States of America has so much variety, that it would take a person a lifetime to see all that the different states has to offer. From National parks, to Forest, from theme parks to historic monuments, it is no wonder more and more people set out year after year, traveling across the United States.

If you or your family is planning on making a trip across the United States, either as one long trip from coast to coast, or just have plans to visit one state at a time, each time visiting a new attraction, the best way to plan these trips is by the use of maps.

There are several maps available. For those traveling by car, a road map, which can be purchased at practically any store or gas station, will be an essential element while making travel plans. These road maps come as a complete book including each of the fifty states, or a single map specifically for one state. It is a good idea to have both types of maps available if possible, as they will show different things on them, such as rest stops and points of interests. Along with a road map, it is also important to get detailed maps of the location you are planning on visiting. For instance, those that wish to travel to Washington D.C should plan to obtain travel maps specific for that area which would include where each of the historical monuments can be found along with where certain hotels are located. This type of information is very useful to people as they make their travel plans to states that are unfamiliar to them.

For those that have a goal to visit each of the states during the course of their life, it is a good idea to start collecting maps from each of the fifty states to get a better picture of what each state has to offer. It may surprise some people to find out what there is available to them within certain states. It is also wise to find out how long it takes to get from one state to another, and if it is possible to visit more then one state during a single trip. Travel maps are perfect for answering each of these questions, which in the end will make the trip more smooth and enjoyable.

Even those that are primarily traveling to different states for business, and who will not be spending a lot of time site seeing, a detailed travel map is also useful in determining where his or her hotel is in relation to where he or she needs to be during the business trip and where certain restaurants are. This is a time saver when someone is in an unfamiliar location. By the use of maps, it will prevent the person spending time wondering around the area looking for a place to eat or shop.

Traveling across the United States, regardless of the reason is very exciting as you are able to take in what each of the fifty States has to offer its visitors. By planning your trip with the use of maps, it is certain that you will be able to make the most of any trip you take.

Kansas: Travel Back In Time

October 13, 2018 in Blog

Although known for its flat landscape, Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States of America, which has a lot to offer visitors. Nearly everywhere you go in Kansas you will find some piece of Old West history whether it is in a landmark or a living history presentation. Dodge City Days is held every year and the Wild West times are reenacted with a complete rodeo. Atchison, Kansas is the east is the birthplace of the famous aviator Amelia Earhart. An excellent museum can be found in Wichita with the Old Cowtown Museum which showcases the period between 1865 and 1880. The pride of Topeka is the large Topeka Zoo.

The largest city in Kansas is Wichita which has about one-fifth of the states population. Travelers can find a variety of attractions in this city. The most famous is the Old Cowtown Museum. Other options are the Wichita Greyhound Park that offer greyhound races. You can visit a piece of space history at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center where you can see the actual command module from the Apollo 13 space mission. For those who like culture there is the Wichita Center for the Arts that has a professional community theater, two art galleries and an art school.

Topeka is the state capital and not only features numerous historical experiences but also offers several contemporary activities. The Ward-Meade Park offers visitors a trip back to pioneer times. The military aviation of Kansas is showcased at the Combat Air Museum. The Topeka Zoo offers an excellent family attraction which has made many firsts in the animal world including the first captive breeding of American Golden Eagles. For the sports minded individual there is the Heartland Park which features various motor sports.

Lawrence has an excellent historic hotel for accommodations, the Eldridge Hotel. The entire hotel is designed for historic value including the lobby which features old style lighting, dark wood and rich fabrics. There are forty-eight suites that offer separate sitting areas, elegant furnishings and refrigerators. In addition to in room spas the hotels’ spa has a variety of services to choose from. The price of a room here includes a full breakfast.

Some additional attractions include the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve which is an excellent option for those who like to enjoy outdoor activities and experiences. This the only preserve of its kind in the world and also has a nineteenth century ranch on site. There are variety of hikes that you can choose from and several times a year you can enjoy a living history program. If you enjoy outdoors and want to see a part of the rapidly disappearing prairies then you can’t pass up a visit to this preserve while staying in Kansas. No matter what you are looking for you will find it in Kansas.

Family Travel Adventure

September 24, 2018 in Blog

Family is one of the most important things in the world and we should cherish it. How can we show our appreciation for having a good family? Plan a family travel adventure!

One way of spending quality time with your family is to travel together. It will make the family bond together and get closer to each other. There are a lot of things to do when you travel, you can go to different places, visit those kids friendly park, try new things and a lot more.

Activities

Family vacations should be enjoyable and productive. You should also consider what adventures will suit you and your kids. If your kids love to travel, these places and activities are perfect.

Theme Parks/ Amusement Parks/ National parks

This place never ceases to bring joy and laughter to children. Family adventure in theme parks will not only be fun but will also be educational. There are theme parks that will give additional knowledge to the children. And if you and your children want to experience thrill and excitement, the best family adventure will be trying all the rides in the amusement parks. Anywhere in the world there are numerous amusement parks.

Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Biking

If your family is very athletic the best adventure is going outdoors in the wild! You can enjoy your vacation by camping in the woods; it releases stress from the work and also from the school. The change of scenery will also be good for the health. But before going to some strange mountains or camping site, you should know what to bring and what to do to ensure the safety of your family vacation. Same with hiking and biking, these are great adventures. If your children are old enough, you can try canoeing or rafting, it’s a water sport that will give you adrenaline rush and a great adventure. Family vacations will never be dull if you try these activities.

Shopping

It’s always a must that when one travels to a different place, there’s always a shopping expedition. It would be a great family adventure to look for souvenirs and items that will remind your family the good times you have in that certain place. Simple shopping with kids will be quite enjoyable even if you don’t have to travel in a far away place.

Golf and Other Sports Activities

It’s also important to know the sports that interest your children, not only it will be a wonderful family vacation, it will help enhance your child’s skill in that certain sport. It will also help their self-esteem to know that you support them.

Going to the Beaches

This is one of the most common places for a vacation. Children can frolic in the sand and parents can relax under the warm heat of the sun. Aside from that, they can also try the different water sports activities, a family adventure that you will never forget.

Wherever you go or whatever you do, the important thing is that the family has the chance to get to know each other, form a bond and be a strong one. Enjoy your travel time with your family and have a memorable time with them.

Travel The Keystone State – Pennsylvania Travel Information

September 6, 2018 in Blog

 

Pennsylvania is widely known as the birthplace of modern United States and the cradle of blooming democracy in the face of British persecution, as well as numerous revolution-era battlefields. However, Pennsylvania also boasts a booming economy on two shores, some interesting cuisine contributions to the American diet, and the well known Amish community in its countryside. Explore the nation’s foundations this season!

As the center of the independence movement, Pennsylvania is a state of firsts for the United States, including the country’s first capital in York where the Articles of Confederation were drafted and a nation was established. Consequently, the origins of the U.S. Marine Corps were founded in Philadelphia as the Continental Marines. Pennsylvania is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed, in Philadelphia.

Candy, Confectioners and Cravings

The nation’s first pretzel factory, Sturgis Pretzel House, was built in Pennsylvania, along with other major snack-food manufacturing that makes up a large percentage of the states economy today. The potato chip and pretzel industries have caused some to dub Pennsylvania the snack food capital of the world.

Rest assured, though, that Pennsylvania is not all salty. The United States chocolate industry is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where the namesake company has its headquarters, major manufacturing, and a tourist exhibit open to the public. Other major factories nearby include See’s Candy, Mars and the Wilbur Chocolate Company.

Pennsylvania is also the famed home of the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, the hoagie, Italian ice (similar to shaved ice), soft pretzels, the stromboli, and even Heinz Ketchup. The popularity of these local foods can be witnessed at the numerous professional sporting events throughout Pennsylvania, but centered in Pittsburgh. While traveling Pennsylvania, treat yourself to a Pittsburgh Pirates or Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball game or get rough and raucous at a Steelers or Eagles NFL game or a 76ers NBA game. For the speed-demons, Pennsylvania has a thriving racecar driving circuit.

Pennsylvania Pastures and Ports

Discover the unique Anabaptist lifestyle of Pennsylvania’s Amish communities in Dutch County by visiting the Plain and Fancy Farm, but make sure to refrain from intruding on the communities as they are active populations and not tourist sites. Head northeast on Pennsylvania’s well kempt state highways into the mountainous retreat of the Poconos for superb hiking, ski resorts and even a section of the Appalachian Trail. Visit the Coal Region of Pennsylvania and come face-to-face with the states oldest working class industry. Mine tours throughout the region demonstrate the history, hazards, hard work and Irish/Polish heritage of the coal industry in Pennsylvania.

Choose to experience the riches and history of Pennsylvania. Book your travel today and immerse yourself in United States history and heritage wherever you finally touch down in Pennsylvania.