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Minidoka National Historic Site

I didn’t leave Twin Falls til 2 pm from my solo road trip, which put me off schedule. but it didn’t really matter much. Some of places I wanted to go I knew would likely be unreachable and I wasn’t against making changes. While at the visitor center in fact I read about the nearby Minidoka National…

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Southern Idaho Road Trip: The Southernest

Southern Idaho surprised us quite a lot. We found lizards at Balanced Rock, cacti near the Utah border, saw a Cow Killer (rare variety of wasp), a variety of Paintbrush flowers, and experienced a real ‘old west’ feel overall. The towns on our way to City of Rocks were quaint and historic, and the scenery around them…

First Building 1893
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Albion State Normal School – Albion, Idaho

We stopped by the “Albion State Normal School” on our way to City of Rocks. We didn’t plan on stopping anywhere, in fact we were going pretty fast when I noticed the cool old buildings and sign, and we were thoroughly interested once we read the name. It immediately make me think of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar…

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Nerdy History Vacations – 5 of the Best!

If you’re a history fiend then taking a vacation that combines your love of anything to do with the past with sightseeing has got to be the ultimate, right? Well read on, because we’ve put together five of the best destinations to head to if that’s what you’re after – so whether it’s paying a visit to…

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Memphis, Puppies, Elvis and Delicious Food

We stayed in Southaven, Mississippi, just a few miles south of Graceland. Southaven wasn’t much to speak of, suburban sprawl and every chain business you could possibly need. Everything was fairly new, including most the roads, some of which led to housing developments that didn’t yet exist, but luckily we were just a short drive from Holly Springs National Forest,…

Wisteria Arch
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Jungle Gardens on Avery Island

The Lafayette area of Louisiana has quite a bit to offer in public natural areas, from wildlife preserves to state parks, but the privately owned Jungle Gardens on Avery Island is one of the best nature experiences in the region. You can’t go kayaking from its shore and it costs more than most other parks in the…

Fiddle Maker, Vermillionville
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Vermilionville Historic Cajun Village, Lafayette

We enjoy history but don’t often visit all the places we could. For example in Oklahoma City we were within walking distance of the Cowboy Museum and never went, but we have been to Dodge City and Deadwood, and we’ll hike miles to see some petroglyphs over going to a Native American Museum. I guess you could say we’re…