The Civil War and Eastport, ME

Civil War battle ships, the Atlantic Ocean, and clam chowder = hella East Coast.

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Watching The Sun Rise On Cadillac Mountain

Out of all the places to watch the sunrise, what is the big deal about Cadillac Mountain? . . . It’s the first place to see the sunrise in the whole United States! Cadillac Mountain (in Acadia National Park in Maine) is able to boast this title due to not only being located in the…

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Visiting the Easternmost Point of the United States

Welcome to the town of Lubec, Maine, nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, and home to the easternmost point in the Unites States! Lubec is in indeed so far north and east that it is practically in Canada. You can see Canada across the bay, and the whole time we were there…

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Great Basin: Hiking Around Wheeler Peak

Obviously Wheeler Peak is awesome, but what else is there to do in the area if you’re not up for mountain climbing?

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Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Around 2 hours outside of Munich, nestled in mountains above the town of Schwangau, sits Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle looks like something straight out of a fairy tale (it was even used as the inspiration for Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World!). With a history as romantic as its location, a trip to Neuschwanstein is…

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Hiking in Redwood National Park: Coast

While the park may be famous for its towering redwoods, the coastal section has a beauty all its own and definitely should not be missed. In truth, it was probably my favorite part of the park. The trees are incredible, no doubt, but as a Southern CA girl, my heart always lies with the ocean.…

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Waikiki!

No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to one of the most famous beaches in the world: Waikiki! Hotels right on the beach are crazy expensive, but luckily there are plenty of more affordable options a few blocks inland, all within walking distance of the legendary beach. On the walk to the beach…

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