Category: Round Trip

Quick Guide to Kansas City, Missouri

If you weren’t already aware, Kansas City is the most populated city in the state of Missouri with over 467,000 residents. But this mid-west city is a destination full of hidden gems that are yet to be discovered. 

If you’re planning a trip to Kansas City, MO, be sure to check out some of the great things to do and places to eat while you’re in town.

Top Things to Do

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art has been standing since 1933 and is known as one of America’s most prestigious art institutions. The museum is also famous for its outstanding collection of one-of-a-kind European, American, and Asian art.

Kauffman Center

If you’re familiar with the Kansas City skyline, you’ll be able to point out the Kauffman Center like a sore thumb. This breathtaking building is among the most modern and offers two performance halls

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Florida’s Big Bend Road Trip

One of the most beautiful and least visited coastal stretches in the state of Florida is the Big Bend. It stretches from Panama City Beach to Cedar Key along the Gulf Coast. This quiet, quaint and quality drive will soothe your soul. So, take the road less traveled, and see Florida the way it has always been. You will be glad you did.

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Start in Panama City Beach, the largest community in the Big Bend. Here you will find an array of amazing white sand beaches. It draws people from all over the world.

Highlights include strolling swimming, fishing and water sports in the emerald green water of the Gulf. Eat at Liza’s Kitchen, Finn’s Island Style Grub, or over a sunset at Schooners Restaurant. Mexico Beach offers the 40th Street Pizzeria and must-stop Mexico Beach Donuts.

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Port St. Joe

Port St. Joe is

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Scenic Drive: Roan Highlands | Drive The Nation

A visit to the beautiful Roan Highlands of North Carolina and Tennessee takes the visitor to some of the most lovely mountain settings east of the Mississippi River, including the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville to Boone  

Your visit can be accomplished by setting out either from Asheville, North Carolina, and heading north, or from Boone, North Carolina, and heading south. We are suggesting the route from Asheville to Boone, but you could just as easily travel in the opposite direction.

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Asheville is famous for Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in American, built by George W. Vanderbilt. It’s worthy of an entire day’s visit between the architect Richard Morris Hunt designed mansion and the Fredrick Law Olmstead gardens.

Asheville is also home to more Art Deco era buildings than any other southern city except Miami, so a tour of downtown is a

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Best National Parks in Each Region During Fall

As the warm days of summer lead into the cool nights and brisk mornings of fall, there comes a time when that perfect combination of weather makes for spectacular scenery across many parts of the country.

Know what we’re talking about?

Fall leaves.

From late September through late November, you can take a trip to places from Maine to Minnesota and see the highways and byways dotted with brilliantly colored fall leaves in red, yellow, and orange.

But, if you really want to surround yourself with nature’s beauty, head off the highway and into the National Parks. There, you’ll be blown away with how incredible this season is.

Here are some of our favorites.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee and NC) 

Great Smoky Mountains

Covering the rolling hills and peaks of two states, you’ll find plenty of beautiful red and yellow hues exploring the backwoods trails of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Kancamagus Highway Scenic Drive | Drive The Nation

Kancamagus Highway Scenic Drive is a trip along New Hampshire’s highway 112 from Conway to Lincoln. The 34-mile long scenic byway winds through the White Mountain National Forest, much of the way following the course of the Swift River. Along the way, one can explore and enjoy Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, Rocky Gorge, Champney Falls, and the Kancamagus Pass on Mt. Kancamagus.

About Kancamagus

Kancamagus was a real person. The name means “The Fearless One.” He was the grandson of Passaconaway or, “Child of the Bear”. Passaconaway united over 17 tribes within central New England in 1627. This unification formed the Panacook Confederacy. Passaconaway ruled the Panacook Confederacy until his death in 1669. The town of Conway gets its name from Passaconaway.

Best Time to Visit

This is one of the best fall foliage drives in the nation, so expect heaver traffic when the leaves are turning and the “leaf

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