The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park

If New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” then Chaco Culture National Historic Park is indeed magical. These ruins reveal the stories behind an ancient civilization, giving us a glimpse into how the Chacoans lived and thrived in the high New Mexican desert. Even better, the park offers ranger-led astronomy programs and is one of … Continue reading The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park

8 Amazing National Parks for Families

Looking for an affordable, fun, and family-friendly vacation? Visit a national park! We’ve rounded up a list of national parks with kid-friendly hiking, fun activities, and enough adventure for the entire family. Here’s our pick for some of the best national parks for families. Acadia National Park Maine’s Acadia National Park offers several easy hikes … Continue reading 8 Amazing National Parks for Families

Sutro Baths was a test case for civil rights laws

Lands End Point (aka Labyrinth) in the Lands End District of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

In the summer of 1897, a young African American man filed a lawsuit against the former mayor of San Francisco Adolph Sutro - it was the first case to test California's recent civil right law. On several occasions, John Harris had been refused entry into the Sutro Baths because of his race. At the time, … Continue reading Sutro Baths was a test case for civil rights laws

3 Beautiful Reasons I Fell in Love with St Croix

I must admit—I have a soft spot for the Virgin Islands. My grandmother lived on the U.S. Virgin Island of St Croix for over 30 years. Whenever my family and I visited her, I was enchanted by the palm trees, the bright blue water, and the casual, Caribbean vibe that permeated the island. The last … Continue reading 3 Beautiful Reasons I Fell in Love with St Croix