Birdwatching on Florida’s Gulf Coast

It’s an exciting time for birders in Florida! There are many places that offer excellent birdwatching opportunities, such as the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about where to go to spot birds in the Sunshine State.

Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial

While many myths surround the Lincoln Memorial, the rumor that something exists under the iconic structure is actually true. Read on to discover what’s hiding beneath the iconic memorial.

Costa Rica’s Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú

The slopes north of Cartago rise gradually to the summit of Volcán Irazú. Read about hiking the trails to see the volcano’s five craters—including the Diego de la Haya crater—and discover information on local restaurants and accommodations.

War Memorials in Washington DC

The west end of the National Mall is home to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the National World War II Memorial. Read on for more information about visiting these powerful memorials that honor our nation’s service members.

Festivals and Events in Managua

August is the best month of the year in Managua—you can expect parades, horse shows, and unlimited quantities of beer and rum. Here’s more information about festivals in the city (including July 19th celebrations) to help you plan your trip.

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is the best place to learn about both the general structure and the minute details of the surrounding desert, and probably your only realistic chance to see all of the unique creatures that call it home. Discover more about this world-famous museum and zoo.

Essential Information about Driving in the Grand Canyon

For the most part, driving in Grand Canyon National Park is relatively easy—so easy that it can lead to a false sense of security. Here are some key tips to make your drive a successful one, including information on backcountry driving, road conditions, and where to fill up your tank.

Discover Virginia & Maryland: Where History Comes Alive

In Virginia and Maryland, history comes alive. Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at stately Monticello. Raise a glass at George Washington’s favorite tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, or tread the hallowed ground at Civil War battlefields like Manassas and Antietam.