National Parks

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status
Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Gulf Islands National Seashore encompasses a number of barrier islands that protect the coastline along Florida and Mississippi from the furies of the Gulf of Mexico. My visit was to West Ship Island off of the coast of Gulfport, MS. There’s…

Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go
Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go

Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go

One of the best books I’ve ever read is “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Pattillo Beals. It’s a little story about her freshman year in high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ya, we can all tell stories about those rotten…

Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas
Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas

Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas

Monroe Elementary School in Topeka Kansas is physically bigger than most people consider when they envision an elementary school. It’s two stories tall and has 13 classrooms as well as a gym and cafeteria, among other features. But it’s fitting…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a smaller unit of our national park system, but one worthy of exploration when your travels take you to southern Colorado between Montrose and Gunnison. It is here over millions of…

Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?
Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?

Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?

America’s national parks never fail to disappoint in their beauty and unique opportunities to understand our natural, cultural and historical world just a little better. We had never heard of Devils Postpile National Monument until we were in Yosemite National…

Authentic Travel Experience at the Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tenn.
Authentic Travel Experience at the Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tenn.

Authentic Travel Experience at the Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tenn.

My favorite part of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a creaky old building called the Old Mill and an adjacent restaurant by the same name. Along with a pottery shop and iron forge, it makes up the Old Mill Square. While…