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Park Service gem at Fort Stanwix, NY

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  • November 20, 2017
  • This week Road Trips with Tom visits Fort Stanwix National Monument in upstate New York. Fort Stanwix is a reconstruction of an American military post that played a key role in disrupting British Revolutionary War strategy and helped lead to the eventual victory by the good guys.  At about 1,300 words, this post is a […]

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    Cool small town — Jerome, Arizona

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  • November 13, 2017
  • Our destination this week is the picturesque old mining town of Jerome, Arizona.  All photos by Tom Dell except where indicated. In Jerome, history and geography converge to present an appealing picture – a funky historic district in the most scenic setting imaginable.  It’s a combination that captivates large numbers of visitors every year.  I […]

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    Get soaked at Hot Springs National Park

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  • November 6, 2017
  • This week we’re headed to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.  This is the nation’s smallest national park, but it offers lots to do and plenty to see. For over two centuries, travelers have come to this spot at the edge of the Ouachita Mountains to bathe in the thermal waters that spill forth on […]

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    LAX planespotting is a real rush!

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  • October 30, 2017
  • This week we’re not only shifting gears – we’re shifting our focus from driving to air travel, as we go planespotting at Los Angeles International Airport. Planespotting is popular, although nobody keeps track of how popular.  My own observation is that both adults and kids enjoy it   If you’re interested in transportation, you’ll like this, too. […]

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    Lots of Texas history in Goliad

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  • October 23, 2017
  • Our destination this week is the tiny South Texas town of Goliad.  You may have never heard of the place if you’re not from Texas.  To Texans, however, Goliad ranks up there with the Alamo, San Jacinto Battlefield and ZZ Top as a Lone Star State icon. It’s located on the coastal plain about 60 […]

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    Everglades National Park whispers to you

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  • October 16, 2017
  • Our destination this week is Everglades National Park – 1.5 million acres at the southern tip of mainland Florida.  Most of the park is a federally designated wilderness, but parts of this subtropical landscape are easy to visit. This is a place that belongs on every road-tripper’s bucket list.  If you’re like most visitors, you’ll […]

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    Elephant seals hit the beach at Piedras Blancas

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  • October 9, 2017
  • This week Road Trips with Tom heads to the central California coast for an unforgettable wildlife viewing opportunity.  Specifically, we’re visiting the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery – one of only three places on the U.S. mainland where you can observe and photograph these magnificent marine mammals.  If you’re interested in wildlife, this is a […]

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