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Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park has been a place of human habitation for 12,000-17,000 years. The first peoples here alongside the Ocmulgee (oak-muhl -ghee) River near what is now Macon, Georgia, were Paleo-Indians - big game hunters just after the last ice...

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Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Visitors Center Video - click here It's about slowing down, hiking or paddling, listening, pondering and evaluating priorities. Congaree National Park invites you to do all that. It’s an interactive park that was voted #1 national park by readers of USAToday for...

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Augmented Cahokia

Augmented Cahokia

On our first visit to Cahokia Mounds State Park near Collinsville, Illinois, across the river from St Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we were so impressed with the importance of this site we chose to join the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society to support ongoing...

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds Video The 10:30AM Ranger led Fire Point Hike at Effigy Mounds National Monument near Harper's Ferry, Iowa was well worth the effort to leave our campsite early this morning. Located adjacent to Iowa's section of the Great River Road overlooking the...

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Angel Mounds

Angel Mounds

If you've been following our blog recently, you may have noticed that we keep visiting locations that were home to Native Americans in prehistory, meaning before Europeans arrived on the North American continent and started recording their observations of the people...

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Fort Ancient

Fort Ancient

Early settlers of the what is now Ohio discovered and named Fort Ancient, a site that looked to them to have been built as a military defense. It’s a place near Oregonia, Ohio that’s rich in archeology and has been studied for it’s historical significance since the...

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SunWatch

SunWatch

Eight hundred years ago a farming community of Woodlands peoples existed here at what is now called SunWatch in Dayton, Ohio. Sixty years ago this was a family farm, the owners of which knew nothing of the archeological trove beneath their fields. Then archeologists...

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Cahokia

Cahokia

Museum Tour Cahokia Mounds: Documentary This place on the eastern side of the Mississippi River is a bit of a well kept secret. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville, Illinois has been a UNESCO World Heritage since 1982 yet too few Americans are...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.