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Map Crafts: DIY Decorative Letters

  • Map Crafts: DIY Decorative Letters
Decorative letters are a great way to enhance the décor of any room or celebration. Plus, they are rather easy to make! While you can decorate letters with any type of paper or poster-like items, covering them with maps is a great way to utilize old maps or atlases, as well as add a sense of adventure to your interior design. Here’s how to craft these adorable map letters!

Cruising the Scenic Highway: A Guide to the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys Scenic Highway is the stretch of US 1 that travels through some of the nation’s most spectacular tropical scenery from Mile Marker 110, north of Key Largo, to Mile Marker 0 in Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States. Check out some of the awesome attractions along the way!

A Taste of New Orleans: The City’s Most Iconic Dishes

  • A Taste of New Orleans: The City’s Most Iconic Dishes
  • A Taste of New Orleans: The City’s Most Iconic Dishes
  • A Taste of New Orleans: The City’s Most Iconic Dishes
New Orleans locals don’t eat to live, they live to eat, and they want you to know it. The Big Easy’s traditional fare – which is actually a melting pot of cuisines from all over the world –   is a huge part of the city’s vibrant culture, and it’s not something to miss when visiting. We’ve compiled a bucket list of some of the most famous and tried-and-true dishes that contribute to New Orleans’ identity – and we recommend trying them all.    

Why You Need a Dash Cam in Your Car

  • Why You Need a Dash Cam in Your Car
The dash cam, or dashboard camera, has gained popularity in the past few years—and it’s no surprise why! These handy recording devices are cost-effective, easy to install, and intuitive to use. Having a camera in your car offers endless benefits, and here are just some of the reasons you should consider installing one in your car.

The Bluegrass State: A Kentucky Travel Guide

Beautiful grass with a bluish hue is the inspiration behind Kentucky's nickname: The Bluegrass State. This popular grazing plant grows throughout much of the state, and its name has been associated with the music native to the region.

Road Trip Through Asheville

Galleries, arts and crafts studios, cafés, and fine restaurants—all nestled within the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, and the recreational opportunities they have to offer—make visitors to Asheville, North Carolina not only enjoy their vacation, but leaves them wanting to come back again and again.

A Guide to Rhode Island

Although it is the smallest state in the nation, Rhode Island has over 400 miles of convoluted shoreline facing the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. The state has more than 100 beaches. Surf conditions range from calm to challenging. Annual tournaments for striper, bluefish, shark, billfish, and tuna testify to the rich fishing opportunities. Seafood is fresh and plentiful, and clambakes--in which clams, lobsters, fish, and vegetables are steamed over heated stones--are a specialty.

The Perks to Glamping in Your RV

  • The Perks to Glamping in Your RV
Glamping (or glamorous camping) is a travel trend that is sweeping the globe. Rather than “roughing it” on the ground with a portable tent and no proper restroom facilities, glamping provides a more comfortable, luxurious outdoor experience. And according to this New York Post article, the popularity of glamping has contributed to a significant spike in RV sales over the past five years.

Birth of Blues Road Trip

  • Birth of Blues Road Trip
Chicago might claim to be the "Blues Capital of the World," but if you're looking for an atmosphere of gritty, from-the-roots blues, you must head to the juke-jointin', Colt-45 swiggin', dust and dirt-ridden backroads of the Mississippi Delta.

The Strangest Laws from State to State

  • The Strangest Laws from State to State
If you’re planning to take a trip across the country, beware of the laws that differ from state to state. Some of these laws (somehow) are still in place from hundreds of years ago, while others are slightly modernized—but strange nonetheless. Here are the weirdest laws in each state*: