National Parks: Your Guide To The Best Outdoor Adventure

National Parks create extraordinary family getaway! Love hiking? Maybe paddling the rivers? Learning about animals and how to protect them? The parks are great for all of this! These heritage areas are gorgeous to explore, but also hold a world of educational opportunities. Here is the scoop on our favorites around the country.


Ocmulgee National Monument: An Unforgettable Living-History Journey

I love the Ocmulgee National Monument!  It is one of those places that just has everything you need for a fun day with the family.  It has 6 miles of hiking trails, an awesome visitor center, and Mississippian Indian mounds -- one you can go inside, and ones you can climb.  I mean, this place…

Visiting the Breathtaking Going To The Sun Road in Glacier

When visiting Glacier National Park plan your trip around the Going To The Sun Road. The captivating views are out of this world and shouldn't be missed.

15 Epic Civil Rights Museum Stops Designed To Defeat Hate

Bravery. Tragedy. Heroism. Those three words come to mind when I think about the Civil Rights Movement. Things are better...but we still have a long way to go. Why? So we don't make those same mistakes in the future. We've highlighted some of the stops along this regional Civil Rights Trail (along with a few…

Florida Keys: 3 State Parks & 1 Dreamy National Park You Can’t Miss

The Florida Keys have beautiful State Parks & one of our favorite National Parks. You don't want to miss out on visiting any of these unbelievable places!

5 Captivating Things To Do By Old Faithful In Yellowstone National Park

There is so much to do in this part of Yellowstone beyond just seeing Old Faithful. Check out these 5 captivating things to do by Old Faithful.

Visit Dry Tortugas National Park The Most Beautiful Place In The US

Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida is a place you should visit at least once. And I guarantee once you go there you will want to go back again and again!

Helpful Tips For Camping in Yellowstone National Park

When camping in Yellowstone it is important to understand how the campgrounds and reservations work. By knowing this you can find a superb site!

5 Spectacular Things You Must Do In Mammoth Hot Springs

Here are 5 out of this world things you can't miss while visiting the amazing Mammoth Hot Springs area in Yellowstone National Park.

Day Tripping To The Breathtaking National Parks In Georgia

Get away from the daily grind of everyday life and head out on a day trip to these 5 breathtaking National Parks in Georgia.

A Picture Tour of Atlanta’s Treasure: Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site

During holiday break we took the boys to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and The King Center. Peace, justice, and human rights around the globe are important to my husband and me. Very important. So now, as our oldest enters First Grade, it was time to bring him to learn more about Dr. King. Here…

17 Reasons Should Make Yellowstone Park A Priority

Yellowstone Park has so many cool things to see. From animals to scenery to the unbelievable geysers. Here are 17 reasons you will want to visit.

5 Amazing Places To Stay When Visiting Glacier National Park

From luxury hotels to rustic cabins to camping here are 5 places you and your family could stay when visiting Glacier National Park.

19 Reasons You Absolutely Have To Visit Glacier National Park

Yes, Glacier National Park is way up there on the Canadian border in Montana. But it is worth it to go visit this unbelievably beautiful place.


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Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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