InfolificUSA – Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:07:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kaleidoworld, New York: Home of The World's Largest Kaleidoscope http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kaleidoworld-new-york-home-of-the-worlds-largest-kaleidoscope/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:58:07 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kaleidoworld-new-york-home-of-the-worlds-largest-kaleidoscope/ It seems like just about anyone who's looked into a kaleidoscope wishes they could climb into the cardboard tube and live in that fascinating, brightly colored world. At Kaleidoworld in New York's scenic Catskill Mountains, I did just that. Kaleidoworld is part of the entertaining [...]

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A Stop in Weippe, Idaho On the Lewis and Clark Trail http://infolific.com/travel/usa/weippe-idaho-lewis-and-clark-trail/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:56:31 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/weippe-idaho-lewis-and-clark-trail/ Following the trail of Lewis and Clark, my husband and I stopped for coffee in Weippe, Idaho, a hamlet on the high mountain prairie where the Nez Perce fed the starving Corps of Discovery in 1805. Walking up a slight hill from First Stop Java, [...]

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Have Fun at the Wamego Tulip Festival in Kansas http://infolific.com/travel/usa/wamego-tulip-festival/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:41:47 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/wamego-tulip-festival/ I don't know what I love more at the Wamego Tulip Festival — the nearly 20,000 tulips blooming in this Kansas town or the authentic Old Dutch Mill windmill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Built in the 1870s by Dutch immigrant John Schonhoff, [...]

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Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park http://infolific.com/travel/usa/great-smoky-mountains-national-park/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:31:17 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/usa/great-smoky-mountains-national-park/ If you live in Northeastern US you don't have many options for visiting a national park within driving distance. You can head up to Acadia National Park in Maine or down to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. However, for the quintessential national park experience your [...]

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Patzeria Perfect Pizza of New York http://infolific.com/travel/usa/patzeria-perfect-pizza/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:29:45 +0000 Special Contributor http://infolific.com/travel/usa/patzeria-perfect-pizza/ One of the joys of being in New York City is being able to enjoy delicious pizza by the slice at a low price. Patzeria Perfect Pizza is located at 231 W 46th St. between Broadway and 7th Avenue. I discovered this little pizzeria while [...]

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Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee in West Virginia http://infolific.com/travel/usa/stonewall-jackson-heritage-arts-and-crafts-jubilee/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:24:05 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/stonewall-jackson-heritage-arts-and-crafts-jubilee/ What started as a small gathering of crafters and musicians more than 25 years ago has grown into one of West Virginia's finest festivals — the Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee. This exciting 4-day event is held over Labor Day weekend near Weston [...]

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Williams Reindeer Farm, Alaska http://infolific.com/travel/usa/williams-reindeer-farm/ Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:21:22 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/williams-reindeer-farm/ Near Palmer, Alaska, I discovered a very unique attraction–the Williams Reindeer Farm. I thoroughly enjoyed letting friendly reindeer eat out of my hand–a gooey experience that was an adventure in itself–as well as learning all about these interesting animals. For instance, I found out that [...]

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Newport, Rhode Island: One of the Best Ports in New England http://infolific.com/travel/usa/newport/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:12:40 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/newport/ New England is blessed with several ports that you can enjoy to the fullest without so much as a dime in your pocket. Newport, Rhode Island is one of the best. The first attraction in this seaside wonder is the harbor. Vessels from all over [...]

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Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota: Birthplace of the American Peace Pipe http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pipestone-national-monument/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:02:50 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pipestone-national-monument/ When we became full-time RVers, my husband and I discovered Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota. We recently revisited this unique place and enjoyed it even more. Nestled on the north edge of the town of Pipestone, the monument's quarries are considered the birthplace of the [...]

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Ohio's Hunger Paynes Restaurant: Family-Style Cooking and All-Day Breakfast http://infolific.com/travel/usa/hunger-paynes-restaurant/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:57:19 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/hunger-paynes-restaurant/ Intrigued by the sign, my husband and I had to stop at Hunger Paynes Restaurant in Crestline while traveling through north-central Ohio recently. This down-home restaurant and its friendly staff quickly stopped our hunger pangs with its family-style cooking, including soups that are famous throughout [...]

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Climb the Famous Winding Stairs in Traer, Iowa http://infolific.com/travel/usa/famous-winding-stairs/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:40:45 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/famous-winding-stairs/ It's not often you can walk all over something that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But that's exactly what folks do on the famous Winding Stairs on Main Street in Traer, Iowa. The 23-step iron staircase was fashioned in 1894 for the [...]

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Charlevoix, Michigan: 26 Mushroom-Shaped Buildings to See http://infolific.com/travel/usa/charlevoix/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:37:25 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/charlevoix/ Each year, our travel plans include a stop in Charlevoix, Michigan, home to art galleries, gift shops, cafes — and mushroom buildings. Yes, you read correctly! Charlevoix features 26 unusual residential and commercial buildings designed and built by Earl Young, a local architect and real [...]

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Emporia, Kansas: First to Observe Veteran's Day http://infolific.com/travel/usa/emporia-honors-veterans/ Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:30:05 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/emporia-honors-veterans/ I can't think of a better place to pay tribute to America's veterans than my hometown of Emporia, Kansas. Located in east-central Kansas, Emporia first observed Veterans Day — or as we often call it, All Veterans Day — a full year ahead of everyone [...]

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The Comfortable and Charming Historic Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas http://infolific.com/travel/usa/historic-gage-hotel/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:26:52 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/historic-gage-hotel/ After roughing it in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas, I especially enjoyed the comfortable and charming Gage Hotel in tiny Marathon. In 1927, businessman Alfred Gage built the elegant adobe hotel. But he died the same year, and the hotel fell into disrepair. [...]

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Drive the San Juan Scenic Skyway in Colorado http://infolific.com/travel/usa/san-juan-scenic-skyway/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:14 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/san-juan-scenic-skyway/ It's no wonder this southwest-Colorado route was one of the National Forest Service's first Scenic Byways. To call the San Juan Skyway one of America's most scenic drives may be an understatement. This 232-mile loop through the San Juan Mountains passes through a majestic landscape [...]

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Stunning Red Rocks at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kodachrome-basin-state-park/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:19:59 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kodachrome-basin-state-park/ Most folks know all about Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. But virtually right next door, little-known Kodachrome Basin State Park offers red-rock formations that not even its more-popular neighbor can match. Kodachrome Basin is known for its colorful sandstone spires called “sand pipes”. Nearly 70 [...]

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Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska http://infolific.com/travel/usa/seaplane-base-in-anchorage/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:15:31 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/seaplane-base-in-anchorage/ I've seen a lot of airports, but Alaska's Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage is truly unique. With 800 takeoffs and landings each day, it's the busiest seaplane airport in the world. Watching the plane traffic here is a popular spectator sport–and it's free! Two [...]

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Katmai National Park, Alaska http://infolific.com/travel/usa/katmai-national-park/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:07:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/katmai-national-park/ To celebrate my retirement, my husband and I took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to vast, wild and rugged Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. I've always dreamed of visiting Katmai (pronounced “cat-my”), renowned for its abundant bears, towering mountains, active volcanoes, misty fjords and mind-boggling [...]

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New River Gorge, West Virginia: Some of Most Incredible Views in the Eastern US http://infolific.com/travel/usa/new-river-gorge/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 18:03:26 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/new-river-gorge/ For some of the most breathtaking views in the East, you can't beat the New River Gorge in the heart of southern West Virginia. The New River — actually one of the oldest rivers in the world–flows north from North Carolina. Over the eons, it [...]

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Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill Review: Very Filling Deep-Dish Pizza http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pizzeria-uno/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:59:43 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pizzeria-uno/ Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizza Yes, Pizzeria Uno is a chain and there often isn't all that much to be said about chains, but I'm a big fan of pizza so I figured Unos was worth a review. I've been to a few Unos around the [...]

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Missouri's DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge: 200,000 Artifacts on Display http://infolific.com/travel/usa/desoto-national-wildlife-refuge/ Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:58:05 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/desoto-national-wildlife-refuge/ The cargo of the sunken paddle-wheel steamboat Bertrand, on display at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa, provides a fascinating snapshot of life in the steamboat era. The Bertrand sank 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska on April 1, 1865, while heading [...]

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Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame in Hernando, Florida http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ted-williams-museum/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:56:14 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ted-williams-museum/ Entering the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame in Hernando, Florida made me feel like a kid again, listening to Boston Red Sox games on my grandmother's Philco radio and hearing the crowd go wild as “The Splendid Splinter” steps to the plate. [...]

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Most Glamorous Hotels in the US http://infolific.com/travel/usa/glamorous-hotels-us/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:20:53 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/usa/glamorous-hotels-us/ The USA is a country that is famous for everything being bigger and better than anywhere in the world and the hotels are no different. Here is a definitive list of the most glamorous hotels located across the land of the free. The St Regis, [...]

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Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park, Colorado http://infolific.com/travel/usa/black-canyon/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:45:23 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/black-canyon/ When I first read about Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in southwest Colorado, I seriously doubted it would live up to its lofty billing. But when my family and I arrived at the first overlook, words couldn't describe the magnificent stark beauty of [...]

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Latourell Falls, Oregon: A Spectacular Falls With Few Rivals http://infolific.com/travel/usa/latourell-falls/ Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:40:44 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/latourell-falls/ Many waterfalls grace the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in northern Oregon, but few rival little-known Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park. I hiked a steep but short trail to see the stunning 250-foot-high falls, formed as Latourell Creek (named for [...]

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