InfolificUSA – Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:38:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Johnstown Flood Museum, Pennsylvania: Memories of a Man-Made Disaster http://infolific.com/travel/usa/johnstown-flood-museum/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:36:28 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/johnstown-flood-museum/ The Johnstown Flood Museum brings to life one of the worst man-made disasters in U.S. history — the tragic flood that devastated this industrial town on May 31, 1889. After the South Fork Dam 14 miles north of town failed during an intense rainstorm, a [...]

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Manistee Michigan's Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend http://infolific.com/travel/usa/manistee/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:29:37 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/manistee/ I never expected to find a time warp on Michigan's western coast. But that's exactly what my husband and I found in Manistee several years ago during its Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend. Imagine street vendors selling roasted chestnuts… the sweet scent of [...]

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Azalea Garden Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina http://infolific.com/travel/usa/azalea-garden-inn/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:21:31 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/azalea-garden-inn/ I found this charming log cabin on the lushly landscaped grounds of the Azalea Garden Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Among the state's oldest resorts, the town dates back to the 1800s and is full of small galleries, specialty shops and quaint restaurants. Most [...]

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Take a Tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory in Louisiana http://infolific.com/travel/usa/tabasco-pepper-sauce-factory/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:01:58 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/tabasco-pepper-sauce-factory/ Add some zing to your next trip to southern Louisiana with a tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory on Avery Island. To get there, you take a 50-cent ferry ride across a small channel to Avery Island, one of five salt-dome islands along Louisiana's [...]

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Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama http://infolific.com/travel/usa/little-river-canyon-national-preserve/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:49:24 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/little-river-canyon-national-preserve/ For spectacular vistas of one of the deepest gorges east of the Mississippi River, visit the 14,000-acre Little River Canyon National Preserve in northeast Alabama. The best views are from the Little River Canyon Rim Drive, which is actually a 22-mile stretch of the Lookout [...]

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Rock City: A National Natural Landmark in Kansas http://infolific.com/travel/usa/rock-city/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:46:27 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/rock-city/ You should definitely stop and see Rock City if you're traveling in central Kansas near Minneapolis, the boyhood town of George Washington Carver. Rock City is one of only three National Natural Landmarks in Kansas. It features roughly 200 huge sandstone rock formations called concretions [...]

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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin: The Largest Freshwater Cattail Marsh http://infolific.com/travel/usa/horicon-national-wildlife-refuge/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:35:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/horicon-national-wildlife-refuge/ The International Crane Foundation, the only institution in the world to breed all 15 crane species, including the highly endangered whooping crane, is just one of the unique birding spots in the free guide “Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail-Southern Savanna Edition.” The fifth and [...]

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Ohio's Ashtabula County Covered Bridges http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ashtabula-county-covered-bridges/ Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:16:30 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ashtabula-county-covered-bridges/ The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival in Jefferson, Ohio is a great October event. It not only shows off our county's 16 beautiful covered bridges, but includes parades, arts and crafts demonstrations, antique car and engine displays, draft-horse pulls, delicious homemade food and a bustling [...]

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Flower Lovers Will Want to Stop at Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts http://infolific.com/travel/usa/shelburne-falls/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:09:31 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/shelburne-falls/ We would have completely missed Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts had we not been flower lovers. While driving through the Berkshires on State Highway 2, we saw a sign that read, “A Bridge of Flowers”. Intrigued, we turned off the highway and made our way to the [...]

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See Classic Cars at The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Indiana http://infolific.com/travel/usa/auburn-cord-duesenberg-museum/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:08:20 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/auburn-cord-duesenberg-museum/ My husband and I usually take the backroads when traveling for pleasure. But after spending a lovely week in Michigan recently, we headed down I-69 to see the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, the “Home of the Classics”. The museum is housed in [...]

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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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