Amtrak Roomette Hacks

St. Paul to Seattle on the Empire Builder It has always been one of our bucket list trips to take the Empire Builder from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington. For the trip we rented a “roomette” which is the smallest and cheapest sleeper car. On this trip we learned many hacks to make the…

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Cape Cod

Hats Off, America traveled to Cape Cod in the Summer of 2021. We flew to Rhode Island, rented a car, and drove to the cape. We took the ferry from Woods Hole out to Martha’s Vineyard for a day trip.

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Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Meteor Crater

Billy Banjo Picnic Park on Oak Creek Canyon

Hats off to Northern Arizona! Hats Off America traveled to Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Meteor Crater, three stunning places in Northern Arizona. While Arizona is famous for is giant saguaros and the Grand Canyon, there is so much more in Arizona. From Ponderosa forests in the North to the Sonoran Desert in the south,…

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Island Caves

Sea caves, island retreats, lighthouses on beautiful Lake Superior Visited date: August 26, 2017 Location: 415 Washington Ave, Bayfield, WI Hats Off, America, to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore! We visited the lakeshore on Saturday, August 26 and spoke with Park Ranger Tam Hofman at the Visitor Center. Then we went on a tour of the…

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Hats Off to Indiana Dunes National Park!

An American treasure adjacent to major cities Visited date: August 14, 2017 Location: 1215 State Highway 49, Porter, IN The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a national treasure within an hour of the Chicago metropolitan area. We visited with Bruce Rowe, Supervisory Park Ranger and Public Information Officer. Because of its accessibility to urban areas,…

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