North America

Although it includes 23 countries and nine territories, travel destinations in North America are dominated by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

What to Take to White Sands National Park (Don’t Forget These 10 Essentials)

Located near Alamogordo, New Mexico, White Sands National Park is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field, one of the natural wonders of the world, and a truly magical place to visit. But there are limited services and amenities available, so here is an important list of what to take to White Sands National Park. …

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What to Expect When You Visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

What to Expect When You Visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Made famous by Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman” from Food Network, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, welcomes 6,000 visitors a day. Here’s what you can expect when you visit “The Merc.”  Originally published September 2017, this article was updated in December 2019 to bring you additional tips and tricks for visiting The Pioneer …

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Things to do for FREE in Kansas City

The view of the Kansas City skyline from Liberty Memorial

With more fountains than Rome, more boulevards than Paris, a cornucopia of award-winning chefs, and two million of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, Kansas City should definitely be on your travel bucket list! Here are ten things you can do for free when you visit. Long dismissed as a “flyover state,” Kansas City is …

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Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico

The The Ranch House Cafe is one of the abandoned places along the stretch of Route 66 running through Tucumcari. It is often photographed by those traveling all or a portion of the 2,450 mile long historic route that spans eight states and three time zones.

Visit Yellowstone National Park without Making Headlines

National Parks are not petting zoos. Follow these tips when you visit Yellowstone National Park to enjoy your experience without making the evening news. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, America’s first national park is often in the news. Unfortunately, the stories aren’t always about the hundreds of animal species that roam the naturally wild …

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