North America

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

Why Forest Fires Are Good for the Environment (Even Though They Are Terrifying)

Why Forest Fires (Although Terrifying) Are Actually Good for the Environment

According to National Geographic, approximately 4 to 5 million acres of land are cleared by forest fires each year. While they can be destructive and terrifying, forest fires are good for the environment. How are wildfires good for the environment? Here are three surprising benefits they deliver to our forests and the woodland creatures that …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Midwestern Landmarks?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Midwestern Landmarks?

From the tallest landmark in the US to the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere to the starting point of Route 66, these midwestern landmarks are pretty impressive. Test your knowledge with this quiz!  

10 Delicious Secrets About Jude’s Rum Cakes

Locally-sourced organic pecans and an exclusive rum make Jude’s Rum Cake the best rum cake you’ll ever taste. Here are ten delicious secrets about these Kansas City creations.

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.

13 Fun Facts About the American Sign Museum

Whether it’s from your childhood or from Mad Men, you’re sure to recognize many of the iconic signs at the American Sign Museum. But do you know these 13 fun facts about the Cincinnati-based museum?

A Visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Learn from history at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Intentionally located in Cincinnati, where thousands of slaves escaped to freedom after crossing the Ohio River, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center portrays nearly 400 years of slavery. From the first Africans brought to the “new world” in 1619 to people still enslaved around the world today, the experience was an eye-opening and heartbreaking history …

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