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SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: exploring Revolutionary history in New York

You don’t often see monuments to Benedict Arnold. But Saratoga National Historical Park is one place where such a thing makes sense. The Battle (or Battles) of Saratoga in 1777 comprised two primary confrontations:  the (First) Battle of Freeman’s Farm on September 19 and the Battle of Bemis Heights (also known as the Second Battle… Read More SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: exploring Revolutionary history in New York

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Zion National Park in Utah

It was hard to believe we were in the desert. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. With its lush trees and flowing waters, Utah’s Zion National Park looked more like Maine‘s 2,000-miles-away Acadia than Nevada’s two-hours-away Valley of Fire, where we’d hiked the day before on the first stop of our… Read More Zion National Park in Utah