Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sometimes I don’t know why I still live in Michigan…

The other day we got down to -24 F (-31 C) here in southeast Michigan. The actual temperature.  Not the wind chill, which probably exceeded -40 F (-40 C). I believe this is the coldest temperature I have experienced in my … Continue reading

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Avoiding Crowds at America’s National Parks

Of the 59 national parks in the United States many are well-known and heavily-traveled. About 20 of them see over one million visitors annually, and at times that can make traffic and crowds annoying to deal with. If you’re like me and have … Continue reading

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The Least-Visited National Parks in America’s Lower 48 (and why you should visit them) Part 2

Last week I presented “The Least-Visited National Parks in America’s Lower 48 (and why you should visit them).” I later realized that most people focus on the “most” or “least” of something, and that often leaves out the “next most” … Continue reading

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