Dover, England: Home of the White Cliffs.

***Important note: as I researched for this blog to rewrite it, I found that the castle is currently open to the public; however, the underground secret wartime tunnels are temporarily closed due to Covid, and the underground medieval tunnels are currently closed due to “conservation work”. It is best to continuously check the website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/

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Phoenix, Arizona: Volume 1.🌵

Shot of Northern Phoenix during the fires. Routinely ranked as the hottest state in the United States, during summertime Phoenix lives up to its claim to fame. We moved here at the very beginning of March, when it was still at a normal, functionable temperature, and were sadly fooled into thinking “this isn’t bad, what’s …

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Lakes of Prescott: Watson and Lynx.

Watson Lake. Prescott, Arizona’s two most popular lakes, Watson, and Lynx, could not be any more different from one another. Watson is a geographical wonder, with rocks that look like they were transported straight from Mars. Lynx is much more of a run-of-the-mill lake, nice and relaxing, but nothing special. These are not the only …

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Bearizona: Bison, Wolves, and Bears, oh my!

In northern Arizona, right off I-40 (one of America’s major cross-country highways), is a super cool place called Bearizona. It is exactly what it sounds like. Coined as a “wildlife and safari park”, the park is most known for the black bears that freely roam around (in an enclosed area; I’ll explain more in a …

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Evansville, Indiana: Angel Mounds State Historic Site.

About 8 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana’s 3rd largest city, right next to the mighty Ohio River, sits a centuries-old Native American archaeological site that few know exists. Officially known as the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, it encompasses around 600 acres and was a large residential and agricultural community. It primarily “served as the …

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Woot, woot, in the butte (Thumb Butte, Arizona).

Jetting high into the sky, Thumb Butte sits proudly as a distinctive landmark of Prescott, Arizona. Nestled in the Prescott National Forest, Thumb Butte is so prominent that it’s difficult to miss, even many miles out. Hiking Thumb Butte is popular, although when we went, we only came across about 8 people along the entire …

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