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Park Beat XVIII – Padre Island National Seashore & Corpus Christi

Whenever I travel anywhere near the coast, it’s a good bet I’ll spend a day at the beach. Padre Island National Seashore, a strip of 70 miles of protected coastline, is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world and serves as a refuge for 380 species of birds along with a nesting...


A Portal to the Past in San Antonio

In all the traveling I do, some of my favorite places are those rich in history. During our trip to Texas, our next stop was San Antonio, a historical and cultural hotspot, filled with medieval missions set in the midst of a bustling metropolitan area...

Arches National Park

Park Beat XVII – Arches National Park

The first time I stepped into Arches National Park was almost seven years ago during a whirlwind college RV road trip across the western United States. Starting from Spokane, WA, we drove all day and almost all night to reach Arches, before pulling off the side of the road at a rest area...