On the outskirts of the Allegheny National Forest in rural Pennsylvania is the most surprising wonder. The Kinzua Sky Walk is a restored piece of amazing history. Towering 224 feet over the Kinzua Gorge in the Kinzua Bridge State Park,  this skywalk provides the most fabulous views of this area! So what happened to the original Kinzua Viaduct  named “the eighth wonder of the world” from which this sky walk originated?

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Are you starting to plan your 2017 vacations? I know I am. If you’re traveling across the United States don’t forget to stop and visit our wonderful National Parks. From Maine to Alaska you will see the best this country has to offer by adding a National Park or two to your travel plans.

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On one of my trips to Alaska it was a must for me to visit the Kenai Fjords National Park. This National Park covers over 587,000 acres.  I decided on the 7.5 hour small cruise tour that would take me up close and personal with glaciers, abundant wildlife, including a pod of nine Orca whales, and some of the most breathtaking scenery Alaska has to offer. This cruise allowed me to see remote parts of the park.

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Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish for green table) is a fabulous insight of how the Pueblo people lived in these now preserved cliff dwellings and surrounding lands. It also gives us an in-depth glimpse into their culture. Located in Southwest Colorado, Mesa Verde, occupying over 52,000 acres, the park has over 600 cliff dwellings and about 4300 archeological sites to date.

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Autumn is a great time to visit our National Parks. The crowds are smaller and the weather is cooler. Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is an excellent place to take advantage of the outdoor activities this time of year. Over 300,000 acres encompassing the Teton Mountain Range.

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