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Alaska Road Trip Itinerary

Alaska is all about its glaciers, peaks, and parks. While many opt to cruise around the 49th state, taking an Alaska road trip lets you explore the state from a whole new perspective. Enjoy gorgeous mountain views, remote natural vistas, and some of America’s greatest national treasures. Welcome to Alaska!

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3 Dreamy Days in Big Bend, Texas

Craggy canyons tower over the mighty Rio Grande in west Texas, separating the United States from Mexico. The Big Bend area of Texas offers a blissful coexistence of mountain terrain and desert plains. Entire mesas covered with branchy ocotillo plants and blooming yucca reach sky high. More than a national park and state park, Big Bend is a region and a way of life. With only a few days, I sampled the area heartily, from the outdoor recreation and diverse topography, to the local eateries and unique accommodations. Here’s a three-day itinerary featuring some of the best things to do in Big Bend, Texas.

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Historic Trains of the Old West: Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad could offer the best historic train rides in the west. The company, home to a 12,000 square foot museum, sits in the idyllic town of Durango. It’s a stone’s throw from Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and many great state parks. Parks aside, the D&SNGR (Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad) offers its own wealth of brilliant activities.

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