Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large sculpture carved into the granite face of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, created it between 1927 and 1941 with the help of over 400 workers. It features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents were chosen … More Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, South Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park protects three areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The Little Missouri River flows through the park where prairie dogs tunnel through hills and bison roam. Roosevelt first came to this region to hunt bison in the 1880’s and later bought the Maltese Cross Ranch. He later bought the Elkhorn Ranch … More Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Cairo, Egypt

Two days before we left the Maldives for our Egypt, Jordan, and Israel group trip, Israel closed its borders. In a frenzy, we called Intrepid (our tour company) to inquire about the rest of the trip. We were reassured that the Egypt and Jordan part of our trip would still go according to plan. So, … More Cairo, Egypt

Dhiffushi, Maldives

The Maldives are a collection of islands in the Indian Ocean. It is a chain of 26 atolls, which are ring shaped islands or reefs made of coral that formed from prehistoric volcanoes that are now extinct. The coral grew on the volcanic rims and formed barrier reefs, allowing calm and shallow lagoons to form … More Dhiffushi, Maldives