The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960 by Gerald Arenberg, a police officer injured in the line of duty in 1955 by a drunk driver. It is the nation’s first national law enforcement museum and memorial dedicated to officers killed in the line of duty. It houses nearly 11,000 artifacts and interactive displays. Adventure Travel Group, Adventure Bucket List, Law Enforcement Memorial, Police Memorial, Peace Officer, Drunk Driver, Jail Cell, Interactive Display
Honoring Law Enforcement on Florida's Space Coast
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960 by Gerald Arenberg, a police officer injured in the line of duty in 1955 by a drunk driver. It is the nation’s first national law enforcement museum and memorial dedicated to officers killed in the line of duty. It houses nearly 11,000 artifacts and interactive displays.
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Imagine diving into a crystal-clear spring, surrounded by lush subtropical forest, ancient trees draped in Spanish moss, and the sunbeams shimmering like diamonds on the water’s surface. This is the magic of DeLeon Springs State Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Florida, beckoning you with its refreshing waters, rich history, adventures, and pancakes! De Leon Springs State Park, Florida Springs, Florida State Parks, Florida Travel, Florida Keys, Three Lakes, Live Oak Trees, Natural Swimming Pool, Healing Waters
De Leon Springs State Park in central Florida
Imagine diving into a crystal-clear spring, surrounded by lush subtropical forest, ancient trees draped in Spanish moss, and the sunbeams shimmering like diamonds on the water’s surface. This is the magic of DeLeon Springs State Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Florida, beckoning you with its refreshing waters, rich history, adventures, and pancakes!
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Angela M DiLoreto 🧭 #FittingInAdventure Travel Blog
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida, is home to a collection of over 40 historic railcars, including the Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar, also known as U.S. Car No. 1. Once considered the epitome of luxury, the car was used by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. Visitors can take a tour of the car and see the opulent accommodations that these presidents enjoyed while traveling by train. Florida East Coast, Miami Florida, Train Travel, Travel Usa, Geographic North, Ferdinand Magellan, California Zephyr, Banks Vault
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum: A Journey Through History
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida, is home to a collection of over 40 historic railcars, including the Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar, also known as U.S. Car No. 1. Once considered the epitome of luxury, the car was used by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. Visitors can take a tour of the car and see the opulent accommodations that these presidents enjoyed while traveling by train.
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Angela M DiLoreto 🧭 #FittingInAdventure Travel Blog
Key West Cemetery is not just a burial ground; it's a living testament to the island's history and the people who made it what it is today. With its unique and captivating stories, it's a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Key West. Fishing Guide, American War, Travel Related, Travel Board, Gulf Coast, Usa Travel, City Hall, Key West
Key West Cemetery: A Walk Through the History of the Island
Key West Cemetery is not just a burial ground; it's a living testament to the island's history and the people who made it what it is today. With its unique and captivating stories, it's a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Key West.
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Angela M DiLoreto 🧭 #FittingInAdventure Travel Blog
Mykonos is one of the more popular Greek Islands. Famed for beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets, the fun doesn’t end at sunset. The island is also known for its wild nightlife. However, come prepared as its popularity comes with a price tag. Laying On The Beach, Cruise Excursions, Mykonos Greece, Best Sunset, Sunset Lover, Travel Photos, Travel Tips, Greece Travel
Things to do near the Port in Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the more popular Greek Islands. Famed for beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets, the fun doesn’t end at sunset. The island is also known for its wild nightlife. However, come prepared as its popularity comes with a price tag.
For much of the 19th century, brick and masonry fortifications are impenetrable. All this would change with the innovation of rifling technology. Forts once believed to be invincible are now conquerable with a strategic bombardment. Thus, coastal defenses such as Fort Pulaski become obsolete. Big Adventure, Fortification, Road Trip Usa, Savannah Chat
The Most Well Preserved Civil War Era Fort
For much of the 19th century, brick and masonry fortifications are impenetrable. All this would change with the innovation of rifling technology. Forts once believed to be invincible are now conquerable with a strategic bombardment. Thus, coastal defenses such as Fort Pulaski become obsolete.
Aruba is that little island in the southern Caribbean where the phrase “One Happy Island” comes to life. The island fulfills all your island bucket list adventures. You can opt for world-renown kite surfing, scuba/snorkeling or a more relaxed day on the pristine white-sand beaches. The guaranteed on this Caribbean island is lots of fun and lots of friendly faces! Southern Caribbean, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean Vacations, Beach Resorts, California Lighthouse, Sunset Cruise, Little Island
Aruba is Much More than Beach Resorts! Experience the Island's Wilder Side!
Aruba is that little island in the southern Caribbean where the phrase “One Happy Island” comes to life. The island fulfills all your island bucket list adventures. You can opt for world-renown kite surfing, scuba/snorkeling or a more relaxed day on the pristine white-sand beaches. The guaranteed on this Caribbean island is lots of fun and lots of friendly faces!
Few American cities are as steeped in history as New Orleans. The city was founded by the French, once controlled by the Spanish, and ultimately the site of some of America’s most popular historical stories, battles, and characters highlighted by its vibrant Creole culture. Battle Of New Orleans, Garden District, French Colonial, National Historic Landmark, American Cities
16 Must-Visit Locations for History Lovers in New Orleans
Few American cities are as steeped in history as New Orleans. The city was founded by the French, once controlled by the Spanish, and ultimately the site of some of America’s most popular historical stories, battles, and characters highlighted by its vibrant Creole culture.
In the cold, foggy morning of January 8th, 1815, a future President, a motley crew of militiamen, frontiersmen, slaves, Choctaw Indians, and even pirates, will face off against one of the most powerful armies in the world…and claim victory. American Line, Future President, Louisiana Purchase, Foggy Morning, Us National Parks, Armies, Motley
Visiting History: Chalmette Battlefield
In the cold, foggy morning of January 8th, 1815, a future President, a motley crew of militiamen, frontiersmen, slaves, Choctaw Indians, and even pirates, will face off against one of the most powerful armies in the world…and claim victory.
Although most famous for rescuing A Dolphin’s Tale star, Winter, and the follow-up rescue and movie A Dolphin’s Tale 2 star, Hope the aquarium has been helping marine animals around Florida since 1972. With a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release of sick and injured marine animals the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not your typical aquarium museum, it is a working marine hospital. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, Dolphin Encounters, Dolphin Tale
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Center ? Winter's Legacy & More
Although most famous for rescuing A Dolphin’s Tale star, Winter, and the follow-up rescue and movie A Dolphin’s Tale 2 star, Hope the aquarium has been helping marine animals around Florida since 1972. With a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release of sick and injured marine animals the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not your typical aquarium museum, it is a working marine hospital.
Nevada’s state route 375, more commonly known by its nickname, the Extraterrestrial Highway is 98 miles of oddities and curiosities. Ready for an out-of-this-world adventure? Mailboxes For Sale, Grey Alien, City Limits
The Truth is Out There: Driving Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway
Nevada’s state route 375, more commonly known by its nickname, the Extraterrestrial Highway is 98 miles of oddities and curiosities. Ready for an out-of-this-world adventure?
Called Florida’s First Magic Kingdom, it was built in the middle of the gilded age as a tourist destination long before the resorts that are here now. You might say it was within these walls that Florida tourism began. Built between 1888 and 1891, it was Florida’s first effort into the resort business. Florida Tourism, Tampa Bay Hotels, Travel Party, Gilded Age, Grand Hotel, European Travel
Henry Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel: A Grand Hotel from the Gilded Age
Called Florida’s First Magic Kingdom, it was built in the middle of the gilded age as a tourist destination long before the resorts that are here now. You might say it was within these walls that Florida tourism began. Built between 1888 and 1891, it was Florida’s first effort into the resort business.
Started in 776 BC as a part of a religious festival honoring Zeus. The father of all Greek Gods and Goddesses’. The festival was held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site. Named for Mt. Olympos, the highest mountain in mainland Greece, home to the greatest Greek Gods and Goddesses’. Through the years, the site expanded to include workshops, more beautiful Temples, and facilities for the athletes. #olympics #VisitGreece Ancient Olympic Games, Ancient Olympics, Game Sites, Greek Gods And Goddesses, Visiting Greece, Zeus, Beautiful Beaches
Visiting the Sites of the Ancient Olympic Games
Started in 776 BC as a part of a religious festival honoring Zeus. The father of all Greek Gods and Goddesses’. The festival was held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site. Named for Mt. Olympos, the highest mountain in mainland Greece, home to the greatest Greek Gods and Goddesses’. Through the years, the site expanded to include workshops, more beautiful Temples, and facilities for the athletes. #olympics #VisitGreece
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Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the picturesque town of Dunedin. This hidden gem of Florida should be on your must-see list. The wooded sub-tropical setting offers nearly four waterfront miles. Nearly weekly celebrations fill the delightful downtown. The surrounding streets are filled with sherbet-colored houses and a typical relaxed Florida lifestyle. Scotland Street, Dunedin Florida, Honeymoon Island, Florida Lifestyle, Local Brewery
Delightful Dunedin: Home to Local Breweries and Picturesque Beaches
Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the picturesque town of Dunedin. This hidden gem of Florida should be on your must-see list. The wooded sub-tropical setting offers nearly four waterfront miles. Nearly weekly celebrations fill the delightful downtown. The surrounding streets are filled with sherbet-colored houses and a typical relaxed Florida lifestyle.
The Florida Keys consists of a string of tropical islands stretching 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida. Marking the southernmost continental point in the United States, Key West. Renowned for its outdoor activities. The islands were historically well located for trade with Cuba and the Bahamas and offered the main trade route from New Orleans. This and many other notes in history have made the islands witness to a colorful history. State Of Florida, Christ Of The Abyss, Island Time, Gulf Of Mexico
37 Historic Locations of the Florida Keys You Can Visit Today
The Florida Keys consists of a string of tropical islands stretching 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida. Marking the southernmost continental point in the United States, Key West. Renowned for its outdoor activities. The islands were historically well located for trade with Cuba and the Bahamas and offered the main trade route from New Orleans. This and many other notes in history have made the islands witness to a colorful history.
A beautiful town in a beautiful region of a beautiful country. This about sums up everything on Lucca, but I will expound a little bit more. There are so many places in Italy to see. Rome, with all the historic sites coexisting with modern society. Florence, with its many masterpieces of Renaissance artwork and architecture. Pisa, with a world-renowned cathedral and tower. Ah, but Lucca! A city that, for us, embodies the Italian phrase… Italy Travel Tips, Europe Travel Destinations, Renaissance Artworks, Lucca Italy, Italian Phrases, Places In Italy, Plan Your Trip
The Sweetness of Doing Nothing in Lucca, Italy
A beautiful town in a beautiful region of a beautiful country. This about sums up everything on Lucca, but I will expound a little bit more. There are so many places in Italy to see. Rome, with all the historic sites coexisting with modern society. Florence, with its many masterpieces of Renaissance artwork and architecture. Pisa, with a world-renowned cathedral and tower. Ah, but Lucca! A city that, for us, embodies the Italian phrase…
One of our favorite “splurges”, as we travel, is Helicopter Tours. We have taken several and plan on adding more. It is one of the best ways to see the location and definitely from a different perspective. If you are into photography, the quality of pictures you can take is stunning. Prices will vary depending on location. Or, if you are chartering a helicopter for personal use, but I’ll get into that later. Us Travel, Boulder City, Las Vegas Blvd, Helicopter Ride, Summer Jobs
Helicopter Tours are the Best Travel Splurge
One of our favorite “splurges”, as we travel, is Helicopter Tours. We have taken several and plan on adding more. It is one of the best ways to see the location and definitely from a different perspective. If you are into photography, the quality of pictures you can take is stunning. Prices will vary depending on location. Or, if you are chartering a helicopter for personal use, but I’ll get into that later.
While New Orleans is known for its bars and nightlife, we are going to take you beyond Bourbon Street for this list. Off the beaten track tiny dive bars and historic locations mixed with a couple you may have heard of in the past. Sazerac Bar, Hotel Monteleone, Lake Pontchartrain, Roosevelt Hotel, Brewery Tours, Dive Bar
13 Infamous & Historic Bars to Visit in New Orleans
While New Orleans is known for its bars and nightlife, we are going to take you beyond Bourbon Street for this list. Off the beaten track tiny dive bars and historic locations mixed with a couple you may have heard of in the past.
You will need at least thirteen meals during your New Orleans visit. The food of New Orleans consists of things you may not typically like, but if you try it their way you will cave. It doesn’t make any sense, but it is true. Let’s talk about creole versus cajun first. Creole is described as the marriage of European cuisines to local Louisiana ingredients. Cajun is often described as “country food” and does not include the tomatoes that will be in Creole food. Olive Salad, Visit New Orleans, European Cuisine, Creole Recipes, Recipe Boards, Cheese Pasta, Best Foods
13 Must-Try Restaurants in New Orleans
You will need at least thirteen meals during your New Orleans visit. The food of New Orleans consists of things you may not typically like, but if you try it their way you will cave. It doesn’t make any sense, but it is true. Let’s talk about creole versus cajun first. Creole is described as the marriage of European cuisines to local Louisiana ingredients. Cajun is often described as “country food” and does not include the tomatoes that will be in Creole food.
More than 100 years ago, in 1903 a plumber with a love of gardening purchased four acres of land with a sunken freshwater lake. The lake was the result of an old sinkhole. With that purchase, he began one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions. Sunken Garden, Lush Garden, Roadside Attractions, Private Garden, Plumber
From Sinkhole to Lush Garden: Visiting St. Pete’s Historic Sunken Gardens
More than 100 years ago, in 1903 a plumber with a love of gardening purchased four acres of land with a sunken freshwater lake. The lake was the result of an old sinkhole. With that purchase, he began one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions.
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Abhimanyu Katoch  | Travel blogger
Abhimanyu Katoch | Travel blogger
Columbia, South Carolina, has the Postal Service to thank for its’ nickname. Postal employees would shorten the city’s name, Columbia, to Cola. This eventually gave way to calling it Cola. Which then morphed into Soda…hence Soda City! The city has since embraced it and ran with it. The new city shuttle system is dubbed the Soda Cap Express. Its logo is even a soda cap, which itself is a play on words. One because of the city’s nickname. And two, because Columbia is the CAPital city of the state. Shermans March, City Of Columbia, Congaree National Park, Columbia South Carolina, New City, Capital City, Dubbed
Do You Thirst for the History of Soda City? Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, has the Postal Service to thank for its’ nickname. Postal employees would shorten the city’s name, Columbia, to Cola. This eventually gave way to calling it Cola. Which then morphed into Soda…hence Soda City! The city has since embraced it and ran with it. The new city shuttle system is dubbed the Soda Cap Express. Its logo is even a soda cap, which itself is a play on words. One because of the city’s nickname. And two, because Columbia is the CAPital city of the state.
Some catch a random photo on Instagram, and others have dreamt of far-off locations since childhood, but these travel writers were inspired to plan trips based on books they read. Some books are meant to inspire travel while others are spinning a great yarn in incredible locations. Discover the locations and literature below! Travel Reading, Travel Writer, Travel Book, Wildlife Travel, Colombia Travel, Amazing Travel Destinations, Travel Experts, City Travel
22 Travel Writers were Inspired to Travel by These Books
Some catch a random photo on Instagram, and others have dreamt of far-off locations since childhood, but these travel writers were inspired to plan trips based on books they read. Some books are meant to inspire travel while others are spinning a great yarn in incredible locations. Discover the locations and literature below!
Tulum Mexico is known for Instagram photo spots, beach hotels, and some amazing places to eat, but it is also known for its cenotes. This guide will help you find the best cenotes in Tulum Mexico including when to go and how to get there. Make sure to add these Tulum cenotes to your Tulum Mexico bucket list! #tulummexico | Tulum cenotes photography | cenotes Tulum Mexico | cenotes Tulum Riviera Maya | best things to do in Tulum Mexico | Tulum Instagram photo spots Mexico Travel Guides, Mexico Travel Destinations, Best Travel Guides, Dream Destinations, Travel Advise, Travel Experience, South America Travel, North America
15 Best Cenotes Near Tulum That You Can't Miss - Outside My Cubicle
Tulum Mexico is known for Instagram photo spots, beach hotels, and some amazing places to eat, but it is also known for its cenotes. This guide will help you find the best cenotes in Tulum Mexico including when to go and how to get there. Make sure to add these Tulum cenotes to your Tulum Mexico bucket list! #tulummexico | Tulum cenotes photography | cenotes Tulum Mexico | cenotes Tulum Riviera Maya | best things to do in Tulum Mexico | Tulum Instagram photo spots
San Antonio is a city of history and culture mixed with foodie heaven. Texas' most visited city is sure to offer you a great adventure. Bring your appetite, but leave your tighter pants at home! Lager Beer, San Antonio Texas, Foodie Heaven, Most Visited, Digital Nomad
Planning Your Next San Antonio Trip
San Antonio is a city of history and culture mixed with foodie heaven. Texas' most visited city is sure to offer you a great adventure. Bring your appetite, but leave your tighter pants at home!
The oldest permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada offers a unique step back in time. Unlike many historic towns, Genoa has maintained and embraced its history without turning into the theme park which has cursed other historic towns. The historic charm is highlighted by locally-owned restaurants and the quaint charm of yesteryear. Genoa Nevada, Central Pacific Railroad, Placerville, Victorian Buildings, Sierra Nevada, Old West
Step Back to the Old West in Historic Genoa, Nevada
The oldest permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada offers a unique step back in time. Unlike many historic towns, Genoa has maintained and embraced its history without turning into the theme park which has cursed other historic towns. The historic charm is highlighted by locally-owned restaurants and the quaint charm of yesteryear.
Exploring Las Cruces & White Sands NP
Nestled at the base of the Organ Mountains Las Cruces neighbors White Sands National Park. While embracing the culture, food, and views that make New Mexico an incredible place to visit over and over again. #FittinginAdventure #LasCruces #LasCrucesNM
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Angela M DiLoreto 🧭 #FittingInAdventure Travel Blog
Mykonos is one of the more popular Greek Islands. Famed for beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets, the fun doesn’t end at sunset. The island is also known for its wild nightlife. However, come prepared as its popularity comes with a price tag.
Visiting Mykonos Greece
Mykonos is one of the more popular Greek Islands. Famed for beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets, the fun doesn’t end at sunset. The island is also known for its wild nightlife. However, come prepared as its popularity comes with a price tag.
Have you heard the saying “we travel to feel, not to see?” It doesn’t take much travel to have that one place that touches you like no other to agree with the statement. Art is the same way. We visit museums with original works to feel the work. After all, you’ve seen the pictures before or could easily pull it up on your phone. Michaelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Dog Daycare, Art Masters, West Palm Beach, Vatican, Art Center, College Art
Visiting the Sistine Chapel Exhibit
Have you heard the saying “we travel to feel, not to see?” It doesn’t take much travel to have that one place that touches you like no other to agree with the statement. Art is the same way. We visit museums with original works to feel the work. After all, you’ve seen the pictures before or could easily pull it up on your phone.
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Abhimanyu Katoch  | Travel blogger
Abhimanyu Katoch | Travel blogger
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Abhimanyu Katoch  | Travel blogger
Abhimanyu Katoch | Travel blogger
Historic & picturesque Carson Valley offers a legendary experience! Here's why you should add Carson Valley to your list ASAP! #DiscoverNevada #exploreNevada #USAtravel #USARoadTrip #Travel @visitcv Haunted Hotel, Air Balloon Rides, Frequent Traveler, Us Route, Lake Tahoe, Travel Itinerary, Carson
Add Legendary Carson Valley Nevada to Your Must-Visit List
Historic & picturesque Carson Valley offers a legendary experience! Here's why you should add Carson Valley to your list ASAP! #DiscoverNevada #exploreNevada #USAtravel #USARoadTrip #Travel @visitcv
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Angela M DiLoreto 🧭 #FittingInAdventure Travel Blog
It’s been called “peacefully strange” and that sums it up well. This small, high-desert, west Texas town. A surprising arts hub and the site of a supernatural phenomenon has people flocking to the unassuming town of Marfa, Texas.Some say it is one of America’s last frontiers.It is definitely a town built on self-discovery. Marfa Texas, Texas Towns, West Texas, Weekend Trips, Phenomena
Peacefully Strange Marfa, Texas
It’s been called “peacefully strange” and that sums it up well. This small, high-desert, west Texas town. A surprising arts hub and the site of a supernatural phenomenon has people flocking to the unassuming town of Marfa, Texas.Some say it is one of America’s last frontiers.It is definitely a town built on self-discovery.
The Spanish colonial mission were established in the early 1700s when the world was expanding and cultures were intertwining. Today they are a World Heritage Site in the heart of San Antonio for all to enjoy. Visit San Antonio, San Antonio Missions, Perfect Road Trip, Spanish Colonial
Visiting the Missions of San Antonio, Texas
The Spanish colonial mission were established in the early 1700s when the world was expanding and cultures were intertwining. Today they are a World Heritage Site in the heart of San Antonio for all to enjoy.
Discover the best things to do in Banff National Park in winter. Take advantage of the magical vibes brought by winter, exploring Banff and its surroundings gazing at the endless snow-covered landscapes. In this guide you'll find everything you need to plan your trip to Banff (sights, winter activities, accommodations, restaurants, travel tips...) | Canada travel destinations | Winter vacation in Banff | Holidays in Banff National Park | Best things to do in Banff | Banff winter activities | Ban Canada Travel Guide, Canada Road Trip, Canada Travel Winter, Canada Vacation, Winter Travel Destinations, Canada Destinations, Winter Vacations, Banff Canada, Canada National Parks
Epic Things to Do in Banff National Park in Winter | Winter activities and must-see sights
Discover the best things to do in Banff National Park in winter. Take advantage of the magical vibes brought by winter, exploring Banff and its surroundings gazing at the endless snow-covered landscapes. In this guide you'll find everything you need to plan your trip to Banff (sights, winter activities, accommodations, restaurants, travel tips...) | Canada travel destinations | Winter vacation in Banff | Holidays in Banff National Park | Best things to do in Banff | Banff winter activities | Ban
White Sands National Park is a must-see bucket list kind of place. It’s gorgeous white sand is actually gypsum. Such a high concentration of gypsum is unusual for inland sand. But White Sands National Park is the largest concentration of gypsum in the world. Gypsum is actually clear, but the rolling dunes appear white as the grains rubbing each other cause scratches. The sun’s rays reflecting on the scratches result in the white snow-like appearance. National Parks, Mexico, Las Cruces New Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexican, Sands, Las Cruces
Embracing History, Culture, New Mexican Cuisine and Natural Beauty in Las Cruces, New Mexico
White Sands National Park is a must-see bucket list kind of place. It’s gorgeous white sand is actually gypsum. Such a high concentration of gypsum is unusual for inland sand. But White Sands National Park is the largest concentration of gypsum in the world. Gypsum is actually clear, but the rolling dunes appear white as the grains rubbing each other cause scratches. The sun’s rays reflecting on the scratches result in the white snow-like appearance.