Bandelier National Monument: Hike To These Awesome Ruins On The Main Loop Trail (+ The Alcove Ruin!)

Way back in March on our trip out to Utah for the summer, we traveled through New Mexico. You may remember having seen a post a couple of months ago about the Falls Trail in Bandelier National Monument, well this one is all about the main draw to the park: the ruins on the main…

Welcome To Nightvale: You Might Be Here, You Might Not, But These Places Will Make You Feel Like You Are

This post is brought to you by the Night Vale Tourism Board.  They will show you fun in a handful of dust.  (This isn't actually brought to you by anyone but me and Strexcorp, our favorite benevolent corporation.) Welcome back readers.  Todays episode is very special because we're going to get to experience the town…

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Punakaiki Pancake Rocks Walk: One Of The Most Unique Walks In New Zealand

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Waaaay back in 2012 when I went to New Zealand, one of the things that we did was the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks Walk.  I wish that I actually wrote something about it…

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Matlacha, Florida: The Most Creative Little Town In The Sunshine State

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. On my little Florida road trip in January we did a loop from Tampa to Everglades City and back.  On the way back, we stopped in Matlacha, Florida for a couple of hours…

West Texas (Sort-Of) Hidden Gem: How To Spend Half A Day In Guadalupe Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I knew most people that visited Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas did it for longer backpacking trips, or at least overnight trips.  We were just passing through and didn't really know what…

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Myakka State Park: A Geocaching Paradise In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I knew as soon as I knew I was visiting Florida in January, specifically a little South Florida road trip, that I wanted to go to Myakka State Park by Naple specifically to…

10 Of The Best Things To Do In The Grand Canyon For Non-Hikers

This content was created in partnership with Hotels.com. When most people think of national parks, they probably think of the Grand Canyon, and for good reason.  It's the grandest canyon in the country and millions of people come to see it every year.  Most people want to hike it, but there are tons of other…

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Corkscrew Sanctuary Boardwalk: Walk The Longest Boardwalk In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. If you've been here any amount of time, you know I love boardwalks.  If you're new here, well, I love boardwalks and Florida has tons of them so you can easily explore the…

The Best Little Beach Near St. Augustine: Anastasia State Park In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love beaches.  It's no secret.  They are the one thing I really want to see more of.  Well, and the springs.  But this is about beaches.  During both of my trips to…

14 Of The Best Things To Do In Yellowstone That Aren’t Hiking

This content was created in partnetship with Hotels.com. *Clears throat, game show host voice* Welcome back to another episode of Things to do that aren't hiking in the national parks!  Today we're featuring Yellowstone, America's first national park, home to Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, and more wildlife than you can imagine.  We all know there's…

29 Places That Will Make You Feel Like You’re In A Nancy Drew Game

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. This isn't a super well-known fact about me unless you probably know me in person, but I love Nancy Drew.  The books, the games, the show, you name it.  Of all the Nancy…

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How To Visit The St. Augustine, Florida Fort Castillo de San Marcos

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I've been to St. Augustine twice now and both times I went to Castillo de San Marcos, which is actually kind of funny since I'm not a huge history buff.  The first time…