My Favorite Travel Planning Resources

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. I've recently realized I've never really gotten into how I plan my trips, which I get really into, by the way.  Even…

Why I Travel Carry-On Only

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. On my first few international trips, Germany, New Zealand, and Ecuador, I brought along a giant suitcase that I probably could have…

Critters of Congaree National Park

It was my first time in South Carolina and my first national park east of the Mississippi, both very exciting things.  I haven't seen all that much wildlife in parks, Wyoming in the winter aside because I lived there and it was over months.  I really didn't see much in Congaree either, as far as…

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40 Photos That Will Have You Dreaming Of Japan

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Every now and then I go back through old trip pictures and find some that I love but never did anything with.…

Hiking in Congaree National Park

I loved Congaree National Park.  I may have even put it in my top five.  That's a tough list to make, but I think it's up there.  I loved seeing all the bugs and other critters.  I love the cypress trees with their knobby knees.  I loved the boardwalk trail.  All of it!  We only…

Is It Worth Going To Grand Teton National Park In The Winter?

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It keeps me on adventures and this blog running. Yes!  100% worth it.  There you go.  That's all.  I kid.  I'll break it down for you a bit more than that.  Short…

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Why Central America Is Perfect For Your First Solo Trip

When you think of going on your first solo trip, you probably think of South East Asia  because that's where like, everyone goes.  I think I briefly thought of going there, but decided against it for that reason.  Then I found Central America.  I'm not saying it's off the beaten path or anything, there were…

The Best Of The Fall Colors From Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ahh, I finally have my pictures from the Smokies ready and I've been so excited to share them, and there's a lot of them, so I decided to share the best of the fall colors all in one post.  Don't worry, you'll see them again, I just wanted to share these together.  After all, it…

What To Pack For A Road Trip Of A Mystery Length

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running.  You've probably noticed with the last few posts that I just went on a little southeast US road trip.  We had no…

Three Hairy Bears In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. After a few days in the Carolinas, we finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The first night we just…

Super Ultimate Outdoor Utah Bucket List

I love making lists.  I make them all the time and for everything.  Goals for the day?  List.  Goals for the year?  List.  Things to look up online later?  List.  Books I want to read?  List.  Movies to watch?  List.  Things I might want to get next time I'm in town?  List.  Parks I've been…