The Best Things To Do In Big Bend National Park That Aren’t Hiking

We almost didn't go to Big Bend on our trip out to Utah from Florida in March. It's pretty far from everything and quite literally in the middle of nowhere. I knew I wanted to go to Guadalupe Mountains National Park since that was a lot more on the way. I mean, it's like 35…

Does White Sands National Park Live Up To The Hype? (+What You Need To Know To Visit!)

Well here we are. In October. Writing about stuff from March. One of the things we ended up doing on our drive to Utah (and have wanted to do for years) is visit White Sands National Park! This is a southwest bucket list topper, for sure. I would say it's on most peoples whether they…

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The Best Outdoor Activities In Jackson, Wyoming For A Trip Any Time Of The Year

This content has been created in partnership with Hotels.com Like a lot of places I share on here, I love Jackson, Wyoming. A lot. I would love to even live there someday, but for now I'll have to stick with visiting. While I spent a lot of time in the Tetons in winter, I was…

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The Best Taiwan Bucket List Ever (80+ AWESOME Ideas!)

You know I love Taiwan. And if you didn't, well I love Taiwan. I think about going back ALL THE TIME and figured making a Taiwan bucket list would help get me even more excited to go back, not that I needed much motivation for that. I broke it down into a Taipei bucket list…

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park In The Fall

This content has been created in partnership with Hotels.com Ahh. Gatlinburg in fall. The best and worst time to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fall foliage is some of the best in the country and the crowds are some of the worst. It is the number one visited national park in the US,…

Is The Belly Of The Dragon In Kanab Worth Visiting?

So, is it actually worth visiting the Belly of the Dragon in Kanab? You'll have to keep reading to find out! You didn't think I'd give it away that early, did you? Anyways, the Belly of the Dragon was something I had seen floating around Pinterest for quite some time now and I was always…

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…