How To Spend One Day In New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge National Park is the newest national park and you can find it pretty much in the middle of West Virginia and we got to visit not too long before the change. If it isn't already on your national park bucket list, it should be because it's pretty cool! We had two whole…

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7 Reasons Biscayne National Park Is Worth It

Biscayne national park is an underwater gem of a national park just outside of Miami, Florida, not far from it's neighbor, Everglades National Park. While they're close to each other, Biscayne receives far fewer visitors and is a totally different experience. Most people skip Biscayne because it is a mostly water park, but today I'm…

Hike The Cool And Creepy Glade Creek Trail In New River Gorge National Park

I was pretty excited to visit West Virginia this fall. It was totally new to me and I knew nothing about it before getting there. Turns out, it's pretty good! We really only saw the main sights in New River Gorge but it was enough for me to want to go back and see more…

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Ranger Talk With Elizabeth Gerrits

Welcome back to another Ranger Talk where I interview park rangers from national parks, state parks, and forests! This week we've got Elizabeth who is working in the Tetons and is also from Wisconsin! Name: Elizabeth Gerrits Where are you from: Port Washington, WI Favorite book: Dare to Lead - Brene Brown If you were…

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90 Amazing Things To See, Do, And Eat That You’ll Want To Add To Your New Orleans Bucket List

Over the last year I've published a lot of bucket lists for specific states and regions around the US and a few countries I've been to like Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. I decided to switch things up on bucket lists for a bit (don't worry, some other countries are still coming) and doing a…

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8 Reasons You Need To Visit Great Basin National Park Next

I LOVE Great Basin National Park and that is no secret around here. I've wanted to do some posts like this for a while because I love the one I did for Black Canyon of the Gunnison so today I'm going to share 8 reasons to visit Great Basin National Park next. Great Basin is…

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Fall In Love With West Virginia On The Sandstone Falls Trail In New River Gorge National Park

West Virginia really surprised me. I really knew nothing about West Virginia before going there. Those things were Mothman, a landlocked lighthouse, Hillbilly Elegy (which is actually Ohio and I didn't know that until a couple months later, check out this book, too), and I think that's it. Well, West Virginia knows how to impress.…

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Best Things To Do In Cuyahoga Valley National Park That Aren’t Hiking

Welcome back! Today we have another Things to do that aren't hiking in the parks post. This time were going to Cuyahoga Valley in good ol' Ohio. While this park didn't blow me out of the water there are still tons of great things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park that aren't hiking. If…

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Waterfalls, Witchy Woods, And Beetlejuice: How To Spend One Day In Cuyahoga Valley National Park In Fall

One thing that surprised me on our fall road trip was Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's not my favorite park by a long shot but it did exceed my expectations and it should definitely not be skipped on a midwest road trip. While I'm sure there are tons of things to do here, I'm going…

Get Lost In A Fairytale On The Ledges Trail In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

You guys. This is for real one of the coolest national park hikes I've done so far. It literally felt like I was walking into a fairytale. But no, it's just the Ledges trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park begging to be added to your national park bucket list. But really, especially in the beginning…

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Hike The Dreamy Blue Hen Falls Trail In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Would it even be a national park trip if I planned ahead at all? Cuyahoga Valley was no different and I was a little overwhelmed when it came to knowing what to do. This is a park that definitely needs at least a little planning ahead. Like usual though, we started our trip at the…

How To Feel Like You’re In Florida With Two Hours At Indiana Dunes National Park

The first stop on our fall road trip was Indiana Dunes. We figured we might as well stop this time because even though it's close to home, wee never go to that area. This was the time! This was a park we decided to just make a quick stop at so instead of a whole…