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…

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15+ Amazing Things To Do In The Everglades That Aren’t Hiking

Ahh, Florida. I love it and a lot of people are surprised when I say that. I love South Florida, especially Big Cypress, but that's not what we're here for today. Today it's all about the Everglades and what to do there that isn't hiking! It's a must-see on any Florida road trip, especially for…

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 and general national park bucket list topper, for sure. I would say…

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,…

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

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 to do or if it was even worth it.  So if you're just passing through, not backpacking, and want to know how…

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12 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.  While hiking in the Grand Canyon is amazing, most people don't, but…

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…

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The Best Things To Do In Grand Teton National Park That Aren’t Hiking

Welcome back to my things to do that aren't hiking series!  This time we're focusing on Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, one of my personal favorites, especially in the winter.  But, for this post I'll be focusing on a summer visit. So, if you're planning on visiting Grand Teton National Park but don't have…

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Rankin Ridge Hike: The Best View In Wind Cave National Park

The Rankin Ridge hike in Wind cave National Park offers the best views from the highest point in the park.  This was our first real activity when we got to South Dakota and I was so excited to see me some bison and prairie dogs. The last time we were here we just drove through…

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The Best US National Park Bucket List Ever

Everyone knows the national parks were America's best idea, but it can be overwhelming planning a trip to them and deciding which to see and what to do at each.  Well, look no further.  This is the best national park bucket list ever.  Not only does it include the best things to do in the…

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Ranger Talk: Cass In Yellowstone

Welcome back to another Ranger Talk, my national park ranger interview series!  This week I'm featuring a new Internet friend, Cass!  She's currently working in Yellowstone.  If you want to see more interviews, head over here.  Just keep in mind, the views expressed here are her own and are not reflective of National Park Service…