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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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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 (except the Ledges, that I loved) there are still tons of great things to do in Cuyahoga Valley…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…