La Chua Trail And Sweetwater Wetlands: The Perfect Afternoon Hiking In Gainesville, Florida

**La Chua Trail is currently closed after the boardwalk due to high water levels** There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The more time I spend in Gainesville, the more I want to get out and see the area.  One…

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Anasazi State Park Museum: A Trip Back In Time In Boulder, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. After driving past the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, Utah probably 5+ times a summer, last year I finally decided it was time to visit.  I had recently read Finders Keepers and…

Fakahatchee Hilton: A Gator Haven In South Florida at the Fakahatchee Strand State Park And Preserve

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I think my favorite stop on our South Florida road trip was the Fakahatchee Hilton.  I bet you're picturing a five-star resort on the beach with unlimited drinks and the best view in…

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Rocky Fork State Park: A Tennessee Hidden Gem

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. I've wanted to visit more state parks over the last few years, not just in Utah, but everywhere.  Florida has some of the best state parks and I think that's how this…

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Manatee Dreams: Spotting Manatees At Blue Spring State Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. YOU GUYS!  I finally got to see manatees in Florida!  That's all.  I can leave Florida happy now.  It's been great seeing you here.  I'm kidding.  But really, I finally got to see…

Climb The Coral Pink Sand Dunes Near Kanab, Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a little slice of sandy paradise not too far from Kanab, Utah.  It's the perfect stop if you're passing through Kanab on your way to or from Zion National Park.  You can either climb the dunes or, if you're an off-road enthusiast, you can drive your off-highway vehicle there!…

Snow Canyon State Park: Lava Tubes And Pioneer Names

Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah is the perfect little day getaway from St. George.  It's a great way to spend a day out hiking while avoiding the crowds in nearby Zion National Park.  It's almost like a mini Zion.  Don't go in expecting huge, towering canyons like Zion, but it's similar.  Just much…

Gooseberry Falls In The Winter: A Frozen Paradise In Northern Minnesota

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. It was a cold winter Friday (I'm assuming) in Menomonie, Wisconsin, when me and my roommate and two friends decided to drive up to Duluth, Minnesota just for funsies.  We didn't really know…

Scorched At Sand Hollow State Park

Last year I remember reading a blog post about Sand Hollow State Park.  I got confused and was thinking of Snow Canyon State Park.  I looked up both and they both looked cool, so in the morning before we went to Zion, we stopped at Sand Hollow for like, 30 minutes and left because it…

A New Adventure At Kodachrome Basin State Park

I remembered driving past signs for it last year, but really had no idea what to expect.  I Googled it before we decided to go, but still wasn't sure.  We were going to be in the area at Bryce Canyon already though and figured, why not?  I mean, it's basically on the way from Escalante…

Where to go on a Utah Road trip

Caves of Goblin Valley State Park

There are affiliate links in here. I went back to Goblin Valley!  I wanted to go back this summer to try and find some cave since we didn't see any last time, which was totally fine because the views we got were totally awesome.  We were camping in the San Rafael Swell (here's an awesome map,…

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Visiting Florida’s Springs at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Crystal clear and 72 degrees year round.  Those are Florida's famous springs, conveniently located near Gainesville, where we were.  There are tons of springs to see, but we were going to the Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Fort White to see the Blue Hole, mostly.  We only saw one or two other people while we…

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A Cold Day at the Beach in Big Talbot State Park

It was almost time for us to leave Florida, but we had to do one thing before we left: go to the beach.  We decided to go to Big Talbot State Park in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was a little cloudy when we left, but we held out hope for it to brighten (and warm) up. …