What To Pack For A Road Trip Of A Mystery Length

There are affiliate links in here.    You've probably noticed with the last few posts that I just went on a little southeast US road trip.  We had no idea how long we were going to be gone, but it ended up being 9 days.  I think.  I knew we were passing through South Carolina…

Monument valley without a guide

Super Ultimate Hiking Utah Bucket List

I love making lists.  I make them all the time and for everything.  Goals for the day?  List.  Goals for the year?  List.  Things to look up online later?  List.  Books I want to read?  List.  Movies to watch?  List.  Things I might want to get next time I'm in town?  List.  Parks I've been…

Why You Should Probably Visit Asheville, North Carolina Soon

The first main stop on our little southeast road trip was Asheville, North Carolina.  It was also pretty much the only place we definitely knew we were going, but we didn't know how long we would actually be there.  It turned out to be two days and that's just not enough, especially when it's pouring…

hiking in great smoky mountains national park

My Own Advice I Need To Follow

There are affiliate links in here.   If you've been here for any amount of time in the last year or so, you've probably noticed that at the end of most posts I include some helpful things and tips for visiting wherever.  There are a few things that are in most, and others more destination specific.…

Postcards From St. Augustine

There are affiliate links in here.   Our first little Florida adventure for the winter was a little day trip to St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park.  We started off at Anastasia where we relaxed in the sun and I wandered around looking at shells.  After that, we went to explore Castillo de San Marcos and…

How To Make The Most Of A Trip To A National Park

It's no secret I love exploring the National Parks in the US.  I've learned a thing or two on those trips to know how to better use my time in the parks.  It can be a little overwhelming knowing how to utilize your time most effectively without being super stressed while fighting the tourist hoards.…

15 Things I’ve Learned From Driving Across The US Seven Times

There are affiliate links in here.   After my first road trip to the Southwest US, I've picked up the hobby of driving thousands of miles at a time.  As of now, I've driven across the US seven times in various directions and taken who knows how many smaller trips around wherever I've been living.  I've…

36 Pictures That Will Put Taiwan At The Top Of Your Bucketlist

There are affiliate links in here. Like Slovenia, I realized I had a ton of pictures from Taiwan that I never shared.  Or probably even edited.  Sometimes I like to go back and look at pictures from past trips because I'll see some and think why didn't I do anything with this yet?  So, these are…

visiting taroko gorge taiwan

7 Reasons You Should Visit Taiwan

There are affiliate links in here.   It's no secret that I love Taiwan, or that I didn't love it at all the first two weeks I was there.  I spent a month making my way around the little island, spending most of the time in Taipei.  I ended up going back between Japan and the…

Road Trip Series: What To Bring

There are affiliate links in here.   Road trip series: Before you go Road trip series: Where to go Road trip series: On the road Now that you know what to figure out or talk about before you go, now let's talk about what you should bring with to have a successful road trip.  I may…

lake powell

Road Trip Series: Before You Go

  As of writing this, I've driven across the country, or halfway across the country, five times.  Yes, five. (Update, May 2018: I'm at nine now!)  The first was our Southwest road trip out to Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and back (I'm counting that as twice, each direction.)  Next was out to Utah for…

Packing List For Taiwan And Japan In The Winter

There are affiliate links in here. Before I left for Taiwan, I had no idea what to bring.  I had no idea what the weather was going to be like.  Hot and cold.  Helpful, right?  I also didn't know I was going to Japan until I was there, which didn't help either.  One last thing…