Bandelier National Monument: Hike To These Awesome Ruins On The Main Loop Trail (+ The Alcove Ruin!)

Way back in March on our trip out to Utah for the summer, we traveled through New Mexico. You may remember having seen a post a couple of months ago about the Falls Trail in Bandelier National Monument, well this one is all about the main draw to the park: the ruins on the main…

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Matlacha, Florida: The Most Creative Little Town In The Sunshine State

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. On my little Florida road trip in January we did a loop from Tampa to Everglades City and back.  On the way back, we stopped in Matlacha, Florida for a couple of hours…

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

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. 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…

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Myakka State Park: A Geocaching Paradise In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I knew as soon as I knew I was visiting Florida in January, specifically a little South Florida road trip, that I wanted to go to Myakka State Park by Naple specifically to…

10 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.  Most people want to hike it, but there are tons of other…

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Corkscrew Sanctuary Boardwalk: Walk The Longest Boardwalk In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. If you've been here any amount of time, you know I love boardwalks.  If you're new here, well, I love boardwalks and Florida has tons of them so you can easily explore the…

The Best Little Beach Near St. Augustine: Anastasia State Park In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love beaches.  It's no secret.  They are the one thing I really want to see more of.  Well, and the springs.  But this is about beaches.  During both of my trips to…

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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How To Visit The St. Augustine, Florida Fort Castillo de San Marcos

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I've been to St. Augustine twice now and both times I went to Castillo de San Marcos, which is actually kind of funny since I'm not a huge history buff.  The first time…

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Is The St. Augustine Lighthouse Worth It? {You Bet It Is!}

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Back in the winter of 2019 when my parents came to visit Florida, we spent a couple of days in St. Augustine and one of the things we did was climb the St.…

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The Best Stargazing In Utah’s Dark Sky Parks

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The International Dark Sky Association has dark sky parks all over the world, but today were looking at all of the ones in Utah, which there are a lot of.  One of the…

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

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. 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…

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Bullfrog Marina On Lake Powell

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I think this post is a bit overdue.  I did spend the majority of the last four years in Bullfrog, after all.  So, here we are.  This may not be the most exciting…

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Franconia Sculpture Park: Visit This Awesome Park In The Middle Of Nowhere Minnesota

I love the Franconia Sculpture Park.  I went for the first time in probably 2013 and came back with my parents this fall when I was home.  It was the first (and only) sculpture park I visited and it's just made me want to visit even more of them.  One thing I love about the…