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90 Amazing Things To See, Do, And Eat That You’ll Want To Add To Your New Orleans Bucket List

Over the last year I've published a lot of bucket lists for specific states and regions around the US and a few countries I've been to like Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. I decided to switch things up on bucket lists for a bit (don't worry, some other countries are still coming) and doing a…

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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 there are still tons of great things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park that aren't hiking. If…

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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…

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…

Hike Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch To See The Golden Glow Of Utah Slot Canyons

One of the things that has been on my Utah bucket list for years is the Buckskin Gulch hike: the longest slot canyon in the world at 21 miles long. Or at least that we know about. Well, I still haven't done it. But I did get to see part of it so that's something.…

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Best Things To Do In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Besides Hiking

Next up in my Things to do that Aren't Hiking series is Great Smoky Mountains! There are about a million things to do in the Smokies because it has over 900 miles of hiking trails, but that's not what we're here for today. Today is all about the great things to do in Great Smoky…

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

Way back in October 2017 I made a list of things I learned driving across the US seven times. Well, three years later I've driven across the US 8ish more times (I think I counted right, but it could be short a couple times) and have new lessons to share! If you're new here or…

15 Of The Best Views In Utah: Scenery That Will Blow Your Mind (That You Won’t Find On Any Other List!)

This is a post I've wanted to write forever but could never decide how I wanted to do it, what I wanted to include, and I definitely had to see more stuff. Finally I settled on the best views in Utah that are mostly not in the national parks. Some of them are grand views…

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See The Meadows Turn Into Living Rainbows At Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival In Utah

This summer we spent a lot of time in Kanab and would usually just decide what to do after we got our coffee and juice. One day we decided it was time we visit Cedar Breaks National Monument so off we went to this mini Bryce Canyon. Before going I knew the wildflower festival was…

Don’t Poop In The Pueblo: Explore The Ancient Ruins Of Wupatki National Monument in Northern Arizona

Over the summer we spent a lot of time in Flagstaff and drove past Wupatki National Monument every time. Of course, we had to go so sometime in the middle of summer we finally decided to stop. It's the perfect hidden gem that deserves to be on more bucket lists and road trip itineraries. We…