Three Hairy Bears In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. After a few days in the Carolinas, we finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The first night we just…

Super Ultimate Outdoor 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…

Get To Know Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is pretty much the picture perfect tourist town.  It has a zillion hotels.  It has a million restaurants.  It has tons of little trinket shops.  It has a ski lift for views and a cable car to overlook the town.  It has it all and it's surprisingly fun to visit. We spent two…

Postcards From St. Augustine

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Our first little Florida adventure for the winter was a little day trip to St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park.  We started…

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.…

A Little Taste Of Fall In Capitol Reef

The first day my parents were visiting we had a solid plan: take Burr Trail all the way to Burr Trail Grill in Boulder then go to Capitol Reef to see the Pioneer Register again (they hadn't seen it yet) and pick apples in the orchard at Capitol Reef, finally!  I wanted to pick fruit…

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

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. After my first road trip to the Southwest US, I've picked up the hobby of driving thousands of miles at a time.…

Explore Natural Bridges National Monument On Your Utah Road Trip

Natural Bridges National Monument was the one place I kept telling myself I was going to go to last year and I never did.  This year on our way home from camping in Bears Ears we finally decided to stop.  I mean, they are on the same road so we didn't really have an excuse…

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…

Wet ‘N Wild In The Zion Narrows

There are affiliate links in here.   I finally did it!  I finally hiked The Narrows!  See, this is a big deal for me because as most of you know (or are about to learn) I do not like water activities.  I like being on water, but not in water.  Very different things.  I managed to avoid going into…

A Pit Stop In Capitol Reef: Hiking To The Pioneer Register And The Tanks

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running.   On our way back from Great Basin we ended up passing through Capitol Reef, which we do a lot, but we…