Gnomes And Trolls At The Devil’s Punchbowl In Menomonie, Wisconsin

Outside of dear little Menomonie, Wisconsin, there is a place rumored to be the home of fairies, gnomes, and trolls.  That is the Devils Punchbowl, a great place for a short visit any time of year, but this visit was in the winter. I've been to the Punchbowl a few times and always enjoy it. …

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…

Exploring Glen Canyon: Cathedral in the Desert

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. **Due to water levels, Cathedral in the Desert may not be totally or easily accesible. If you can get to it, it will look very different than these pictures.** This wasn't my first…

Super Ultimate Guide To Eau Claire, Wisconsin

I've never really written about Wisconsin before.  And by barely anything, I mean nothing.  I just checked.  I've included it in a few round-up type posts, but that's it.  So today I decided to write up a little super ultimate guide to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, my hometown. This is the place to find where to…

Hello Wisconsin! Why It’s Actually Pretty Cool

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. When you think road trip, you probably don't think Wisconsin.  Or anywhere in the Midwest, really.  I mean, I don't.  I'm not saying it's the ultimate road trip destination, either, but it's…

Great Basin National Park

8 Of The Most Overlooked National Parks In The USA

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. As you all know, or in case you don't, I love visiting and exploring the national parks.  There are some that get tons of love and are some of the most famous national…

Critters of Congaree National Park

It was my first time in South Carolina and my first national park east of the Mississippi, both very exciting things.  I haven't seen all that much wildlife in parks, Wyoming in the winter aside because I lived there and it was over months.  I really didn't see much in Congaree either, as far as…

Hiking in Congaree National Park

I loved Congaree National Park.  I may have even put it in my top five.  (Update 2020: It's not in my top five, but I do like it.)  That's a tough list to make, but I think it's up there.  I loved seeing all the bugs and other critters.  I love the cypress trees with…

Grand teton national park winter

Is It Worth Going To Grand Teton National Park In The Winter?

Yes!  100% worth it.  There you go.  That's all.  I kid.  I'll break it down for you a bit more than that.  Short answer: yes.  Long answer: yes, but there are some things to consider before you take the (polar) plunge to visit Grand Teton National Park in the winter.  So read on to help plan…

Three Hairy Bears In Great Smoky 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. After a few days in the Carolinas, we finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The first night we just drove through from the Blueridge Parkway to Gatlinburg.  At first, I…

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…

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…