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Best National Parks To Visit In The Winter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Lately, I've been thinking more about this winter, where I'll be, what I'll be doing, all that good stuff.  I've especially been dreaming about the Tetons in the winter.  I love it.  I…

Should You Take A Winter Road Trip? Yes. Yes, You Should.

This winter I've been on a bit of an extended road trip.  After spending the Holidays in Wisconsin, I've been exploring southern Utah for a little over a month.  Three weeks were spent in La Verkin, near Zion National Park and we stopped at the Badlands on our way out.  As I write this I'm…

Badlands Below Zero: Tips For Visiting The Badlands In The Winter

Badlands National Park is awesome in the summer, but I wanted to see it in the winter, covered in snow.  Now that I've seen (almost) all the parks between Utah and Wisconsin in the spring or summer, it's time to see them in the winter.  Everything just looks so different with a layer of snow.…

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…

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

There are affiliate links in here.   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. …

DIY Jackson Winter Wildlife Safari

There are affiliate links in here.   Jackson Hole is expensive.  I'm sure it can be visited on a budget, I just didn't really do that, mostly because I was living there, not just visiting.  BUT this is one way to save you a pretty penny on your visit to Jackson in the winter (or summer,…

The Perfect Packing List For Taiwan And Japan In The Winter

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

Nara Deer Park Japan

10 Best Things To Do In Kyoto In Winter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I loved Kyoto.  I had no idea I was going to visit Japan when I left home for Taiwan.  When I first got there, I was not enjoying it.  I had planned five weeks in Taiwan and decided to…

Monkey Park Iwatayama Arashiyama Japan

Visiting Monkey Park Iwatayama In Winter

After our morning in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama outside of Kyoto, it was time to go to Monkey Park Iwatayama, or Monkey Park, or Monkey Mountain.  After wandering around a bit looking for it, we bought our tickets and started the 15-minute trek up from the base of Iwata Mountain. This is a fun…