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50 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Explore Americas Outdoors

Believe it or not, I never used to want to travel in the US.  That seems crazy now after basically traveling around it for jobs for the last three years.  I'm still dying to leave the country, which I haven't done since I got back from the Philippines, but at the same time, I've loved…

Perfect Packing List For Camping In The National Parks On A Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I did receive the Darn Tough Socks and LuminAID to try out and like always, all opinions are my own. This isn't going to be the ultimate packing list with literally everything you should bring on a national park road trip where you'll be doing a lot of camping. …

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How To Avoid Crowds In The National Parks

There are affiliate links in here. One thing that makes a national park experience less fun is fighting the crowds on and off trails.  I mean really, who likes waiting in line just to get into the park for two hours?  Or waiting in a line on a hiking trail?  Or looking for a parking…

Devils Backbone: An Easy Hike In Loveland, Colorado

While I wouldn't say it's the best hike in Colorado, Devils Backbone in Loveland is a nice way to do a little hiking without straying too far from a city.  This hike is easy, conveniently located, and has a good view of the surrounding area.  Whether you are looking for a nice after work walk…

27 Pictures That Have Me Wishing I Was Back In Hawaii

If you haven't noticed, lately I've been going through pictures from old trips.  And I mean old, like high school old.  I didn't think I had my pictures from the last trip to Hawaii with me in Utah, but I do!  So, I went through them and picked out the best to share with you…

Literally Just Pictures Of New York (And Some Fun Stories)

Ok, this isn't literally just pictures of New York, but don't expect anything helpful from this.  If you're looking for something informative, head elsewhere.  You won't find it here.  I would suggest some of these posts.  This post will be more of a small collection of pictures from my trip to New York in high…

15 Things I’ve Learned From Visiting 15 Countries

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I wrote a post about 15 things I've learned from driving across the US seven times.  I thought it would be fun to share some things I've learned from visiting 15 countries around the world.  Some of these things are practical.  Some are glaringly obvious things I…

A Non-Hikers Drive Through Guide To Arches National Park

I know not everyone likes hiking.  I know not everyone has time to hike when they visit national parks.  So that's why I decided to share a non-hiking drive through guide to Arches, one of my favorite parks.  While most of this doesn't require hiking, there will be some hiking involved, but it's all under a…

Best Outdoor Adventures In Central America

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Central America is an outdoor lovers paradise.  With everything from hiking to caves and flowing lava to flowing emerald water, Central America has it all.  No matter if you're a backpacker on a budget…

Hiking To Horseshoe Bend In Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is just one of those places you need to go eventually.  I went on my first road trip through the southwest and only realized recently that I never actually wrote anything about it, like, at all.  So, I went back through my pictures and decided to write about it now!  Better late than…

5 Of The Best Day Trips From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here. Taipei is in the perfect location.  It's centrally located in Northern Taiwan making it super easy to base yourself there to take day trips from Taipei to the surrounding cities and towns.  Whether you want to hike, visit a night market, wander through old streets, or all three, there…