La Chua Trail And Sweetwater Wetlands: The Perfect Afternoon Hiking In Gainesville, Florida

**La Chua Trail is currently closed after the boardwalk due to high water levels** There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The more time I spend in Gainesville, the more I want to get out and see the area.  One…

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Anasazi State Park Museum: A Trip Back In Time In Boulder, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. After driving past the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, Utah probably 5+ times a summer, last year I finally decided it was time to visit.  I had recently read Finders Keepers and…

My Outdoorsy Alaska + Hawaii + California Bucket List

This winter instead of making a yearly state to-do list, I decided to just make a bigger state bucket list.  Then I decided to turn this into a little series.  I wanted to do specific states that I spend a lot of time in, want to spend a lot of time in, or am close…

Cohab Canyon Trail: Capitol Reef’s Best View

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I feel like every time I do a new hike at Capitol Reef, it's my favorite and things were no different on my first visit of the year.  Our plan was to drive…

33 Spooky Books To Read In October To Get Ready For Halloween

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love Halloween and all things scary.  Like, I'm obsessed.  I even listen to Halloween music year-round.  I decided that I need to start reading more scary books and wanted to share them…

Goosenecks State Park And Valley Of The Gods: Is It Worth It?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the things I've wanted to do since my first summer in Bullfrog is to visit Valley of the Gods.  Well, it was one of the first things I did once I…

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Hiking Teapot Mountain In Taiwan: A Great Day Hike From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. While it's been a few years since I hiked to Teapot Mountain in Taiwan, I decided to finally write about it.  Teapot Mountain is the perfect day trip from Taipei if you want…

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Bookish Gifts: The Best Literary Gifts For The Bookworm In Your Life That Aren’t Books

There are affiliate links in this post.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. I've recently been opened up to the world of #bookstagram (go follow my full-time #bookstagram!) and all things bookish and let me tell you, I love it. From bookish candles to…

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Visiting Bryce Canyon: The Best Things To Do That Aren’t Hiking

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Next up in my "things to do that aren't hiking" series is Bryce Canyon!  I think Bryce Canyon is a park that a lot of people either skip in favor of nearby Zion…

Willow Spring + Mill Canyon Dinosaur Track Sites: Easy Access Dinosaur Tracks In Moab

You already know I lovee all things dinosaur, and if you didn't, now you do.  Last year I made sure to see the Trail Through Time in Colorado and got to see some dinosaur bones, but I decided I needed to see some dinosaur tracks in Moab on our last visit there for the 2018 summer.…

7 Reasons Why Visiting Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Is Worth It

This was my third trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and I was hoping for a little sun this time.  The first two trips were cold, rainy, and windy, but still totally worth it.  This time it was warmer but still not quite sunny.  It was just a quick visit with some…

15 Books You Have To Read About Chernobyl And The Chernobyl Disaster

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I am obsessed with Chernobyl.  I've always loved watching anything I can about it and reading anything I can find online, but it wasn't until recently that I thought about looking for actual…