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…

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

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 got here for the season.  Off we went on a cold, windy, and cloudy day in April for what I had very…

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

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 National Park or just drive through and don't hike into.  If you're limited on time and will just be doing a park…

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…

Everything You Need To Know To Plan A Trip To Everglades National Park On Your South Florida Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. While I was probably looking forward to time on a beach the most on our South Florida road trip, I was also pretty excited about finally visiting Everglades National Park.  I knew we…

The Best Things To Do In Capitol Reef National Park If You Don’t Hike

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Capitol Reef might be my favorite national park in Utah.  It's the one I've lived the closest to making it the easiest for me to explore.  While it has a ton of awesome…

Fakahatchee Hilton: A Gator Haven In South Florida at the Fakahatchee Strand State Park And Preserve

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I think my favorite stop on our South Florida road trip was the Fakahatchee Hilton.  I bet you're picturing a five-star resort on the beach with unlimited drinks and the best view in…