Category Travel Guides

Experiencing the Everglades by Water

Everglades National Park is nicknamed the River of Grass for good reason: with so much of the park being remote and accessible by water only, you’ll need a boat of some sort to really be able to explore it! There are ample opportunities to rent stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and even motorboats in the park, just make sure you pack your dry bag!

10 Can’t-Miss Experiences at Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is a unique area of South Dakota and is home to some amazing wildlife, otherworldly landscapes, and American history. Not only was this wild terrain once an inland sea 80 million years ago, but it was also used as a bombing range during WWII and a key location for our nuclear arsenal. Here are 10 can’t-miss experiences to make the most of your time during your visit to the Badlands.

An Alluring Visit to Grand Teton National Park

We quickly fell in love with Grand Teton National Park when we arrived and ended up staying for a full week despite our original plans to only stay for a couple of days. When we set out on our cross-country adventure, the Tetons were merely a park to check off the list. We didn’t know anything about this park at all, we just knew it was worth visiting prior to heading into Yellowstone National Park! Little did we know that it would remain one of our favorites to this day.

Grand Teton Hikes: Jenny Lake & Hidden Falls

The Grand Tetons is one of those National Parks that flies under the radar, but once you experience it, it changes you. When we arrived to the Grand Teton area, we quickly changed our plans from only staying a couple days to staying an entire week. Since we extended our trip, we were able to really slow down and enjoy our hikes. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls trail.

5 Day Trips from Rapid City, South Dakota

South Dakota is a truly underrated state. The entire western half of the state is filled with parks, monuments and endless wildlife. Rapid City specifically has tons of history and culture that is worth exploring. The town also acts as a perfect home base for exploring a variety of different parks all within day trip distance. Here are some of the best day trips you can take from Rapid City, South Dakota!

24 Hours in Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is one that I had neither heard much about nor had at the top of any bucket list. After taking a full day to explore this park, I'm glad to say that the Badlands is well worth the trip out to explore. The park is located in South Dakota which I believe is a rather underrated state. Since we had traveled up from Florida and through endless states of corn fields, we were happy to see scenery changes, especially ones as out-of-this-world as the Badlands. You can absolutely spend more than one day exploring this park but if you have only 24 hours in the area, here's an itinerary to follow so you can make the most of you time here!

Kansas City Barbecue Hopping

When you think of BBQ, Kansas City is definitely one of the top cities that comes to mind. When we were planning our big US road trip, we wanted to integrate BBQ into the trip as much as possible. Originally we had the trip carving along the south through Texas but when we flipped it to go counter clockwise instead, we instead got to treat ourselves to Kansas City!

Iceland 2018 Nostalgia

Back in 2018, I was beyond excited to test out my new GoPro 5 for our big Iceland trip. Little did I know, that the file sizes were going to be too large for my computer to handle when I came home. I tried repeatedly to edit the footage only to have it crash on me over and over again and eventually just gave up.