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!
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.
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.
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.
When you think of the most popular National Parks, often you hear Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion but you don't often hear of the Grand Tetons. We had originally planned on breezing through the Tetons on our way to Yellowstone but when we arrived to this park, we quickly fell in love and ended up staying a week. That being said, if you only have one day to see the park, here's a guide for how to make the most of your time!
So we've been on the road for a month and a half now and have stayed in a WIDE variety of campsite locations and overnight options. There are paid campgrounds, free campsites in forests, Walmarts, Breweries, Casinos, and more. I figured It'd be fun to do a pros and cons comparison of all the different places we stayed between Florida and South Dakota.
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!
If you are a fan of travel and have not tried travel hacking yet, you are truly missing out. Travel Hacking is using credit cards to score free flights & hotels. There are a million and one experts in the world on travel hacking but I’m here to give you the absolute basic 101 on how to get started if you haven’t yet.
We should not have to discuss things like this but apparently we do. Nature is a privilege. Full stop. I think the pandemic was an opportunity for many to get out and explore nature more. All of a sudden, people were forced to find new activities that didn't involve the hospitality industry, so people flocked to the great outdoors. Last year I remember thinking it was great to see people getting out into nature more. Well humans, you all let me down!
After a few months of stagnancy, my boyfriend and I decided we were both in need of a quick getaway to refuel our adventurous souls. When he first suggested Newport, RI, I wasn't all that excited about it since I had been there a million times before! Kyle on the other hand had not explored Newport that much at all so I was down for the adventure!