View rock spires and trees on Sunday Gulch Trail

Custer State Park Sunday Gulch Trail

Of the many things to see and do in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer State Park is at the top of my list. Its beauty rivals that of many national parks. The best way to experience Custer State Park is on foot. And a hike on Sunday Gulch Trail is a great way… Continue reading Custer State Park Sunday Gulch Trail

St Louis Skyline

Weekend in St. Louis

This year for Memorial Day, we decided to spend the long weekend in St. Louis. Our main goal was to visit the Gateway Arch National Park. My husband and I had seen it many years ago but long before it became a National Park. So, we decided it was time for another visit. As I was… Continue reading Weekend in St. Louis

bird standing in water in the Everglades

A Day in the Everglades

We only had one day in Everglades National Park. This was our first visit, and we wanted to make the most of it. So, we decided to take a guided tour. A friend recommended Garl's Coastal Kayaking. This tour was a full-day Everglades adventure. We met our tour guide, Mike, at the Robert is Here… Continue reading A Day in the Everglades

Alligator in the Grass in Everglades

Everglades Anhinga Trail

The elevation in Everglades National Park ranges from 0 to 8 feet. There are several short interpretive trails. Fortunately, these are flat-which I love! One of these is the Everglades Anhinga Trail. The Everglades Anhinga Trail is one of the most popular trails in the park. It is only 4 miles from the Ernest F.… Continue reading Everglades Anhinga Trail

Dock and canal in the Florida Keys

Awesome Florida Keys Vacation Rental

Normally, I would not dedicate a whole post to a single vacation rental. In fact, this my first time. So why now? This Florida Keys vacation rental is over the top amazing. I found this rental, Miloh’s Keys Cottage, by digging around on VRBO. And, I feel like I struck gold. (I paid full price… Continue reading Awesome Florida Keys Vacation Rental


Florida Keys Vacation

With 835 miles of beaches and multiple major theme parks, it is easy to see why Florida is the 2nd most visited state in the US. Like many of you, I've been to the Sunshine State more times than I can count. However, I'd never been to the Keys until recently. This post will share… Continue reading Florida Keys Vacation

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

The Minuteman Missile Historic Site is a very unique place to visit. During the Cold War, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) were hidden throughout the Great Plains. Air Force personnel were stationed in launch control facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nuclear missiles could be launched at a moment's notice. The Minuteman Missile National Historic… Continue reading Minuteman Missile National Historic Site


Kakabeka Falls in Ontario

The North Shore of Lake Superior is littered with waterfalls. There are so many great parks and hikes in this area that it's not possible to see them all in one trip. So, how to choose which ones to visit? Our stop at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park in Ontario was just an afterthought. We were… Continue reading Kakabeka Falls in Ontario

Sylvan Lake with a crowd on the beach

Safer Travels During COVID-19

Like many people, we changed our travel plans due to coronavirus pandemic. As time passed, we realized that we are in this for the long haul. So, we started thinking about safer travels during COVID-19. Hazelrodt Picnic Area in Custer County, South Dakota In summer 2020, we cancelled our original travel plans, and we took… Continue reading Safer Travels During COVID-19