Boats and Buildings by the Coast in Newfoundland

7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

One day I was perusing Pinterest and came across a beautiful photo which piqued my interest. It was of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada. That's how it all started. I immediately began to read about Newfoundland, and it didn't take long to reach a decision. We're going THERE!!! Why Newfoundland? We had a… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

National Parks

8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

This year for National Park Week, I picked a different park each day and highlighted a must-see sight in that park. It's been a lot of fun reflecting on the uniqueness of so many national parks across the USA. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to these special places! And,… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

Arches National Park Must-See Delicate Arch

Arches National Park Must-See

Arches National Park is a unique landscape with over 2000 natural arches. This park is conveniently located near Moab, Utah, so lodging and dining are nearby. Arches is a great National Park for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. There are several great easy trails such as Balanced Rock, Turret Arch and Landscape Arch.… Continue reading Arches National Park Must-See

Acadia National Park Must See, Bar Island

Acadia National Park Must-See

As I was trying to pick my Acadia National Park must-see, I considered options such as the Carriage Road and Cadillac Mountain. (Both are awesome places to visit!) However, I chose something a bit unconventional! The whole point of vacation is to have fun. As I recalled our visit to Acadia, I just kept thinking… Continue reading Acadia National Park Must-See

Badlands National Park Must-See, the Door

Badlands National Park Must-See

Badlands National Park is an extraordinary environment. On our recent trip we stayed in the park for three nights. I really wish we could have stayed longer! Badlands is a unique National Park in that it has an open hike policy. This is awesome! Venturing off-trail is allowed in order to keep an eye out… Continue reading Badlands National Park Must-See

Glacier National Park Must-See Swiftcurrent Lake

Glacier National Park Must-See

Glacier National Park is a spectacular combination of scenic vistas, alpine lakes, and mountain wildlife.  It is hard to choose just one Glacier National Park must-see sight. The obvious choice is the Going to the Sun Road. However, I'm going to just assume that one is a given. My selection for a Glacier National Park… Continue reading Glacier National Park Must-See

Crater Lake Must-See Phantom Ship

Crater Lake Must-See

Crater Lake National Park is home to the deepest and purest lake in the United States. The cobalt blue water rests in a volcanic crater creating a scene that is perfectly picturesque. Rim Drive encircles the lake allowing visitors the opportunity to view the lake from various perspectives. However, keep in mind that this road… Continue reading Crater Lake Must-See

Redwood National Park Stout Grove

Redwoods Must-See

The Redwoods are a bit unusual in that the park is actually a combination of both state and federal lands which are managed jointly. When I first started planning our trip to the Redwoods, I found this structure along with the layout of these areas to be a little confusing. If it is your first… Continue reading Redwoods Must-See

Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Mesa Verde is a really neat National Park in the Four Corners. It is located in Colorado about halfway between Durango and Cortez. Mesa Verde is a unique and special national park! The park contains numerous archaeological sites and the well preserved ancient cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Mesa Verde was… Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Must-See

You might think that my must-see sight in Yellowstone National Park would be something like Old Faithful or Grand Prismatic. Nope. Now, don't get me wrong, you should see those iconic places. However, my Yellowstone National Park must-see sight is Mammoth Hot Springs. You might find Mammoth Hot Springs to be an unusual choice. Allow… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Must-See