Mitchell, South Dakota is home to a quirky and one of a kind attraction - The Corn Palace. I'll admit when I first heard about The Corn Palace, I was somewhat skeptical. However, a trusted source from South Dakota insisted it was worth a stop. She was right. I'm glad we made time for a… Continue reading The Corn Palace of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the National Park System. The massive scale and realism of this sculpture completed in 1941 is mind boggling! It is no surprise that over 3 million people visit this symbol of America each year. Trip Tip: Mount Rushmore For an extra special treat, approach… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Driving to Mount Rushmore
Colorado Springs is a great summer vacation destination, and you need not be a hiker or outdoor enthusiast to enjoy what Colorado Springs has to offer. There is such a variety of available activities that literally, there is something for everyone. If you're considering a trip to Colorado Springs, here are 9 awesome experiences to add… Continue reading 9 Awesome Experiences in Colorado Springs
I absolutely love our national parks, and for me, spending time in the park's visitor center is a MUST! While there are some great national park visitor centers throughout the park system, there is one that really stands out: the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center! Hot Springs National Park is located in Hot Springs,… Continue reading The BEST National Park Visitor Center
One thing I love about Arches National Park is there are several short yet spectacular hikes. The hike to Turret Arch is one of them. This hike doesn't require much of your vacation time but still has that WOW factor you'll remember long after the trip! You may actually be more familiar with Turret Arch's… Continue reading Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff
One of Arches National Park's most iconic formations is Balanced Rock. Perched precariously atop a mudstone monolith is a 3600 ton perfectly balanced rock...or so it seems. In reality, the rocks are attached. Balanced Rock can be seen from a distance when driving the park's main road. The parking lot also offers an outstanding view.… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car and Hike Balanced Rock
Antelope Canyon is located near Page, Arizona and Lake Powell in the north central portion of the state. This iconic canyon is a photographers dream with ribbons of sandstone curving in many directions and light streaming in magically from above. I’d seen many eye-catching photos of this amazing canyon and knew I’d LOVE to see… Continue reading You CAN Tour Antelope Canyon!