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
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
The Big Three - Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon. These iconic National Parks are known for their jaw dropping appeal. But, there are other National Parks that are just as spectacular! These 5 National Parks may be less famous but still deserve a place on your travel bucket list: Redwood National Park: Walking among… Continue reading 5 Jaw Dropping Not-So-Obvious National Parks for Your Bucket List
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!
For most of us, considering the budget is just part of going on vacation. And while it would be nice to travel and not think about the costs, that isn't the reality for most of us. As we all wait patiently for our ship to come in, consider these 7 secrets to stretch the vacation… Continue reading 7 Secrets to Stretch the Vacation Budget Without Sacrificing Fun!