24 Perfect Gifts for the National Parks Enthusiast

If you’re looking for a gift for a national parks enthusiast (or if you’re maybe looking for a gift for yourself), you’ve come to the right place! … The U.S. National Parks are considered “America’s Best Idea,” and as a national parks lover myself, I have to agree! These incredible lands are being protected to… Continue reading 24 Perfect Gifts for the National Parks Enthusiast

Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most popular national park. It sees well over 10 million visitors every year! That’s almost twice as much as the second-most-visited national park (Grand Canyon National Park sees 5 ½ million visitors a year). Naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. With all the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

15 of the Best Things to Do in Grand Teton National Park

Trying to plan what to do in Grand Teton? Here are 15 of the best things to do in Grand Teton National Park! … A few summers ago, I lived and worked right outside of Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming. I spent a lot of time exploring the park, hiking the trails, and… Continue reading 15 of the Best Things to Do in Grand Teton National Park

My U.S. National Parks Bucket List: Top 10 Parks I Want to Visit

I’m doing something a little bit different today. I usually only post about places I’ve been, but this is going to be a post about places I want to go. More specifically, a list of the U.S. National Parks I most want to visit. Eventually, I’d love to visit all 59 of the official national… Continue reading My U.S. National Parks Bucket List: Top 10 Parks I Want to Visit

Virtual Travel: Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

On my roadtrip from Jackson Hole to San Juan Island, I knew I wanted to visit Glacier National Park. Located in Northwestern Montana, not too far from the Canadian border, this national park is one that many only ever dream of seeing. After seeing Grand Teton and Yellowstone, I needed to add more national parks… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

Virtual Travel: Explore Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the first National Park, established in 1872. It is also one of the most famous and one of the most visited of the U.S. national parks. People all over the world hear about Yellowstone and its geysers, hot springs, and thermal pools. I feel lucky that I’ve had the chance to visit Yellowstone… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore Yellowstone National Park

4 Short Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

These 4 short hikes in Grand Teton National Park are perfect for anyone who has a short time in the park. These easy Grand Teton hikes are all less than 5 miles each! … Grand Teton National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the USA (in my humble opinion). Majestic mountains… Continue reading 4 Short Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Arches National Park // Moab, Utah

I was planning to go from Salt Lake City straight to Denver, but a couple of days before I left, I reconsidered. “I can go anywhere I want,” I thought. Why not take advantage of my current location and go somewhere new? I mean, I was in Utah! A state filled with endless natural marvels.… Continue reading Arches National Park // Moab, Utah