BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

AT A GLANCE: The Badlands are a massive expanse (244,000 acres) of rock layered canyons and spires. The park is a large, unique shape, with most of the attractions and trails on the Northeast side of the park. The thing about the Badlands is that a lot of the park looks very similar. You will […]

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EXPLORING SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA

I have to preface this by saying that this was not my first time to South Dakota. The first time I went to this state was on a family road trip when I was about 4. The only things I know about this trip are from the family pictures, in which I rocked red plastic […]

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

  AT A GLANCE: Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks in the US. If there’s one place in this world that looks like an entirely different planet, it’s Death Valley. The landscape here is entirely unique and it is truly phenomenal to experience. I honestly have a hard time explaining it because […]

HOW TO HAVE THE PERFECT FLORIDA KEYS ROAD TRIP

  Although Miami is typically the go-to spot of South Florida, a trip to the Florida Keys is a beautiful escape from the craziness of the city. Located only a few hours south of Miami, the Florida Keys offer a relaxed vibe, beautiful water and lots of outdoor activities. And while you can get all […]

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8 PLACES YOU CAN’T MISS WHILE BACKPACKING SE ASIA

When you first decide to backpack SE Asia, it is entirely overwhelming. Should you plan an itinerary? Wing it? Book flights ahead or risk the price increase by booking last minute? And besides all that, there’s the most important question of all: Where should I go? SE Asia is one of the most beautiful places […]

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A WHIRLWIND TOUR THROUGH ISRAEL

Most often when you hear about Israel, it’s because of the latest political issues and not because it’s an amazing country to visit. But let me tell you, it is exactly that: amazing. Israel is a unique and beautiful country and there is SO much to see. It’s full of stone cities, beautiful coastal towns […]

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

ARCHES AT A GLANCE: Arches is a very ‘wild west’ looking park with red rock outcroppings all over the 76 acres. This National Park is pretty self explanatory. The main thing you will see? Arches. Lots of them. In fact, there are more than 2,000 natural stone arches in this park! The great thing about […]

THE 48-HR GUIDE TO ICELAND

With so many flights opening up through Reykjavik, Iceland is becoming more accessible than ever. It is a gorgeous country full of adventures and definitely deserves the time to properly explore it. Plus, it’s is a great place for a road trip and renting a car is a must if you want to get out […]

COSTA RICA IN A WHIRLWIND

Costa Rica is a gorgeous country with lots of lush greenery, tropical landscapes and wild animals. I went to Costa Rica over a long weekend and while it is not nearly enough time to see this country, there are plenty of things you can fit into a 3-day whirlwind trip.   GO ON A NATURE […]