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 […]

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 […]

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ZION NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

Zion at a Glance: Zion National Park is home to some gorgeous Jurassic Park-like scenery and some awesome, yet pain inducing, hikes. This isn’t quite a fair statement due to two reasons: I was drastically and pathetically out of shape upon arrival, and I chose to do the most strenuous hike for my first hike. […]

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park that we visited on our road trip out west. I either didn’t do too much research on it or the pictures I saw weren’t very great…but for whatever reason, I had no idea what to expect. Canyonlands has 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles and The Maze. […]

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE WILD WILD WEST

Wild West- We’ve all seen pictures and movies of the Wild West in America, so you know that there are places on places to explore. The wild west is filled with state parks, national parks, overlooks and so much more! But to anyone planning this trip for the first time, it can be daunting. How […]

WHERE TO CAMP IN THE WILD WEST

The first thing to note about camping is that not all campgrounds are created equal. If you want to camp and have facilities at the same time, there are options for that. If you want to camp in the wilderness and be entirely self sufficient, there are options for that too. Our experience camping definitely […]