Enchantments Hike

The Enchantments Thru Hike: The Complete Guide

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The Enchantments is a slice of hiking paradise. Located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington state, this is a wonderland of alpine lakes, jagged mountains, and waterfalls. The only way to visit the Enchantments is by hiking and it is no easy task. There are two trailheads and from both of these starting points it is a long, difficult, …

How to Hike the Enchantments

How to Hike the Enchantments in One Day: A Step-By-Step Trail Guide

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If you are a hiker, the Enchantments is a destination that belongs at the top of your list. Turquoise, emerald, and aquamarine alpine lakes are scattered through the jagged, snow-capped mountain peaks. Wildflowers bloom along the edges of the trail, mountain goats graze on the grasses, and the larches turn brilliantly yellow in the fall months. On this hike, the …

Travel Safely

12 Tips to Stay Healthy When Traveling During COVID-19

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Is it possible to travel and stay healthy during these times of COVID-19? In June, we planned a six-week road trip through the United States, visiting the national parks in Colorado and Washington. With reports of escalating numbers of cases throughout much of the USA, I wondered, could the four of us travel for 6 weeks without catching coronavirus? Are …

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Tolmie Peak Lookout Hike | Mt. Rainier National Park

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This fun hike takes you through dense forests and past several alpine lakes before delivering you to the Tolmie Peak Lookout, for a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier. This hike is located in the northwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park, and due to its more remote location, gets less visitors than many other places in the park. You’ll love …

Mt Storm King Hike Olympic

Hiking Mt. Storm King in Olympic National Park

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The hike to Mt. Storm King is a short but grueling hike in Olympic National Park. From the peak, you get a spectacular view of Lake Crescent. On this hike, it is a steep, relentless climb up to Mt. Storm King. Just before reaching the summit, where the trail somehow gets even steeper, you’ll pull yourself up using a series …

Hike Fern Lake Colorado

How to Hike Bear Lake to Odessa Lake and Fern Lake, RMNP

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The hike to Odessa Lake and onward to Fern Lake is a relatively low-traffic trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Its nearby neighbors of Bear Lake, Emerald Lake, and Dream Lake get a lot more visitors, so if you are looking for a relatively uncrowded trail with the chance to visit multiple alpine lakes, this is a nice hike to …

Sky Pond Hike RMNP

Sky Pond: One of the Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain NP

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Sky Pond is one of the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for good reason. This hike has a little bit of everything…waterfalls, alpine lakes, high mountain views, and fun river and stream crossings. To get to Sky Pond, you will rock scramble up a waterfall, which can be refreshing when the weather is warm and downright cold in …

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One Week in Europe: 25 Epic Itineraries

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With one week in Europe, you have an infinite number of possibilities for coming up with your “perfect” itinerary. Do you dream of visiting world-class cities like Paris, Barcelona, or Venice? Or would you rather hike the Alps, go on a scenic train ride, explore the beautiful beaches and coastal towns in southern Europe, visit fairytale towns and castles, island …

Day Trips from Lausanne

10 Best Day Trips from Lausanne, Switzerland

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Lausanne is a beautiful city that is located on Lake Geneva in French-speaking Switzerland. One day is all you need to visit the highlights of Lausanne, but with more time, it makes a great home base to explore western Switzerland. Here are 10 wonderful day trips from Lausanne. 1. Cruise Lake Geneva One of the best things to do while …

Old Faithful Inn

Where to Stay in Yellowstone: Best Hotels and Locations

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When planning a trip to Yellowstone, one of the biggest questions you might have is “where should I stay?” Yellowstone National Park is massive, with multiple park entrances and thousands of acres of land to explore. Choosing where to stay in Yellowstone might feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this guide, we hope to simplify things for …

South Coast of Iceland

20 Great Things to do on the South Coast of Iceland

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The south coast is home to some of Iceland’s most beautiful places to visit. Gorgeous waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glacier lagoons all make the list, as well as one of the most epic hiking trails in the world. Here are the best things to on the south coast of Iceland. Everything on this list is located on the south …

Where to Stay in Rome

Where to Stay in Rome – Best Hotels & Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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If you are trying to decide where to stay in Rome, you have a lot of options. Do you want to stay in the heart of Rome and easily walk to the city’s top sights? How about a romantic apartment tucked away in a charming neighborhood? Or a hotel with a view of the Colosseum? To make things easier for …

Landmannalaugar Best Day Hikes in Iceland

10 Great Day Hikes in Iceland for Your Bucket List

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One of the best ways to experience Iceland is from a hiking trail. Visit stunning waterfalls, hike through the steaming, colorful landscapes of Landmannalaugar and Kerlingarfjöll, and visit beautiful, remote destinations that you can get to only your own two feet. Here are 10 of the best day hikes in Iceland. Every hike on this list can be done in …

Glacier National Park Itinerary Ideas

How Many Days Do You Need in Glacier National Park: A Complete Itinerary

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How many days do you need in Glacier National Park? The answer to this question depends on several factors. How much time do you have? Do you want to get out and hike the trails or simply visit a few viewpoints and highlights? What time of year will you be traveling? The short, easy answer would be to spend as …

Best Day Trips from Reykjavik Iceland

10 Best Day Trips from Reykjavík, Iceland

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If you are planning a quick stopover in Iceland, Reykjavík is the perfect place to use as your home base. From here, you can explore some of the country’s top sites, such as the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the amazing sights along the south coast. In this post, we list 10 of the best day trips from Reykjavík. …

Zion National Park Itinerary

Zion National Park Itinerary: How to Spend 1 to 6 Days in Zion

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If you are planning your Zion National Park itinerary, this is a great place to start. Zion National Park is a hiker’s paradise. This relatively small park is packed with some of the most thrilling hikes in the United States. From the awe-inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the bucket list-worthy Zion Narrows to the family friendly Riverside Walk, there …

Pyramids of Egypt

25 Amazing Things to do in Egypt

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For many first-time visitors to Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, and the archaeological treasures in Luxor make the must-see list. But Egypt offers many more exciting experiences. Journey out into the dusty desert and visit the oases, scuba dive in the Red Sea, or hike to the top of Mount Sinai. These all make the list of …

Chateau de Chillon

Day Trip to Château de Chillon, Montreux, & Vevey, Switzerland

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Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is a medieval castle that is located on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. This makes a fantastic day trip from Lausanne or Geneva and you can easily add in visit to Montreux and Vevey. In this article, learn how to plan your day trip to Château de Chillon. Interesting Facts about Château de Chillon …

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park: Things to do with Limited Time

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Big Bend Ranch State Park is an overlooked gem in west Texas. Visitors come to this area to explore Big Bend National Park, but what many don’t know is that there is an amazing state park located right around the corner. Big Bend Ranch State Park is awesome. It has all of the ingredients of a perfect outdoor destination: easy …