Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

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Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

2 Days in Venice Itinerary

2 Days in Venice Itinerary: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first trip to Venice, this Venice itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Venice, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful city and stroll the canals. Tour Doges Palace, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, drift through the canals on a gondola, and explore the quieter corners of Venice. In …

Devils Hall Trail Guide

How to Hike the Devil’s Hall Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Devil’s Hall Trail is one of the best hikes to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It’s also one of the most unique. For a good portion of this hike, you will be walking through a wash. On this part of the trail, you rock scramble up and over boulders of all sizes. For those who like rock scrambling, …

How to Visit Guadalupe Mountains

16 Great Things to Do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Canyons, gypsum sand dunes, fossilized coral reefs, the Chihuahuan Desert, and some of the highest peaks in Texas…these are all things that you can see in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. If you like hiking, you’ll love this park. Almost everything in the park requires some sort of short walk or hike…there is very little that you can see from your …

McKittrick Canyon

How to Hike the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto & the Notch

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Hiking the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto, and the Notch is one of the most popular hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This hike starts off relatively easy, as it is a mostly flat walk through the canyon to get to the first two sights, the Pratt Cabin and the Grotto. Beyond the Grotto, the trail gets …

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors | Joshua Tree National Park

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The Hall of Horrors is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. It’s short, it’s scenic, and adding on the slot canyon is one of the most thrilling experiences in the park. The Hall of Horrors is a short slot canyon that is located in the giant stacks of boulders in the Hall of Horrors area. Getting …

White Sands National Park

11 Amazing Things to Do in White Sands National Park

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White Sands National Park is home to the largest gypsum dunefield in the world. These pure white dunes create a fun place to explore, for both kids and adults. Hike out into the dunes, learn about the wildlife that calls this park home, and go sledding on sand as white as the snow…these are just a few wonderful things you …

Top of Texas

How to Hike to Guadalupe Peak, the “Top of Texas”

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At 8,751 feet, Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. Hiking to this peak is one of the best things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This is a tough hike but the views from the top are unbeatable. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike to Guadalupe Peak and climb to the …

Denali Flightseeing Tour Photo

Denali Flightseeing Tour: Photos, Tour Options, & is It Worth It?

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One of the best ways to experience Denali National Park is on a flightseeing tour. Denali is the tallest mountain in North America. It’s vertical relief, which is the visible difference from base to peak, is 18,000 feet (5,500 meters), which is the highest of any mountain in the world. On a Denali flightseeing tour, you get an up-close experience …

How to Hike The Slot Anza Borrego

Ultimate Guide to The Slot, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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The Slot is one of the best hikes to do in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s also one of the most popular, so there are some very important things you need to know before you go. In this guide, we cover the best hiking routes (there is more than one way to do this hike), and important planning details, such …

Things to Do in Joshua Tree

Top 10 Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

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With its desert scenery, hiking trails, rock climbing routes, hidden oases, scenic drives, and trees that look like they have been plucked from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book, Joshua Tree National Park is a joy to explore. In this guide, learn about the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park with tips to have the best …

Best Things to do in Las Vegas

Best of Las Vegas: Things to Do, Day Trip Ideas & Sample Itineraries

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Las Vegas…also known as Sin City, Lost Wages, the Gambling Capital of the World, the City that Never Sleeps, and the Entertainment Capital of the World, is one of the top vacation destinations in the USA. Las Vegas makes a great weekend getaway destination but it is also the perfect place to start and/or end a road trip through the …

7 Day US Virgin Islands Itinerary

7 Day US Virgin Islands Itinerary: St. Thomas & St. John

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St. Thomas and St. John are two of the three main US Virgin Islands. These two islands sit side by side and are connected by a short ferry ride, and together they make a fantastic Caribbean getaway. On this US Virgin Islands itinerary, learn how to plan the perfect one week trip to these two islands. About This US Virgin …

Forsyth Park

30 Amazing Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia…this is where elegant mansions sit across from shady squares, art galleries and boutique shops dot the city streets, and restaurants and rooftop bars make great hang out spots for both locals and visitors. In this post, we cover 30 of the best things to do in Savannah. About Our Visit In February 2022, we spent a long weekend …

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Best National Parks in the USA: 15 Amazing Parks for Your Bucket List

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Stretching from the South Pacific, across the United States and into the Caribbean, are 63 national parks. These national treasures are filled with scenic drives, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wildlife, historic sites, and endless opportunities for adventure. In this guide, we cover 15 of the best national parks in the USA and what makes them so great. About …

Wind Cave

6 Great Things to Do in Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park gets its name for its large, underground cavern and maze of passageways. What many people may not be aware of is that above ground, this park is home to one of the largest prairies in the USA, and with that comes amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in …

How to Visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Itinerary: Best Routes, Maps, & Photos

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton are two of the most popular national parks in the USA. These two parks sit by side and together they create an incredible vacation destination. Hike into the Tetons, explore the geyser basins and hot springs in Yellowstone, and spot elk, bison and bear as you tour the parks. If you are planning your Yellowstone and …

St Thomas US Virgin Islands

14 Best Things to Do in St. Thomas, USVI

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With its beaches, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities, St. Thomas is a top destination in the Caribbean. This island is a popular cruise port but it is also a great place to spend a few days. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in St. Thomas with suggestions on how to spend your time.   Interesting Facts …

Work Remotely in USA

15 Great Places to Work Remotely in the USA

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought huge changes to how we live and work. With lockdowns and social distancing, employees of many businesses began to work remotely. Home offices, kitchens, and spare bedrooms became the new office space for many people. What we thought would be a temporary adjustment has now become a more permanent aspect of many people’s lives. If you …

Denali Road Closure

What to Do in Denali while Denali Park Road is Closed (& Is It Worth It?)

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Only one road leads into Denali (Denali Park Road) and currently it is closed at mile 43, which is about the halfway point. This road closure cuts off access into the backcountry of the park, which is unfortunate, since some of Denali’s best experiences lie beyond this road closure. However, even with the road closure, there is still plenty that …