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 …

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 …

Old Faithful

Yellowstone’s Old Faithful: 10 Tips to Have the Best Experience

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What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name “Yellowstone?” For many people, that answer would be Old Faithful. Old Faithful is one of the most popular sights in Yellowstone National Park. If this is your first time in Yellowstone, then most likely, Old Faithful is at the top of your to-do list. In this article, …

Best Geysers Yellowstone

6 Best Geyser Basins in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park has the highest concentration of geothermal features of anywhere else on earth. The land literally smokes, bubbles and hisses. Numerous geysers erupt on a regular basis, including the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful. In this post, learn how to visit the geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park and which ones are worth your time. …

Things to do in Big Bend

Best of Big Bend: 10 Great Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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Isolated, remote, wild, rugged…this is Big Bend National Park. Located on the southwestern corner of Texas, within the Chihuahuan Desert, is an extraordinary mountain range that is a haven for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts. In this post, learn about the best things to do in Big Bend National Park with tips to help you have the best experience. Interesting …

Best Glacier Hikes

10 Great Hikes in Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park is home to some of the most exciting hiking trails in the United States. The scenery in this national park is jaw-dropping and there is no better way to experience it than on your own two feet. Take your pick from easy strolls to spectacular alpine trails. Here are 10 of the best hikes in Glacier National …

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock Hike: A Short but Sweet Hike in Big Bend National Park

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The Balanced Rock hike is one of our favorites in Big Bend National Park. It’s short, it’s relatively easy, and there is a brief section of rock scrambling that is fun for kids and adults. But the real reason for doing this hike is to see Balanced Rock, one of the most unique rock formations in the park. Here’s how …

One Day in the Grand Canyon

One Day in the Grand Canyon: Best Things to Do

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If you only have one day in the Grand Canyon, what should you do? Grand Canyon National Park is enormous. With thousands of acres of land, four rims to visit, plus the option to hike below the rim, there is no way that you will get to everything in just one day. However, with one day in the Grand Canyon, …

Arizona Road Trip Itinerary

The Ultimate Arizona Road Trip Itinerary

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On this Arizona road trip itinerary, you will visit three national parks, drive past the buttes and mesas of Monument Valley, walk through magical Antelope Canyon, and hike the desert hills of Sedona. Arizona is home to some of the most iconic landscapes in the United States and this road trip is the perfect way to see them. Arizona is …

Carlsbad Caverns

Best Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Located in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico sits an underground fantasy land of limestone chambers, stalactites and stalagmites, and long, twisting tunnels. Carlsbad Caverns is breathtaking in its beauty. I’m not a big fan of caves and caverns but I found this place to be unexpectedly amazing. It feels massive like Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, but with its astounding …

Best Hikes in Big Bend

15 Great Hikes to do in Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Hiking trails crisscross their way through the Chihuahuan Desert, along hot springs and the Rio Grande, and up and over the Chisos Mountains. Take your pick from short, easy strolls to off-the-beaten-path adventures to challenging mountain summits. Here are 15 of the best hikes to do in Big Bend National Park. This …

Emory Peak Big Bend

Hiking to Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park

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Emory Peak is the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It’s a tough hike to get here but the view over the park is unbeatable. There are two different ways to do this hike. The quickest and most direct way is to hike out-and-back to Emory Peak from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center. Option #2, …

South Rim Trail Big Bend

Hiking the South Rim Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The South Rim Trail is one of the best ways to experience Big Bend National Park. Starting in the Chisos Basin, you will steadily climb up to the South Rim, where jaw-dropping views of the Chihuahuan Desert await. Add on the short but steep climb up Emory Peak for an even more epic experience. Here’s what you need to know …

Ernst Tinaja

How to Hike the Ernst Tinaja Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The Ernst Tinaja Trail is one of the most unique hikes to do in Big Bend National Park. This is a short, easy trail through a slot canyon, featuring a series of waterholes located within colorful layers of limestone rock. Those looking for a little more adventure can continue the hike past the water-filled pools and rock scramble their way …

Grand Canyon Road Trip Itinerary

Grand Canyon Road Trip: 5 Itineraries from Las Vegas

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Are you planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? There are many different ways to plan your perfect road trip, depending on how much time you have and your interests. The American Southwest is packed with stunning parks and landscapes, and it is easy to add on places like Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, and Sedona to your Grand Canyon …

Death Valley Day Trip

How to Plan Your Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Death Valley…just the name inspires a sense of wonder and mystery. With barren salt flats, towering mountains, mysterious sailing stones, shifting sand dunes, rainbow-colored mountains, and canyons to explore, there is a lot to do here. You need several days to explore the entire park, but with limited time, you can visit the highlights of Death Valley. In this article, …

Yellowstone Itinerary

Yellowstone Itinerary: How to Spend 1 to 5 Days in Yellowstone

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If you are planning your trip to Yellowstone National Park, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan the “perfect Yellowstone itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. Yellowstone is the largest national park outside of Alaska. With over two million acres of land, five park entrances, numerous geyser basins …

Grand Teton Yellowstone Glacier Itinerary

Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks are three of the top parks to visit in the United States. With 10 days, you can visit all of them on an epic road trip. Start in Grand Teton, where the lakes and the jagged mountain range create a hiker’s and photographer’s paradise. Journey north to Yellowstone, a national park that is …

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring and the Fairy Falls Hike, Yellowstone National Park

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The Grand Prismatic Spring is Yellowstone’s most colorful hot spring. Fairy Falls is one of Yellowstone’s tallest waterfalls. If you want to see both, it’s easy to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with the Grand Prismatic Spring overlook. In this article, learn how to visit the Grand Prismatic Spring and how to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Itinerary

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Itinerary – Suggestions for 1 Day to 1 Week

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The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of seventeen bourbon distilleries located in and around Louisville. If you want to tour all seventeen distilleries, you need a minimum of seven days. However, there is a lot more to do in this part of Kentucky than just tour bourbon distilleries. Enjoy the nightlife in Louisville, drive through scenic bluegrass Kentucky, watch …