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12 Best National Parks to Visit in November (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in November and don’t know which ones to visit? The cooler weather in November makes this one of the best times of the year to visit the parks across the southern part of the USA. Road trip through Utah’s Mighty 5, go sledding on sand as white as the snow, and explore …

Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

15 Best National Parks to Visit in June (USA)

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The list of US national parks to visit in June is wonderfully long and diverse. Visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, go hiking in the Rocky Mountains, spend some time in the tranquil forests in Olympic and Sequoia National Parks, and explore one of the most underrated US national parks, Wrangell-St. Elias. About this National Park Series This …

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14 Best National Parks to Visit in April (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in April? In this guide, we list 14 wonderful parks in the USA. On this list are a few of the most popular parks in the USA, several great spring break destinations, and a few remote, quieter parks to visit. About this National Park Series This article is part of a series …

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12 Best National Parks to Visit in January (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in January but don’t know which ones to visit? In January, much of the country is cold and covered in snow, but there are plenty of parks you can visit to escape the wintry conditions. In this article, we cover the best national parks to visit in January, plus one very cool …

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 …

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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 …

Best USA Road Trips

Best USA Road Trips: 18 Ideas for Your Next Big Adventure

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One of the best ways to explore the USA is on a good old-fashioned road trip. Cruise along Route 66, road trip through the Florida Keys, explore the American Southwest, or even drive from coast to coast. In this guide, we share 18 of the best USA road trips…18 great ideas for your next big adventure. About these USA Road …

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One Perfect Day in Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona, with its short but thrilling hiking trails, scenic drives, shops, and restaurants, makes an epic road trip destination in Arizona. If you have one day in Sedona, we have several great suggestions on how to spend your time. “One day” can mean several different things. Whether you will just be passing through, or if you will have a full …

Utah Mighty 5 Itinerary

The Ultimate Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

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Utah is home to five of the most stunning national parks in the United States. Throw in some national monuments and a few spectacular state parks and you have a extraordinary road trip destination. If you are planning your Utah national parks itinerary, we have tons of information to share with you. In this post, learn how to plan the …

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Two Week American Southwest Road Trip: Grand Canyon & Utah’s Mighty 5

Julie Itinerary, United States 36 Comments

This is one of the best road trips in the USA. On this American Southwest road trip, you will visit Utah’s Mighty 5, the Grand Canyon, and a handful of wonderful state parks and national monuments. This is the itinerary I wish we had when we planned our first road trip to the American Southwest. The sights you will see …

Best National Park Hikes

20 Epic Day Hikes in the National Parks (USA)

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With 63 national parks and thousands of miles of hiking trails, your options are endless for exploring the American national parks. We narrowed down the list for you to 20 of the best day hikes in the national parks, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful country. Hike to the tallest peaks, through massive canyons, and to gorgeous alpine lakes. …

Best National Parks with Kids

12 Best National Parks to Take the Kids

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If you are planning a family vacation in the United States, the national parks make an excellent destination. There are currently 63 national parks in the USA…that’s a lot to choose from. We have narrowed down the list to 12 great national parks to take the kids. When you are traveling with kids, you want a place that’s easy to …

One Day in the Grand Canyon

One Day in the Grand Canyon Itinerary: Things to Do, Map, Photos

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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 …

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 …

Rim to Rim Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike: Planning Guide and Checklist

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Hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is a bucket list adventure. Over the course of nearly 24 miles, hikers descend below the level of the rim, cross the mighty Colorado River, and climb back up the other side. It’s challenging, it’s exhilarating, and it is truly an unforgettable experience. However, this is a massive hike and in order to have the …

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How to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

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Awe-inspiring, challenging, exhausting, unforgettable…these are all words to describe the trek across the Grand Canyon. If you are up for a big adventure, hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is one for the bucket list. This is the land of extremes. In the summer months, the temperature can fluctuate along the trail as much as 80 degrees in one day. You …

Best Things to do in the Grand Canyon

Best Things to do on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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For millions of years, the Colorado River has carved its way through the Colorado Plateau, forming this expansive, awe-inspiring landscape that we call the Grand Canyon. And it certainly is grand. Words cannot describe what it is like to gaze across the Grand Canyon for the first time. On a visit to the Grand Canyon, there is more to do …

Grand Canyon Helicopter

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour: Everything You Need to Know

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A Grand Canyon helicopter tour can be a thrilling way to experience the awe-inspiring views and stunning beauty that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Soar across the Grand Canyon like an eagle and be amazed by the sheer size and grandeur of the canyon. Helicopter tours depart from Las Vegas, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and from …

South Kaibab Trail

How to Hike the South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trail in One Day

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The South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails are two of the Grand Canyon’s classic hiking trails. You can combine these two trails together to create one massive day hike or a two-day backpacking trip. It is a long, challenging hike but it makes for some incredible memories. With its long distance and nearly a mile of elevation gain, this is …