Mojave National Preserve

10 EPIC Things to Do in Mojave National Preserve

Julie United States 2 Comments

With enormous sand dunes, cinder cones, lava beds, and the densest population of Joshua Trees in the world, Mojave National Preserve is home to a wide variety of landscapes. This is a fun place to explore and makes a great addition to a southern California road trip. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in Mojave National …

White Sands National Park

11 Amazing Things to Do in White Sands National Park

Julie United States 4 Comments

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 …

Things to Do in Joshua Tree

Top 10 Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park (+ HELPFUL Tips)

Julie United States 8 Comments

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 …

Badlands Sunrise Photo

15 Amazing Things to Do in Badlands National Park (+ Photos & Map)

Julie United States 23 Comments

Badlands National Park is a highly underrated park in the United States. The colorful buttes, spires, and pinnacles create one of the most photogenic landscapes in the country. Bison and bighorn sheep roam the largest mixed-grass prairie in the United States. The sunrises and sunsets are magical, the hiking trails are short and sweet, and for those looking for more …

Great Sand Dunes National Park Photo

8 Amazing Things to Do at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Julie United States 6 Comments

Great Sand Dunes is a much different experience than many other national parks in the United States. Sure, there is hiking and amazing sunsets and ranger programs, but this park has a much different feel to it. It’s a small park and the list of things to do is very short. A few hours are really all you need to …

Petrified Forest National Park Itinerary

Petrified Forest National Park: Travel Guide & Itinerary

Julie United States 8 Comments

Petrified Forest National Park beat all of my expectations. I imagined a barren desert with a few colorful hills, some ancient, petrified stumps, and soaring temperatures in the early summer. Instead, we were treated to the colorful, uniquely beautiful hills of the Painted Desert, giant, petrified trees that puzzle the mind, and the chance to walk backcountry trails without another …