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 …

Ernst Tinaja Hike

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 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 …

National Park Road Trip

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 …

Grinnell Glacier Hiking Guide

How to Hike to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park

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The hike to Grinnell Glacier is one of Glacier National Park’s most beautiful hikes. This hike has it all…stunning alpine scenery, waterfalls, emerald green lakes, wildflowers, the chance to see wildlife, and of course, a glacier. On this hike, we spotted moose, mountain goats, and bear. The wildlife sightings and the gorgeous scenery made this was one of our favorite …

Blue Forest Trail Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest National Park: Travel Guide & Itinerary

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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 …

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

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 …

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike

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 …

Photographing waterfalls

Photographing Waterfalls near Asheville, North Carolina

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Last year, we visited Shenandoah National Park in November, chasing the fall colors. This year, I traveled solo to Asheville, North Carolina. Armed with my camera and tripod, I wanted to capture the brilliant fall colors in the area as well as spend some time photographing waterfalls. I arrived in Asheville at the very beginning of November. In some places, …

Honky Tonks Nashville

12 Best Things to do in Nashville, Tennessee

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Nashville?” For me, the answer is country music. Country music was not born here (it was actually born in Bristol, Tennessee) but Nashville is responsible for growing the country music industry over the past 100 years. People travel here to see the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary …

So, What’s It Like Returning to the USA?

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With just one week remaining of our 396 day journey around the world, how are feeling about finally returning to the USA? Honestly, we are ready to come home.  We are actually looking forward to it, which I would have found hard to imagine just a few months ago.The four of us are exhausted…this traveling schedule has really been wearing …