Lake Clark National Park

A much-anticipated trip to Alaska happened this summer after being postponed a year, and I’m so excited to share all about the parks we explored!!  First up, Lake Clark National Park. Lake Clark National Park is the epitome of rugged Alaska, and I am all about it. There are no roads, campgrounds, or services in […]

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in southern Colorado, about a 9-hour drive from Salt Lake City. The park is obviously most well-known for its large dunes, but there are also hiking trails which lead to forests, lakes, and waterfalls.  Spring to early summer brings the unique Medano Creek and beach, located at the […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park

After a lot of discussion, planning, and careful thought, we decided to embark on our first trip since the start of Covid-19. Now that things have opened back up, everyone has their own opinion of what’s appropriate and what they are comfortable doing, which is totally fair… for us, we decided that for now we […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This park protects some of the most unique landscapes in the world.  It extends from sea level to 13,677 feet in elevation, encompassing two of the world’s most active volcanoes—Kilauea and Mauna Loa.  The most recent eruption of Kilauea was in May of […]

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Haleakala National Park

Hawaii is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, but quite honestly didn’t know if I’d ever have the chance to visit.  Fast forward many years, and my dream became a reality when I booked a trip to Maui for my 30th birthday!!  This was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. If I had […]

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Big Bend National Park

The next morning, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to explore our third park of the trip- Big Bend National Park. Before departing for the day, we secured lodging at Terlingua Ranch for the night, which was located just outside of the park. Unfortunately, my friend’s cold had developed into full blown laryngitis, but […]

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Acadia National Park

Once we made our way into Maine, one of our first stops was the Portland Head Light.  We had spent a lot of time in the car up to this point, and had debated stopping here or just going straight to the Airbnb.  Ultimately, we made the decision to stop, and by chance we made […]

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Shenandoah National Park

This road trip was planned with a few different goals in mind. First goal, Shenandoah National Park. Second goal, see part of D.C. Third goal, see fall colors along the northeast coast. Fourth goal, Acadia National Park. I had never been to this side of the country before, so I was excited to see all […]

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