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Joshua Tree National Park- When to Visit, Things to do, Best Hikes, & More!

With its towering boulders, diverse desert life, and iconic namesake trees, it’s no wonder that over two million people make the journey into the desert to visit Joshua Tree National Park every year. Most people who visit Joshua Tree take a day trip from the Palm Springs or Los Angeles area. If they get an...

14 Fun Things To Do in Grand Teton National Park with Kids

Ninety minutes south of Yellowstone lies Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is like Yellowstone’s overlooked, underrated little sister. At only 310,000 acres, it is much smaller than Yellowstone and Glacier. However, its iconic jagged mountain peaks, the Snake River, pristine glacial lakes, and the Jackson Hole Valley, make Grand Teton National Park an incredible...
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The Ultimate Hamilton Road Trip: 17 Must-See Stops

The music from the Broadway show, Hamilton, instantly made American history cool. After seeing the show or obsessively listening to the soundtrack, it’s hard to not want to learn more about the people, places and landmarks mentioned in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s score. So pack up the car, load up the kids, and get ready for a...

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park [with Kids]!

With less than a million visitors per year (compared to nearby Zion’s 3.6 million visitors), Capitol Reef National Park is a park that tends to lie below many traveler’s radars. The park is certainly not the easiest to get to – it’s 225 miles away from the closest major airport in Salt Lake City. But...

California National Parks Road Trip | Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, & Lassen

Enjoy a great road trip? Love our nation’s National Parks? Well then we have a California National Parks road trip itinerary for you! Much of California’s eastern spine is dominated by some of the most incredible mountain scenery that our country has to offer. Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite National Parks, and Lassen Volcanic National Park...
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Best Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  There are so many great things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the Big Island. The park has seven (yes,...

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park

If you are looking for a summer national park experience that is crowd free, head to Great Basin National Park. Just 90,000 people visit Great Basin each year (Yellowstone receives 3 million visitors). Those who make the journey are rewarded with 100-mile views, ornately decorated caves, wondrous alpine scenery, trees older than Jesus, and some...

8 Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park [with kids!]

I love the diversity of our National Parks. Some parks draw visitors because of their exquisite natural beauty. Mesa Verde National Park’s draws aren’t towering waterfalls or prime wildlife viewing.So what are the best things to do in Mesa Verde National Park? Mesa Verde is a great place to hike and enjoy nature but the park’s...
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