Day Cruise in Glacier Bay National Park

A day cruise in Glacier Bay National Park is the most popular and best way for tourists to see this amazing national park. Of course, many cruise ships also ply the route as well. If you do it independently, you’ll have to get from Juneau to a small little outpost called Gustavus; which is the […]

2.5 days in Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park is one of the best National Parks in the whole US system. What a gorgeous place with varied scenery and activities like fishing, hiking, bear watching, etc. Katmai National Park is a great place to come with friends or family. It’s an easy place to spend a few days although it’s a […]

Day Trip to Lake Clark National Park

The State of Alaska is home to 8 National Parks, tied with California for the most in the system. The difference is that in Alaska, you can only drive to 3 of them and you basically have to take seaplanes or a boat to the other 5. I came up to Alaska for 8 days […]

Road Trip Around Washington State

Washington State, not Washington DC, is one of the most beautiful places in America. I have visited Washington State twice before, both times to Seattle and both trips revolved around sporting events-I tend to do that! This time, I planned a road trip around Washington State that would include visits to all three US National […]

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is one of the coolest places in the world to see true desert scenery. Saguaro National Park is renowned for cactus forests, desert trees, shrubs and animals that are unique to the ecosystem in the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. Saguaro National Park is named after the saguaro cactus. The saguaro […]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the great natural sites in the United States. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Southeastern New Mexico in the Guadalupe Mountains about 18 miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico and some 150 miles from El Paso, Texas. Named after the city of Karlovy Vary in the Czech […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

As many of you know, my new goal is to visit every National Park in the United States. Back in September I took a road trip from Arkansas to North Carolina stopping in three National Parks and seeing some of what that part of America has to offer. Some good, some bad but always entertaining […]

Haleakala National Park

Ahhhhh Maui…where to begin? I will be posting a number of posts on my Maui trip as there is so much to write about and cover but I am going to start with Haleakala National Park. If you follow me regularly, you know I like National parks and actually one of my new goals is […]

Zion National Park

Zion National Park has some of the best hikes of any of the US National Parks. Angels Landing and the Narrows are famous and both are worthwhile. Zion also boasts some amazing viewpoints that will leave you dizzy from the soaring heights and peaks. Zion National Park is different from many other parks in that […]

Bryce Canyon National Park

Often overlooked by travelers are the treasures within their own country. The United States has as much natural beauty as any country on Earth and there is so much to see and do. It is a shame that so many people do not take the time to get to know this vast land. The western […]

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