All 60 US National Parks Ranked

The idea of all 60 US National Parks ranked has been on my mind for a while or at least since I started visiting them frequently over the last decade or so. Rankings of course are all subjective and based on the voters or in this case, my experience and tastes. People will agree or […]

Congaree National Park is Whatever

Congaree National Park was the 39th US National Park that I’ve visited. While it wasn’t my least favorite; that award goes to Hot Spring in Arkansas followed by Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio; it was down on the list for sure. Congaree National Park is whatever. It was basically a big swamp. If you’re really into […]

Driving to Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is probably the most isolated US National Park in the contiguous 48 States-certainly that I’ve been to. Big Bend National Park takes some effort to get to any way you slice it. There’s no airport nearby that is easily accessible and it’s a good 4-hour drive from El Paso or Midland-Odessa, […]

Long Weekend in Scottsdale

A long weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona is the perfect amount of time to get your feet wet for how awesome it is. A lot of people overlook Scottsdale and the Phoenix area in general for other destinations in the Southwest like Las Vegas, Southern California or even Santa Fe. That’s fine with me, as it […]

The SPG Amex Holiday Challenge in Guam USA

Winter is coming! You might have heard that a few times in recent months but winter means holiday travel and a lot of potential headaches. I was given a challenge by the good people at the Starwood Preferred Guest® Card from American Express (SPG Amex). The challenge was to book a peak season holiday stay […]

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 […]

The 30 Best North American States and Provinces

The 30 Best North American States and Provinces is my latest list post and it was just as hard to narrow this list down to 30 as any of my other 30 Best lists. North America is such a diverse continent with so many different landscapes, cultures, languages and everything in between; even with only […]

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